The international Paralympic Committee has deprived of accreditation of Belarusian Andrei Fomochkin, swept the Russian flag at the opening ceremony of the Paralympics.
«Sport-Express» quotes the explanation by the representative of the IPC:
«The international Paralympic Committee cancelled Thursday morning accreditation of the person who carried the Russian flag in the Belarusian delegation. To calculate his identity is no big deal, it was done during the ceremony. He was a guest of the Secretary-General of the Paralympic Committee of Belarus, which was not originally on the list. We will contact the Paralympic Committee of Belarus, to remind them that any political protests during the Games invalid. This incident believe exhausted.»