Russia to remain suspended for World Athletics Championships

Russia will miss this summer’s World Championships after athletics’ governing body voted to extend their suspension from international competition for state-sponsored doping, the BBC reports.

However, some Russians may be able to compete under a neutral banner, if they can satisfy testing criteria.

Russia was suspended by the IAAF in November 2015, meaning athletes missed the Rio Olympics last year.

The country is now not expected to be fully reinstated until November.

London will host the World Championships between 4-13 August.

The decision to extend Russia’s suspension came at an IAAF Council meeting in Monaco on Monday.

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