Russian Paralympics ban appeal rejected by Swiss supreme court

Switzerland's supreme court says it has dismissed Russia's appeal to compete at the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Anti-doping obligations not met, court rules

Russian President Vladimir Putin, seen here at the 2014 Sochi Paralympics, has condemned the banning of his country's athletes from the upcoming Paralympics in Brazil. (/PetersGetty Images)

Switzerland's supreme court says it has dismissed Russia's appeal to compete at the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro.

The Swiss Federal Tribunal says its judge dismissed the Russian Paralympic Committee's request for an interim ruling overturning a ban by the International Paralympic Committee because of state-sponsored doping.

The court says the Russian body had not demonstrated it had fulfilled all its obligations to anti-doping rules.

"The Russian Paralympic Committee would have needed to demonstrate it had fulfilled its obligations in upholding... anti-doping protocols, and that its interests in an immediate lifting of its suspension outweigh the International Paralympics Committee's interests in fighting doping and in the integrity of athletics. It did not succeed in this in any way," it said.

Russia's request that individual athletes be allowed to compete was also rejected because they were not specified parties to appeals against the ban.

Russia lost 267 entries for the Rio Paralympics, which will be held from Sept. 7-18.

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