Moscow. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Tuesday (23/08) a decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to uphold a ban on Russia's participation in next month's Rio Paralympics was "cynical" and a blow to all disabled people.
Earlier on Tuesday Russia lost an appeal against its ban from the Paralympics because of a state-sponsored doping program.
"The story with Russian doping is a thick and very disgusting cocktail with 80 percent politics and 20 percent doping proper", Medvedev said on his Facebook page.
"In some countries they find doping very quickly, in others never. ... This is complete double standards," he added.