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by Mark Zalewski
November 26, 2016
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Top race organisers reduce team and peloton sizes in Grand Tours, Classics and other events; Provisional Australian NRS calendar released for 2017: Four races added, two return; UCI officially issues WorldTour, ProContinental licenses; WADA publishes 2015 testing report; WADA suspends Mexico City lab; Russian Paralympic Committee given long list of rules for reinstatement by IPC; CANYON//SRAM announces 2017 roster; An Post-ChainReaction solidifies roster; Former NFTO team loses title sponsor, in jeopardy of closing; Former pro found guilty after race crash caused rider death; Death of British cyclist who fell off cliff in Pyrenees ruled accidental; Cyclist breaks Billie Fleming’s 77-year-old record; Best of the 2016 UCI Women’s WorldTour.
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) announced a five-member taskforce that will oversee the reinstatement process for the Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC), after it was suspended ahead of the Rio Games due to the findings in the WADA McLaren Report.
The RPC had been critical of the IPC for not providing it with detailed criteria in order to work towards returning to international competition. The IPC has since given the RPC several strict rules, including one that says it must show it can carry out anti-doping activities “without external interference.”
“As part of this, the RPC will need to adequately address the findings of the McLaren Report,” the IPC said in a statement.
One of the main criteria is an overhaul of staff of the RPC. As such it will be required to provide details of everyone who works for the RPC and whether they have had any involvement in a doping offence. Anyone found to have committed an anti-doping rule violation must be removed.
As well, due to the findings of the McLaren Report that detailed government-sponsored doping activities, the RPC will not be able to appoint any Government official to a role within the organisation.
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