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Russia Stages Its Own Paralympic Games After Rio Ban

Russian Paralympic Athletes who were banned from Rio took part in the opening Ceremony of an Alternative Competition in Moscow.

The decision to exclude Russia's team initially made on August 7 by the International Paralympic Committee meant that at least 260 competitors from the country were set to miss the Sept. 7-18 event.

The IPC went further than the international Olympic committee which stopped short of a blanket ban on Russia at Rio games and left the decision instead in the hands of international sports federations.

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