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APC launch webinar series to support paralympic movement

The Asian Paralympic Committee (APC) have announced a series of webinars designed to support the development of the paralympic movement in the region during the coronavirus pandemic.

The first webinar will kick off on August 27 where World Para-Powerlifting will deliver an introduction to LiftED, their Lift Educational Video Database.

This will be followed by sessions delivered by FISA on para-rowing, IWRF on Wheelchair Rugby and World Sailing on para-sailing with more webinars from other sports to follow.

According to the APC, the webinars aim to "educate and inform Asian NPCs, athletes and future Asian Para Games organisers on various topics, including technical aspects of sports and classification through tips on bidding and hosting tournaments".

"We've been holding online meetings with each of our NPCs to understand the impact of Covid-19 and to establish how we can help them to hopefully emerge stronger," said APC President Majid Rashed.

"It's clear that the cancellation of many events and activities due to the pandemic has been disappointing and frustrating but we were determined to try to make the best of the situation.

"We therefore have decided to turn this pause in the normal sporting calendar into a positive and to use the time to share knowledge and expertise with our membership and the webinar series is designed to do just that," he added..