At the headquarter of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) in Bonn (Germany), the meeting, attended by the Head of the Working Group of the Russian Paralympic Committee for the preparation to participate in the XII Paralympic Winter Games in 2018 in Pyeongchang (Republic of Korea), the Chairman of the RPC governing Board, the RPC First Vice-president – Mr. Pavel Rozhkov and by the Head of the IPC Staff – Mr. Mike Peters and the IPC Staff members responsible for the organizational issues of the participation of Russian athletes in the forthcoming Games. Via the conference call the members of the Pyeongchang 2018 Organizing Committee were also participated in the meeting.
During the meeting, issues related to the organization of welcoming and departures of the Russian delegation, local transportation support, accommodation in the Paralympic Village, team’s sport wear, entering the data of the delegation’s members into the accreditation system, issuance of accreditation cards, registration of the medical personnel, additional accreditation of representatives of Russian media, etc.
The declared Russian delegation was preliminary registered (78 people, including 30 athletes and 7 athletes-guides). The decision on the rest of 3 athletes will be taken later (according to the IPC - within 7-10 days).
The Head of the Working Group of the RPC, Mr. Pavel Rozhkov, highlighted:
"Today, during the meeting, we discussed a number of issues related to the participation of our Paralympic athletes in the Games. We agreed that, due to the tight deadlines, the members of the Russian delegation will receive accreditation cards upon their arrival in the Paralympic Village. The final registration will take place on March 1 in Pyeongchang. The first group of athletes will arrive in the Paralympic village on March 3. It was also agreed that the athletes who are scheduled to compete the next day after the Opening Ceremony will not take part in it. "