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Sports Court Confirms Russia Ban from Rio Paralympics

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has confirmed Russia's ban from the Paralympic Games as punishment for a state-backed doping program.   CAS announced its urgent verdict Tuesday to dismiss the Russian Paralympic Committee's appeal against exclusion from the Sept. 7-18 games in Rio de Janeiro. A hearing was held in Rio on Monday.   The court said its judges ruled that the International Paralympic Committee "did not violate any procedural rule'' in...

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