MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has not announced yet its decision regarding the Russian Paralympic team's admission to the 2016 Rio Games, the IRC director of media and communications said Saturday.
"IPC has not announced any decision on the membership status of the Russian Paralympic Committee. The announcement is Sunday at 17:00 CEST [15 GMT]," Craig Spence wrote on his Twitter.
IPC has not announced any decision on the membership status of the Russian Paralympic Committee. The announcement is Sunday at 17:00 CEST— Craig Spence (@craigspence) August 6, 2016
In July, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) urged IPC to suspend Russian Paralympic team from the Paralympic Games slated for September 7-18 in Rio following a report of the WADA independent commission led by Canadian lawyer Richard McLaren, alleging that Russia had run a state-controlled doping program.
On Wednesday, the IPC said in a statement that President Philip Carven would hold a press conference at 3:00 GMT on Sunday to announce the decision on the membership status of the Russian team.