MOSCOW, April 2. / TASS /. The Russian Paralympic Committee is adjusting the plans for the main events for preparing the Russian National Teams for the Paralympic Games in Tokyo, which was postponed to 2021. This was announced to TASS by the first Vice president of the Russian Paralympic Committee, chief of the mission of the Russian National Team at the XVI Paralympic Summer Games in 2021 in Tokyo, Pavel Rozhkov.
On March 30, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) announced that the Paralympic Summer Games will be held in Tokyo from August 24 to September 5, 2021.
“The Russian Paralympic Committee cooperates daily with the governance of the Ministry of Sport of the Russian Federation, with presidents of All Russian Sports Federations on disabilities, with Head Coaches of the Russian National Teams with the aim of adjusting the plans for the main events for preparing Russian athletes for the Paralympic Summer Games, the final stages of preparation, anti-doping support, medical and biomedical support, transportation of sports equipment and other plans and schedules" - said Rozhkov.
"It is important to note that all qualified athletes, as well as quotas for the Paralympic Games in Tokyo, will remain valid, according to the IPC. Today we have an understanding of what we all need to do," said the First Vice President of the Russian Paralympic Committee.
Rozhkov also mentioned that on Wednesday he discussed preparations for the Games with the Deputy Minister of Sports of the Russian Federation Marina Tomilova: “The day before, we had an online conversation with the Deputy Minister of Sport of the Russian Federation, the head of the headquarters for monitoring the preparation of the Russian National Teams for the Paralympic Games Marina Tomilova, during which we discussed the preparation and carrying of the next meeting of the headquarters, at which it is supposed to make appropriate changes to the above plans and schedules, taking into account the rescheduled dates of the Paralympic Games and the coronavirus pandemic".