The RCC Explained Why They will Not Be Able to Challenge the Removal of the Russians from the Paralympics
It is reported that the RPC has attempted to conduct a legal examination of the possibility of applying to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in order to obtain a positive decision on the admission of Russians to the competition.
“Unfortunately, this is prevented by Article 2.9 of the Paralympic Games Section of the IPC Rules, according to which the IPC “may, in its sole discretion, at any time refuse to participate in any athlete without giving reasons”, and the lack of an arbitration clause in the IPC Constitution allowing the RPC to contact the CAS to resolve the differences, ”the RPC said in a statement.
On February 28, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) addressed the sports federations and recommended that they not allow domestic and Belarusian athletes to participate in any competitions.
Recall that several international sports organizations have already refused to hold competitions in Russia, and some domestic athletes have received a neutral status.
Earlier, State Duma deputy Anton Shipulin reacted on his Instagram to the removal of Russian athletes from participating in the 2022 Paralympic Games in Beijing.