The IAAF voted for the decision to suspend Russia from Olympic Games for state-sponsored doping after the publication of report of an independent commission of World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), Joinfo.ua reports with the reference to BBC.
The council members voted 22-1 in favour of Russia being banned.
“This is a wake-up call for all of us,” – said IAAF president Lord Coe.
Russia’s Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said the suspension was “temporary” and the “problem is solvable”.
It should be recalled that an independent commission of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has found that Russia was involved in state-sponsored doping and recommended that Russian athletes to be suspended from Olympic Games of 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.
According to a released report, Russia took part in a systemic, and state-sponsored doping program for several years, including in the run-up to the Sochi Games.