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    Russia Appeals CAS Paralympics Ban Ruling in Swiss Supreme Court

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    Russia has appealed the ruling by the Lausanne-based Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to ban Russian Paralympians from Rio Paralympics in the Swiss Federal Supreme Court, a senior member of the Russian Paralympic Committee said Friday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On Tuesday, CAS upheld the International Paralympic Committee’s (IPC) August 7 ruling to suspend Russian Paralympians from the upcoming Summer Paralympic Games in Rio, thus dismissing Russia’s August 15 appeal.

    "Our lawyers are attempting to suspend the CAS ruling through a decision by a higher court — the Swiss Federal Supreme Court," Mikhail Terentyev told R-Sport news agency in a phone call.

    "The appeal has been officially submitted and will be reviewed by the court on Monday," Terentyev said.


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