Two IAAF events to be reallocated, Canada a potential candidate

Reallocation for two world championship events reopened yesterday because of Russia's IAAF suspension, with Canada a potential candidate.

Reallocation for two world championship events reopened yesterday in the wake of Russia’s athletic federation being suspended by the IAAF for its part in the nation’s doping scandal.

Russia was expected to host both the IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships and the IAAF World U20 (Junior) Championships in 2016.

Athletics Canada has displayed interest in hosting the World Race Walking Championships and features three premiere athletes on its roster including world championship bronze medalist Ben Thorne.

RELATED: Russia will accept doping suspension without an IAAF hearing.

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Below is the IAAF’s timeline for the application process.

TIMELINE (for both events)

Dec. 7, 2015: Member Federations interested in this opportunity are to submit a letter of interest signed by the Member Federation and the authorities of the proposed host city.

Dec. 7, 2015: IAAF sends application form and additional documentation to Member Federations submitting a Letter of Interest.

Dec. 10, 2015: Conference call for candidates (IAAF to provide supplementary information and to answer questions).

Dec. 22, 2015: Completed bid applications to be submitted to the IAAF.

Dec. 23, 2015 to Jan. 6, 2016: Review of applications by the IAAF.

Jan. 7, 2016: Electronic vote by the IAAF Council on host venue. Successful candidate city announced.