Paralympic Archive

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Doha will stage IPC Athletics Championships

Germany, Jan 15, 2013: Doha, Qatar, will stage the 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships, the International Paralympic Committee has announced. The event will be the last major gathering of top international athletes before the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games and is expected to attract around 1,300 of the world’s best athletes from 90

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IPC Athletics statement on grand prix series media reports

Germany, Jan 13, 2013: Following some British media reports on Sunday (13 January) claiming that a global series of para-athletics grand prix events will be trialled in 2013 by IPC Athletics, the global governing body has made the following statement. Craig Spence, the IPC’s Director of Communications, said: “Following the success of

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IPC December’s Athlete of the Month

Germany, Jan 08, 2013: The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced its shortlist for December’s Athlete of the Month award, and the public can now vote for the winner via the poll on the www.paralympic.org homepage. Last month was highlighted by the World Sledge Hockey Challenge, IPC Alpine Skiing Europa Cup and

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Paralympic Movement’s most successful year

Germany, Jan 01, 2013: International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Sir Philip Craven has hailed 2012 as the Paralympic Movement’s most successful year yet and said that in the coming years wider broadcast coverage and greater promotion of athletes can help bring to life the IPC’s vision of “inspiring and exciting the entire

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London to host 2017 Athletics Championships

Bonn – Germany, Dec 19: After staging one of the best and most-talked about Paralympic Games in history this summer, London was announced as the host city of the 2017 IPC Athletics World Championships on Wednesday, 19 December. The Championships will be held in July 2017 at the Olympic Stadium, just a

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IPC Governing Board member challenges

Brussels – Belgium, Dec 04: International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Governing Board member Miguel Sagarra praised the world’s media for their coverage of London 2012 and highlighted the key role they can continue to play in helping change perceptions of people with a disability, increasing participation in sport and making for a more

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IPC conducts second project review with Rio 2016

Bonn – Germany, Nov 25: Rio 2016, Following the conclusion of the London 2012 debrief this week, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) staged a Project Review on Friday (23 November) with the Rio 2016 Organising Committee. The IPC team of 10 was led by Xavier Gonzalez, Chief Executive Officer and Thanos Kostopoulos,

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London 2012 Paralympic debrief to begin in Rio

Germany, Nov 20: The organizing committee of what International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Sir Philip Craven described as the best ever Paralympic Games will share their knowledge and experiences of London 2012 with future organizing committees and the 2020 candidate cities this week in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Starting on Wednesday (21

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IPC reveals October Athlete of the Month shortlist

Germany, Nov 02: IPC reveals, The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced its shortlist for October’s Athlete of the Month award, and the public can now vote for the winner via the poll on the www.paralympic.org homepage. October was highlighted by the Para-Triathlon World Championships, a series of wheelchair tennis tournaments and

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Activities could act as blueprint for future Games

Germany, Oct 22, 2012: With Tuesday (23 October) marking 500 days to go until the next Paralympic Winter Games, International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Sir Philip Craven has said he expects Sochi 2014 to continue the Paralympic Movement’s positive momentum and, in terms of accessibility, act as the blueprint for years to