IAAF Suspends Russian Athletes Over Doping Scandal
The IAAF suspended Russian athletes from international competition for a doping scandal, hurting Russia's chances of making the Rio Olympics.By Christian Bryant | November 13, 2015
The international governing body for track and field announced Friday Russian athletes will have to sit out international competition, including the Olympics, until the country fixes its doping problem.
IAAF council members voted to suspend Russia's athletics federation. The punishment comes after the World Anti-Doping Agency released a report accusing Russia of state-sponsored doping.
The report accuses several athletes, coaches and other Russian athletics officials of participating in systemic cheating that involved performance-enhancing drugs, bribes and cover-ups.