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Russian Athletes Disqualified From Rio 2016 Paralympics

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MADRID – The International Paralympic Committee, or IPC, announced on Thursday
that it will not allow Russian athletes to participate individually as neutral
in the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has already rejected the request of the
Russian Paralympic Committee for the IPC to allow individual participation of
Russian athletes who can show that they are “clean.”

Xavier Gonzalez, CEO of IPC, said the body “has considerable sympathy for all of
the Russian athletes who are now unable to participate in the Rio 2016
Paralympic Games. Tragically, however, the Russian authorities have denied their
athletes this chance through their actions.”

“Once the Russian Paralympic Committee demonstrates that it will be able in the
future to enforce the IPC Anti-Doping Code vigorously and effectively, without
interference, the IPC will be glad to welcome Russian athletes back to
international competition,” he added.–BERNAMA-NNN-EFE


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