IPC says reports of banning Russian Athletes "Pure Speculation"
August 7 , 2016
IPC says reports of banning Russian Athletes “Pure Speculation”
With Russia's Paralympians eagerly waiting for today’s verdict (to be announced at 3PM GMT on Sunday) on their permission to participate in 2016 Summer Paralympics (to begin on September 7), International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has said that the reports suggesting the organization is planning to ban Russian athletes in entirety during Rio Paralympics is “pure speculation”. The suspension proceedings were initiated after McLaren report last month claimed that a state-sponsored doping programme was operated by Russia.