Russian athletes to be banned from Paralympic Games in Rio

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is set to do what its Olympic counterpart did not and ban Russia outright from its Games later this month, according to The Guardian.

In the wake of the publication of Richard McLaren's report that revealed jaw-dropping details of systemic doping in Russia, the IPC provisionally suspended Russia from the Paralympics.

It is understood that after gathering further evidence from McLaren and giving the Russian Paralympic Committee the opportunity to make its case, a provisional decision has been made. The IPC is to announce its decision at a press conference in Rio on Sunday.