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The RPC jointly with RUSADA, the regional branch of the RPC in the Republic of Kalmykia with the support of the Ministry of Sport and Youth Policy of the Republic of Kalmykia in the city of Elista held the Forum of Young Paralympians

19 April 2019
The Paralympic Committee of Russia, together with the Russian Anti-Doping Agency RUSADA, the regional branch of the RPC in the Republic of Kalmykia, with the support of the Ministry of Sport and Youth Policy of the Republic of Kalmykia in Elista, held a Forum of young Paralympians in the Regional Center for Sports Training of National Teams.

The forum is organized with the aim of anti-doping prevention and promotion of intolerance to doping among young Paralympic athletes of the Republic of Kalmykia, including candidates for the national sports national teams of Russia on adaptive sports, promoting Paralympic values, developing sports for people with disabilities.

The forum was attended by more than 90 children undergoing sports training in sports schools under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Sports of the Republic, as well as 60 coaches, 30 parents and accompanying.
Before the start of the Forum, the anti-doping quiz "Outreach" was held.

Vladimir Lukin, President of the Russian Paralympic Committee, Yury Ganus, General director of  RUSADA, Andrei Strokin, 5-time champion of the Paralympic Games, 3-time champion of the Paralympic Games, 3-time Paralympic Games champion, spoke at the opening ceremony of the Young Paralympic Forum. Olga Semenova, Dorji Shikeev, Minister of Sport and Youth Policy of the Republic of Kalmykia

 The Chairman of the Governing Board, the First Vice-President of the RPC, Pavel Rozhkov, showed souvenirs to all participants and declared the Young Paralympic Forum open.

The opening ceremony was attended by Vladimir Bardyshev, member of the Governing Board of the RPC, chairman of the regional branch of the Russian Paralympic Committee in the Republic of Kalmykia, champion and 2-time silver medalist of the Paralympic Games, Lyubov Vasilyeva, champion, silver and bronze medalist of the Paralympic Games of the cerebral palsy football person Andrei Kuvaev, RPC Executive Committee member, Paralympic Sports Ambassador, 2-time Paralympic Games bronze medalist Irina Kalyanova, members of the RPC Executive Committee.

Lectures and seminars for the forum participants were presented by specialists from the RUSADA educational programs implementation department Christina Kucheeva and Yevgeny Khristenko.

The lecturers spoke about the core values of the Paralympic Movement, the threats to health arising from the use of illicit drugs, the basic rules that any athlete must adhere to throughout his career, and what he should not do under any circumstances.

Then an interactive game on the knowledge of the “Brain Ring” anti-doping rules took place, during which the young participants of the forum, divided into teams, were able to apply the knowledge gained earlier in the seminar.

At the end of the Forum, Yuri Ganus, Olga Semenova and Lyubov Vasilyeva thanked the participants of the Forum for their active participation and interest and declared the Forum closed.




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