The Wereldatletiekbond (IAAF) has announced on Thursday that for the time being eighteen Russian athletes under a neutral flag are allowed to participate in international tournaments in 2018. The Russian association of athletics (RusAF) continues to be meanwhile suspended.
The IAAF received a total of more than eighty requests of the Russians as a neutral athlete, in competitions taking part. Eighteen among them were meanwhile good news. Under more Mariya Lasitskene, double world champion in high jump, and Danil Lysenko, who is in the same discipline in 2017 at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in London, the silver medal, may be returned to the tank. At that world cup were nineteen neutral athletes from Russia, of the party.
The IAAF rated in the first place the applications from athletes who wish to participate in the upcoming indoorseizoen, with the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in march in Birmingham as an eye-catcher. May get then more Russians the green light for the international events in 2018.