Doping ban lifted, war ban in effect for Russia's athletes

STORY: RusAF was banned in late 2015 after the discovery of massive, state-sponsored doping and related cover-ups, and a failure to meaningfully address the issue meant that the suspension remained in place.

In recent years, dozens of Russian athletes had been allowed to compete as neutrals if they could show a doping-free background but they too remain unable to compete after the Council voted to maintain the blanket ban on Russian and Belarusian athletes that came into force soon after the invasion of Ukraine a year ago.

WA President Sebastian Coe said there were 35 special conditions to be applied for a period of three years with a review at the end of that period.