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Entire Russian Team Banned from Paralympic Games in Fallout from Doping Scandal

The entire Russian team has been banned from the Paralympic Games in September, a stiffer penalty stemming from the country's systematic doping program that extends beyond the partial ban imposed on Russian athletes who were hoping to compete in the current summer Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro. The International Olympic Committee approved the entry of 271 Russian athletes at the Rio games, about 70 percent of the country's original team. But the International Paralympic Committee...

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