International Paralympic Committee (IPC)
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International Paralympic Committee (IPC)

International Paralympic Committee (IPC)

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is the global governing body of the Paralympic Movement. Its purpose is to organise the summer and winter Paralympic Games and act as the International Federation for nine sports, supervising and co-ordinating World Championships and other competitions.

The vision of the IPC, run by 200 members, is ‘To enable Paralympic athletes to achieve sporting excellence and inspire and excite the world.’

  • Enable                         - Creating conditions for athlete empowerment
  • Paralympic Athletes    - The primary focus, from initiation to elite level
  • Achieve                       - Sporting excellence is the goal of a sport centred organisation
  • Inspire & Excite           - Touch the heart of all people for a more equitable society


Founded on 22 September 1989 as a non-profit organisation, it is based in Bonn, Germany and aims to develop sports opportunities for all people with an impairment from the beginner to elite level.

It employs nearly 50 people from 17 countries and is composed of a General Assembly (highest decision making body), a Governing Board (executive body), a Management Team and various Standing Committees and Councils.

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