Russia filed in the court of arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne against the decision on suspension of Russian athletes from the Paralympic games in Rio de Janeiro. About it reports “R-Sport” with reference to the President of the Russian Federation of sports persons with lesions of the musculoskeletal system (SCI) Lev Seleznev.
“Just appealed to the court of arbitration for Sport. Will be considered in due order,” — said Seleznev. The decision to dismiss the athletes he called “black PR” from the head of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Philip Craven.
That Russia will challenge the suspension of athletes, said earlier the Minister of sports Vitaly Mutko. “We will fight for the Paralympic athletes”, — he stressed.
On the removal of the Russians from the competition of the IPC was announced in the afternoon on Sunday. “We have spent a lot of time on the study of the report of McLaren, listened to the Russian side, but it was unable to prove his innocence,” said Craven. He also said that there is evidence of the use of Russian athletes doping during the Paralympics in Sochi.