22 November 2012, Thursday, 13:26
author: Dmitry Slezin
Regular Paralympic gathering is declared open in Ufa Congress-Hall today. This is the highest body of Russian Paralympic Committee, instituted in 1996. The gathering is held two times in four years (election meeting and meeting to hear reports). Before such meetings were held only in Moscow but for the excellent results, demonstrated by Bashkir Paralympic sportsmen at the last Paralympic Games in London, our Republic won the right to hold such meeting on the Bashkir land.
“I think that Bashkir Paralympic sportsmen don’t face any difficulties with training, judging by their results” – the president of Russian Paralympic committee, the ombudsman for human rights in Russia Vladimir Lukin said – “Bashkiria stands on the top positions in this sphere in Russia, we are proud of it and that’s why we decided to hold our gathering here”.
The freezing of erection of the Paralympic center in Ufa will become one of the most burning topics of the gathering. The model of the future center can be seen in the foyer of Ufa Congress-Hall. Nonetheless Vladimir Lukin looks quite optimistically at solution of this problem. “I can’t call the exact dates but I do believe the problem will definitely begin to move forward”.
Totals of participation of Russian national team in Paralympic Games in London will be summed up within the frames of the gathering. The concept for training of our sportsmen for the next Paralympic Games-2016 in Rio-de-Janeiro will be under discussion too.
Besides, Minister for youth policy and sport RB Andre Ivanuta will share our experience for development of Paralympic movement in the region.