The Council of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has decided to suspend the All-Russian Athletics Federation (ARAF).
22 members of the Council voted for the suspension of the ARAF, one was against it. A member of the IAAF Council and Secretary General of the ARAF, Mikhail Butov, did not participate in the vote.
In addition, Russia was deprived of the right to host next year's World Cup in race-walking in Cheboksary and the Junior World Championship in Kazan, Sports.ru reports.
To restore its membership in the IAAF, the All-Russian Athletics Federation must fulfill a number of requirements. The IAAF will create an inspection commission for this.