WORLD ATHLETICS COUNCIL NEWS
MONACO (MON): World Athletics will work with the Russian federation on a plan for reinstatement by 1 March 2021. After WA’s two-day council meeting, Rune Andersen, chair of the Russian Taskforce, noted progress had been made by RusAF, including the election of a new president, Piotr Ivanov, this week. “If he puts the necessary commitment and resources behind the project, and wins the support for that effort of RusAF’s key stakeholders in Moscow and in the regions, then the Taskforce and the international experts stand ready to help him achieve the reinstatement of RusAF’s membership of World Athletics and the re-introduction of its athletes to international competition,” Andersen said.
MONACO (MON): The WA Council will consider whether to allow Russian athletes to compete again as Authorised Neutral Athletes in international competitions (including allowing up to 10 ANAs to participate in World Athletics Series events and the Tokyo Olympic Games) at its next meeting, in March 2021, or earlier if the Taskforce so recommends, based on the progress made by RusAF to that date. In question is so the indoor season with European and World Championships in March.