Russian Paralympic Committee Appeals Paralympic Ban to CAS

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A week ago the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) announced that the Russian athletes would be banned from next month’s Paralympic Games.

That decision came as a results of the McLaren report which revealed systematic Russian doping. While the International Olympic Committee avoided banning the entire Russian nation from the Olympic Games, seven Russian swimmers were initially banned.

Today, the IPC announced that the Russian Paralympic Committee has filed an appeal on the ban. The case will be heard by the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Sunday.

The Paralympic Games will take place September 7-18.

Read the official statement from the IPC here:

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has received official notification of an appeal from the Russian Paralympic Committee regarding the suspension of its IPC membership.

Following an agreement between the two parties, the appeal will be heard by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Sunday, 21 August and a final decision will be announced by CAS by midnight CEST on Monday, 22 August.

The IPC suspended the Russian Paralympic Committee on Sunday, 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).

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Author: Cathleen Pruden

Cathleen Pruden is a 2016 graduate of Mount Holyoke College and was a four time All-American and a three time Academic All-American for the Lyons. She grew up swimming in and has also coached in Raleigh, North Carolina. Currently she is the Assistant Coach at Bowdoin College.

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