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Russians and Belarusians allowed to compete as neutral athletes at the 2024 Paralympics in Paris

Sep. 29, 2023 11:46 AM EDT

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Russians and Belarusians will be allowed to compete as neutral athletes at next year's Paralympics in Paris after avoiding a full ban from the event following the invasion of Ukraine. The International Paralympic Committee voted 74-65 at an assembly in...

SafeSport Center 'in potential crisis' according to panel's survey of Olympic system

Sep. 06, 2023 22:37 PM EDT

A wide-ranging survey into the state of the U.S. Olympic system leveled criticism at the U.S. Center for SafeSport, with a draft analysis concluding that feedback collected about the 6-year-old agency “paints a picture of a center in potential crisis.” SafeSport Center CEO...

One year before Paralympics, Paris trying to make city more accessible to those with disabilities

Aug. 28, 2023 11:49 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — With one year to go before Paris hosts the Paralympic Games for the first time, the French capital is faced with a significant challenge: The accessibility of its public transit. With only one subway line totally accessible out of 16, the city is under pressure to find...