Russian and Belarusian athletes banned from Winter Paralympics after U-turn

Paralympic Committee reverses its original decision after threats of boycott over Ukraine conflict

Russian and Belarusian athletes will be banned from the Beijing Winter Paralympics after the International Paralympic Committee reversed its original decision.

The IPC’s announcement on Wednesday that athletes from those countries would be allowed to compete under a neutral flag despite the Russian invasion of Ukraine was met by criticism and the threat of a boycott.

Continue reading…Paralympic Committee reverses its original decision after threats of boycott over Ukraine conflictRussia-Ukraine crisis: live newsRussian and Belarusian athletes will be banned from the Beijing Winter Paralympics after the International Paralympic Committee reversed its original decision.The IPC’s announcement on Wednesday that athletes from those countries would be allowed to compete under a neutral flag despite the Russian invasion of Ukraine was met by criticism and the threat of a boycott. Continue reading…[#item_full_content]

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