2016 Olympic Verdict

Athletics

ByTheMinAthlete

So, IAAF...what will it be? Are Russia really going to be kicked out of athletics for the foreseeable future? Soon find out...

The meeting got underway over 2 hours ago. Still awaiting any movement from inside the office. Could be anytime between now and 2016...

The way the vote goes is... - One member, one vote. - If a tie, this man gets the final say...

Would love to hear your thoughts on this...should all Russian athletes be banned from Rio? Suspended sentence??

Alex

Can they just ban themselves?

Admin

Who knows with all of this Alex...nothing would shock me with this. I'm not expecting a massive suspension myself though...

This just in from the Press Association... "BREAKING: WADA panel finds Russia's anti-doping agency non-compliant."

That "BREAKING" news is as big a surprise as waking up on Christmas Day and finding presents under the tree...

It's approaching 3 hours since the members gathered in London. Maybe they're all just watching Spectre??

One guy we did hear from at length today was Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko. Here's some of what he had to say...

"We have clear instructions from the president to find common ground with international organisations. I will do that I will cooperate."

"If we need to fire everyone, we will do that, but I will find common ground and cooperate."