BREAKING NEWS: IAAF suspends Russia


The IAAF has provisionally suspended Russia from athletics amid allegations of state-sponsored doping.

Earlier this week an independent commission established by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) called for the All-Russia Athletic Federation (ARAF) to be banned over allegations of "corruption and bribery" at the highest levels of international athletics.

The commission, which was led by former WADA president Dick Pound, was created to investigate claims of systemic cheating and cover-ups in Russian athletics.

And, during an IAAF Council meeting held via teleconference on Friday and chaired by new president Sebastian Coe, senior officials voted to take decisive action.