Iranian Paralympic cyclist Bahman Golbarnezhad died Saturday after an accident in the road race on the penultimate day of the Rio Games, officials said.
Rio de Janeiro opened the Paralympics with samba, parading wheelchairs, giant balloons and loud booing of Brazil's president at the Maracana stadium.
PM Dmitry Medvedev said that CAS's decision to uphold a ban on Russia's participation in the Rio Paralympics because of a doping scandal, was cynical.
Russian competitors remained banned from next month's Rio Paralympics after the country lost an appeal today against a suspension issued over a vast, state-run doping programme.
The Rio Paralympics next month is in a "precarious" state and faces more cuts to let it go ahead, the head of the International Paralympic Committee said on Monday.