Paralympic Archive

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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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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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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