Russian athletes left without the Paralympics in 2018

Russian national team remained without the Olympics-2018 in Pyeongchang, but this seems to be the troubles of the Russian sport has not ended. The international Paralympic Committee (IPC) also supported the removal of local athletes and, in fact, left them without the Paralympic games.


photo: Gennady Cherkasov

After the doping scandals and the report of Richard McLaren, who heads an independent Commission of the world anti-doping Agency (WADA), the Russian team was suspended from the Paralympics in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, and some athletes marched under a neutral flag. Membership of the Russian Paralympic Committee (RCC) was also suspended.

After that was nominated a number of conditions to ensure that the Russian athlete was able to regain their positions and to recover the rights, but clarity on their performances in Pyeongchang is still not there. Today on the official website of the IPC message, which refers to the extension of the removal of the Russians. The final decision about participation in the Paralympics in 2018 for the national team will be announced in January, after the next meeting of the Executive Committee of the organization.

We will remind that on 5 December, the international Olympic Committee (IOC) has suspended the national team of Russia from the Olympic games, and in the main start of four years will be able to participate in only some athletes who will perform under a neutral flag.

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