IAAF President Sebastian Coe attends a news conference after the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) council meeting in Vienna, Austria, June 17, 2016. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger/File Photo
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Russia still needs to demonstrate a "cultural shift" in its commitment to clean sport if its track and field athletes hope to compete under the nation's flag again, IAAF President Sebastian Coe said Friday.An IAAF task force confirmed this week that the ban will remain in place until at least November, meaning Russian athletes will not compete at the world championships in London in August, having already been excluded from last year's Rio Olympics.Coe said the IAAF was considering allowing Russian athletes to compete as neutrals at the global showpiece but cast serious doubt on the ability of RUSAF to rejoin world athletics this year.The report found more than 1,000 Russian competitors in 30 sports were involved in an "institutional conspiracy" to cover up positive tests.
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