Russia files Rio Olympics ban appeal

AFP , Monday 15 Aug 2016

FILE In this file photo taken on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, President Vladimir Putin, foreground left, speaks as he meets with the national paralympic team after they returned from the Paralympic Games 2012 in London, in Moscow's Kremlin, Russia. (AP)

Russia's Paralympic Committee on Monday announced it has filed an appeal against the decision to ban the country from the Rio Paralympic Games over evidence of state-sponsored doping.

A statement by the committee said that it had "sent an appeal on August 15 to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS)". A hearing has been set for August 21 in Rio and a final ruling was expected by the end of August 22, it said.

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