What penalty under ipc

Moscow (AP) - The International Paralympic Committee has contradicted the representation of the Russian Federation, according to which the Russian disabled athletes are also automatically blocked for the 2018 Winter Paralympics in Pyeongchang.

"That is not true. As soon as the Russian association fulfills its obligations and fulfills the conditions, the ban will be lifted with immediate effect," said IPC press spokesman Craig Spence of the German press agency.

The IPC had revoked the IPC membership of the National Paralympic Committee of Russia (RPC) because of the alleged systematic state doping. As a result, the Russian athletes are excluded from the Paralympics in Rio from September 7th to 18th. The international sports court CAS had confirmed the ban.

The RPC has now announced that the IPC's penalty will also extend to the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang. "There are no deadlines for fulfilling the requirements. So I don't know how the Russians come up with these statements," said Spence.

But it is also clear: If Russia does not meet the conditions by the Winter Games, participation in Pyeongchang 2018 will not be possible.

Meanwhile, more than 100 Russian disabled athletes appealed against their Rio expulsion. The athletes had turned to the IPC individually, announced the Russian committee in Moscow.

On August 7, the IPC excluded the total of 266 Russian disabled athletes from Rio on charges of systematic state doping. With this, the committee reacted to the latest report by the World Anti-Doping Agency WADA. The International Court of Justice for Sports (CAS) upheld the decision on August 23. The RPC has now brought the case to the Swiss Federal Supreme Court. Since the CAS is based in Lausanne, the Swiss judiciary is responsible if its judgments are challenged.

In order to replenish the lost starting positions for the Russians, the German association also nominated athletes. That is why 155 Germans are now flying to Copacabana instead of 148.