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14 August 2020, 11am

Outstanding fines paid days before deadline

Russia avoids expulsion from World Athletics

RusAF has avoided expulsion from World Athletics after the Russian Sports Minister Oleg Matytsin made an “unconditional” guarantee to pay the fine by the latest deadline of 15 August.

Russia paid the fine of USD 5million (4.23m EUR) and USD 1.31million (0.95m EUR) in costs three days before the deadline and so fulfilled the first condition for lifting the suspension of their membership of World Athletics. It will remain in place until subsequent conditions are met, and at least until 30 September.

As the next step in the process it is expected that he RusAF Reinstatement Commission will present a draft plan to World Athletics before 31 August.

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