- Mar 18 2014
- By Admin Person
Sochi hosted a reception for champions and winners of the XI Paralympic Winter Games of 2014 and their
trainers, organized by the Russian Paralympic Committee and the "Parasport" Foundation for the Support of
Paralympic sports, founded by Oleg Boyko. Such meetings have become a good tradition - a similar celebration
took place at the Paralympic Summer Games in Beijing 2008 and London 2012, as well as the Paralympic
Winter Games 2010 in Vancouver.
The mission chief of the Paralympic sports delegation at the Games 2014 in Russia, Honored Coach of Russia
Pavel Rozhkov, and the Olympic silver medalist, sports commentator Olga Bogoslovskaya, lead this event.
To honor the athletes, participants included Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak, President of the International
Paralympic Committee, Sir Philip Craven, President of the Organizing Committee of "Sochi-2014" Dmitry
Chernyshenko, President of the Russian Paralympic Committee, Vladimir Lukin, multiple champions and
winners of the last Paralympic Games. They congratulated the athletes with a triumphant performance at the
Paralympics and wished them future victories and achievements, and then presented them with commemorative
souvenirs of the Paralympics.
In turn, the athletes thanked the Ministry of Sports Russia, RCC, coaches, doctors, specialists, their parents, and
all those who helped them achieve such heights of athleticism at the Games.
As the president of RCC Vladimir Lukin said, "we have achieved a lot at the Paralympics, achieved
unprecedented heights, gave the fans all over the world vivid emotions. But making such a statement is not the
limit of our ability. Will strive forward and conquer new heights.”