icon bookmark-bicon bookmarkicon cameraicon checkicon chevron downicon chevron lefticon chevron righticon chevron upicon closeicon v-compressicon downloadicon editicon v-expandicon fbicon fileicon filtericon flag ruicon full chevron downicon full chevron lefticon full chevron righticon full chevron upicon gpicon insicon mailicon moveicon-musicicon mutedicon nomutedicon okicon v-pauseicon v-playicon searchicon shareicon sign inicon sign upicon stepbackicon stepforicon swipe downicon tagicon tagsicon tgicon trashicon twicon vkicon yticon wticon fm

Government to build new facilities for disabled athletes

Russia's Sports Ministry has focused its efforts on stepping up its game for the country's disabled athletes.

The ministry's head, Vitaly Mutko, was on hand to sign agreements with the Paralympic and Deaflympic associations in Moscow.

The ministry will be revamping the facilities for all national teams participating in global competition.

The paralympians earned the attention of the government by grabbing an overall medal win in Vancouver after the main Olympic team endured a historically embarrassing outing.

And with the 2014 Sochi Olympics drawing nearer, Sports Minister Mutko says there will be plenty of support for those set to represent team Russia. 

Dear readers and commenters,

We have implemented a new engine for our comment section. We hope the transition goes smoothly for all of you. Unfortunately, the comments made before the change have been lost due to a technical problem. We are working on restoring them, and hoping to see you fill up the comment section with new ones. You should still be able to log in to comment using your social-media profiles, but if you signed up under an RT profile before, you are invited to create a new profile with the new commenting system.

Sorry for the inconvenience, and looking forward to your future comments,

RT Team.