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The governing board of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) on Wednesday published strict eligibility criteria that Russian and Belarusian athletes and support staff must meet in order to compete as neutral athletes at the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games.

The Russians and Belarusians are called neutral Paralympic athletes and will participate in uniforms approved by the IPC with no national colors, flags, country names or national emblems, symbols or designations.

Medals won will not be included in the Paralympic Games medal table and if a neutral athlete wins a title, the Paralympic national anthem will be played. Since the athletes compete individually and neutrally, they will not participate in the opening ceremony on Aug. 28 and will not have a flag bearer at the closing ceremony on Sept. 8.

This post is originally from L’Équipe