7 August 2016

WADA Athlete Committee Statement on IPC Decision

The WADA Athletes’ Committee, together with clean athletes from all sports across the globe, commends and supports today’s decision by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to suspend the Russian Paralympic Committee. The IPC’s decision to uphold “morals over medals” and stand behind the values of clean, fair, doping-free sport sends an important and encouraging message to the clean athletes of the world.

We are heartened to see that the facts as presented by the McLaren Report were given due and thorough consideration, and that a principled decision was made as a result. We extend our congratulations to the IPC for upholding the rights of the majority of clean athletes world-wide, and maintaining integrity in sport as a guiding principle.