Indian athletes leave for Rio 2016 Paralympic Games


Indian athletes leave for Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

"The IPC has considerable sympathy for all of the Russian athletes who are now unable to participate in the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games", said IPC chief executive Xavier Gonzalez.

Russia's disabled athletes won't be allowed to compete as neutrals at the Rio Paralympics after their country was banned over doping allegations.

The Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland has ruled against Russia's appeal on the suspension of national para-athletes from the 2016 Rio Paralympics to be held in Brazil from September 7 to 18, according to a statement from the court.

RPC President Vladimir Lukin said Russian Federation was planning to hold an alternative event for banned Paralympic athletes in the Moscow region on September 7-8. The ruling came on the heels of a report delivered earlier in the summer by the Independent Commission of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). However, it turned out later that not all the stated cases of concealed doping samples concerned the Russian Paralympic Committee.

According to the information, the NPC after several failed attempts to get funding from MOYS, made a decision to send a special request to the IPC for assistance, which was granted.

"The RPC's main appeal will be considered in the federal court of Switzerland within 6-7 months".

Russian Federation appealed against the CAS ruling to the Swiss Federal Court, which declined on Wednesday to issue a preliminary injunction that would have let their disabled athletes compete in Rio.