The wereldatletiekbond IAAF has five Russian athletes were given permission to open a new international survey to participate under the neutral flag. That made the IAAF Friday known. In total, all 72 Russian athletes again slots in 2018.
It comes to the athletes Rinas Akhmadeev (10,000 m/half marathon), Artyom Alekseyev (marathon), Artyom Denmukhametov (400 m), Denis Lukyanov (hamerslingeren) and Yelizaveta Tsareva (hamerslingeren). They may speak in the stadiums, but not officially their country to represent.
Russia since november 2015 banned from international athletic competitions, after the doping scandal on an institutional scale. Doping free athletes could since the Olympic Games in Rio, however, a request under the neutral flag to take part in international championships.
The Russian athletes who were allowed to participate in the winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, walked under the Olympic flag.