CAS rejects Russian appeal against Paralympics ban decision

Baku, August 23, AZERTAC

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Tuesday dismissed the appeal filed by the Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC) against the decision to ban Russian athletes from next month’s Paralympic Games in Rio, according to TASS.

The decision was rendered by Governing Board of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) on August 7.

"As a consequence, the IPC decision is confirmed," CAS said. So, the entire Russian team has not been allowed to compete in the Paralympic Games.

"The CAS Panel in charge of this matter found that the IPC did not violate any procedural rule in dealing with the disciplinary process leading to the RPC’s suspension and that the decision to ban the RPC was made in accordance with the IPC Rules and was proportionate in the circumstances," the statement said.

The Panel noted that "the RPC did not file any evidence contradicting the facts the IPC decision was based on," it said. The RPC sent an appeal to the CAS on August 15.

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