CAS Upholds Blanket Ban On Russia As Paralympic Ruling Highlights IOC Weakness

Russia got to chink glasses with the IOC once more in Rio in 2016 - but the story is not over, nor the fallout [All images are stills from "Red Herrings" by ARD]

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has rejected Russia’s appeal against a ban from the Paralympic Games as punishment for confirmation of state involvement in doping. CAS announced its ‘urgent verdict’ today, the decision to throw out Russian Paralympic Committee’s appeal against exclusion from the Paralympics, highlighting the weakness of the International Olympic Committee’s decision to shy away from a blanket ban on Russia

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The Court of Arbitration for Sport has rejected Russia’s appeal against a ban from the Paralympic Games as punishment for confirmation of state involvement in doping. CAS announced its ‘urgent verdict’ today, the decision to throw out Russian Paralympic Committee’s appeal against exclusion from the Paralympics, highlighting the weakness of the International Olympic Committee’s decision to shy away from a blanket ban on Russia

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aswimfan

It’s ironic that able-bodied organization has less spines than that of the disabled.

clive rushton

IOC: absolutely spineless. Quite correct ASF.

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