: BBC: Russian athletes banned from 2016 Paralympics after doping scandal

12:19 Aug. 8, 2016

BBC: Russian athletes banned from 2016 Paralympics after doping scandal

In this file photo taken on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, President Vladimir Putin, foreground left, speaks as he meets with the national paralympic team after they returned from the Paralympic Games 2012. (AP Photo)

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.

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