Russia Is Banned From Paralympics Again for Doping

(From Newsmax)

Paralympic organizers Monday upheld a ban on Moscow fielding a national team at the Pyeongchang Winter Games in March, but said they would let some Russians compete as neutrals.

Russia has been barred from all Paralympic competitions since August 2016 over allegations of state-sponsored doping that have also led to the suspension of the country’s athletics federation and its anti-doping agency.

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) said it will let Russian athletes who met “strict conditions” compete in five sports as neutrals, as a recognition of Russian efforts to revamp its anti-doping operation.

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