(MENAFN- AzerNews) The Azerbaijan National Paralympic Committee met with the
members of the Paris-2024 Organizing Committee at the office of the
Organizing Committee of the Paris 2024 Summer Olympic and
Paralympic Games in the capital of France, Azernews reports.
The President of Azerbaijan National Paralympic Committee,
Vice-President of the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA)
Ilgar Rahimov gave detailed information about the development of
the Paralympic movement in Azerbaijan, achievements, and future
work in the meeting.
The president of the committee said that at the last Summer
Paralympic Games held in Tokyo, the Azerbaijani team won a total of
19 medals, including 14 gold, 1 silver, and 4 bronze, and finished
in the top ten. Ilgar Rahimov noted that the goal is to at least
repeat the results achieved in Tokyo, and for this, the Committee
is working in the necessary direction.
It was stated at the meeting that the Azerbaijan national team
is expected to be represented by 50 athletes in 8 sports in Paris
Ilgar Rahimov also gave information about the activities of IBSA
and discussed the conditions to be created for the participation of
visually impaired athletes in the games.
The head of international relations of the Paris 2024 Organizing
Committee, Sophie Lorant, said that the expansion of relations with
the Azerbaijan National Paralympic Committee is positive for both
sides. Sophie Lorant spoke about Azerbaijan's great contributions
to the Paralympic movement and emphasized the importance of sharing
this experience with other countries.
Sports director of the French National Paralympic Committee Jean
Minier highly appreciated the development of the Paralympic
movement in Azerbaijan and noted that the French Paralympic
Committee is interested in exchanging experience with the
Azerbaijani National Paralympic Committee.
During the meeting, the members of the Organizing Committee
delivered a presentation on the Paris 2024 Summer Paralympic Games.
The parties exchanged views on future cooperation.
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