IAAF panel to visit Moscow on reforming Russian body

Moscow, Dec 18 (IANS) A commission of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) on the reformation of the All-Russia Athletics Federation (ARAF) will pay a visit to Russia on January 10-15, the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) has said.

The announcement came following Thursday’s session of the ROC’s provisional coordinating committee on cooperation with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the IAAF, reports Tass.

“Chairman Gennady Alyoshin delivered a report to the members of the committee on the already implemented measures and the future plans on cooperation of all involved Russian sports structures with the IAAF inspection group,” the statement said.

“A visit of the IAAF commission to Moscow has been scheduled for January 10-15.”

The statement added that a new draft Charter of the ARAF had been agreed upon and sent for consideration to the IAAF. The draft document is expected to be published soon on the official website of the ARAF.

“The provisional coordinating committee also approved provisions on a disciplinary committee as well as on the investigative committee,” the statement said.

“The ARAF was also recommended to adopt the Code of Ethics. All documents will be forwarded to the IAAF in the nearest future.”

Furthermore, the committee also recommended that athletes, coaches and specialists mentioned in a report of the WADA Independent Commission should not be summoned for any sort of competitions under the flag of the national team for the period of the investigation.

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