Russian athletes have been banned from competing at the Rio 2016 Paralympics following the country’s doping scandal. The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) had opened suspension proceedings following the McLaren report, and has now confirmed the ban. That report, published last month, detailed a state-sponsored doping programme operated by Russia. The Russian Paralympic Committee is to […]

A brief history of doping in disability sport

This article is part of a ParaSport News series of articles looking at doping in the Paralympic, Deaflympic and disability sports movement. ` The history of doping and doping controls in disability sport dates back to the early 1980s.  This lagged behind Olympic and professional sport by about 10 to 20 years, with the first […]