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RPC President Vladimir Lukin about Paralympis Games postponement

25 March 2020

The most important decision was made to postpone the XXXII Olympic and XVI Paralympic Summer Games in Tokyo in 2021. It directly affects the fate of the global Paralympic Family, and therefore the Russian Paralympic Movement.

Given the circumstances, the Russian Paralympic Committee fully supports this decision of the International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee on the postponement of the Games.

We believe that health of athletes participating in the Paralympic Games is a paramount and immutable value that exceeds all other considerations. We urge candidates for the Russian Paralympic team to take this decision with understanding.

In our turn, the RPC will make every effort to ensure that our athletes are optimally and comprehensively prepared for the dates of the games, which we hope will be determined in the near future.

All necessary adjustments for preparing for the Paralympics will be taken in close cooperation with the National Sports Federations of Paralympic Sports and head coaches of the national teams.

Paralympians are people who are used to overcoming difficulties and problems. We will overcome the current challenge!

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