Photo: Yelena Isinbayeva insists her human rights are being violate by the Russian ban from the Olympics (Getty Images)
Russia, the country that finished second on the Athletics medal table and fourth in the overall medal standings in the London Olympics, will be missing from the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, to be held this summer in Rio de Janeiro Brazil.
Photo: Irina Maracheva was suspended for two years by the Russian Olympic Committee (Getty Images)
Russia was suspended from international athletics following a vote by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) in November, after allegations of widespread state-sponsored doping within Russian athletics and must reform their program in order to return for the 2016 Olympics.
As the bidding process heats up for a new host to the 2016 World Junior Championships, Jamaica will not be among the contenders as originally announced. This after the Jamaica Administrative Athletics Association (JAAA) President, Dr. Warren Blake announced on Tuesday that the country has forfeited the initial plans due to the financial hurdles set out for the host of these international events by the International Athletics Administration Federation (IAAF).
Photo: Dr. Warren Blake, President of the Jamaica Administrative Athletics Association
Everything surrounding the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Junior Championships is now up in the air with the unfortunate turn of events happening now with the chosen bidder country Russia. The All Russia Athletic Federation (ARAF) has been provisionally suspended, as an IAAF member since last month.
As a result of their suspension they are not entitled to host any IAAF sanctioned events during their time of suspension.
Photo: Maryia Savinova - World and Olympic 800m champion (Getty Images)
The International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) on Friday, announced that the Russian Athletics Federation has been provisionally suspended from international track and field events.
The governing body, led by the new federation president, Lorde Sebastian Coe, met via teleconference today and voted on the suspension by a unanimous 22-1 margin.
Photo: Current IAAF President Lord Sebastien Coe and former leader Lamine Diack (Getty Images)
Former President of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), Lamine Diack,wherever he is today, is probably being haunted by his own proclamations made in February this year.
A German documentary in December 2014 brought to the fore some of the miriad of corruption secrecy and doping cover ups and Diack speaking a conference then was quoted as saying, "It's a difficult crisis but we will put it behind us by cleaning all this."