Other Sport

Russia's ban from Paralympics ends ... with conditions

2019-03-15 15:24
Doping (File)

Moscow - Russia's return to the Paralympics after doping scandals has been confirmed, though athletes face extra drug tests.

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) formally lifted Russia's suspension on Friday after two and a half years, but set a probation period through 2022.

Conditions include extra drug testing before competitions - with Russia footing the bill - and a ban on government officials serving on the Russian Paralympic Committee.

Russia was completely barred from the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro after the IPC found a "medals over morals mentality" led to widespread cheating.

However, 30 athletes from the country were allowed to enter as Neutral Paralympic Athletes for last year's Winter Paralympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

The IPC said in January it planned to lift the ban in March.

Read more on:    paralympics  |  doping


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Besides the 'Big 3' of rugby, cricket and soccer, which of the 'smaller' sports in South Africa do you enjoy the most?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.