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Azerbaijan rejects Russian paralympians’ licenses


Baku – APA. Azerbaijan has officially rejected the licenses of Russian athletes, who were banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) from taking part in the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, the Ministry of Youth and Sports told APAsport on Sept. 7.

 

“In view of the fact that the Rio Paralympics starts off today and the impossibility of change of the decision on disqualification of Russian athletes from the Games, the Azerbaijani side has officially rejected three licenses and our athletes joined the Games on the basis of licenses that had personally gained,” said the Azerbaijani ministry.

 

Twenty four Azerbaijani paralympians have gained a total of 41 licenses on six sports for the 2016 Rio Paralympics.   

 

 

 

 

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