Not Bach: Atlanticists against Russian Paralympians


The Russian paralympics team will not be able to participate in the Paralympics in Rio. This was stated by the head of the International Paralympic Committee, Sir Philip Craven. According to him, his organization reached this decision on the basis of the facts submitted by the commission of the World Anti-Doping Agency under the guidance of Richard McLaren.

The chance to participate

The only chance to participate in the Games in Rio for Russian athletes with disabilities is by appealing to the International Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne and receiving a positive decision.

Geopolitical factor

he decision of the International Paralympic Committee is an obvious intervention of the political factor in sports. In these circumstances, the International Olympic Committee, under the leadership of Thomas Bach, took a different decision and rejected the disqualification of the entire Russian team over the violations of a number of athletes. Unsurprisingly, the Englishman Craven, a subject of the Queen, joined the Atlanticist side, while the German Bach was closer to continental Russia and common sense.