Coe to seek sanctions against Russia….

Sebastian Coe

IAAF president Sebastian Coe is to seek approval for sanctions against Russia in the light of the doping allegations in the Wada Independent Commission report. “The information in Wada’s Independent Commissions Report is alarming. We need time to properly digest and understand the detailed findings included in the report. “However, I have urged the IAAF Council to start the process of considering sanctions against Araf (Russian Athletics Federation). This step has not been taken lightly. “Our athletes, partners and fans have my total assurance that where there are failures in our governance or our anti-doping programmes we will fix them. “We will do whatever it takes to protect the clean athletes and rebuild trust in our sport. The IAAF will continue to offer the police authorities our full co-operation into their ongoing investigation.”

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