Due to the Recent publication of an independent World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) report that alleged “state-sponsored doping” which moved the IAAF to react.

As a result, the Russia’s athletics federation has just been suspended from international competition, for its alleged involvement in widespread doping.

This also includes the Olympic Games, Its council members voted 22-1 in favour of Russia being banned.

“This is a wake-up call for all of us,” said IAAF president, Lord Coe.

“I am wholly focused on the changes that need to be made. I have openly conceded that we need to learn some very tough lessons.

He told BBC Sport: “Our sport finds itself in a shameful situation.

“We need to look at ourselves, within our sport, and we will do that.”

Russia’s Sports Minister, Vitaly Mutko, said the suspension was “temporary” and the “problem is solvable.”

The country’s IAAF council member was not allowed to participate in Friday’s vote.

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