Russia Loses Appeal, And Is Banned From The Paralympics

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The Court of Arbitration for Sport today upheld a ban on Russian athletes competing in the Paralympic Games next month.

The ban was originally imposed by the International Paralympic Committee, after reports uncovered a state-sponsored doping program for Russian athletes.

This follows the ban on the Russian track and field team from the just-completed Summer Olympics in Brazil because of that doping program.

Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti gets the latest from Oleg Boldyrev of the BBC.


Oleg Boldyrev, BBC reporter in Moscow.

This segment aired on August 23, 2016. The audio for this segment is not available.


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