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IAAF clears 42 Russian athletes for 2019

'Russian national federation remains suspended,' IAAF says

22.01.2019
IAAF clears 42 Russian athletes for 2019

By Fatih Erel

ISTANBUL

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) on Tuesday cleared 42 Russian athletes to compete in international competitions as neutrals in 2019.

"The IAAF Doping Review Board has agreed that the applications of 42 Russian athletes have met the exceptional eligibility criteria to compete in international competition as neutral athletes in 2019," IAAF said in a statement.

"The Russian national federation (RusAF) remains suspended," IAAF said.

In November 2015, IAAF banned Russia due to evidence of state-sponsored doping.

The application process for Russian athletes seeking neutral status in international competitions in 2019 opened in December 2018.

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