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Canadian Paralympic Committee supports IPC’s decision to suspend Russian, Belarusian Paralympic Committees

The Canadian Paralympic Committee introduced its assist of the International Paralympic Committee’s decision to suspend all membership rights of the Russian and Belarusian Paralympic Committees till additional discover.

“Because of the continued struggle and atrocities in Ukraine, that is the logical subsequent step in reaffirming our message that aggression and struggle usually are not acceptable,” the CPC stated in an announcement following Wednesday’s decision.

The IPC might contemplate expulsion in accordance with the IPC Constitution if the state of affairs worsens. The IPC General Assembly can additionally revoke any suspension imposed in accordance with the IPC Constitution if the grounds on which it was imposed not apply.

The IPC first banned each the Russian and Belarusian groups from competing on the Beijing Paralympics final March after dealing with threats of withdrawals and rising animosity within the Athletes Village.

“The CPC joins the worldwide motion of NPCs and different sporting organizations in persevering with to condemn the atrocities being undertaken by Russia and Belarus in Ukraine,” CPC president Marc-André Fabien stated.

The IPC’s decision to suspend the Russian and Belarusian Paralympic Committees stems from their incapacity to adjust to membership obligations underneath the IPC Constitution, together with:

  •  The obligation to respect, assist and promote the aim and objects of the IPC, together with the duty to be sure that, in Para sport inside the Paralympic Movement, the spirit of honest play prevails, the security and well being of the athletes are protected, and basic moral rules are upheld
  • The obligation to handle its affairs autonomously and with out improper interference from our bodies outdoors the Paralympic Movement, together with guaranteeing that its operations usually are not influenced by any political, governmental, or spiritual interference
  • The obligation to not do something (by act or omission) that’s opposite to the aim or objects of the IPC and/or that dangers bringing the IPC, the Paralympic Movement, or Para sport into disrepute
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