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Court Of Arbitration For Sport Dismisses Russia's Appeal Of Its Paralympics Ban

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 24 / 16

Russia "has had its blanket ban from the Paralympics confirmed" after the Court of Arbitration for Sport dismissed its appeal against the Int'l Paralympic Committee’s decision to "prevent any Russian athletes competing in Rio next month," according to Jack de Menezes of the London INDEPENDENT....

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