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In addition to the decision on the Russian Paralympic Committee, the Board this weekend is expected to approve the final medal event programmes for both athletics and swimming at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games and make progress in terms of the triathlon

26 January 2018
In addition to the decision on the Russian Paralympic Committee, the Board this weekend is expected to approve the final medal event programmes for both athletics and swimming at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games and make progress in terms of the triathlon programme.

The Board will also decide which sports and disciplines should go forward to the second stage of the application process for inclusion in the Paris 2024 Paralympic sports programme.

Eight international federations - International Federation of CP Football, International Federation of Powerchair Football, International Golf Federation, International Surfing Association, World Armwrestling Federation, World Karate Federation, World Para Dance Sport and World Sailing - all expressed an interest to be included.

In addition, the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation put forward the 3x3 discipline of the sport, World Shooting Para Sport proposed the inclusion of Para trap shooting and World Taekwondo expressed an interest to include the Poomsae discipline of Para taekwondo.

Sports approved by the Board this weekend will go forward to stage two of the application process which also includes the 22 existing Paralympic sports.

The IPC Governing Board will ultimately decide the final Paris 2024 Paralympic sport programme in early 2019.

A press release announcing the IPC Governing Board's decisions with regards to Tokyo 2020, Paris 2024 and a number of other matters will be issued on Sunday (28 January) around 12:00 CET.





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