MOSCOW, August 15 (RAPSI) – Russia’s Paralympic Committee on Monday filed an appeal with the Lausanne-based Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) challenging exclusion of Russian athletes from participation in the 2016 Paralympic Games in Brazil, a statement of the committee’s press service reads.

The application has been lodged in accordance with an arbitration agreement earlier concluded between Russia’s Paralympic Committee and International Paralympic Committee (IPC).

The court hearing will take place on August 21 in Rio de Janeiro.

On August 7, IPC banned 268 Russian athletes from competing at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games following the country's doping scandal.

The Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro will be held from September 7 to September 18, 2016.