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The IPC said in a statement that "it is maintaining the suspension of the Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC)".
However, "in recognition of the progress made by the RPC in improving its anti-doping activities", the IPC is allowing individual Russian athletes who meet certain conditions to compete in five sports as neutral athletes at the games, which run from March 8-18.
The Paralympic decision stands somewhat in contrast to the International Olympic Committee's ruling on Russia's participation in the 2018 Winter Games next month in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
Russia has been banned from the 2018 Paralympic Games, officials announced Monday, refusing to lift a ban because of what they called an insufficient recovery from the Russian doping scandal.
"On the other hand, this attitude to the people, who prove their right to take part in the Paralympic Games by their courage and will, is blasphemy and madness". The evidence Russian Federation showed to refute the conclusions of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Independent Commission headed by Richard McLaren is not enough, International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Andrew Parsons told TASS.
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Neutral Paralympic Athletes (NPA) as they will be known will compete in alpine skiing, biathlon, cross-country skiing, snowboard and wheelchair curling. According to the IPC, "the Taskforce highlighted two criteria that are still outstanding: the full reinstatement of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)" and "the provision of an official response specifically and adequately addressing the findings made by Professor McLaren". Parsons also asserted that the country's anti-doping system "is no longer compromised or corrupted".
Since then, there has been enough improvement to justify allowing Russians to compete as neutral athletes after extra drug testing, Parsons said.
The Paralympic Committee also took a tougher line during the Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, banning Russia entirely from the games, while the IOC permitted the worldwide federations of individuals to choose which athletes to let in.
Beucher claimed the IPC had been influenced by external pressure to create a way in which Russian athletes can compete. Dozens of Russians were banned from competing at the Rio Olympics for the same reason.
Jan 31 2018
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Jan 30 2018
Seine still rising in Paris; Louvre partially closed
The capital's bateaux mouches rivercraft was out of service, and only emergency services were authorised to navigate the Seine. Authorities say some parts and suburbs of Paris are under water, and expect flood levels to remain high throughout the week.
Jan 29 2018
Carrie Fisher wins Grammy Award for 'The Princess Diarist'
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Jan 29 2018
Macron's "France is Back" Speech Makes Plea for European Unity
On Wednesday, Macron took his pledge of a French renaissance to the world's business elite gathered in the Swiss resort of Davos . We have to design a 10-year strategy to make Europe an actual economic, social, green, scientific, and political power".
Jan 29 2018
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Jan 28 2018
Pelicans C reportedly out for season with torn Achilles tendon
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Jan 28 2018
The Shining sequel Doctor Sleep lands director Mike Flanagan
Warner Bros. has tapped Flanagan to direct The Shining sequel Doctor Sleep , The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Flanagan's first order of business will be to rewrite the script that was originally adapted by Akiva Goldsman.
Jan 27 2018
Crude breaks $65 as record drawdown whittles USA oil stockpiles
Gasoline inventories rose by 3.1 million barrels and stocks of distillate fuels, which include diesel, were up by 639,000 barrels. The oil for delivery in March was trading higher by Rs 70 or 1.69 per cent at Rs 4,201 per barrel in 114 lots.
Jan 25 2018
Le Guin, best-selling science fiction author, dies
She was born on October 21, 1929, in Berkeley, California and later settled in Portland, Oregon in the northwestern United States. The literary world has been quick to express the feeling of loss in Le Guin's passing and celebrate the author's legacy.
Jan 25 2018
Stripe ends support for bitcoin payments
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