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IPC announce medal event and athlete quotas

Germany, July 05, 2013: The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced that the Rio 2016 Paralympics are set to feature more female athletes than ever before, whilst the overall progam will include 23 more medals events than at London 2012, with women and athletes with high support needs the main beneficiaries. Under


Record number of entries for Paralympic Awards

Germany, July 03, 2013: The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has received a record number of entries for the 2013 Paralympic Sport Awards which will be presented in November in Athens, Greece, recognising achievements for the London 2012 Paralympic Games. The awards, which are partnered by Allianz, will be presented on 23 November,


Ban Ki-Moon praises IPC at United Nations forum

New York – USA, June 07, 2013: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon praised the International Paralympic Committee’s (IPC) efforts to inspire the world and change attitudes toward people with an impairment during a speech on Wednesday (5 June) at the International Forum on Sport for Peace and Development at the UN’s headquarters


Dubai to host 2014 IPC Powerlifting Worlds

Germany, May 27, 2013: The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) announced on Monday (27 May) that the 2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships will be held in Dubai, UAE from 5-11 April. Hosted by the Dubai Club for the Disabled, nearly 250 to 300 athletes from 50 countries are expected to participate in the


Iraq’s Al-Ajeeli and Azerbaijan’s Huseynov lift equivalent

Germany, May 26, 2013: Iraq’s Faris Al-Ajeeli and Azerbaijan’s Elshan Huseynov were easily the stars of the final session at the 2013 IPC Powerlifting Open European Championships on Sunday (26 May), registering world-record lifts of 240kg and 233kg in the men’s +107kg and -107kg categories, respectively. Both of their lifts in the


Media accreditation for IPC Athletics C’ships

Germany, May 17, 2013: The media accreditation process is now open for the 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships in Lyon, France, featuring the majority of medal winners from London as they start their preparations for the next Paralympic Games in Rio in 2016. Media interested in covering these championships can now apply


Nicholson elected Chairperson of Athletes’ Council

Germany, May 06, 2013: The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced that Todd Nicholson has been elected as Chairperson of the IPC Athletes’ Council for the next four years. Nicholson, 44, a five-time Paralympian and part of Canada’s 20006 Paralympic gold medal winning ice sledge hockey team takes over the role of


VISTA2013 Opening Ceremony to draw Popow

Germany, April 29, 2013: The International Paralympic Committee’s (IPC) VISTA2013 conference will have an intriguing Opening Ceremony panel on Wednesday (1 May) in Bonn, Germany, which will include Paralympic sprint champion Heinrich Popow and Dr. Wolfgang Potthast, who served as the scientist involved in Oscar Pistorius’ original IAAF case of whether his


Allianz extends commitment with IPC

Germany, April 25, 2013: Werner Zedelius, Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE, and Sir Philip Craven, President of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), have signed an agreement, which extends and expands the Paralympic commitment of Allianz as an International Partner. Allianz SE has been a proud partner of the


Canada down USA to claim historic title

Goyang – Korea, April 20, 2013: Canada grinded out a 1-0 gold-medal victory over arch rival USA on Saturday (20 April) in what was without a doubt the most aggressive, fast-paced game of the 2013 IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships in Goyang, Korea. The much-celebrated win is Canada’s third world title