20 Russians admitted to major international competitions in 2022


The International Athletics Federation (World Athletics) decided Wednesday, December 1 to increase to twenty the number of Russian athletes authorized to compete in major competitions under the neutral flag in 2022, while the country remains suspended for having put in place a system of institutionalized doping. The quota has so far been limited to ten. “ According to the progress made by Rusaf (Russian Athletics Federation, editor’s note) and in accordance with the reinstatement plan, the Taskforce recommended to the Council an increase in the quota of neutral athletes authorized in 2022 to 20 athletes », Declared Rune Andersen, head of the Taskforce in charge of judging Russia’s progress in the fight against doping, after the meeting of the Council of World Athletics.