The Crown Princess holds a digital meeting with the Swedish Parasport Federation

The Crown Princess took part in a video meeting with the Swedish Parasport Federation from Haga Palace.

The Crown Princess took part in a video meeting with the Swedish Parasport Federation from Haga Palace. Photo: Pelle T Nilsson/SPA

On Tuesday 7 April, The Crown Princess held a digital meeting with representatives from the Swedish Parasport Federation. Topics on the agenda included a discussion on the postponed Paralympic Games in Tokyo.

The 2020 Paralympic Games were due to have been held in Tokyo this year. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the games have now been postponed until 2021. During the digital meeting, The Crown Princess found out about the consequences of the decision for parasports.

The participants also discussed how active Paralympians will continue their work to represent parasport in Sweden now that the games have been postponed.

The Crown Princess is an honorary member of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).

Photo: Anton Lernstål/The Swedish Parasport Federationasportförbundet

Photo: Anton Lernstål/The Swedish Parasport Federation

Meeting participants

  • Åsa Llinares Norlin, Chair of the Swedish Parasport Federation
  • Henrik Hjelmberg, Communications Director at the Swedish Parasport Federation
  • Anna Normann, rifle shooting
  • Anna Beck, cycling
  • Lina Watz, swimming
  • Helene Ripa, canoeing
  • Philip Jönsson, rifle shooting
  • Ines Lopes, the Swedish Paralympic Committee

The Royal Family and the COVID-19 pandemic

The Royal Family are keen to show their support for the initiatives being carried out by society to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Royal Family are staying informed about how the pandemic is affecting Sweden via discussions, digital meetings and visits.

These visits are planned based on current recommendations, and every effort is being made not to take up time and resources unnecessarily.