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ETU President Sakis Paragalos, ETU Vice-President Fred Buitenhuis and ETU Deputy Secretary General Constantin Apostol met in Ulyanovsk (Russia) in order to discuss the development of para-taekwondo in Russia and Europe.

ETU Council member, EPTU Vice-President Evgeny Klyuchnikov suggested the 6th European Para-taekwondo Championships to be held together with Russian Under 21 Taekwondo Championships in Ulyanovsk, Russia on May 25-28 2017. ETU President checked the facilities and especially the venue – huge, modern and new Ice Palace “Volga-Sport-Arena”, which was used for World Bandy Championships 2016. In May 2017 it will attract 5000 spectators for taekwondo and para-taekwondo championships.

On 18 June, 2016 a meeting took place with the Governor of Ulyanovsk region (Russia) Sergey Morozov for the development of para-taekwondo and adaptive sport in Ulyanovsk region, Russia and Europe. In the meeting were present ETU President Sakis Paragalos, ETU Vice-President Fred Buitenhuis, ETU Deputy Secretary General Constantin Apostol, ETU Vice-President, RTU President Anatoly Terekhov, ETU Council Member, EPTU Vice-President Evgeny Klyuchnikov, EPTU President Aleksandr Shlychkov, ETU President Assistant, EPTU Executive Director Vlada Latysheva, Secretary General of the Russian Paralympic Committee Andrey Strokin, Minister of Sports of Ulyanovsk Region Sergey Kuzmin and other officials.

At the end of the meeting, ETU President and Governor of Ulyanovsk region signed a Collaboration agreement about the partnership and cooperation in developing the Paralympic Para-taekwondo in Europe, Russia and specifically in Ulyanovsk Region on the occasion of the ETU representative office opening regarding para-taekwondo issues in Ulyanovsk.

  

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