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Russian Paralympic Athletes Banned From Rio 2016 Games

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Calling it one of the darkest days in the history of all sports, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) announced on Sunday, August 7th, that all 267 Russian Paralympics athletes will not be allowed to participate in this year’s games due to what the IPC calls ‘a systematic doping’ program by the Russian government.
“We were deeply saddened to find that the state-sponsored doping program that exists within the Russian sport regrettably extends to Russia Paralympic sports as well,” said IPC President Philip Craven to a room full of . . .

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