Paralympics: IPC rejects bid for entrance by particular Russian athletes

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10:24 2 Sep 2016

LONDON, Sept. 2, Kyodo

The International Paralympic Committee pronounced Thursday it will not concede particular Russian athletes to contest during a arriving Rio de Janeiro Paralympics, dismissing their requests to attend as “neutral” entrants.

The IPC’s preference contrasts with a step taken by a International Olympic Committee per a Rio Olympics in August, when a IOC opted opposite a sweeping anathema of Russian athletes over a country’s systematic doping program, permitting a infancy to compete.

Xavier Gonzalez, a IPC arch executive officer, pronounced in a matter a IPC has “considerable magnetism for all of a Russian athletes who are now incompetent to participate” in a Rio Paralympics.

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