IAAF disqualified 4000 Russian athletes, including Isinbayeva and Shubenkov


The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has published a list of Russian athletes who will not be able to participate in competitions under the auspices of this organization for some time. Disqualification applies to 4,000 athletes, and the list includes Yelena Isinbayeva, Darya Klishina, Sergey Shubenkov, and many other famous athletes.

In total, 4027 athletes were disqualified. This list included the two-time Olympic champion Yelena Isinbayeva, winners of the Olympic Games Ivan Ukhov and Anna Chicherova, as well as winners and medalists of the Old World championships: Sergey Shubenkov, Catherine Konev, and Darya Klishina, reports Komanda.com.

Such a mass ban of Russian athletes was caused by the fact that after the doping scandals IAAF has suspended the membership of the All-Russia Athletics Federation (ARAF).

On November 9 the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has presented the first part of the report, where Russia is accused of covering up doping tests of its athletes, including those been taken before the World Cup-2013 in Moscow. Thereupon IAAF followed WADA guidelines, and suspended ARAF’s membership, the Moscow’s anti-doping laboratory was deprived of accreditation, and RUSADA (Russia’s Anti-Doping Agency – RRT) has lost its status. The main result of these deferrals may be that Russian athletes will not participate in the upcoming Olympic Games 2016 to be held this summer in the capital of Brazil [sic!] Rio de Janeiro (in fact, Rio de Janeiro is not the capital of Brazil – RRT).

Source: MK