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• Isinbayeva hopes Russian Athletics Federation suspension can be lifted before World Championships

Russia's two-time Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva hopes the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) will lift the country's suspension before the World Athletics Championships in Doha.

The Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF) has been suspended by the IAAF since November 2015, when the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) found evidence through an Independent Commission of state-sponsored doping and cover-ups.

"We hope our athletes will be free to compete under the Russian flag and there will not be any more collective responsibility for violation of anti-doping rules.

"We really hope the situation will be solved in the proper way and we can forget about this saga forever," Isinbayeva said.

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