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Russia Banned From Paralympic Games Over Doping
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) had banned Russia from the Paralympic games following the country’s doping scandal.

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) had banned Russia from the Paralympic games following the country’s doping scandal.

IPC’s blanket ban on Russia comes in sharp contrast to its earlier decision to allow individual atheletes based on each athlete’s anti-doping record.

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In July, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) urged the IPC to suspend Russian team from the Paralympic Games slated for September 7-18 in Rio following a report of its independent commission led by Canadian lawyer Richard McLaren, alleging that Russia had run a state-controlled doping programme.

On Wednesday, the IPC said in a statement that its President Philip Carven would hold a press conference on Sunday to announce the decision on the membership status of the Russian team.

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