Maria Laecken

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MOSCOW, December 24. /Offset. TASS albert Starodubtsev/. The international Association of athletics federations (IAAF) started the development of the rules of participation of athletes in a neutral status in all the competitions in 2018, which will be held under the auspices of the IAAF. This was reported by TASS press attache of the Russian athletics Federation (vfla) Natalia Yukhareva.

IAAF year ago decided at the time of removal of the all-Russian athletics Federation to allow athletes of the Russian Federation, the relevant criteria of the IAAF, to participate in international competitions in the status of a neutral athletes.

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“According to our information, the IAAF has instructed his lawyers to develop the rules of participation of neutral athletes in all the competitions world athletics series 2018, including the world indoor Championships, – said Whereva. – This document will be developed on the basis of the rules, written this summer for neutral athletes who had intended to speak at the August world Championships in London.”

A month before the start of the world Cup, the IAAF has developed a special set of rules governing the participation of Russian athletes, acting in a neutral status at the tournament in London. The international Federation imposed a ban on the use of Russian athletes of sports uniform colors of the national flag, symbols of the country were not supposed to appear on the body of athletes. The ban applies to athletes, accompanying persons, which also was forbidden to appear next to the objects of the world Cup with flags and banners.

The world indoor Championships will be held from 1 to 4 March in the British Birmingham.