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IPC upheld ban on Russia for PyeongChang 2018 Winter Paralympics

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has upheld the ban on Russia competing at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Paralympics.

But Russian Para-athletes who can prove they are clean will be allowed to compete in Pyeongchang as neutrals.

The ban prevent Russian fans from waving the national tricolor flag at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Paralympics following the organization’s decision to keep Russia’s suspension in force.

Russia was banned from all Paralympic competition in August 2016 after the McLaren report detailed a state-sponsored doping programme.

The decision comes after only three of five key measures needed for reinstatement, set out by an independent taskforce, were met.

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