Paralympics: Russia can contest in 2018 winter Games if conditions met

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10:58 31 Aug 2016

LONDON, Aug. 31, Kyodo

The International Paralympic Committee will concede Russia to contest during a 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games in South Korea if a country’s Paralympic physique fulfills mandate to recover a IPC membership, that has been dangling due to a country’s systematic doping cover-ups, an IPC source pronounced Tuesday.

The source pronounced nonetheless a IPC had announced a preference to postpone a membership of a Russian Paralympic Committee and bar all Russian infirm athletes from a arriving Rio de Janeiro Paralympics commencement Sept. 7, it had not criminialized a nation from participating in a 2018 Games.

The criticism came after a RPC pronounced in a matter on a website that a anathema imposed by a IPC for a 2016 Games in Brazil “has been extended to embody a winter Games in 2018 in Pyeongchang.”

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