All-Russia Athletic Federation
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All-Russia Athletic Federation
The All-Russia Athletic Federation (ARAF; Russian: ? , ?) was the governing body for the sport of athletics in Russia. It was replaced by the Russian Athletics Federation.
Its current president is Vadim Zelichenok.
Affiliations and associations
ARAF is the national member federation for Russia in the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and the European Athletics Association (EAA). Presently, due to the issues discussed below, its participation in both organisations is provisionally suspended.
ARAF maintains the Russian records in athletics.
In December 2014, the German broadcaster ARD made wide-ranging allegations of doping in Russian athletics and high-level cover-ups of this. Alleging state involvement in systematic cheating, the documentary accused Russia of an "East German-style" doping programme. These resulted in then ARAF President Valentin Balakhnichev's resignation as Treasurer of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
In response to this, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) commissioned an investigation, the report of which was published on 9 November 2015. The 323-page document, described as "damning" by The Guardian, reported widespread doping and large-scale cover ups by the authorities. It recommended that ARAF be declared non-compliant with respect to the World Anti-Doping Code, and recommended that the International Olympic Committee not accept any entries from ARAF until compliance was reached. On 13 November, the IAAF council overwhelmingly voted 22-1 in favour of prohibiting Russia from world sports events with immediate effect. Under other penalties against the ARAF, Russia has been also prohibited from hosting the 2016 World Race Walking Team Championships (Cheboksary) and 2016 World Junior Championships (Kazan), and ARAF must entrust doping cases to Court of Arbitration for Sport.
ARAF accepted the indefinite IAAF suspension and did not request a hearing. ARAF's efforts towards regaining full IAAF membership will be monitored by a five-person IAAF team.
On June 21, 2016 the International Olympic Committee affirmed the decision by the International Association of Athletics Federations, banning all of the All-Russia Athletic Federation athletes from competing in 2016 Olympics.
2016 Summer Olympics qualified athletes denied participation by IAAF
- Men's 400 m – Pavel Ivashko
- Men's marathon – Aleksey Reunkov
- Men's 110 m hurdles – Sergey Shubenkov
- Men's 400 m hurdles – Denis Kudryavtsev, Timofey Chalyy, Ivan Shablyuyev
- Men's 3000m steeplechase – Ilgizar Safiullin
- Men's 20 km walk – Nikolay Markov
- Men's 50 km walk – Roman Evstifeev, Sergey Sharypov
- Men's 4x400 – Artem Denmukhametov, Pavel Ivashko, Ilya Krasnov, Vladimir Krasnov, Pavel Trenikhin
- Men's long jump – Vasiliy Kopeykin, Aleksandr Menkov, Sergey Polyanskiy
- Men's triple jump – Lyukman Adams, Dmitriy Chizhikov, Aleksey Fyodorov
- Men's high jump – Danil Lysenko, Ivan Ukhov, Daniil Tsyplakov
- Men's pole vault – Georgy Gorokhov
- Men's shot put – Maksim Sidorov, Aleksandr Lesnoy
- Men's discus throw – Viktor Butenko
- Men's hammer throw – Sergey Litvinov, Aleksiy Sokirskiy
- Men's javelin throw – Dmitriy Tarabin
- Men's decathlon – Ilya Shkurenyov
- Women's 400 m – Antonina Krivoshapka
- Women's 1500m – Elena Korobkina, Anna Shchagina
- Women's 5000 m – Gulshat Fazlitdinova, Elena Korobkina
- Women's 10000 m – Alla Kulyatina
- Women's 3000 m steeplechase – Ekaterina Sokolenko, Natalya Vlasova
- Women's marathon – Tatyana Arkhipova, Alina Prokopyeva, Sardana Trofimova
- Women's 4 × 100 m – Elena Chernyaeva, Anna Kukushkina, Marina Panteleeva, Yevgeniya Polyakova, Kristina Sivkova
- Women's 4x400 – Kseniya Aksyonova, Antonina Krivoshapka, Alena Mamina, Yekaterina Renzhina
- Women's 100 m hurdles – Yekaterina Galitskaya
- Women's 400 m hurdles – Vera Rudakova
- Women's high jump – Mariya Kuchina
- Women's pole vault – Elena Isinbayeva, Olga Mullina, Anzhelika Sidorova
- Women's long jump – Anna Misochenko, Yuliya Pidluzhnaya
- Women's triple jump – Yekaterina Koneva
- Women's shot put – Irina Tarasova
- Women's discus throw – Yelena Panova, Yekaterina Strokova, Yuliya Maltseva
- Women's hammer throw – Oksana Kondratyeva
- Women's javelin throw – Vera Rebrik
- Women's 20 km walk – Marina Pandakova, Mariya Ponomaryova, Svetlana Vasilyeva
Renamed Russian Athletics Federation.