Russians get green light to compete as neutral athletes at Winter Paralympics

  • Russian Paralympic Committee team cleared to take part
  • Ukraine athletes accuse IPC of ‘choosing bloodshed and profits’

The International Paralympic Committee is to allow Russian athletes to compete at the Winter Games this week, despite a global outcry after the invasion of Ukraine.

An emergency meeting of the IPC’s executive committee on Wednesday determined that 72 Russian athletes would be allowed to take part in Beijing as “neutral” competitors. The decision was strongly criticised by both the UK government and ParalympicsGB, with the possibility of a British boycott of the Games not ruled out.

Continue reading…Russian Paralympic Committee team cleared to take partUkraine athletes accuse IPC of ‘choosing bloodshed and profits’The International Paralympic Committee is to allow Russian athletes to compete at the Winter Games this week, despite a global outcry after the invasion of Ukraine.An emergency meeting of the IPC’s executive committee on Wednesday determined that 72 Russian athletes would be allowed to take part in Beijing as “neutral” competitors. The decision was strongly criticised by both the UK government and ParalympicsGB, with the possibility of a British boycott of the Games not ruled out. Continue reading…[#item_full_content]

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