IAAF Votes 22-1: Prov. Suspends Russia, Inc. Rio 2016 Olympics & Strips Hosting Rights

Two of the first casualties of the WADA IC report: Lamine Diack, left, and Grigory Rodchenkov

The Russian athletics federation has been provisionally suspended from international competition – including the Olympic Games – for its alleged involvement in widespread doping. The international track and field governing body, the IAAF, backed the findings of an independent World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) report that alleged “systematic” and “state-sponsored doping”

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The Russian athletics federation has been provisionally suspended from international competition – including the Olympic Games – for its alleged involvement in widespread doping. The international track and field governing body, the IAAF, backed the findings of an independent World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) report that alleged “systematic” and “state-sponsored doping”

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Yozhik

Just wondering who voted against. Russia didn’t have vote.

Craig Lord

I can find no reference anywhere, Yozhik (if anyone sees it, shout) – I think it may have been a hidden ballot, and if so we won’t know who the ‘1’ belongs – barring a leak.

aswimfan

Maybe Iran? Pakistan? Cuba?

beachmouse

Best guess seems to be Bubka, who is from the pro-Russian camp of Ukranians in general and has stated publicly that he didn’t think the whole federation should be banned.

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