MOSCOW, August 24. / Corr. TASS Artem Kuznetsov /. The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is pleased with the way the Russian Paralympic Committee is fulfilling the conditions for restoring its rights in the organization. This was stated in an interview with TASS by the president of the IPC, Andrew Parsons.
The RPC’s membership in the international committee was suspended in mid-2016 after the publication of the results of the investigation by the Richard McLaren commission on doping in Russian sports. The PKR was reinstated in February last year, but under certain conditions that will be valid until the end of 2022.
“Our relationship is very good. The RPC has duly responded to the presented points of the roadmap, including the requirement for a testing program,” Parsons said.
Until the end of 2022, the RPC must compensate for the costs of additional testing of Russian Paralympians, comply with the rules of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), and submit a report on the work done to the IPC every six months. At the same time, the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) must maintain the status of compliance with the international WADA code. In connection with the case of the Moscow anti-doping laboratory, RUSADA risks losing compliance again in November, which may lead to a second disqualification of the RCC.