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XV Summer Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro 2016

Rio-2016 Paralympics Official Logo

The Paralympic Games in 2016 will take place in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) from September 7 to September 18.
528 sets of paralympic medals in 22 sports will be awarded in Rio de Janeiro, which are 25 more than there were in London.
4350 sportsmen from 179 countries are expected to attend the games.

The official website of the organizing committee of the Paralympic Games 2016


HBSC International Meeting in Stockholm, June 2016

HBSC International Meeting

From 15 to 17 June 2016, a meeting of participants of the WHO collaborative cross-national study “Health Behaviour in school-aged children” from 44 countries took place in Stockholm, Sweden. Russia was represented at the meeting by Anna Matochkina, Research Fellow, Division of Physical Rehabilitation and Health-Improving Technologies.


Russian National goalball team won first place in a championship in Sweden

European swimming championship

Malmo Lady Intercup took place in the Swedish city of Malmo from May 6 to May 8.
Russian national goalball team won first place in the tournament among 16 world’s strongest teams. During the preliminary stage the Russian team won a game against Dutch team (10:0), Canadian team (5:0) and lost a game against Algerian team (1:6).
The second came Turkey, the third was Brazil and the USA was the fourth.


Russians won second place in team score in the European
swimming championship in Portugal

European swimming championship

The IPC Swimming European Open Championships among people with spinal-cord injuries, impairment of sight and mental disorders was held in the Portuguese city of Funchal from April 30 to May 7.
In team score Russian national team won second place, having 85 medals (30 gold, 30 silver and 25 bronze medals). Ukrainian team won the team score, having 98 medals (37 gold, 36 silver and 25 bronze medals). British team came third – 45 medals (19 gold, 14 silver and 12 bronze medals), fourth were the Italians – 31 medals (13 gold, 8 silver and 10 bronze medals), fifth were the Spanish – 33 medals (11 gold, 10 silver and 12 bronze medals) and Brazilian team came sixth – 21 medal (8 gold, 9 silver and 4 bronze medals).


Russian team won the first place in the sledge-hockey
European championship in Sweden

Russian team won the first place in the sledge-hockey European championship in Sweden

The sledge-hockey European championship ended in the Swedish town of Ostersund. Russian team won the gold medal in this kind of sports for the first time in its history, without losing a single game and landing 52 goals and letting in only two. The best result of the Russian team in this championship in the past years was the seventh place.
Italian team won the silver medal and Norwegian team won the bronze.


IPC World Athletics Championship in Doha (Qatar)

IPC World Athletics Championship in Doha (Qatar)

212 sets of medals were awarded during the IPC World Athletics Championship in 2015. Russian athletes won 69 medals, among which were 24 gold, 21 silver and 24 bronze medals, and became silver medalists in the unofficial team placing. Chinese team won the greatest number of medals – 85 (41 gold, 26 silver and 18 bronze medals), Russian team won 69 and the USA team got the third place – 39 medals (13 gold, 16 silver and 10 bronze medals).


Research-to-Practice Conference of the International Paralympic Committee ‘VISTA’

Baryaev A. at the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) ‘VISTA’

The 7-th research-to-practice conference of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) ‘VISTA’ took place from October 7 to October 10 in Girona (Spain). The federation of sports of the Russian blind people at the conference was represented by the head of the division of the System Research of the Formation of Sports Mastery of Federal State Budget Institution ‘Saint-Petersburg Scientific-Research Institute for Physical Culture’, Ed.D. –Alexey A. Baryaev, who presented 2 poster papers on the system of scientific methodological framework in Paralympic sports and, in particular, in the Russian goalball team, which attracted great attention of IPC specialists. 260 representatives of sports federations, athletes, coaches and research officers from all over the world took part in this conference.


IWAS World Games in Sochi

Competitions in six kinds of sports – track and field, swimming, archery, ping-pong, taekwondo and arm-wrestling took place in the capital of winter Olympic and Paralympic Games 2014 in Sochi (Russia) from September 26 to October 2, 2015.

IWAS World Games in Sochi

Representatives of the Russian team in six kinds of sports won 319 prizes at the World Games of wheelchairs and amputees IWAS 2015, becoming absolute winners of team score at that competition. Russians won 121 gold, 104 silver and 94 bronze medals.
The second place in the teams score was won by the Chinese team (25 gold, 18 silver and 13 bronze medals), and the Polish team was the third (10 gold, 9 silver and 13 bronze medals).


International Conference «Innovative technologies in the system of preparation of Paralympic athletes»

We are glad to invite you to take part in International Conference «Innovative technologies in the system of preparation of Paralympic athletes». The Conference will be held in December 10-11, 2015 in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Main Topics of the Conference:
• Problems and prospects of Adaptive physical education and Paralympic sports
• Process conditions for preparation of athletes in Paralympic sports
• Improvement of the preparatory system in Paralympic sports at various stages
• Diagnostic technologies used in Adaptive physical education and Paralympic sports
We accept author’s articles for publication in the book of Abstracts. Articles should be not more than 5 pages (A4 format). The MS Word files (doc, docx) should be sent by e-mail: before November 06, 2015.
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