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IPC Unveils IPC Academy Campus 2012 today at SportAccord

Bonn-Germany, May 24, 2012: IPC Academy Campus, The International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the global governing body of the Paralympic Movement, unveiled its learning environment developed for the London 2012 Paralympic Games today (24 May) at SportAccord in Quebec, Canada. The IPC Academy Campus 2012 is a new IPC initiative to provide a

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London 2012 to be Biggest Paralympic Games Ever

Bonn-Germany, May 20, 2012: Biggest Paralympic, To coincide with 100 days to go until the London 2012 Paralympics, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced that they will officially be the biggest Games ever with 165 countries set to participate in the event. This means that 19 more countries will take part

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IPC President Receives Order of Friendship During Russian Visit

Bonn-Germany, May 15, 2012:  Order Friendship, International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Sir Philip Craven has received the prestigious Order of Friendship for his outstanding contribution to developing the Paralympic Movement from acting Russian Deputy Prime Minster Dmitry Kozak during a two day visit to the country to check on preparations for the Sochi

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Mamistvalov Named IPC’s Athlete of the Month for April

Bonn-Germany, May 14, 2012: Israeli swimmer Itzhak Mamistvalov was voted the International Paralympic Committee’s (IPC) Athlete of the Month for April. Mamistvalov set two new world records – already approved by IPC Swimming – at the British Open Swimming Championships in Sheffield, Great Britain, during the first week of April. In the

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IOC and IPC Extend Co-operation Agreement Until 2020

Bonn-Germany May 09, 2012: Co-operation Agreement, The 2018 and 2020 Paralympic Games will be held in the same city as the Olympic Games after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and International Paralympic Committee (IPC) today (8 May) signed an extension to their current agreement which sees the IOC support the IPC and

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Michael McKillop Obliterates 1,500m World Record in Olympic Stadium

Bonn-Germany, May 08, 2012: Ireland’s Michael McKillop became the first male athlete to set a new world record in the London 2012 Olympic Stadium after taking a staggering 15 seconds off his 1,500m best time at the Visa London Disability Athletics Challenge. The 22 year old 800m and 1,500m world champion ran

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Liberian Powerlifter Sanctioned for 3 Months Following `Unique’ Anti-Doping Case

Bonn-Germany, May 07, 2012: The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced that the Liberian Powerlifter James Siaffa has been suspended for three months for an Anti-Doping Rule Violation. Siaffa returned an adverse analytical finding for Prednisone and Prednisolone in a urine sample provided on 25 February 2012 during the 2012 FAZZA International

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IPC President Receives Sport Industry Lifetime Achievement Award

Bonn-Germany, May 04, 2012: International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Sir Philip Craven has received the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2012 Sport Industry Awards at a ceremony in Central London. Previously awarded to an array of celebrated dignitaries including Sir Bobby Charlton and Bernie Ecclestone, the Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes people

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Para-Snowboard Included in Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games

Bonn-Germany, May 03, 2012:The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced that two medal events in Para-Snowboard will be included in the Alpine Skiing programme at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games. This brings to 72 the number of medal events at the Sochi 2014 Games and is the first time that Para-Snowboard

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Iranian Power lifter to miss Paralympic Games due to Anti-Doping Rule Violation

Bonn-Germany, April 30, 2012: The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced that the Iranian Power lifter Seyed Yousef Yousefi Pashaki has been suspended for two years for an Anti-Doping Rule Violation. Yousefi Pashaki returned an adverse analytical finding for Methylhexaneamine in a urine sample provided on 5 February 2012 during the Malaysia