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ARAF Says Russian Athletes May Participate Under Neutral Flag At European Championships

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 06 / 16

All-Russia Athletics Federation President Dmitry Shlyakhtin said that the ARAF will "propose its athletes to participate in the European Athletics Championship next March in Belgrade under a neutral flag and based on individual applications," according to TASS. He said, "We will definitely propose o...

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