Australian race walking champion Jared Tallent has been presented with the gold medal for the 50km walk at the 2012 London Olympic Games, at an official ceremony in Melbourne today.
Jared Tallent looks set to finally be awarded the 50km walk gold medal from the London Olympic Games, with CAS disqualifying the result of Russian Sergey Kirdyapkin.
Australian race walker Jared Tallent could learn this week if his silver medal at the London Olympic Games will be elevated to gold.
The former head of Russian athletics Valentin Balakhnichev, the country's former head coach Aleksey Melnikov, and Papa Massata Diack, the son of the former IAAF President Lamine Diack, have all been banned from the sport for life over corruption charges.
ATHLETICS: The IAAF have confirmed Perth will bid to host next year's World Junior Athletics Championships after the event was taken away from Russia.
DOPING: Russia's track and field athletes will be eligible for the Olympics only if the country falls into line with all global anti-doping rules and the reforms are verifiable
Russia was provisionally suspended from track and field over accusations of "state-sponsored" doping just nine months out from the Rio Olympics.
IOC President Thomas Bach admitted Wednesday the Russian doping scandal is "sad and shocking" but insisted IAAF chief Sebastian Coe is the man to clean up track and field.