MOSCOW, December 3. / TASS /. Representatives of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) will take part in the All-Russian Scientific and Practical Conference, which will be held on December 4 in Krasnoyarsk and will be devoted to the development of the Paralympic Movement in Russia. This was reported by TASS Deputy Director General of RUSADA Ms. Margarita Pakhnotskaya.
The Russian Anti-Doping Agency works very closely with the Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC) in a number of areas, ”said Pakhnotskaya. – “So, in early September in Moscow, the Forum of Young Paralympians took place, in which we took direct part. We also agreed to the proposal of the conference organizers in Krasnoyarsk. "
The international expert of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in RUSADA, Ms.Eva Lyukoshute-Stanikunene, who will tell the audience how to create an effective educational anti-doping program, will speak at the plenary meeting that will open the conference, the TASS interviewer continued. - I, in turn, will deliver a report on the theme “The activities of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency: the International and National aspects.”
The conference "Problems and Prospects of the Paralympic Movement in the Russian Federation" will also hear a report by the Head of the RPC Anti-doping, Medical, and Scientific Department of the RPC Ms. Guzel Idrisova, who will talk about the anti-doping support for the Paralympic sports.
On December 5, the Siberian Forum of Young Paralympians will be held in Krasnoyarsk, within which educational anti-doping programs will take place. So, Lyukoshute-Stanikunene will hold for children the presentation of the anti-doping program “Fair Play and the Spirit of Sport”, Pakhnotskaya will talk about the “Rules in life and sport”, and the specialist of the educational programs department of RUSADA, Ms. Evgeny Khristenko - about “Ten things that shouldn’t allow sportsman".
RPC’s membership in the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) was suspended in August 2016 after a doping scandal broke out, which prevented Russian Paralympians from competing at the Games in Rio de Janeiro. At the 2018 Winter Games in Korea, the Russians athletes performed in neutral status.