first_imgThe International Paralympic Committee (IPC) had opened suspension proceedings following the McLaren report, and has now confirmed the ban.The report, published last month, claimed Russia had operated a state-sponsored doping programme.The International Olympic Committee (IOC) chose not to give Russia a blanket ban from the Olympic Games.”The anti-doping system in Russia is broken, corrupted and entirely compromised,” said IPC president Sir Philip Craven at a news conference on Sunday.”The Russian Paralympic Committee are unable to ensure compliance with and enforcement of the IPC anti-doping code and the world anti-doping code within their own national jurisdiction and they can not fulfil its fundamental obligation as an IPC member.”As a result, the Russian Paralympic Committee is suspended with immediate effect.”last_img

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