Home / World / Rio Paralympics 2016: Russian athletes banned after doping scandal

Rio Paralympics 2016: Russian athletes banned after doping scandal

Russian athletes are banned from competing at the Rio 2016 Paralympics following the country's doping scandal.
Rio Paralympics 2016: Russian athletes banned after doping scandal

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) had suspended Russia following the publication of the McLaren report, according to BBC.

The report, published last month, claimed Russia had operated a state-sponsored doping program.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) chose not to give Russia a blanket ban from the Olympic Games.