Rus­sia fac­ing ban from Par­a­lympics

Cape Breton Post - - Sports -

Rus­sia faces the strong pos­si­bil­ity of be­ing ex­cluded from a sec­ond Par­a­lympics over its state-spon­sored dop­ing scheme.

The In­ter­na­tional Par­a­lympic Com­mit­tee said on Mon­day it re­mains un­con­vinced Rus­sia has adopted a new anti-dop­ing cul­ture and im­ple­mented the changes re­quired to prove it is clean­ing up in time for the 2018 Win­ter Par­a­lympics in Pyeongchang. The Rus­sian Par­a­lympic Com­mit­tee claims it has ful­filled 62 of 67 cri­te­ria on the IPC re­in­state­ment plan.

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