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Russian athletes banned from competing at Rio 2016 Paralympics

Russian athletes banned from competing at Rio 2016 ParalympicsRussian 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.

Read also: US almost banned from the Olympic Games in Sydney

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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