12:19 Aug. 8, 2016
Rio will host the 15th edition of the summer Paralympic Games
Russian athletes are banned from competing at the Rio 2016 Paralympics following the country's doping scandal.
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) had opened suspension proceedings following the McLaren report, and has now confirmed the ban.
The report, published last month, claimed Russia had operated a state-sponsored doping programme.
The Russian Paralympic Committee will reportedly appeal the decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.