Rio Paralympics 2016: Russian athletes banned after doping scandal

Rio Paralympics 2016: Russian athletes banned after doping scandal

Russian athletes have been banned from competing at the Rio 2016 Paralympics following the country's doping scandal. The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) had opened suspension proceedings following the McLaren report, and has now confirmed the ban. That report, published last month, detailed a state-sponsored doping programme operated by Russia. The Russian Paralympic Committee is to appeal against the decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

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