Paralympic Archive

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Whitehead Wins Athlete of the Month Award

Germany, July 11, 2012: After breaking the 200m T42 sprint world record, Great Britain’s Richard Whitehead has been voted the International Paralympic Committee’s (IPC) Athlete of the Month for June. Whitehead clocked a new top time of 24.93 to win gold in the event at June’s IPC Athletics European Championships in Stadskanaal,

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IPC Announces Ambitious Online Plans

Germany, July 09, 2012: Ambitious Online Plans, The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced plans to provide the most comprehensive online coverage ever for a Paralympics including broadcasting 580 hours of live sport from London 2012 via www.paralympic.org during the Games. During each day of London 2012, the IPC website will broadcast

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IPC Delivers Orientation Seminar for PyeongChang

Germany, July 3, 2012: The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) initiated plans for the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games this week by delivering an orientation seminar in PyeongChang, Korea to around 70 delegates. An IPC delegation travelled to Alpensia Resort in PyeongChang to meet with members of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter

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IPC Reveals May’s Athlete of the Month Shortlist

Bonn-Germany, June 04, 2012: Reveals, The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced its shortlist for May’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 include: Graeme Ballard (Great Britain) The sprinter became a crowd favourite during the

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IPC Athletics Announces Slot Allocations for London

Bonn-Germany, June 01, 2012: Slot Allocations, A record 101 National Paralympic Committees (NPC) will have athletes taking part in track and field events at London 2012 after IPC Athletics, the international governing body of para-athletics, today (1 June) announced its slot allocation for the Paralympic Games. In London a total of 1,100

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IPC Publishes Sochi 2014 Qualification Guide

Bonn-Germany, May 31, 2012: The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has published the Qualification Guide for the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games. The event which will take place between 7 and 16 March 2014 will feature a maximum of 692 athletes competing in 72 medal events across five sports. This will make it

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IPC Plans Anti-Doping Crackdown in Powerlifting Ahead of London

Bonn-Germany, May 30, 2012: To coincide with the publication of its 2011 anti-doping statistics, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced plans to try to test every Powerlifting athlete at least once before they compete at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. According to statistics published by the IPC today (30 May), a

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Mestre Scoops Major Award at SportAccord

Bonn-Germany, May 25, 2012: Chairperson of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Alpine Skiing Sport Technical Committee, Sylvana Mestre, has won the prestigious Spirit of Sport Award at a Ceremony held in Quebec, Canada during the 10th SportAccord Convention. The annual awards commend the commitment and humanitarian spirit of SportAccord members who have

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Final 100 Days to London 2012 Paralympic Games

Lausanne-Switzerland, May 21, 2012: Today, 21 May, marks 100 days to go to the London 2012 Paralympic Games. The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced that these will officially be the biggest Games ever, with 165 countries set to participate in 21 sports over 17 days. Para-Dressage riders from 26 nations have

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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