The R-Sport agency, part of the Rossiya Segodnya media group, will be the General Information Partner for the Organizing Committee of the 2015 Winter Deaflympics, which will be held in Russia for the first time. The organizing committee has received applications from 450 athletes from 27 countries. The Russian national team will include 78 athletes from 16 regions. The 28th Winter Deaflympics will take place in Khanty-Mansiysk and Magnitogorsk on March 28 − April 5, 2015 and will feature 31 sets of medals in five sports. Russian athletes have taken part in sports movements for the deaf and hearing-impaired since 1957 and held leading positions in unofficial team rankings.
“For our news desk, it is very important to cover not only high-performance sports, but also those sports which do not have a large audience, but are nevertheless very important. That’s why we support the Paralympic, Deaflympic games and others. It is one of our jobs, to promote all kinds of sport, to make people aware and help them understand that anyone, in any situation can move forward, take up sports and perform at the highest level,” R-Sport Desk Head Vasily Konov said.
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