Russia Clears Out $6.3 Million Remaining Doping Fine Imposed By World Athletics

Russia’s sports ministry helped its athletics federation pay a doping fine.© AFP

Russia’s athletics federation said Wednesday it had paid a doping fine with help from the sports ministry so it can avoid expulsion from the sport’s global governing body. The Russian athletics federation (RUSAF) said it “paid… the fine in full” on Wednesday “thanks to support from the sports ministry.” RUSAF has been suspended since 2015, and its athletes were barred from the 2016 Rio Olympics.

World Athletics said last month it would go further by expelling Russia unless it…

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