World Athletics fines Russia $10m, caps neutral Russian athletes at 10 | AFP

World Athletics fines Russia’s track and field federation $10 million for breaching anti-doping rules and caps at 10 the number of Russians allowed to compete as neutrals at the Tokyo Olympics. SOUNDBITE

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Russia’s new athletics chief says there is “chance to fight” as doping crisis deepens | AFP

The newly elected head of Russia’s athletics body says she thinks there is a “chance to fight” after a World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) panel recommended the country’s drug-testing authority be declared non-compliant with international rules. The new acting president of RUSAF Yulia Tarasenko replaces previous head Dmitry Shlyakhtin following his suspension by World Athletics, in an effort to give athletes a chance to compete.

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Doping: Athletics suspends reinstatement of Russia | AFP

World Athletics announces that it had suspended the reinstatement process of Russian athletics and is contemplating expelling Russia entirely from the sport. SOUNDBITE

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