MEDIA ADVISORY: The IPC to provide an update on the Russian Paralympic Committee’s suspension

The RPC was suspended by the IPC on 7 August 2016. 17 May 2017

Official logo of the International Paralympic Committee.

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Sir Philip Craven and IPC Taskforce Independent Chairperson Andy Parkinson will hold a press conference in London, Great Britain on Monday (22 May) at 14:00 BST. The pair will update attending media on the Russian Paralympic Committee’s IPC membership suspension and its progress in meeting the reinstatement criteria.

The Russian Paralympic Committee was suspended on 7 August for due to its inability to fulfil its IPC membership responsibilities and obligations, in particular its obligation to comply with the IPC Anti-Doping Code and the World Anti-Doping Code (to which it is also a signatory).

Media registration is required for participation in the press conference. To attend the press conference, please send the following details to: by Sunday 21 May at 17:00 BST.

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Press conference details

Subject: The IPC to provide an update on the Russian Paralympic Committee’s suspension

Date and time: Monday 22 May 2017

Location: Claremont Room, Double Tree by Hilton London-Islington – 60 Pentonville Road, Islington, London, N1 9LA

Media reception: 13:30 BST

Press conference begins: 14:00-15:00 BST

Participants: Sir Philip Craven, IPC President; Andrew Parkinson, Independent Chairperson of the IPC Taskforce and Craig Spence, IPC Media and Communications Director


• Owing to venue space limitations, only one still camera and one ENG camera are permitted per media organisation

• Audio source plugs will be available

• No interpretation will be provided