Seven countries placed on World Athletics watchlist

By Abhishek Chauhan September 23, 2022

World Athletics has put seven countries on its new competition manipulation watchlist. 

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It follows an Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) investigation into 17 reports of suspicious 

results in qualification for the delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympics. 

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Countries in question are Albania, Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Turkey and Uzbekistan. 

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World Athletics said it will work with the countries to "improve & reform their competition procedures". 

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"The integrity of our sport is our first priority at World Athletics," said World Athletics president Lord Coe. 

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