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Kosovo admitted as provisional IAAF member


Kosovo has been admitted as provisional member of the governing athletics body IAAF on Wednesday.

The IAAF said in a statement its Council made the decision at a meeting in Beijing, host city of the world championships from Aug. 22 to Aug. 30.

The statement said “provisional IAAF membership was granted to the Kosovo Athletic Federation with full rights and obligations,’’ bringing the IAAF membership to 214 federations.

Kosovo which declared independence from Serbia in 2008, is not a member of the U.N. but recognised by 109 of the 193 U.N. members; and by several sports bodies as well, such as the International Olympic Committee.

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