They were the only candidate under the IAAF's new model which ended bidding and introduced a
corruption consultation process.
*MB: 2023 IAAF World Championships awarded to Budapest (Hungary)
The ban is in place pending full access to doping data stored in the Moscow lab and financial compensation for the IAAF's investigations. This is how it should work, you unban them after they fulfill the terms, not before.
“If the Russians can and will release the (drugs) samples is up to them. I hope they will deliver the data by the end of this year,” said Rune Andersen, head of the IAAF’s task force on Russia, sitting next to IAAF President Sebastian Coe.
“We have received no assurances that it will be delivered to us directly. The assurances have been given to WADA and WADA has set a deadline of Dec. 31. We will have to rely on receiving the data from WADA.”