IAAF announces 5-person panel to monitor Russian reforms

IAAF announces 5-person panel to monitor Russian reforms

Published Nov. 17, 2015 5:02 a.m. ET

MONACO (AP) The IAAF has announced the rest of the five-person panel that will monitor Russia's efforts to win reinstatement of its track and field federation.

The IAAF provisionally suspended the Russian federation on Friday after the country was accused of operating a state-sponsored doping program in a report by a World Anti-Doping Agency commission.

The IAAF announced Friday that Norwegian anti-doping expert Rune Andersen would lead the inspection team.

The other panel members were announced Tuesday: IAAF Council members Abby Hoffman of Canada, Anna Riccardi of Italy, Frank Fredericks of Namibia and Geoff Gardner of Norfolk Island.


Andersen says ''it's on behalf of the innocent athletes who are Russia's athletics future that we begin our task to ensure that fair and honest competition is guaranteed.''