Russian paralympians robbed of identity and national pride

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January 28 , 2017 – Fort Russ News – 

Vesti – by Inessa Sinchougova

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has allowed disabled athletes from Russia to participate in the Winter Paralympic Games. At the same time, officials of the Ministry of Sport and the Paralympic Committee of Russia will not be allowed to attend.

A reminder that at the Paralympic Winter Games 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, the Russian paralympians did not participate at all because of the sanctions from the IPC.

In South Korea, Russian paralympians will be able to compete under the IPC flag, if they win a medal –  the official IPC anthem will be played. They are forbidden from sporting a Russian uniform and there will be no indication that they represent Russia. Russian flags and national symbols will be banned in the immediate vicinity of the Paralympic Games.

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