Alexey Bugaev is one of 30 Russian athletes who have been allowed to compete as neutrals at Pyeongchang 2018 ©Getty Images

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) have revealed a 30-strong list of approved Russian Neutral Paralympic Athletes (NPA) who are set to compete at the upcoming Winter Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang.

The IPC say that all 30 athletes meet the qualification criteria for the Games and fulfil the eligibility conditions for Russian athletes to compete as neutrals.

They have also confirmed that all the athletes on the list are part of a registered testing pool and have undergone at least two anti-doping tests in the last six months. 

They are also said to have completed a Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC) anti-doping education session.

The Russian NPA athletes have only been given slots which were not already fulfilled by other National Paralympic Committees, meaning no male Russian Nordic skiers will be at the Games as all 100 quota places had already been filled.

The 30-strong NPA team consists of 10 Alpine skiers, including five-time Paralympic medallist Alexey Bugaev, 12 Nordic skiers, three snowboarders and five wheelchair curlers.

The IPC say they are still considering entry applications from a small number of other Russian athletes who are looking to compete at Pyeongchang 2018.

The Russian Paralympic Committee remains suspended by the International Paralympic Committee ©Getty Images
The Russian Paralympic Committee remains suspended by the International Paralympic Committee ©Getty Images

Russia remains suspended by the IPC following the country's doping scandal, which saw evidence of a sample manipulation scheme at their home Sochi 2014 Olympics and Paralympics.

No Russians were allowed to compete at the Rio 2016 Paralympics.

However, a neutral team will be allowed in South Korea "in recognition of the progress made by the RPC in improving its anti-doping activities".

The Alpine skiers at the Games, which will run between March 9 and 18, are Aleksandra Frantseva, Anastasiia Khorosheva, Mariia Papulova, Sergey Alexandrov, Alexander Alyabyev, Ivan Frantsev, Alexey Mikushin, Valerii Redkozubov, Alexksander Vetrov and Bugaev.

In Nordic skiing, the 12 female Russians are Akzhana Abdikarimova, Natalia Bratiuk, Nadezhda Fedorova, Marina Galitsyna,  Irina Guliaeva, Mariia Iovleva, Natalia Kocherova, Iuliia Mikheeva, Anna Milenina, Ekaterina Moshkovskaia, Ekaterina Rumyantseva and Marta Zainullina.

Vladimir Igushkin, Mikhail Slinkin and  Aleksandr Tsygankov will all compete in snowboard events with the wheelchair curling rink featuring Konstantin Kurokhtin, Marat Romanov, Daria Shchukina, Alexander Shevchenko and Andrei Meshcheriakov.