LAURA WALDEN (USA) / Sports Features Communications
(SFC) The IAAF Doping Review Board has given Yuliya
Stepanova a capitulation to contest during a Rio 2016 entertainment events as an
independent neutral athlete. The IAAF explains that this is a initial box of
an contestant requesting well-developed eligibility to contest in International
Competition as a neutral contestant underneath Competition Rule 22.1A.
This will expected hint row as a President of a Russian
Olympic Committee (ROC) and member of a International Olympic Committee (IOC),
Alexander Zhukov, has insisted that any contestant privileged to contest for Russia
under these special resources contingency do so underneath a Russian flag.
Stepanova and her father Vitaly came onward and done public
incriminating information as to a inside workings of Russian entertainment and
state complicit cover ups. These allegations compounded with those of the
former conduct of a Moscow Anti-doping Laboratory, Grigory Rodchenkov, documented in a ARD documentary by Hajo Seppelt, shot a lightning shaft by world
sport and lifted vicious questions on a effect of a altogether anti-doping
Russian entertainment is now dangling from competitions but
the IAAF is open to well-developed resources to concede purify athletes to
compete during Rio 2016 and other competitions.
The Doping Review Board led by Robert Hersh, enclosed Sylvia
Barlag and Antti Pihlakoski, all 3 concluded to extend a well-developed status
to Stepanova for her clarity and grant to a insurance and
promotion of purify athletes, satisfactory play and a firmness and flawlessness of
However this is a initial partial of a routine she still has to
be authorized by a organizer of a eventuality she would like to take partial in, and
the IAAF has already sensitive European Athletics as a continental
championships will take place in
Amsterdam Jul 6-10. Other general events organizers will be notified
today of her eligibility.
So distant a IAAF has taken in over 80 applications from Russian
athletes who need to infer that they were not concerned with Russian Athletics’ inadequate
anti-doping practices and that they were in training for a sufficient volume of
time to concede for a estimable declaration of integrity.
If athletes pass a initial exam by a IAAF afterwards they will
be forwarded to a Doping Review Board for inspection to confirm if they merit
special neutral status.
The form of these serve applications is being checked
against a Guidelines released by a IAAF final week and, if they are in the
correct form, they too will be referred to a Doping Review Board for a
decision on well-developed eligibility.
If Stepanova creates it to Rio 2016 and she expected will, she
will be underneath impassioned vigour to follow her Olympic Dream with a transparent conduct and
on a other palm to understanding with a well-developed conditions that has developed after
she unprotected a Pandora’s Box of Russian athletics.
**LAURA WALDEN has over twenty-five years of experience
in a Olympic Movement, before during a European Olympic Committees with
SportEurope underneath former IOC President Dr. Jacques Rogge and IOC Member Mario
Pescante. She worked with a Rome 2004 and Turin 2006 Olympic bids and also
managed PR media for Dr. Jacques Rogge during his debate for the
· Rio 2016
· Yuliya Stepanova
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