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IPC Shooting and IPC Powerlifting Announce London 2012 Bipartite Slots

Bonn-Germany: The international governing bodies of Paralympic Powerlifting and Shooting have announced the names of 51 athletes who have been allocated bipartite slots to participate in the London 2012 Paralympics Games. International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Powerlifting has confirmed that 40 athletes, two for each Powerlifting medal event at London 2012, have been

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IPC Governing Board Approves Sochi 2014 Qualification Criteria

Bonn-Germany April 25, 2012: The qualification criteria for the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games will be published on Monday 28 May after the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Governing Board ratified it during a two day meeting in Madrid, Spain. At the 61st IPC Governing Board meeting, which took place on Friday and

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Mestre Shortlisted for Spirit of Sport Awards

Bonn-Germany, April 24, 2012: Sylvana Mestre, Chairperson of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Alpine Skiing Sport Technical Committee, has been shortlisted for the prestigious 2012 SportAccord Spirit of Sport Awards. The Spirit of Sport Awards 2012 will be presented during the 10th annual SportAccord Convention in Quebec, Canada on 24 May 2012.

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“Foundations for Paralympic Movement’s Recent Growth were laid in Spain in 92,” Says IPC President

Bonn-Germany, April 20, 2012: International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Sir Philip Craven has credited the Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games as acting as the trigger point for the exponential growth the Paralympic Movement has enjoyed in the last 20 years. Speaking at `Paralympic Evening 2012‘, an event held by the Spanish Paralympic Committee

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Lyon Aim to Create Best Sporting Conditions for IPC Athletics World Championships 2013

Bonn, Germany April 20, 2012: The organizers of the 2013 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics World Championships in Lyon, France have promised competing athletes that they can expect optimal sporting conditions when they arrive in the city in July next year. France’s second city will stage the Championship between 19-28 July 2013

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IPC President asks for Athletes to be Given Full Credit for Record Breaking Performances at London 2012

Munich-Germany, April 12, 2012: International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Sir Philip Craven has said there is a danger of people claiming advancements in technology are behind record breaking performances at London 2012 rather than improved athletic performance (Full Credit). Speaking at the London Science Museum at the launch of Ottobock’s `Passion for

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Russian Nordic Skier Polukhin Voted March’s IPC Athlete of the Month

Nordic skier Nikolay Polukhin became the third Russian in as many months to win the International Paralympic Committee’s (IPC) Athlete of the Month award, taking home the honours for March. Polukhin was voted the winner by the public after a top finish in the men’s Biathlon Visually Impaired class at this season’s

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IPC Reveals March’s Athlete of the Month Shortlist

Munich-Germany, April 03, 2012: IPC Reveals, The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced its shortlist for March’s Athlete of the Month award, and the public can now vote for the winner via the poll on the www.paralympic.org homepage. The finalists for April include: –Matt Cowdrey (Australia): Cowdrey set a new world record

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Glasgow to Host 2015 IPC Swimming European Championships

Munich-Germany April 02, 2012: The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is proud to announce that the city of Glasgow, Scotland will host the 2015 IPC Swimming European Championships. Building on the success of last year’s European Championships in Berlin, which saw a record number of participants and 31 world records broken, the IPC

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USA Wins Gold and Canada Captures Bronze at IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships

Hamar-Norway, April 01, 2012: USA Wins Gold, USA defended its world title by defeating Korea, 5-1, in the gold-medal game of the 2012 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships on Sunday (1 April) in Hamar, Norway. The Americans have now finished first at the last three major international tournaments – the