Authorised Neutral Athletes

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The flag/logo of ANA for IAAF events.
The flag of ANA for EAA/EA events.

Authorised Neutral Athlete (ANA) is the category under which Russian athletes can compete at international competitions after the doping scandal which first came to light in December 2014.[1][2]

While all other athletes wear clothing bearing a national flag, Authorised Neutral Athlete Mariya Lasitskene from Russia (left of center, turquoise) is the only athlete to wear generic Nike clothing

History[edit]

In April 2017 at IAAF World Championships in Athletics of London 2017, the International Association of Athletics Federations approved the participation of a group of 19 Russian athletes.[3] A total of eight athletes competed as neutrals at the 2018 IAAF World Indoor Championships.[4] A total of nine athletes competed as neutrals at the 2018 IAAF World U20 Championships.[5] A total of 30 athletes competes as neutrals at the 2018 European Athletics Championships.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Authorised Neutral Athlete - Countries - IAAF World Championships London 2017". iaaf.org. Retrieved 7 August 2017.
  2. ^ "A Londra c'è un mondo di atletica!" (in Italian). fidal.it. Retrieved 31 July 2017. ...e l’ANA (Authorised Neutral Athlete) di Maryia Kuchina maritata Lasitskene e di Sergey Shubenkov, la caucasica e il siberiano che, senza bandiera, riportano in scena una Russia ancora in via di espiazione.
  3. ^ "IAAF approves the application of seven Russians to compete internationally as neutral athletes". iaaf.org. Retrieved 7 August 2017.
  4. ^ Authorised Neutral Athlete 2018 IAAF World Indoor Championships. IAAF. Retrieved 2018-01-03.
  5. ^ Authorised Neutral Athlete 2018 IAAF World U20 Championships. IAAF. Retrieved 2018-07-10
  6. ^ Final Entries List – European Athletics Championships 2018

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