Paralympics: Russia anathema extended to 2018 winter Games

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17:16 30 Aug 2016

TOKYO, Aug. 30, Kyodo

Already confronting a sweeping anathema from a arriving Rio de Janeiro Paralympics, Russian infirm athletes have taken a serve blow with their ostracism extended to a subsequent winter Games to be hold in South Korea in 2018.

In a matter on a website, a Russian Paralympic Committee pronounced a anathema already imposed by a International Paralympic Committee for a 2016 Games, “has been extended to embody a winter Games in 2018 in Pyeongchang (South Korea).”

The serve punishment comes off a behind of a statute by a Court of Arbitration for Sport on Aug. 23 that quashed an interest filed by a Russians attempting to have their athletes backed to a Rio 2016 Games that are due to open on Sept. 7 in Brazil.

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