World Athletics condemns RusAF for failing to pay $5m doping fine

World Athletics president Sebastian Coe (by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images).

World Athletics president, Sebastian Coe, has said the Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF) is falling “well short of expectations” after confirming that the world governing body has not received the payments due as part of sanctions imposed due to the country’s doping scandal.

RusAF president Yevgeny Yurchenko had earlier said that his federation’s finances had been affected by Covid-19, adding that it had requested an extension on the payment deadline.

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