IPC informed Russia reinstatement criteria for Paralympics

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The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has informed Russia of its reinstatement criteria, according to a statement on its website. The IPC said on Monday the Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC) must meet the norms in order to have its membership suspension lifted, reports Sputnik. "In order to assist the RPC in bringing about the significant changes needed, the IPC (in coordination with WADA and others) has now produced these reinstatement criteria, identifying the core, high-level requirements that the RPC must meet in order to be reinstated as a member of the IPC," the statement said. One of the key IPC demands toward Russia is that "the RPC will not appoint any Russian government official to its governing board, executive committee, or in any other role." The IPC on August 7 suspended the RPC membership due to its inability to fulfil its membership responsibilities and obligations, in particular its obligation to comply with the IPC Anti-Doping Code and the World Anti-Doping Code.

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