TASS Russian News Agency

World Athletics approved a list of regulations regarding the issuance of neutral-status participation permits for national athletes of Russia, according to the organization’s statement on Thursday.

On March 18, the World Athletics Council announced a decision to reinstate the “Authorized Neutral Athlete (ANA) program for clean athletes from Russia.”

The list of guidelines for Russian athletes’ ANA program includes 12 provisions. It was published on the official website of World Athletics on Thursday as dated March 31, 2021.

The issuance of the ANA status for athletes over the age of 20 years requires a fee of $250, while athletes under the age of 20 must pay a fee of $100.

Applications for the neutral-status participation must be accompanied by official letters from the All-Russia Athletics Federation (RusAF) and the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) stating the required information about the given athlete, who must also be included in the Registered Testing Pool in the course of past 12 months.

Russian track and field athletes planning to take part in the Olympic Games or world championships must provide confirmations of at least three out-of-competition doping tests ten month prior to the start of the competitions.

“The Doping Review Board may issue specific guidance in relation to particular International Competitions…,” according to one of the provisions of the published document. “The Doping Review Board will issue its decision on the application as soon as reasonably practicable. It shall provide brief reasons for its decision, which will be communicated to the applicant.”

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