Ex Russian athletics chief banned over doping cover-up

President of the Russian Athletics Federation (ARAF) Dmitry Shlyakhtin (right) and Russia's national athletics team head coach Yury Borzakovsky (centre) give a press conference in Moscow on February 21, 2017.

Photo credit: File | AFP

What you need to know:

  • The ex-RUSAF five can appeal the verdict while Lysenko's case is still ongoing.
  • RUSAF has until March 1 to present its plans for reform and remains under the threat of exclusion from the IAAF and the Tokyo Olympics.

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