The team that will represent Austria at the Paralympic Winter Games 2014 in Sochi was sworn in on February 20 by the Federal President Dr. Heinz Fischer. He wished the athletes all the best for the coming event. Claudia Lösch, the only female athlete, and all 12 male athletes attended the Gala in Studio 44 of the Austrian Lotteries. ÖPC-President and retired Minister Maria Rauch-Kallat welcomed Sergey Nechayev J., Ambassador of the Russian Federation, Friedrich Stickler, representative of the Austrian Lotteries, and Peter Vavken, Director General of the AUVA (Austrian Workers' Compensation Board), among the 120 invited guests.
More information can be found at the Austrian Paralympic Committee’s website.