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Russian Paralympic Team Preparing for 2018 Olympics Despite Suspension

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Russia’s Paralympic team is preparing for the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games in PyeongChang despite the suspension of the Russian Paralympic Committee’s membership in the International Paralympic Committee, according to RPC President Vladimir Lukin.

“The preparation is already underway, we are getting ready. We are preparing for the Winter Olympic Games in South Korea as normal,” Lukin is quoted as saying by the TASS news agency.

“Unfortunately, the team was barred from participation in qualification contests as Russia’s membership in the International Paralympic Committee had been suspended,” Lukin said. “Of course, this restriction puts into question its participation. But we are preparing as normal.”

This story first appeared in the blog, The Sport Intern. The editor is Karl-Heinz Huba of Lorsch, Germany. He can be reached at ISMG@aol.com. The article is reprinted here with permission of Huba.

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