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MOSCOW, August 19. /TASS/. Teams of Russian Curling already qualified for the Paralympic games of 2018. About it to journalists has informed the Vice-President of the Russian Paralympic Committee (RCC) Pavel Rozhkov.

On Saturday held a meeting of the Executive Committee of the RCC.

“In the case of a positive decision of the Executive Committee of the IPC teams Curling will automatically perform at the Paralympics, as they have already passed selection. We have confirmed their participation in the Paralympic games in South Korea. As for sledge hockey, 14-15 October, will be a transitional tournament. If the Executive Committee will take a positive decision, our teams will participate in it,” said Rozhkov.

“If we talk about skiing, ski racing, biathlon and paranomon, if we allow, we will be able to claim for the remaining Olympic quota . Their distribution was completed in the summer, and we have already confirmed that they are ready to nominate their athletes for the right to claim the remaining quota,” he said.

Membership in ASM International Paralympic Committee was suspended on 7 August 2016, therefore, all the Russian athletes were not allowed to speak on the Paralympics in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. RCC after the removal of athletes from the 2016 Games has decided to hold an alternative competition on the territory of Russia, which took place in early September in the suburbs. The decision to restore the membership of the RCC in connection with the failure of some of the items on the roadmap postponed until September of this year.

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