IAAF inspectors study documents relating to reform of Athletics Federation

The International Association of Athletics Federations.

The International Association of Athletics Federations.

The commission of IAAF arrived in Moscow on Jan. 10

The commission of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), which arrived in Moscow on Jan. 10 to monitor the reform of the Russian Athletics Federation, is now working behind closed doors and is studying documents provided by Russia, a source with knowledge of the situation told Interfax.

"On Monday, members of the working group are studying the documents provided by the Russian Athletics Federation on the reforms carried out to meet with the IAAF criteria determined as conditions for the reinstatement of the Russian Athletics Federation in the IAAF," the source said.

The first visit by the working group mainly has familiarization purposes and will last for two days, he said.

The inspection commission comprises its chairman Rune Andersen (Norway), and also four members of the IAAF Council: Abbie Hoffman (Canada), Anna Riccardi (Italy), Frank Fredericks (Namibia), and Jeff Gardner (Norfolk Island).

They will state the results of their work in a report, which will be sent to the IAAF Council. The IAAF Council will debate the report in its meeting in Cardiff on March 27, 2016.

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