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Belarus: Paralympics Committee chief slams CAS over Russia ban02:27

Belarus: Paralympics Committee chief slams CAS over Russia ban

Belarus, Minsk
August 23, 2016 at 23:20 GMT -00:00 · Published

The Court of Arbitration for Sport's (CAS) move to ban Russia's Paralympic team from the Summer Games in Rio is "the wrongest decision in the history of the Paralympic Games," said Oleg Shepe in Minsk, Tuesday.

Speaking to journalists he announced that the Belarussian athletes will only carry the Belarussian flag. However, Shepe vowed solidarity saying "I will not only carry the flag of Belarus but also the flag of Russia" when spectating the games.

Shapel also urged WADA to disclose the names of those who tested positive for doping in order to punish those involved rather than issuing a blanket ban of people who can do "a lot" despite being physically challenged.

The Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) dismissed the appeal of the Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC) against the decision of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to suspend the Russian team from the 2016 Paralympics over systematic doping use. According to the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), Media and Communications Director Craig Spence the Russian Paralympic Committee failed to meet its responsibilities regarding the anti-doping code.

Belarus: Paralympics Committee chief slams CAS over Russia ban02:27
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The Court of Arbitration for Sport's (CAS) move to ban Russia's Paralympic team from the Summer Games in Rio is "the wrongest decision in the history of the Paralympic Games," said Oleg Shepe in Minsk, Tuesday.

Speaking to journalists he announced that the Belarussian athletes will only carry the Belarussian flag. However, Shepe vowed solidarity saying "I will not only carry the flag of Belarus but also the flag of Russia" when spectating the games.

Shapel also urged WADA to disclose the names of those who tested positive for doping in order to punish those involved rather than issuing a blanket ban of people who can do "a lot" despite being physically challenged.

The Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) dismissed the appeal of the Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC) against the decision of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to suspend the Russian team from the 2016 Paralympics over systematic doping use. According to the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), Media and Communications Director Craig Spence the Russian Paralympic Committee failed to meet its responsibilities regarding the anti-doping code.

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