Tag: IPC President Sir Philip Craven

  • First Paralympic Ball During London 2012

    First Paralympic Ball During London 2012

    Germany, June 29, 2012: The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the British Paralympic Association (BPA) on Thursday (28 June) announced details of the first Paralympic Ball, a spectacular fundraising evening that will be held in London during the Paralympic Games. Held on 5 September at Grosvenor House Hotel, the Paralympic Ball will be a celebration…

  • Russia `Rain’ Supreme on Wet of Athletics

    Russia `Rain’ Supreme on Wet of Athletics

    Stadskanaal – Netherlands, June 24, 2012: The rain may have fallen throughout the first day of competition at the 2012 IPC Athletics European Championships in Stadskanaal, the Netherlands, but it did not stop a number of athletes delivering some sensational performances in terrible conditions. A total of 22 gold medals were up for grabs on…

  • IPC has announced its shortlist for January’s Athlete of the Month award

    Marie Bochet, The public has until 23:59 (CET) on 10 February to vote for who they think had the best performance last month on the para-sport scene. Fans can vote via the IPC’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/paralympicsporttv. The finalists for January include: – Marie Bochet (France): Bochet dominated the slopes in January, racking up three…

  • IPC to Reunite Paralympians in London

    Reunite Paralympians, The International Paralympic Committee (IPC), in conjunction with the IPC Athletes’ Council, is organizing a Paralympian Reunion on 7 September in London to coincide with the Paralympic Games. Taking place in Central London, the event will bring together athletes and officials from previous Paralympic Games to share stories and celebrate their accomplishments while,…

  • IPC President Thrilled “Games are Coming Home.”

    Games Coming Home, International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Sir Philip Craven is thrilled that this year Paralympic Sport returns to the UK, its spiritual home, with this summer’s Paralympic Games in London starting on 29 August.┬áThe 11 days of competition in the British capital will see almost 4,200 athletes battle it out across 20 sports…

  • Canada’s Starker Wins IPC Athlete of the Month for December

    IPC News, Jan 13, 2012: Canadian alpine skier Alexandra Starker has received the International Paralympic Committee’s (IPC) Athlete of the Month award for December after winning both days of the Giant Slalom and Slalom Standing competitions at the NORAM Cup on Copper Mountain in Colorado, USA, from 12-15 December. Starker received 51 per cent of…

  • Grand Opening of the 2011 IPC General Assembly

    Beijing, Dec 09, 2011: Hosted by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), organized by the Beijing Municipal Government and the Beijing Olympic City Development Association (BODA), the opening ceremony of the 2011 IPC General Assembly and Conference was staged at the China National Convention Center in the Beijing Olympic Park on December 8, 2011. Liu Qi,…

  • Mayor of Beijing Reiterates Support of Paralympic Movement

    IPC Press Releases Dec 05, 2011: To mark the start of nine days of activity in Beijing, China, that will climax with the 15th International Paralympic Committee (IPC) General Assembly next weekend, the Mayor of Beijing, Guo Jinlong, hosted a welcome banquet on Sunday (4 December), where Beijing mayor Support Paralympic Movement More than 200…

  • Brazilian President Presented with Paralympic Honour

    IPC Press Release Nov 25, 2011: Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was presented with the Paralympic Honour on Thursday (24 November) by International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Sir Philip Craven at an event in Brasilia to welcome home the Brazil team from the 2011 Parapan American Games. Sir Philip, who is in Brazil for Saturday’s Rio…