March 11, 2016 / 3:29 PM / 2 years ago

IAAF to decide in May on whether to lift Olympics ban on Russia: TASS

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) will take a decision in May on whether to lift a ban on Russian athletes taking part in the 2016 Rio Olympics, Russia’s TASS news agency reported on Friday, citing Russian athletics chief Mikhail Butov.

A view shows the logo at the The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) headquarters in Monaco, January 14, 2016. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard/Files

Butov also said that the IAAF thinks Russia has not yet met all the conditions needed for the ban to be lifted, TASS reported.

Reporting By Jason Bush; Editing by Christian Lowe

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