Brazilian Delegation promotes Military Parasport initiative

 

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RIO DE JANEIRO (BRA) - On August 11 and 12, the 1st Military Parasport Workshop took place at the Admiral Adalberto Nunes Physical Education Center (CEFAN), in Rio de Janeiro. The initiative of the Department of Military Sports (DDM), of the Ministry of Defense (MD), aimed to discuss issues about the future of the Brazilian Military Parasport, in addition to strengthening the relationship between the Armed Forces Sports Commissions and the Brazilian Paralympic Committee.

 

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The event was attended by the Secretary of Personnel, Education, Health and Sports (SEPESD/MD), General (Air Force) Jeferson Domingues de Freitas; the Chief of Brazilian Delegation to CISM, Lieutenant-General (Air Force) José Isaias Augusto de Carvalho Neto; the President of the Navy Sports Commission, Rear Admiral (FN) Elson Luiz de Oliveira Góis; the President of the Army Sports Commission, Major General Ernesto de Lima Gil; Colonel Leonardo Perdigão (CISM VP for Americas) and the Coordinator of the Paralympic Military Program of the Brazilian Paralympic Committee (CPB), Luis Fernando Sper Cavalli; and members of the Military Sports Commission of Brazil.

 

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On the occasion, aspects such as legislation, technical and scientific support and future partnerships for the initiative were discussed.


The VP America in accordance with CISM Strategic Objectives intends to encourage the participation of countries in regional and international CISM competitions.

 

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The development of Military Parasports is one of the main objectives of the International Military Sports Council (CISM), with the vision of the future to strengthen and promote actions aimed at adapted sports and also to offer better and deserved possibilities of sports competitions for military personnel with physical disabilities.


(Source: Brazilian Sports Commission and Brazilian Paralympic Committee (CPB))

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