7 August 2016

WADA Statement on IPC Decision

WADA has taken note of the decision announced today by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) relating to the membership status of the National Paralympic Committee of Russia (NPC of Russia) ahead of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

WADA acknowledges the work conducted by the IPC (since the release of the McLaren Report on 18 July) in gathering more evidence from Professor McLaren from which to make its decision.

WADA supports the decision taken by the IPC, which we believe is in the interest of clean athletes and the clean sport movement. The IPC’s decision follows the WADA Executive Committee’s 18 July recommendation to the IPC that they consider declining entries of athletes by the Russian Paralympic Committee for Rio 2016 as a result of the McLaren Report.