Everyone is watching the Rio Olympics, but one country's team has already lost their games.
Russian athletes have officially been banned from competing in the upcoming 2016 Paralympics — set to follow the Olympic games just days later in Rio — after a state-sponsored doping program operated by the country.
On Sunday, the International Paralympic Committee put a blanket ban on Russia after an investigation claimed the country's sports ministry "directed, controlled and oversaw" manipulation of urine samples provided by its athletes.
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This is in great contrast to the International Olympic Committee's earlier decision to allow individual sports to decide whether Russians could compete in the Olympic games.
IPC President Philip Craven directly condemned the Russian state's involvement for prioritizing "medals over morals." He said:
Even though the Sochi 2014 Winter Games are over, that doesn't mean sports there have completely shut down…
Because this Friday marks the beginning of the 2014 Winter Paralympic Games!
The Paralympics are so amazing and so inspiring because it's not just athletes competing to win gold.
The Games are about people who have overcome disabilities to compete at an Olympic level.
That's why this Samsung Paralympic commercial hits so hard.
It shows how these athletes are no different than anyone else, except they strive to be the BEST! As all Olympians do!
Check out the video (above) to see this inspiring commercial!
It looks like Heather Mills is hanging up her ski poles for good!
Earlier today, news broke that Paul McCartney's ex-wife lost her chance to compete in the 2014 Sochi Paralympics after she was accused of assaulting an official over an equipment dispute!
Well the situation has gotten MUCH worse as Heather and the British Disabled Ski Team are
Paul McCartney's ex-wife's dreams of being in the Sochi Paralympics came to an end after she allegedly assaulted and verbally abused an official named Sylvana Mestre!
Heather Mills was trying out for a spot on Britain's ski team, however, the International Paralympic Committee ruled that a prosthetic had NOT been approved for use in the event, and she wasn't too happy about it!
According to IPC spokesman Craig Spence, Paul's ex-wife "flew into a rage" during captains meeting in Austria and began
Sadly, it appears that despite his tears in the courtroom and assertion that he thought she was an intruder, Oscar Pistorius is facing mountains of evidence that he did, indeed, murder his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp early Thursday morning.
And some of that evidence has revealed that the paralympian did not only use a gun, but also a cricket bat!
According to new reports, authorities discovered the weapon covered in blood at the scene of the crime, and although there is still speculation that the 30-year-old model used it in self-defense against Pistorius, or that he perhaps used it in an effort to break down the bathroom door - where her body was ultimately found - sources close to the investigation have revealed that Steenkamp's body did not only have gunshot wounds, but her skull was also crushed.
The insider says:
Ever heard of Murderball?!
No, it's not some made-up sport from a movie or something.
It's wheelchair rugby and it's one of the most brutal sports out there.
They use their wheelchairs more like