Putin has announced a special competition instead of the Paralympics

In connection with the rejection of the Russian Paralympic team for the Paralympics in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro in Russia will be organized special competitions for Paralympians. This was at a meeting with the Olympic team of Russia in the Kremlin said President Vladimir Putin.

The President noted that the promotion for the victory at these competitions “will be the same as would have been the end of the Paralympics”.

Previously, the possibility of holding special competitions for the Paralympics made the Minister of sport Vitaly Mutko. “I think that we will think about some kind of sporting event for them,” the Minister told reporters earlier on Thursday.