Belarusian athletes carried the Russian flag at the opening of the Paralympic Games (4 photos)
At the opening of the Paralympic Games 2016 Belarus national team entered the stadium “Maracana” in Rio de Janeiro with two flags – Belarusian and Russian. About its intention to support thus suspended from the Russian Paralympic Games , the members of the national team of Belarus announced in advance, but the International Paralympic Committee forbade it, saying that this would be seen as a political gesture. To some of the athletes managed to carry Russian flag at the stadium and go with him for a few meters before it seized. IPC intends to find out the identity of the athlete, who carried the flag of the Russian Federation, and to punish him.