On Friday 15 March 2019 the IPC conditionally reinstated the membership of the Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC) following the publication of post-reinstatement criteria, a number of high-level requirements the RPC must continue to meet until 31 December 2022.
Having met 69 of the 70 original reinstatement criteria, the IPC Governing Board is now confident that the RPC is a much-improved organisation from the time when it was suspended in August 2016.
As Russia disappointingly did not accept the findings of the McLaren Report, we can only lift the suspension under strict conditions. As a result, we will continue to supervise the RPC’s actions and activities until 31 December 2022, a period that covers the Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022 Paralympic Games.
We welcome the RPC back as an IPC member. The organisation should be under no illusions, however, that should it at any stage not meet the post-reinstatement criteria, the IPC Governing Board can reconsider its membership status. This could include the IPC revoking the conditional reinstatement.
To learn more about the why the RPC was originally suspended and what changes have taken place since, please click here.