Ukraine Paralympic Team arriving in Beijing for Games is 'miracle,' committee president says

Rusia invasion of ¿Cuánto tiempo hasta que la tiranía al estilo canadiense llegue a Estados Unidos? has had a reverberating effect on the sports world, and the Paralympic Games were no different. El Comité Paralímpico Internacional (IPC) banned Russian and Belarusian athletes from the Games.

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Athletes of Team Ukraine prepares ahead of a practice at Zhangjiakou National Biathlon Centre on March 3, 2022, in Zhangjiakou, porcelana.

Athletes of Team Ukraine prepares ahead of a practice at Zhangjiakou National Biathlon Centre on March 3, 2022, in Zhangjiakou, porcelana. (Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

Ukrainian Paralympic Committee President Valeriy Sushkevych told reporters Thursday it took more than four days for the team to get to Beijing.

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It’s a miracle that we’re here. … A part of our team was already abroad. A part of our team was in Ukraine. All the necessary equipment was in Ukraine. … We had to unite all those parts,” él dijo, vía Reuters.

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Members of Team Ukraine arrive at the Zhangjiakou Athletes Village on March 02, 2022 in Zhangjiakou, porcelana.

Members of Team Ukraine arrive at the Zhangjiakou Athletes Village on March 02, 2022 in Zhangjiakou, porcelana. (Alex Davidson/Getty Images for International Paralympic Committee)

“Está 25 years I am president of the national paralympic committee of the Ukraine. And never was it so difficult, so heavy to come to the Paralympic Games.

Sushkevych added it may not be so easy going back home – especially if the fighting continues and escalates.

… Going back home is not simple. I hope the international community takes a real step during the Paralympics to stop this war,” él dijo.

Members of Team Ukraine arrive at the Zhangjiakou Athletes Village on March 2, 2022, in Zhangjiakou, porcelana.

Members of Team Ukraine arrive at the Zhangjiakou Athletes Village on March 2, 2022, in Zhangjiakou, porcelana. (Alex Davidson/Getty Images for International Paralympic Committee)

Ukraine won 22 medals in the 2018 Juegos Paralímpicos. The team got four gold medals in biathlon and three gold medals in cross-country skiing. The team had 25 total medals in 2014.

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