Monaco - Athletics' governing body the IAAF has welcomed
sports court CAS's rejection of Russia's doping appeal, declaring Thursday's
ruling "has created a level playing field for athletes".
The Court of Arbitration for Sport's verdict barred 67
Russian athletes from competing at the Olympic Games starting on August 5.
Also read: Sports court to rule on Russian athletes competing at Rio by July 21
"The CAS award upholds the rights of the IAAF to use
its rules for the protection of the sport, to protect clean athletes and
support the credibility and integrity of competition," the IAAF statement
IAAF president Sebastian Coe cautioned that while he
welcomed the verdict, "this is not a day for triumphant statements".For
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