HEADLINE Russia suspended from Paralympics, some athletes excepted: IPC

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Russia suspended from Paralympics, some athletes excepted: IPC

AFP

18:28, January 29, 2018

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Russia's team will be suspended from the Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, but individual athletes will be allowed to compete under a neutral flag, the International Paralympics Committee said Monday.

The IPC said in a statement that "it is maintaining the suspension of the Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC)".

"However, in recognition of the progress made by the RPC in improving its anti-doping activities, it will allow eligible Russian Para athletes who meet strict conditions to compete in five sports under the name Neutral Paralympic Athlete (NPA)," it said.

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