Russia showing significant change in tackling the doping scandal says Coe

Vastavam web: IAAF chief Lord Sebastian Coe believes Russia is showing a significant change in its attitude to tackling the doping scandal that saw the nation exiled from world athletics.Russia has been banned from international athletics competition since November 2015 after doping issues.Coe indicated there are reasons for hope that Russia is finally dealing with the problem, but he said the IAAF would still resist setting any time-scale for the nation’s reintegration into athletics.

“We made a decision that in a way was quite different to the one the IOC was confronted with,” Coe told BBC Radio Five Live on Sunday.”It was very clear as far I was concerned and the Council of the IAAF was concerned that nobody else was going to come to our rescue here. We had to take the appropriate action.”We set up the task force which created the five-step criteria by which they would be judged – and actually they’re moving in the right direction and we’ve got some significant change.”But some of the challenges that we were being appraised of just a few months earlier have actually moved.