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Russians allowed to compete as neutral athletes at the 2024 Paralympics in Paris

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Russians will be allowed to compete as neutral athletes at next year’s Paralympics in Paris after avoiding a full ban from the event following the invasion of Ukraine. The International Paralympic Committee voted 74-65 at an assembly in Bahrain against suspending Russia’s membership entirely. That would have meant a full ban from the Paralympics. The members then voted 90-65 in favor of “partially” suspending Russia. The IPC says Russians “will be eligible to participate in an individual and neutral capacity” at the Paralympics and other IPC-governed sports events.

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