Azerbaijan officially gives up three paralympic licenses

Azerbaijan officially gives up three paralympic licenses

According to the press service for the Ministry of Youth and Sports that Azerbaijan rejected three licenses, issued to it due to the ban on participation of Russian Paralympic athletes in Brazil, News.az reports.

Earlier, Azerbaijan’s Minister of Youth and Sports Azad Rahimov said that it is not right to ban Russian team’s participation at 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro.

“As we know, the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) banned Russian athletes from Paralympic Games. Their licenses have been distributed among athletes of other countries by means unknown for us. Azerbaijan obtained three licenses. But we haven’t earned these licenses. How can an athlete, who has not earned a license, to take part in the Olympics?" he said, Trend quoted him as saying.

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