Rio Olympics: Yelena Isinbayeva to Challenge IAAF Ban on Russian Athletes in Court

Updated: 18 June 2016 17:54 IST

The International Association of Athletics Federations(IAAF) maintained its doping ban that keeps all Russian athletes from taking part in international competition

Rio Olympics: Yelena Isinbayeva to Challenge IAAF Ban on Russian Athletes in Court
Russia's pole vault star Yelena Isinbayeva termed the IAAF ban a case of human rights violation. © AFP

Moscow:

Pole vault star Yelena Isinbayeva said Friday she would challenge in court the IAAF decision to uphold Russia's suspension that would sideline Russian athletes from the Olympic Games in Rio.

"This is a human rights violation. I will not remain silent, I will take measures," she told TASS news agency. "I will appeal to the human rights court," she said, without specifying in which court she planned to challenge the ruling.

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Highlights
  • Pole vault star Yelena Isinbayeva to challenge IAAF ban in court
  • IAAF decided to uphold doping ban on all Russian athletes
  • Russian Ministry of Sport expressed disappointment with the decision
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