BEIJING,CHINA - Kosovo and South Sudan were on Wednesday accepted as member federations of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
With 211 member federations present at the IAAF Congress in Beijing -- with Afghanistan and Iran absent, and Gabon suspended -- Kosovo was voted in 187-13.
South Sudan received 192 votes for, with 12 against.
Members also upheld Gabon's suspension, 133-63. The African state has been suspended after government intervention in its athletics federation.
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S. Sudan joins International Athletics Federation