Russia erupted after the Paralympic Committee’s latest decision

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Russian Sports Minister Oleg Matitsin on Thursday denounced the “politicization” of sport after the suspension of the Russian Paralympic Committee (CPR)which was announced the previous day by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).

“We are not ready to accept a clear politicization of sport and we will continue to fight discrimination against Russian athletes and the CPR,” the Russian minister was quoted as saying by TASS.

He added that the Russian Paralympic Committee’s suspension was due to an “unfounded and biased” decision.

The IPC referred to the violation of membership conditions, but did not provide evidence in this regard“, he regretted and added that” the IPC itself is violating its principles.

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) announced on Wednesday the suspension of Russia and Belarus, which “lose all rights and privileges of the Paralympic movement“, after the vote carried out by the member countries during the Extraordinary General Assembly held in Berlin.

The IPC members’ decision to suspend Russia and Belarus was due to their “inability to fulfill their obligations as members under the IPC Statutes, including the obligations to ensure that fair play, safety and security prevail in the Paralympic movement.” the health of athletes. to uphold basic ethical principles”.

Both Russia and Belarus have the right to appeal the decision.. If the appeal is not accepted, only the General Assembly can revoke the suspension.

Source: La Verdad

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