MINSK, 17 June (BelTA) – The Summer Paralympic Games We Are Together. Sports will take place in Sochi on 2-9 October, BelTA learned from the press service of the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of Belarus.
Invited to take part in the Games are athletes from Belarus, member states of the SCO, BRICS, CIS and other states. The program will include nine sports: athletics, swimming, table tennis, archery, taekwondo, wheelchair fencing, football, draughts and chess.
The decision to organize the first We Are Together. Sports Games was made after the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) suspended the Belarusian and Russian teams from participation in the 2022 Winter Paralympics in Beijing. It happened when the teams were already in Beijing getting ready for their first competitions. Seventeen hours prior to the final decision, the IPC announced the full admission of the national teams to the games.
The first edition We Are Together. Sports took place in Khanty-Mansiysk on 18-20 March. Taking part in them were athletes from Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Russia.