President of the Russian Paralypic Committee Vladimir Lukin and Chairman of the Executive Committee, 1st Vice-President of Russian NPC Pavel Rozhkov, Russian NPC EB member, Paralympic champion Mikhail Terentyev attended the IPC Membership Gathering
At first day, October 3, delegates took part in discussions on developing of the athlete pathway and athlete classification.
Vladimir Lukin and Pavel Rozhkov paid their attention on classification rules in some sports.
During the first day Vladimir Lukin and Pavel Rozhkov met with IPC CEO Xavier Gonzalez, IPC Vice-President, Brazil NPC President Andrew Parsons, President of European Paralympic Committee John Petersson, President of Ukrainian Paralympic Committee Valery Sushkevich. They discussed key challenges of Paralympic Movement.
Vladimir Lukin and Pavel Rozhkov met with IWAS President Paul DePace on organization of 2015 IWAS World Games, which is planning to be held in Sochi.
At the second day of the Gathering IPC Memberships will have discussions on Paralympic Games programme, cooperation with Olympic Movement and marketing.
Special attention of Russian NPC was paid on and inclusion of new sports and disciplines to Paralympic Games Sport Programme
On Saturday evening Vladimir Lukin, Pavel Rozhkov and Mikhail Terentyev attended the Gala-dinner dedicated to 25-anniversary of the IPC.
At the meeting with World Taekwondo Federation Dr. Chungwon Choue and Pavel Rozhkov discussed the potential inclusion of Para-taekwondo to Paralympic Games programme. Dr. Choue thanked Russian NPC for high level organization of Para-Taekwondo World Championships in Moscow.