Paralympic champion Victoria Arlen banned from Montreal 2013 IPC World Champs

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Read for instance SwimmingWorld Magazine

On Sunday, Victoria Arlen was banned from competing in this year’s world championships because the IPC believes Arlen’s paralysis sustained after contracting a rare viral disease in 2006 has the chance to be cured, and thus, not be a permanent disability. That, in the eyes of the IPC, is grounds for excluding Arlen from competition this year — and possibly for future meets.

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