Athletics doping: Russia provisionally suspended by IAAF

Russia’s athletics federation has been provisionally suspended from international competition – including the Olympic Games – for its alleged involvement in widespread doping.

The IAAF took action after the publication of an independent World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) report that alleged “state-sponsored doping”.

Its council members voted 22-1 in favour of Russia being banned.

“This is a wake-up call for all of us,” said IAAF president Lord Coe.

http://www.bbc.com/sport/athletics/34811896

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