International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has banned the athlete’s entries from the Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC) and National Paralympic Committee (NPC) Belarus for the Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympics due to the war in Ukraine. Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympics is scheduled to take place from 4th to 13th March 2022 & it marks the 13th Winter Paralympic Games.
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Previously IPC has stated that the athletes from both countries would be allowed to compete as neutrals in the games. The IPC joins the range of sporting bodies like Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) etc, that have banned the participation of Russians and Belarusians, which includes football, track, basketball, hockey, and others.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- International Paralympic Committee Founded: 22 September 1989;
- International Paralympic Committee Headquarters: Bonn, Germany;
- International Paralympic Committee CEO: Xavier Gonzalez;
- International Paralympic Committee President: Andrew Parsons (Brazil).