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Ukraine allowed to increase its Paralympic team after suspension of Russian Federation
19:41, 24 August 2016
Ukraine allowed to increase its Paralympic team after suspension of Russian Federation

Ukrainian Paralympic team increased from 155 to 172 members

19:41, 24 August 2016

Логотип Паралимпийских Игр в Рио
gazprom.ru

The International Paralympic Committee has officially confirmed an increase in the number of the National Paralympic team of Ukraine in connection with the decision of the arbitration court to reject the appeal on the fact of the suspension of Russia from participation in the XV Summer Paralympic Games in 2016.

This was announced by President of the National Paralympic Committee of Ukraine Valeriy Sushkevych on  Facebook.

So 172 Ukrainian athletes will travel to Rio de Janeiro. Earlier, Ukraine could send 155 athletes, which as planned, had to take part in 14 kinds of sport.

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