Russian PM Medvedev: CAS Decision on Paralympics a Blow to All Disabled People

Performers carry the Russian national flag during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, March 16, 2014. (Reuters Photo/Alexander Demianchuk)

By : Denis Pinchuk and Alexander Winning | on 11:10 PM August 23, 2016
Category : Sports, Olympic

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.

 
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