Russian Paralympic athletes to compete in Moscow region in September

Russian Paralympic athletes to compete in Moscow region in September

The tournament for Russia’s Paralympians that have been suspended from the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio will take place at sports facilities of the Moscow region on September 7, the President of the Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC) Vladimir Lukin said.

"The tournament will take place on the central sports grounds of the Moscow region: Lake Krugloye, in Novogorsk and other training centers," TASS cited Lukin as saying.

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) ruled on August 7 to suspend the whole Russian Paralympic team from taking part in the 2016 Summer Paralympics. The decision came after a report delivered earlier in the summer by the Independent Commission of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

Russian President Vladimir Putin said previously that Russia will hold special competitions for Paralympians and the prizes will be equal to those at the Olympic Games.

The 2016 Paralympic Games will be held in Rio de Janeiro from September 7 to 18.

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