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Russia forming plans for alternative winter Para sports event

Natalia Kocherova of Team RPC trains at Zhangjiakou National Biathlon Centre on March 3, 2022 (by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Russian officials have said plans are being drawn up to host a winter Para sports competition for athletes excluded from the ongoing Paralympic Games in Beijing, China.

Beijing’s Games got underway on Friday without the participation of Russian and Belarusian athletes following sanctions handed out by the International Paralympic Committee on Thursday.

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