Russia says three athletes found breaking suspension

MOSCOW: Russia’s athletics federation says three athletes have been found in breach of its suspension from international track and field.


World athletics governing body the IAAF suspended Russia last week, and its athletes are only allowed to compete in domestic events.

In a statement on the Russian athletics federation website, general secretary Mikhail Butov said the IAAF notified the federation of three cases in which Russians have “taken part in marathons and races on November 14 and 15” in violation of the suspension.

One of the three is believed to be Viktor Ugarov, who won the Kanazawa marathon in Japan on Sunday, two days after the suspension was announced, and was later disqualified. The identities of the other two were not immediately clear.