(8 Aug 2016) The head of the Russian Paralympic Committee on Monday refused to admit to doping allegations presented by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), resulting in a Russian team ban from the 2016 Games.
Speaking at a news conference in Moscow, Vladimir Lukin said his team always took anti-doping rules seriously and will look for legislative solutions of the problem.
On Sunday, Russia was kicked out of the upcoming Paralympics - the ultimate punishment for the state running a doping operation that polluted sports by prioritising "medals over morals."
Paralympic leaders expelled one of its most significant members as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that 278 Russians have been given clearance to compete at the Olympics after their eligibility in Rio de Janeiro was left to individual sports' authorities.
Russia's years of doping deception, including tampering with samples at the 2014 Olympics and Paralympics in Sochi, were outlined last month by World Anti-Doping Agency investigator Richard McLaren.
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