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Russian athletes were suspended from Paralympic Games in September
17:34, 8 August 2016
Russian athletes were suspended from Paralympic Games in September

Ranking second in London in 2002, Russia is suspended from Paralympic Games in Rio by the International Paralympic Committee

17:34, 8 August 2016

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Russian athletes were suspended from Paralympic Games in Rio this September. The decision was taken by the International Paralympic Committee due to doping scandals. The Russians have already announced that they are going to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against the decision.

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The Russian team ranked second in the general medal standings in Paralympic London Games in 2012.

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The International Olympic Committee entrusted the federations to take their own decisions on Russian athletes.

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