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Russian Paralympians to discover Rio 2016 fate

Russia will discover on Tuesday whether it will be allowed to compete at next month’s Paralympic Games in Rio.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) is set to give its verdict on Russia’s appeal against the International Paralympic Committee’s (IPC) ban on all Russian competitors as the paralympics begin on 7 September in Rio

The IPC made the decision in light of the McLaren report, which detailed a state-sponsored doping programme operated by Russia.

This was in contrast to the International Olympic Committee (IOC), which chose not to hand Russia a blanket ban from the Olympic Games.

World’s Olympic governing body IOC, was widely criticised for ignoring the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) recommendation to ban Russia instead, each individual sporting federation was given the power to decide if Russian competitors were clean to compete.

In the end, more than 270 Russian athletes were cleared to compete at the Olympics, with Russia winning 56 medals in total.

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