Russia head for court to overturn ban on athletes at Winter Paralympics

Paralympic Committee banned Russian and Belarusian athletes after threats of Beijing boycott over Ukraine conflictRussia-Ukraine crisis: live newsRussia is launching a last-ditch court appeal after its athletes were banned from the Beijing Winter Paralympics on the eve of competition after a U-turn by the International Paralympic Committee.The IPC had announced on Thursday that it was reversing its shock decision 24 hours earlier to allow Russian and Belarusian athletes to compete as neutrals following intense international pressure, but will now see its decision challenged in the court of arbitration for sport. Continue reading…

Paralympic Committee banned Russian and Belarusian athletes after threats of Beijing boycott over Ukraine conflict

Russia is launching a last-ditch court appeal after its athletes were banned from the Beijing Winter Paralympics on the eve of competition after a U-turn by the International Paralympic Committee.

The IPC had announced on Thursday that it was reversing its shock decision 24 hours earlier to allow Russian and Belarusian athletes to compete as neutrals following intense international pressure, but will now see its decision challenged in the court of arbitration for sport.

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