THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC) WELCOMES AND SUPPORTS THE IAAF’S STRONG STANCE AGAINST DOPING. THIS IS IN LINE WITH THE IOC’S LONG-HELD ZERO-TOLERANCE POLICY.

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Russia's suspension from the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) will remain in place after a failure to meet criteria required by the body's Task Force.

Read more: IAAF to keep suspension of Russian athletics team after failure to meet Task Force criteria

At the SIGA General Assembly, hosted by UNESCO in Paris, the following representatives were approved by unanimity and acclamation to the interim SIGA Council.

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International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) President Sebastian Coe has been accused of being aware of corruption at the heart of the world governing body before his election last August and he accepted advice from disgraced official Papa Diack during his successful campaign.

Read more: Coe accused of accepting advice from Papa Diack and being aware of IAAF corruption

Germany Athletics Federation (DLV) President Clemens Prokop has urged International Olympic Committee (IOC) counterpart Thomas Bach not to allow athletes from countries without fully functioning anti-doping systems to compete at Rio 2016.

Read more: German Athletics Federation President dismisses Russian anti-doping reforms and urges Bach against...