What is NPA, is it a nation, how is it different from OAR, and are Russia participating in the Winter Paralympics 2018 Pyeongchang?

IN January the Worldwide Paralympic Committee (IPC) introduced that it would keep the suspension of the Russian Paralympic Committee. for the Winter Video games.

Russia was banned from all Paralympic competitors in August 2016 after particulars of state-sponsored doping.

 Sergey Alexandrov is one those chosen to be part of the NPA team in PyeongChang

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Sergey Alexandrov is one these chosen to be a part of the NPA staff in PyeongChang

The PyeongChang Winter Paralympics will happen between March 9 and March 18.

What is NPA?

IN recognition of the progress made by the Russian Committee the IPC stated it will permit eligible Russian Para athletes who meet strict circumstances to compete in 5 sports underneath the identify Impartial Paralympic Athlete (NPA). 

Based on tips, solely locations which haven’t been utilized by eligible athletes or have been returned by different Nationwide Paralympic Committees may be distributed to eligible NPAs.

The phrase Russia is not allowed to seem in the delegation identify and they may compete beneath the Paralympic flag.

The Paralympic anthem might be performed at ceremonies, not the Russian nationwide anthem.

How can they qualify as an NPA?

THE RPC are chargeable for choosing athletes which have certified in accordance with the requirements of their sport. 

Every NPA should have undergone at the very least two anti-doping checks in the final six months.

Para-athletes can solely be thought-about in the event that they are a part of the IPC's Worldwide Registered Testing Pool, RUSADA’s Nationwide Registered Testing Pool or the Worldwide Federation’s Registered Testing Pool.

How is it different to OAR which competed at the Winter Olympics?

THE Olympic Athletes from Russia have been the third largest group at the Winter Olympics. 

In contrast to the OAR representatives, the Russian athletes who are competiting in the Winter Paralympics won’t have the phrase "Russia" in their title.

Aside from that slight distinction, they should have handed the "strict standards" to be eligible to compete.

 Vitaly Mutko (stood behind Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2014) was issued a lifetime Olympic ban in December 2017 following the state doping allegations

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Vitaly Mutko (stood behind Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2014) was issued a lifetime Olympic ban in December 2017 following the state doping allegations

What number of athletes are competing beneath the NPA flag?

THERE will probably be 30 athletes competing throughout 5 sports at the Paralympic Winter Video games underneath the NPA flag. 

These are cut up into:

ALPINE SKIING: 10

NORDIC SKIING 12

SNOWBOARDING: three

WHEELCHAIR CURLING: 5 (in one group)

Six guides will help athletes with imaginative and prescient impairments and there might be 39 help private and staff officers.

IN January the Worldwide Paralympic Committee (IPC) introduced that it would keep the suspension of the Russian Paralympic Committee. for the Winter Video games.

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