Russia: Paralympic coach decries ‘politicised’ CAS decision to ban Russian team from Rio

Russian Paralympic coach, Pyotr Buylov termed the decision of a court of arbitration 'politicised', in a press statement in Novogorsk on Tuesday, after the body banned Russian Paralympic team to participate in Rio Games.
According to Buylov, the decision of Lausanne court is "inadequate and unprecedented." He underlined that for a lot of Paralympic athletes preparing for the games "is not just sport but it is a way of life where they found themselves, believed in life and the dream was taken from them."
He added that the decision is final, with the court ruling the Russia was unable to make an appeal against the decision. Talking about the court session, he explained that "President of the International Paralympic Committee [Philip Craven] did not voice any serious arguments and the list of McLaren was not presented."
His comments came after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) dismissed the appeal of the Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC) against the decision of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to suspend the Russian team from the 2016 Paralympics over alleged doping use. According to the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Media and Communications Director Craig Spence the Russian Paralympic Committee failed to meet its responsibilities regarding the anti-doping code.

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