IPC Partially Lifts Disciplinary Action Against Russian Athletes… Return to the Paralympic Games in 2024
Participating as a neutral team… IOC discusses return to Olympics at next month’s general meeting
The Russian disabled national team, which was suspended from international competitions due to the invasion of Ukraine,
will participate in the 2024 Paris Summer Paralympic Games.
International Paralympic Committee
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) announced on the 29th (Korean time),
“The result of the vote on maintaining Russia’s disciplinary action at the IPC general meeting held in Bahrain was 74 votes against, 65 votes in favor, and 13 abstentions.” 카지노
Accordingly, Russia will participate in various international competitions, including the Paralympic Games.
However, through additional discussions, the IPC added a proviso that Russia can participate in the Paralympic Games as a ‘neutral team’ that cannot use the country’s name, flag, or national anthem.
In addition, the IPC announced that it would partially suspend Russia’s membership for two years and discuss full reinstatement after a reevaluation process.
At an extraordinary general meeting held in Berlin, Germany last November,
the IPC suspended Russia‘s membership due to the invasion of Ukraine.
Afterwards, Russia made moves to return to international competition by filing a complaint with the IPC Independent Appeals Tribunal regarding disqualification.
The IPC Independent Appeals Tribunal partially ruled in favor of Russia,
saying there were technical problems with the IPC’s disciplinary process,
the IPC announced that it would discuss reinstating Russia’s membership at this general meeting.
More than half of the IPC member countries supported the partial lifting of Russia’s disciplinary action,
allowing Russia to compete at the Paralympic Games three years after the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games held in 2021.
Russia sent 71 athletes to the Beijing Winter Paralympic Games last year,
but received a ban from the IPC due to strong criticism from athletes from each country and sent them packing.
As the Russian disabled national team was able to participate in the Paralympic Games,
the largest international sports competition,
a green light was given for Russia’s return to the Olympics.
The IPC’s decision is expected to affect Russia’s return to the Olympics.
The Paralympic Games are closely linked, using the same stadium after the Olympics.
Russia’s participation in the Paris Olympics will soon be decided.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) plans to discuss Russia’s return to the Olympics at its general meeting held in Mumbai, India from the 15th to the 17th of next month.
Meanwhile, the IPC is also planning to decide on the reinstatement of Belarus,
which was also suspended for helping Russia invade Ukraine.