Paris - A taskforce from the governing body
of world athletics will make a first visit to Russia on January 10-11 to check
on progress towards cleaning up the doping scandal that led to Russia's
suspension from the sport last month.
The International Association of Athletics
Federations (IAAF) has set out a series of steps that Russia must take to be
reinstated before the Rio Olympics in August.
"We have established a good working
relationship as the basis of our future discussions and meetings together. I
look forward with my fellow members of the IAAF taskforce to visiting Moscow in
three weeks' time," Rune Andersen, independent chairperson of the
taskforce, said in a statement.
The suspension followed a report by an
independent commission of the World Anti-Doping Agency that exposed widespread,
systematic state-sponsored doping and related corruption.