September 6, 2018 The Russian Paralympic Committee, in conjunction with the Sport and Tourism Department of the City of Moscow, the Ministry of Sport of the Russian Federation and the Russian Anti-Doping Agency "RUSADA" in the "Center of Sport Innovative Technologies and National Teams" of the Department of Sports and Tourism of Moscow (Moscow, the Soviet Army Street, 6) will hold the first Forum of young Paralympic athletes.
The opening ceremony of the Forum involves the participation of the Minister of Sports of the Russian Federation, the Olympic Games Champion Pavel Kolobkov, the President of the Russian Paralympic Committee Vladimir Lukin, the Head of the Moscow City Sports and Tourism Department, the Olympic Games Champion Nikolai Gulyaev, the General Director of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency Yuri Ganus and others.
The event was organized with the purpose of anti-doping prevention and promotion of intolerance to doping among young Paralympic athletes, including candidates for national sports teams of Russia in adaptive sports, promotion of Paralympic values, development of sports for persons with disabilities.
Participants of the Forum will be more than 200 children who are training in sports and adaptive schools in Moscow, including candidates for the Russian national Paralympic sports teams.
Educational seminars for future Paralympic sports stars will be conducted by an international expert appointed by WADA to work at RUSADA Eva Lyukoshute-Stanikunene, Deputy Director General of RUSADA for International and Anti-Doping Affairs Margarita Pakhnotskaya, specialist of the RUSADA Educational Programs Implementation Department Yevgeny Khristenko.
The Ambassadors of the Paralympic sports will be make their speeches, who are the multiple champions and prize-winners of the Paralympic Games, World and European championships, whose mission is to actively promote the value of the Paralympic movement, the spirit of fair sports, the ideals of pure sport free from doping.
During the Forum, a separate seminar on anti-doping rules will be held for parents of disabled children and coaches.
Press Service of the Russian Paralympic Committee