Russian athletes refused to grant neutral status due to money problems

Russian athletes will not be able to obtain neutral status before August 1. This is the decision of the International athletics Association.

Specifies that the Russians denied because of unpaid debt to the World Athletics all-Russian athletics Federation (vfla). A penalty of $5 million had to be repaid by July 1, in this case, wfla requested the international structure for deferment of payments and the continued vesting of their athletes neutral status.

prior To debt payments also suspended meetings of the Working group on restoration of wfla.

the Russians are unable to participate in international competitions under the flag of the country, is a consequence of the doping scandal.

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