Russia may organize special competitions for its para-athletes who have been banned from participating in the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro next month, Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko told reporters on Thursday.

 

“All Paralympians will continue training until a certain point of no return when we already understand that there will be no chances,” the minister said. “But after that they will also have the full support, I believe we will think about a sports event for them,” he added.