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IPC President and CEO Meet British Prime Minister

Munich-Germany March 28, 2012: British Prime Minister, International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Sir Philip Craven and Chief Executive Officer Xavier Gonzalez paid a visit to 10 Downing Street on Wednesday morning (28 March) to meet the British Prime Minster David Cameron. The visit coincided with the start of the final IOC Co-ordination

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IPC Joins Forces with Barcelona Foundation

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has joined forces with the FC Barcelona Foundation to launch “We are what we do, we are what we achieve,” a campaign to raise awareness of people with a disability and train teachers how to implement inclusive sport. Supported by four Barcelona players from different sports, including

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Call for Nominations for Visa Paralympic Hall of Fame

For the first time since its introduction six years ago, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is calling upon members of the public to nominate retired Paralympians and coaches to be inducted into the Visa Paralympic Hall of Fame during the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Launched in 2006, by founding partner Visa, the

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Top Teams Head to Hamar for 2012 IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships

The world’s top eight teams are making their way to Hamar, Norway for the 2012 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Ice Sledge Hockey A Pool World Championships, which begin on Saturday, running 24 March – 1 April. The Championships kick off with the Opening Ceremony at 18:00 (CET) on Saturday, and then Estonia

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Parapan American Games Mandatory for Pan American Hosts

Bonn, Germany, March 19, 2012: It will be mandatory for the hosts of the Pan American Games to also stage the Parapan American Games in future years, it has been announced. At the Pan American Sports Organization (PASO) General Assembly in Mexico City, PASO President Mario Vasquez Raña confirmed that the host city

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Daily Telegraph’s Davies to Represent IPC on IOC Press Commission

Bonn-Germany, March 16, 2012: The Daily Telegraph’s award winning sports correspondent Gareth Davies has been appointed as the International Paralympic Committee’s (IPC) representative on the IOC’s Press Commission. The IOC Press Commission, which is chaired by Kevan Gosper, is responsible for advising the IOC and Organizing Committees on the provision of the best

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Russia’s Slesarenko Named IPC Athlete of the Month

Oksana Slesarenko, captain of Russia’s Wheelchair Curling team, has been voted the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athlete of the Month for February after leading her squad to the 2012 World Championship title in Chuncheon, Korea. In honour of International Women’s Day on 8 March, all of the finalists for the award were

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Venezuelan Athletics Athlete Suspended after Anti-Doping Rule Violation

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced that the Venezuelan athlete Yoldani Silva Pimentel, the Parapan American Games 100m T12 gold medallist, has been suspended for two years for an Anti-Doping Rule Violation. Silva Pimentel returned an adverse analytical finding for Stanozolol Metabolites, 19-Norandrosterone and 19-Noretiocholanolone in a urine sample provided on 15

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Brazilian Powerlifter Sanctioned after Anti-Doping Rule Violation

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced that the Brazilian Powerlifter Claudemar Santin has been suspended for two years for an Anti-Doping Rule Violation. Santin returned an adverse analytical finding for Tamoxifen and its metabolites 4-hydroxytamoxifen and N-desmethyltamoxifen in a urine sample provided on 18 November 2011 during the 2011 Parapan American

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Sir Philip Craven MBE, Awarded 2012 GSD Humanitarian Award

LOS ANGELES-USA, Feb 14, 2012: The Foundation for Global Sports Development (GSD) is honored to announce today that Sir Philip Craven, MBE, president of the International Paralympic Committee and member of the International Olympic Committee, has been named the recipient of the 2012 GSD Humanitarian Award. As 2012’s honoree, Sir Philip will