On 13 November 2015, the IAAF suspended the All-Russia Athletic Federation (ARAF) from IAAF membership. Such suspension was confirmed on 26 November 2015 and on 17 June 2016. Pursuant to Rule 22.1 of the IAAF Competition Rules, athletes whose National Federation is suspended by the IAAF are ineligible for competitions held under the IAAF Rules.
The CAS Court Office initiated an arbitration procedure today. The final decision will be announced, at the latest, on 21 July 2016. The reasoned decision will be published by CAS as soon possible thereafter. In the meantime, the CAS will not comment further.