Moscow — The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) said on Friday that it would lift the ban on Russia’s Paralympic Committee (RPC) by March 15, under certain conditions. Russia has been barred from international Paralympic competitions since August 2016 over allegations of state-sponsored doping, similar to those that led to the suspension of its athletics federation and anti-doping agency. The IPC said the RPC had met 69 of the 70 reinstatement criteria outlined in 2016. “In August 2016, the IPC suspended the RPC because it was necessary and proportionate to the situation we faced and essential to ensure clean sport,” IPC president Andrew Parsons said in a statement. “Twenty-nine months later, it is the IPC governing board’s firm belief that keeping the RPC suspended is no longer necessary and proportionate to the situation we now face in Russia.” The one reinstatement condition that has not been met is “an official response adequately addressing the findings made by Prof McLar...

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