President of IAAF received death threats in Russian


According to New York Times, the President of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Sebastian Coe continues to receive threats in Russian because of banning Russian athletes from the Olympic Games-2016.

In early August, the British media Daily Mail reported that Coe received many messages on Twitter with threats in Russian. The messages were removed soon after; Coe consulted with the British Foreign Minister, and asked Twitter to investigate the incident.

Coe does not deny that he receives threats while he is in Rio de Janeiro, but refuses to discuss this matter. It was noted that the British authorities intensified the security of the IAAF President.

Russian athletes were banned from participating in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro because of the disqualification of the national federation. Only long jumper Darya Klishina, who lives and trains abroad, was allowed in the competition.