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).
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.