The fall out of the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues and so does the fall out regarding sports events and athletics from and in Russia.
Russian and Belarusian athletes have been banned from competing in the Winter Paralympics.
It represents a major u-turn from the International Paralympic Committee, who less than 24 hours previously said they could take part as neutrals.
President of the IPC Andrew Parsons said the backlash from other nations was impossible to ignore.
The games get underway in Beijing tomorrow.
Meanwhile Formula One has terminated its contract with the Russian Grand Prix.
The race scheduled for September 2022 in Sochi was already cancelled, however, F1 has now confirmed that no future Grands Prix will be held there.
Therefore, the F1 will no longer move from Sochi to St Petersburg in 2023 as planned. With a contract until 2025, the Russian Grand Prix was slated to move to Igora Drive from next season.
Russian driver Nikita Mazepin’s seat at the Haas team could be in doubt too after his father’s company Uralkali’s sponsorship of the team was ended over the conflict in Ukraine.
This week, a ban on Russian drivers was placed on those competing in the UK.
F1’s governing body, the FIA, will continue to allow Russian drivers to compete, albeit under a neutral flag.