Swiss court to consider Russian Paralympic panel’s appeal

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Moscow, Sep 1 (IANS) The Russian Paralympic Committee’s (RPC) appeal against suspension of membership from the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) will be considered in Switzerland’s federal court within 6-7 months.

“The RPC’s main appeal will be considered in the federal court of Switzerland within 6-7 months. It depends on this decision whether the Russian Paralympians will be able to take part in other international competitions, in particular, the 2018 Paralympic Games,” the RPC said in a statement on Wednesday, reports Tass.

The Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland has ruled against Russia’s appeal on the suspension of national para-athletes from the 2016 Rio Paralympics to be held in Brazil from September 7 to 18, according to a statement from the court.

Artyom Patsev, a Russian sports lawyer, has said on the court’s decision that is was predictable and it was senseless for Russia to file an appeal.

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“It was immediately clear that they would reject the appeal, which was senseless,” Patsev said on Wednesday.

“I said it earlier that it was all very predictable.”



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