Russian doping: Russia athletes remain suspended by IAAF

The McLaren report published in 2016 claimed more than a 1,000 Russians benefited from a state-sponsored doping programme between 2011 and 2015

Russian athletes will remain banned from international competition after the IAAF said the country had not yet done enough to clamp down on doping.

Athletics’ governing body banned Russia in November 2015 over evidence of state-sponsored doping.

The decision comes before December’s International Olympic Committee meeting over the country’s participation at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.

Some Russians can compete as neutrals if they satisfy testing criteria.

Russia apologised over the doping scandal uncovered by the McLaren report for the first time in August.

At the time, Rune Andersen – the head of the IAAF team examining the issue – said a November reinstatement was “in Russia’s hands”, by which time the country was expected to have met reforms set out by the World Anti-Doping Agency