IAAF begins reallocating events Russia lost over doping

MOSCOW (AP) Rome and Kiev are among the bidders to host track and field events that were taken away from Russia when it was suspended last month by athletics' world governing body, the IAAF, because of a doping scandal.

The IAAF says in a statement that the world junior championships, which were due to be held in the Russian city of Kazan in July, have attracted three bidders – Perth in Australia, Bydogoszcz in Poland and an Indian city yet to be confirmed.

Meanwhile, Rome and Kiev have bid for the world race-walking team championships, which were to have taken place in the Russian city of Cheboksary. Also bidding are Monterrey in Mexico and Guayaquil in Ecuador.

The hosts will be announced Jan. 7, the IAAF says.