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Grigory Murygin of Russia competes during the cross country men's 10km, sitting event at the 2014 Winter Paralympic, Sunday, March 16, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

Russia has been banned from the Paralympic Games over doping scandal


Russia got to perform in the Olympics (minus its track team). Not so much this time.

Their thirst for glory at all costs has severely damaged the integrity and image of all sport.
Sir Philip Craven, IPC President

After the International Olympic Committee decided not to ban¬†Russia despite a report showing widespread, state-sponsored doping at the 2014 Sochi games, many criticized the committee for not taking a harsher stance against doping.

The IOC let each sport decide whether or not to ban Russian teams.

The International Paralympic Committee, instead, banned Russia, effective immediately. 

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"Their medals over morals mentality disgusts me," IPC president Sir Philip Craven said in a statement. 

Russia dominated the 2014 Winter Paralympics, winning 80 of 126 available medals and almost half the available gold medals, USA Today reports.

The 2016 Paralympics will be held September 7-18.

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