All Russian athletes banned from Paralympics: 'Their thirst for glory at all costs has damaged all sports'

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The entire Russian Paralympic team has been suspended from competition by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) because of doping allegations.

"The facts really do hurt," said IPC President Sir Philip Craven on Sunday. "The system is Russia is broken, corrupted, and entirely compromised. Their medals over morals mentality disgusts me. The Russian government has failed its athletes. It shows a blatant disregard for the health and wellbeing of athletes. Their thirst for glory at all costs has damaged all sports."

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