: BBC: Russian athletes to remain banned from international competition

17:54 Jun. 17, 2016

BBC: Russian athletes to remain banned from international competition

Meldonium was added to the World Anti-Doping Agency's banned list on January 1, 2016. (Getty Images)

Russia were banned in November following accusations of state-sponsored doping

Russian athletes will remain banned from international competition, BBC Sport understands.

Athletics chiefs have decided not to lift the suspension, which was imposed in November following accusations of state-sponsored doping.

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) this week said officials in Russia were being stopped from testing athletes and threatened by security services.

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