Phillip Craven

Phillip Craven has been quoted 10 times. The two most recent articles where Phillip Craven has been quoted are Russia loses appeal against Paralympics ban and Rio Paralympic Games: charities hit out at funding shortfall. Most recently, Phillip Craven was quoted as having said, “Although we are pleased with the decision, it is not a day for celebration and we have enormous sympathy for the Russian athletes who will now miss out on the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. It is a sad day for the Paralympic Movement but we hope also a new beginning. He wanted the ruling to be a "catalyst for change" in Russia.”.

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Sport has to come together and I think it will.

Although we are pleased with the decision, it is not a day for celebration and we have enormous sympathy for the Russian athletes who will now miss out on the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. It is a sad day for the Paralympic Movement but we hope also a new beginning. He wanted the ruling to be a "catalyst for change" in Russia.

Never before in the 56-year history of the Paralympic Games have we faced circumstances like this.

Currently we have around 10 countries who, even if the grants are paid, may struggle to cover the cost of their travel to the games. The IPC is working with them to find solutions and ensure their participation here in Rio.

I believe the Russian government has catastrophically failed its para-athletes. Their 'medals over morals' mentality disgusts me.

The IPC governing board has suspended the Russian Paralympic Committee with immediate effect. The anti-doping system in Russia is broken, corrupted and completely compromised.

I believe the Russian government has catastrophically failed its Para athletes. Their medals over morals mentality disgusts me.

In my view and in the view of every member of the IPC Governing Board, the McLaren report marked one of the darkest days in the history of all sport. It was a body blow for everyone who is committed to clean, fair and honest competition. It questioned the integrity and credibility of sport as we all know it and has left me and many others deeply saddened.

The McLaren report "marked one of the darkest days in the history of all sports" as it "questioned the integrity and credibility of sport as we know it. I believe the Russian government has catastrophically failed its Para athletes.

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