Authorised Neutral Athletes
Authorised Neutral Athlete ( ANA) is the category under which Russian athletes can compete at international competitions after the doping scandal which first came to light in December 2014. 
While all other athletes wear clothing bearing a
, Authorised Neutral Athlete
from Russia (left of center, turquoise) is the only athlete to wear generic
In April 2017 at
IAAF World Championships in Athletics of London 2017, the International Association of Athletics Federations approved the participation of a group of 19 Russian athletes.
A total of eight athletes competed as neutrals at the
2018 IAAF World Indoor Championships.
A total of nine athletes competes as neutrals at the
2018 IAAF World U20 Championships.
 See also References
"Authorised Neutral Athlete - Countries - IAAF World Championships London 2017". iaaf.org . Retrieved . 7 August 2017
"A Londra c'è un mondo di atletica!" (in Italian). fidal.it . Retrieved . 31 July 2017 ...e l’ANA (Authorised Neutral Athlete) di Maryia Kuchina maritata Lasitskene e di Sergey Shubenkov, la caucasica e il siberiano che, senza bandiera, riportano in scena una Russia ancora in via di espiazione.
"IAAF approves the application of seven Russians to compete internationally as neutral athletes". iaaf.org . Retrieved . 7 August 2017
Authorised Neutral Athlete 2018 IAAF World Indoor Championships. IAAF. Retrieved 2018-01-03.
Authorised Neutral Athlete 2018 IAAF World U20 Championships. IAAF. Retrieved 2018-07-10 External links
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