From Inside the Games

Oleg Kurbatov, the head of the regional athletics body in Moscow, has become the latest official to be nominated for President of the Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF).

Kurbatov, put forward for the position by the Belgorod Region Athletics Federation, is the fifth candidate for the top job at the embattled body.

Four-time Olympic medallist Irina Privalova, Russian Triathlon Federation chief Peter Ivanov, sports manager Mikhail Gusev – who was a candidate for the post in February, before withdrawing late on – and Andrei Shlyapnikov, director of the Russian Student Athletics Championships, have also been nominated to stand in the November 30 election.

Kurbatov’s candidacy for the post comes despite him being excluded from the RusAF election in February due to non-compliance with the eligibility criteria.

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