The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) confirmed on Friday that competitors from Russia and Belarus will compete as neutrals in the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games.
“As this was a decision taken by the IPC General Assembly, I expect all IPC members to fully respect it,” IPC President Andrew Parsons said in a statement. “With the decision now behind us, I hope the focus, as we lead up to the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games, can now be very much on sport and the performances of Para athletes.”
The IPC General Assembly in Manama, Bahrain, voted 90-56 in favour of a move to partially suspend NPC Russia, and 79-57 in favour of partially suspending NPC Belarus.
The Paralympics in Paris 2024 will begin in August. 28 through Sept. 8.