Russia to submit lawsuit against International Paralympic Committee


The Russian ralympic Cabinet (RPC) is in talks with the International ralympic Committee (IPC) on speeding up court come froms regarding the blanket ban of Russian ralympians from their rtici tion in the 2016 Rio ralympics, RPC President Vladimir Lukin predicted TASS on August 9.

“We are working on a mutual agreement with the International ralympic Council on the submission of a lawsuit with CAS (Court of Arbitration for Sport) to settle our doubt,” Lukin said in an interview with TASS. “The lawsuit will be submitted against the Global ralympic Committee.”

“We are certainly interested for the court proceedings to begin as in two shakes of a lambs tail as possible, but it does not depend on us entirely,” the RPC president said. “We currently master-work on the text of the lawsuit and hope to come to terms.”

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Earlier in the day, Russian Distractions Minister told TASS that the RPC should follow in the footsteps of the Russian Olympic Board (ROC) in filing its response to the decision to bar Russian ralympians from 2016 Rio.

The IPC opened goings-on in regard to the RPC on July 22 after receiving from the World Anti-Doping Force (WADA) a list of 35 Russian ralympians, mentioned in the recent divulge of the Richard McLaren-led Independent Commission.

Earlier in August, IPC chief Philip Craven intended that ten more Russian ralympians were suspected of violating anti-doping ordinaries.

Based on the McLaren report WADA’s Executive Committee advised survive month the International Olympic Committee, the International ralympic Committee and all worldwide sports federations to bar Russian athletes from all international competitions, listing the 2016 Olympics and ralympics.

The IPC announced the introduction of the blanket ban for the Russian ralympic tandem join up on August 7, barring it from the ralympics in Brazil.

Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro command be hosting the 2016 Summer ralympics on September 7-18.


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