IAAF President Sebastian Coe and Rune Andersen, head of the IAAF taskforce on Russia during the press conference REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
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World athletics body IAAF Tuesday upheld a ban against Russia's athletics federation over doping in the country, pending full access to doping data stored in Moscow and financial compensation. Russia's athletics federation has been suspended since 2015 over a report commissioned by the World Anti-Doping Agency that found evidence of widespread, state-sponsored doping in the sport.The IAAF said Russia's anti-doping agency still needed to meet two criteria access to samples of Russian athletes in a Moscow lab and full financial compensation for investigation and legal costs before the ban is lifted.The IAAF said it had eased its demand on Russia accepting the WADA-commissioned report by Richard McLaren.The International Olympic Committee and WADA have both reinstated Russia.
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