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MOSCOW, August 8. /TASS/. A blanket ban imposed by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) on Russian para athletes is beyond common sense, Roman Tetyushkov, the Moscow region’s minister of physical culture and sports, said on Monday.
The IPC ruled on Sunday to suspend RPC’s (Russian Paralympic Committee) membership and bar the Russian team from the Paralympic Games in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro amid the doping scandal. Russian Minister of Sport Vitaly Mutko told TASS Russia will challenge this decision with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
"This decision is beyond common sense," Teryushkov was quoted as saying by his ministry’s press service.
"It hit athletes for whom the forthcoming competitions are a reason for living. Not long ago, a para athlete from Belgium said she would resort to euthanasia after the Paralympics Games in Rio because she can’t live without sport," he said. "The decision to disqualify Russian Palaympians, to rob them of their dream is a blow under the belt both from the sports and ethical points of view."
"It is a blow on human values. More to it, this decision relied on phony and ungrounded accusations. Our Paralympians have never indulged in back-door games and have never used dishonest methods. Sport for them is more than just competitions and that is why these people are called people with unlimited possibilities," he said.
"I hope this absurd decision will be revised. Forty-one para athletes from the Moscow region are member of the Russian Paralympic team," Teryushkov added.