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World Athletics locations seven nations on competitors manipulation watchlist


World Athletics president Lord Coe
Lord Coe has been accountable for athletics’ world governing physique since 2015

World Athletics has put seven nations on its new competitors manipulation watchlist.

It follows an Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) investigation into 17 experiences of suspicious ends in qualification for the delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

The nations in query are Albania, Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Turkey and Uzbekistan.

World Athletics stated it should work with the nations to “enhance and reform their competitors procedures”.

“The integrity of our sport is our highest precedence at World Athletics,” stated World Athletics president Lord Coe. “With out it, we do not have a sport.

“Sustaining integrity requires everlasting vigilance and it is a well timed reminder that each one our member federations have to be equally dedicated to upholding the ideas of truthful competitors.”

World Athletics says it should solely recognise ends in these nations from official worldwide or space championships, sure worldwide competitions – just like the Diamond League – and “nationwide championships, supplied sure circumstances are fulfilled and topic to World Athletics approval”.

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