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Beijing Paralympic Games open; an unusual event excluding Russia and Belarus
北京パラリンピック開幕 ロシアなど除外で異例の祭典に
The opening ceremony of the Beijing Winter Paralympics was held at Beijing's National Stadium on the 4th, kicking off an unusual 10-day event with the backdrop of Russian and Belarusian athletes being banned from the Games due to the Ukraine situation.
On the 2nd, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) had allowed athletes and officials from the two countries to participate in the event from a "neutral" position, but due to opposition from other participating teams and athletes, it was decided that the two countries would be banned the next day. According to the Tass news agency, the Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC) announced on the 4th that it will not file an urgent complaint regarding the ban with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and others.
(LissN 2022年3月18日配信)

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kicking off 開幕する、始める
with the backdrop of ... ~の影響で、~を背景に
participate  参加する
neutral 中立的な
opposition from ... ~からの反発
urgent complaint 早急な提訴
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