Statement regarding the Russian Paralympic Committee – no decision made yet


The IPC’s decision will not be announced until 17:00 CEST on Sunday 7 August

Contrary to media reports, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has not yet announced its decision regarding the membership status of the Russian Paralympic Committee.

The IPC can confirm that since 18 July when the McLaren Report was published it has been speaking with Professor McLaren and his investigations team to gather further information.

On 22 July the IPC opened suspension proceedings against the Russian Paralympic Committee following the publication of the McLaren Report and additional information it had received from the report’s author.

The IPC’s decision on the membership status of the Russian Paralympic Committee will not be announced until Sunday 7 August at a press conference in Rio at 17:00 CEST.

Any media report claiming otherwise at present is pure speculation

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