Russia was found not to have met the IAAF Task Force criteria ©Getty Images

Russia's suspension from the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) will remain in place after a failure to meet criteria required by the body's Task Force.

Read more: IAAF to keep suspension of Russian athletics team after failure to meet Task Force criteria

Sebastian Coe has been heavily criticised on the eve of the IAAF Council decision ©Getty Images

International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) President Sebastian Coe has been accused of being aware of corruption at the heart of the world governing body before his election last August and he accepted advice from disgraced official Papa Diack during his successful campaign.

Read more: Coe accused of accepting advice from Papa Diack and being aware of IAAF corruption

At the SIGA General Assembly, hosted by UNESCO in Paris, the following representatives were approved by unanimity and acclamation to the interim SIGA Council.

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Sport's legal right to govern itself has received a major boost today after the German Federal Court ruled against Claudia Pechstein's claim for damages from the International Skating Union (ISU) for loss of earnings during a doping ban.

Read more: Major boost for CAS after Pechstein's claim for damages rejected by German Federal Court

The German federal court ruled against Olympic speedskating champion Claudia Pechstein on Tuesday in her long dispute with the sport's governing body over a doping ban.

Read more: German federal court rules against speedskater Pechstein

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