Russia to appeal Rio Paralympics ban in Swiss court

The IPC decision followed revelations of widespread cheating in Russian sport that ignited a doping scandal that has threatened to split the Olympic Movement. (Shutterstock)

The Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC) has launched an appeal in the Swiss Federal Court against the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s (CAS) decision to uphold a blanket ban on their athletes competing at next month’s Rio Games.

“The appeal has been launched in the Swiss court,” the Interfax news agency quoted RFC president Vladimir Lukin as saying on Friday.

The appeal will be held on Monday, and the Rio Paralympics run from Sept. 7-18.

Earlier this week the CAS, sport’s highest tribunal, rejected an RPC appeal against the ban issued by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).

The IPC decision followed revelations of widespread cheating in Russian sport that ignited a doping scandal that has threatened to split the Olympic Movement.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:48 - GMT 06:48
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