International Paralympic Committee has extended suspension of Russian Paralympic athletes
UFA, 23 May 2017. /Bashinform News Agency, Alfiya Agliullina/.
The Executive Committee of the International Paralympic Committee at a meeting in Barcelona unanimously extended the suspension of the Russian Paralympic Committee. This was stated by the head of the working group of the IPC Andy Parkinson, «Sport-Express» reports.
For the first time, the decision to suspend Russians from the Paralympic Games-2016 in Rio de Janeiro was adopted by the IPC in August 2016. This did not allow the Russian athletes to participate in the qualifying competitions for 2018 Paralympic Games. In addition, the RPC was deprived of membership in the IPC.