The IAAF Doping Review Board has agreed that the applications of 14 Russian athletes have met the exceptional eligibility criteria to compete in international competition as neutral athletes in 2019 under competition Rule 22.1A(b) while the Russian national federation (RusAF) remains suspended.
The application process for athletes seeking neutral status in international competitions in 2019 opened in December 2018. The Doping Review Board has received 297 applications in 2019. A total of 81 Russian athletes have so far been declared eligible to compete as authorised neutral athletes in 2019. 39 applications have so far been rejected. One was revoked.