Fomochkin who carried Russian flag in Rio sees his accreditation canceled

Andrei Fomochkin, a member of Belarus delegation at the Paralympic Games in Rio, has been deprived of his accreditation, the press office of IPC told Euroradio.

“On Thursday morning, IPC has cancelled the accreditation of the individual who carried the Russian flag as part of the Belarus delegation during the opening ceremony last night."

“The IPC will also tell the Belarusian National Paralympic Committee today that political protests are banned at Paralympic Games", IPC press office told Euroradio.


As of writing, no other punishment for Belarus is expected.