The Council of the International Athletics Association (World Athletics) recommends the organization's congress to completely exclude the All-Russian Athletics Federation (ARAF) in the event that the Russian side does not pay $ 6.31 million by August 15. This decision was made today at the World Athletics meeting.
- The World Athletics Council decided to recommend convening an extraordinary congress to vote on the exclusion of ARAF from World Athletics, but to suspend the implementation of this decision until August 15- said the head of the working group on the restoration of ARAF, Norwegian Rune Andersen following the meeting.
ARAF must pay $ 5 million for involvement in falsifying documents in the case of Russian jumper Danil Lysenko. Since the payment was not made before July 1, the organization is obliged to reimburse the international federation in the amount of $ 1.31 million.