07:10 GMT13 August 2020
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - President of the Russian Athletics Federation (VFLA) Yevgeny Yurchenko on Monday announced that he was stepping down.

    "Today, I am announcing my resignation as the president of the Russian Athletics Federation, thus launching the re-election of the VFLA management", Yurchenko said in a statement.

    He added that the newly elected head of the Russian Athletics Federation will hopefully be able to make progress on the nearly five-year long difficulties in the relationship with World Athletics, and will be able to attract enough funds to help the federation develop.

    Evgeniy Yurchenko
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    Evgeniy Yurchenko

    Yurchenko was elected president on 28 February.

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