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Putin pledges to take every effort for successful end of Paralympics

March 11, 2014, 18:40 UTC+3 SOCHI
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SOCHI, March 11. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin pledged Tuesday to officials of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) that organizers would take every effort for successful end of the XI Paralympic Winter Games in the Russian Black Sea resort city of Sochi.

Putin met International Paralympic Committee President Philip Craven and representatives of different sport federations of people with disabilities. The president added that he would like to learn their opinion about the way competitions are being held, work done for servicing athletes, organizing of competitions and technical support. “So that we will be able to make changes in the remaining days of the Paralympics that are still ahead,” he said.

“I would like to assure you that we are doing our best so that competitions will not only start successfully, but also will end in the same successful way,” Putin noted. In his words, Russia will continue to co-operate with the IPC. “We will continue to co-operate with the International Paralympic Committee and will work together in the future after the end of the Games,” the president stated.

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