Enough time for arbitration if Russia appeals Paralympics ban: CAS

| Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 15:39
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The 2016 Paralympic Games begin from September 7 and stretches till 18

Lausanne: The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) will have enough time to conduct the necessary arbitration procedure before the 2016 Games if it receives an appeal from the Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC) over its ban by the international governing body, a CAS spokesperson has said.
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) imposed a blanket ban on Russian paralympic athletes on August 7, reports Sputnik.
(Also readRussia to be barred from 2016 Paralympics: IPC president)
RPC has until August 28 to appeal the decision. The RPC, however, has not yet decided whether to contest the ban with the CAS or another judicial body.
"The CAS did not receive any appeal in relation to this matter so far," the spokesperson said on Wednesday.
"There is enough time to have an arbitration procedure conducted prior to the start of the Paralympic Games."
The 2016 Paralympic Games begin from September 7 and stretches till 18.

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