President of the Russian Paralympic Committee Vladimir Lukin:
“The International Paralympic Committee today announced the dates for the Paralympic Summer Games in Tokyo. It is very good that the decision was made in such a short time, in spite of the global coronavirus pandemic.
We all hope that the postponement of the Games from August 24 to September 5, 2021 will ensure safety for all participants in the Paralympic movement. The Russian Paralympic Committee will continue to interact with the International Paralympic Committee and international sports federations on issues that are most important to all of us — the participation of Russian athletes in the qualifying competitions for the Games in Tokyo.
I want to once again appeal to all Paralympic people and all those who are not indifferent to them. Today, more than ever, we must unite in order to overcome this crisis and continue to live a productive life. ”