The international Paralympic Committee (IPC) has forbidden to give Russian athletes awards held in Saint-Petersburg the world Cup by dancing on wheelchairs because of disqualification of the Russian Paralympic Committee (RCC).
9-11 September in St. Petersburg hosted the world Cup of sport dancing in wheelchairs. The tournament was attended by 11 countries, including Russia.
As reported by the press service of the RCC, the results of the first competition day was held the solemn ceremony with the participation of Russian athletes who won prizes in a number of disciplines. The night before the second day of competition was received an urgent comment from the representative of IPC to stop the further awarding of the Russians because of the disqualification, suspension ASM.
The tournament is held under the auspices of the IPC, so these competitions are also subject to all the tough decisions in relation to RCC.
Federation of sports dances on carriages obeyed the Directive to avoid disruption of the tournament and the introduction of additional sanctions against the Russian team.
In the result of an emergency meeting of the organizational Committee the following decision was made. The solemn ceremony with the full auditorium with an Internet stream all countries of the world held by the General results of the tournament, including all results dancers from Russia. At the end of all competitions and major events accounts Commission held a seat assignment for protocols without taking into account the results of the Russian team.
This was followed by the technical procedure of awarding medals and diplomas to foreign athletes.
“I want to emphasize that the majority of foreign athletes, understanding the real level of his speech and respecting the Russian athletes began to wear the medals received by such results,” – said in a statement the RCC.
In addition to the medals, the Russian Paralympians lost rating points that would allow athletes to perform at world and European Championships in the future. Note that domestic wheelchair dancers occupy a leading position in the world.
The international Paralympic Committee 7 August disqualified the Russian Paralympic Committee and suspended Russian athletes from participation in the Paralympic games in 2016 after the report of the independent Commission of the world anti-doping Agency under the leadership of Richard McLaren.