The IAAF has not restored the membership of the All-Russian Athletics Federation (ARAF), thus preventing Russian sportsmen from participating in the 2016 Summer Olympics.
IAAF will not lift suspension of Russian athletes ahead of Rio 2016 because they have failed to meet task force criteria, it is understood.— Owen Gibson (@owen_g) June 17, 2016
In December 2014, German ARD channel released a film titled "The Doping Secret: How Russia Creates Champions" on alleged doping abuse and corruption in Russian sports. The film was followed up by documentaries with further allegations.
Following the release of the film, WADA launched an investigation into the allegations of doping abuse in Russian sports. In November 2015, WADA's Independent Commission issued a report accusing Russia of numerous breaches of global anti-doping regulations. The IAAF suspended the Russian Athletic Federation's membership as a result.