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No decision yet on Russia's participation in Paralympics

December 20, 2017 03:54 AM

BONN, Germany (AP) — The International Paralympic Committee says it will decide next month whether to ban Russia from the upcoming Paralympics in Pyeongchang.

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IPC president Andrew Parsons says "much to our growing disappointment and frustration, there is a lack of progress" from Russian authorities on the IPC's demand that they either accept or disprove evidence they ran a doping program.

The IPC says a final decision will be made "in late January."

Russia was barred from the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro because of doping.

Then-IPC president Philip Craven said at the time that the Russian government's "medals over morals mentality disgusts me."

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