— Published 8 June 2021

Another thirty-five Russians are granted neutral status


The list is getting longer. World Athletics announced on Monday, June 7th, via a press release, that it had granted neutral status to a new contingent of 35 Russians. They are therefore allowed to take part in international competitions from now on. A total of 62 Russian athletes have so far been declared eligible to compete this year as neutral athletes. Four applications have been rejected. The world athletics body also says there is no cap on the number of Russian athletes who can compete at international competitions in 2021. However, no more than ten athletes can compete at the Tokyo Games, the World Athletics Series and the U23 European Championships. The choice will belong to the Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF), but it will have to give priority to athletes who are members of the international anti-doping target group.