IPC ban Russia from Paralympics
By iSportconnect | August 7, 2016
The IPC have banned all Russian athletes from the Paralympics in Rio.
The IPC made the decision the IOC refused to do, by placing a blanket ban on all Russian athletes. Russia will have 21 days to appeal the ban.
“It is our responsibility to ensure fair competition. That is vital to the integrity and credibility of Paralympic sport.” said the IPC president, Sir Philip Craven
“I believe the Russian government has catastrophically failed its athletes. The medals over morals attitude disgusts me.”
Russia will appeal to the Court of arbitration for sport against the decision according to the Tass news agency.
It was also a significant exclusive for the UK’s Observer newspaper – who broke the story a full 24 hours before the decision was made.