UAE: Committee confirms Russian Paralympians will remain suspended

Sir Philip Craven, the President of the International Paralympic Committee, confirmed that the Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC) will remain suspended from competition until at least November 2017 while speaking in Abu Dhabi, Wednesday. However, Russian athletes will be able to qualify as neutrals, meaning they will not compete under the Russian flag, across four sports for the Paralympic Winter... Еще Games given the committee only has seven more criteria to meet. «The IPC Governing Board has decided to maintain the suspension of the RPC with a further review due in November 2017», said Craven. «In recognition of the fact that the RPC only has seven criteria still to meet, the Board has put in place a limited interim measure for Russian athletes to compete as neutrals in qualification events across four sports for the Paralympic Winter Games».

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