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CAS decision excludes Russia from the Paralympic Games of Rio!

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on 23 August dismissed an appeal by the Russian Paralympic Committee against its suspension by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). The IPC suspended the Russian Paralympic Committee on 7 August due to its inability to fulfil its IPC membership responsibilities and obligations, in particular its obligation to comply with the IPC Anti-Doping Code and the World Anti-Doping Code (to which it is also a signatory).

Sir Philip Craven, IPC President, said: ‘We are greatly encouraged that the CAS Panel has upheld the IPC Governing Board’s unanimous decision to hold the Russian Paralympic Committee accountable for its membership responsibilities and obligations. Today’s decision underlines our strong belief that doping has absolutely no place in Paralympic sport, and further improves our ability to ensure fair competition and a level playing field for all Para athletes around the world.’

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