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12.01.2017
Oimg_0187_1484243543.jpgn the 12 of the January a great event took place in the Yavoriv village of the Turka district in the Lviv region – the official opening ceremony of the IPC cross-country skiing and biathlon World cup. These competions are conducted for the first time in Ukraine. The world level event was given start by the vice-prime-minister of Ukraine Pavlo Rozenko, minister of the social policy of Ukraine Andrii Reva, Head of Lviv Regional State Administration Oleg Synyutka and President of the National Paralympic Committee of Ukraine, the Commissioner of the President of Ukraine for the Rights of People with Disabilities Valeriy Sushkevych, IPC Technical Delegate Geir Golbjornsen, IPC Biathlon International Referee Russ Myer and IPC Timekeeping and Results Delegate Tor Undheim.

 

 

Valeriy Sushkevych began the solemn event by stressing that our country is highly honored to host this international sports forum: this is a great world achievement for Ukraine. 18 countries have delegated their athletes here, to Lviv region, to compete for the highest award of the World Cup cross-country skiing and biathlon, which is an important step in preparation for the 2018 Paralympic Games to be held in Korea. By taking on so much responsibility, management of National Sports Committee for the Disabled of Ukraine could not even expect that nearly 120 athletes would participate in the first World Cup hosted by Ukraine.  

 

Representatives of UK, Brazil, Italy, Japan, France, Croatia, China, Germany, Belarus, Korea, Netherland, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Finland, Austria, Hungary and, of course Ukraine, arrived to us. We hope, that we all worthily succeed in conducting of these competitions. We welcome fans and admirers of cross-country skiing and biathlon to Western rehabilitation and sports center in Yavoriv village of the Turka disrtict in the region of Lviv.  

 

"Very pleasant and festive event is taking place today in Ukraine! For the first time in the history of Paralympic and Olympic sports, our country hosts IPC cross-country skiing and biathlon World Cup. 19 countries participate in this event," - said Pavlo Rozenko during his speech at the opening ceremony.  

 

Vice-Prime-Minister wished success and sport luck to participants of competition, objectivity - to referees, and endurance to - coaches. He assured that the government of Ukraine will continue to take all necessary measures to support the development of the Paralympic movement in Ukraine.  

 

"The fact that the World Cup takes place in Lviv is a victory for Ukraine. We have shown the world that our country is safe, and the competition will be watched in Brazil, Japan and many European countries - said Oleg Synyutka. - I am convinced that we will win both in sports, and in the struggle for independence." Finally, the head of the region himself declared the World Cup open.  

 

It is worth noting that the World Cup is a preparatory stage for athletes and teams to the XII Paralympic Games 2018, which will be held in Pyeongchang County (South Korea). Competitions will take from 13 to 20 January. The program of the IPC cross-country skiing and biathlon World Cup can be found by the following link. Live broadcasting can be viewed on the Internet https://www.youtube.com/paralympics social network Facebook www.facebook.com/ParaNordic and on the First national TV channel.

 

Press service of the National Sports Committee for the Disabled of Ukraine

 
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