At one point, the WADA-accredited anti-doping laboratory in Moscow destroyed 1,417 samples shortly before an inspection.
Double Olympic champion pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva called the decision "the funeral of athletics".
"I am falling victim to those who created a system of manipulating our beautiful sport and is guilty of using it for...
The host country ranked 7th in the medal tally
Nguyen Thi Truc Mai, 19, defeated strong contenders from Thailand and China
An international anti-doping commission recommended the Russian Athletics Federation be banned from competitions and that five athletes receive lifetime bans...
President Vladimir Putin ordered an internal investigation into the charges
Vietnam won six medals after sending 8 athletes to the event.
Coe has previously said that under his leadership the sport would move towards setting up its own anti-doping agency.
Highlights from the 15th IAAF World Championships in Beijing.