The World athletics governing body, fined the Russian Athletics Federation and has threatened to cancel Russia’s membership if the money was not received by August 15.
The fine has been charged over the evidence falsification in a doping scandal that also involving world silver medalist high-jumper Daniil Lysenko. RUSAF has already paid a $6.3 million as fine to avoid potential international expulsion.
RUSAF’s statement regarding the fine stipulated by World Athletics
RUSAF chief Evgeni Yurchenko, who thanked Russia’s Sports Ministry for helping to find the necessary financial resources, said, “Today RUSAF has transferred $6.3 million to the World Athletics, $5 million of which is for a fine and $1.3 million is compensation for additional costs. Thus the federation has fully fulfilled its obligation imposed by the World Athletics council in March.”
This could expel RUSAF from its membership if the money was not transferred in time, said the body which suspended the process of granting neutral status to Russian competitors.
Though it is a known fact that so far Russian athletes are prohibited from taking part in international events even under a neutral flag, but the fact that remains unknown is that whether the process of RUSAF reinstatement will resume.