No Russian athletes at the 2016 world indoor championships: source

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Posted: Nov 19, 2015 12:49 PM

(Reuters) - There will no be Russian athletes at the 2016 world indoor championships, a source with knowledge of the decision told Reuters on Thursday.

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) suspended Russia last week amid allegations of widespread and state-sponsored doping, detailed in a World Anti-Doping Agency independent commission report.

IAAF chief Sebastian Coe said on Thursday that Russia needs to prove its commitment to anti-doping according to 'robust' verification criteria if its track and field athletes are to return to competitions.

(Reporting by Toby Davis; Editing by Ruth Pitchford)