Russian president Vladimir Putin (seated) and sports minister Vitaly Mutko watch the downhill skiing competition at the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi. Mutko vowed Sunday to fight Russia’s full ban from the 2016 Paralympics in Rio. Photo: AP

‘Medals over morals’: Entire Russian team banned from competing in Rio Paralympics

Sports minister Vitaly Mutko vows to fight IPC decision

Topic |   Rio 2016 Olympic Games

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Russian president Vladimir Putin (seated) and sports minister Vitaly Mutko watch the downhill skiing competition at the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi. Mutko vowed Sunday to fight Russia’s full ban from the 2016 Paralympics in Rio. Photo: AP
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