The international Paralympic Committee rejected the request of the Paralympic Committee of the Russian Federation on the participation of athletes of the Russian Federation in future winter Paralympic games in 2018. This is stated in the message on the website of the Committee.
The decision was taken unanimously and will remain in effect until the RCC membership in the international Committee suspended.
Russia’s membership in the IPC suspended since August 7, 2016 and remains so until the Paralympic Committee of Russia does not fulfill the criteria for restoration of membership.
However, the report stresses that this decision does not exclude the participation of Russia in the Paralympic winter games in 2018 in Pyeongchang, but only requires the restoration of membership.
8 January in the UK called to remove Russia from the Olympics-2018.