Wed, 17 Aug 2022

LONDON, July 5 (Xinhua) -- World Sailing, the global governing body for the sport, has submitted the official application for inclusion in the Los Angeles 2028 Paralympic Games, the organization announced on Tuesday.

"Today is a pivotal moment - our LA28 bid for Para Sailing is in," said David Graham, CEO of World Sailing.

"Our global sailing family has spoken loud and clear, coming together to back the bid - to see this sport, which offers so much to so many people, back in the Paralympics," he added.

Sailing was a Paralympic sport for five consecutive Games from Sydney 2000 to Rio 2016, but was dropped from Tokyo 2020.

World Sailing had applied to be included at the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games, but the bid was rejected.

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