International Paralympic Committee

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The International Paralympic Committee (IPC; Internationales Paralympisches Komitee) is an international non-profit organisation and the global governing body for the Paralympic Movement.wikipedia
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National Paralympic Committee

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The IPC has a democratic constitution and structure and is composed of representatives from 176 National Paralympic Committees (NPCs), four international organizations of sport for the disabled (IOSDs) and five regional organizations.
Subject to the controls of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), NPCs are responsible for organizing their people's participation in the Paralympic Games.

Paralympic Games

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The IPC organizes the Paralympic Games and functions as the international federation for nine sports.
All Paralympic Games are governed by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).

Philip Craven

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He was succeeded in 2001 by Philip Craven, a British Paralympian and former President of the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation, who served as President until 2017.
Between 2001 and 2017 he was the second president of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).

Andrew Parsons (sports administrator)

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Since 2017, Andrew Parsons is President of the IPC. Craven was succeeded by Brazil's Andrew Parsons, IPC Vice President from 2013 to 2017 and a former President of the Brazilian Paralympic Committee.
He is the current president of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).

1994 Winter Paralympics

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The 1994 Winter Paralympics, Norway, were the first to be organized by the IPC.
These Games marked the first time the Paralympic Winter Games were held in the same location as the Winter Olympics, a tradition that has continued through an agreement of cooperation between the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).

International Wheelchair Basketball Federation

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He was succeeded in 2001 by Philip Craven, a British Paralympian and former President of the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation, who served as President until 2017.
IWBF is recognized by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) as the sole competent authority in wheelchair basketball worldwide.

Robert Steadward

Its founding president, who presided it from 1989 to 2001, was the Canadian Robert Steadward, who had previously founded the Canadian Sports Fund for the Physically Disabled.
Robert Steadward, OC, AOE (born May 26, 1946) is a Canadian author, sport scientist, manager, counsellor, consultant and community volunteer who was the first president of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), which he presided from 1989 to 2001.

Rita van Driel

Rita van Driel (NPC Netherlands)
She has been a member of the International Paralympic Committee since 2009.

African Sports Confederation of Disabled

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Leonel da Rocha Pinto (African Paralympic Committee)
In the following table, the year in which the NPC was recognized by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is also given if it is different from the year in which the NPC was created.

Italian Paralympic Committee

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Luca Pancalli (NPC Italy)
The Italian Paralympic Committee (Comitato Italiano Paralimpico; CIP), founded in 1990 and a member of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), is responsible for the development and management of paralympic sports in Italy.

Summer Paralympic Games

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Chronology of milestones in the development of the International Paralympic Committee and the Summer and Winter Paralympics.
The Paralympic Games are held every four years, organized by the International Paralympic Committee.

Winter Paralympic Games

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Chronology of milestones in the development of the International Paralympic Committee and the Summer and Winter Paralympics.
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) oversees the Winter Paralympics.

Brazilian Paralympic Committee

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Craven was succeeded by Brazil's Andrew Parsons, IPC Vice President from 2013 to 2017 and a former President of the Brazilian Paralympic Committee.
The Brazilian Paralympic Committee or BPC (Comitê Paralímpico Brasileiro – CPB) is the private, non-profit organization representing Brazilian Paralympic athletes in the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the Parapan American Games.

Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg

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Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg
She is a member of the Honorary Board of the International Paralympic Committee.

1964 Summer Paralympics

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The 1964 Games, although still formally an edition of the International Stoke Mandeville Games, were the first to use the term "Paralympic" in association with the event; the term "Paralympic Games" was approved by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) first in 1984, while the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) was formed in 1989.

1960 Summer Paralympics

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The term "Paralympic Games" was approved by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) first in 1984, while the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) was formed in 1989.

Japan Paralympic Committee

Yasushi Yamawaki (NPC Japan)
The committee was established on August 20, 1999, and is recognized by International Paralympic Committee (IPC), Asian Paralympic Committee (APC) and Ministry of Health.

Princess Margriet of the Netherlands

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Princess Margriet of the Netherlands
She is a member of the honorary board of the International Paralympic Committee.

1984 Winter Paralympics

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They were the first Winter Games organized by the International Co-ordinating Committee (ICC), which was formed on March 15, 1982, in Leysin, Switzerland.

Korean Paralympic Committee

Sung Il Kim (NPC Korea)
The committee was established on May 12, 2006, and is recognized by International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and Asian Paralympic Committee (APC).

Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden

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Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden
She is a member of the Honorary Board of the International Paralympic Committee.

International Sports Federation for Persons with Intellectual Disability

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The founding meeting of the first Executive Committee took place in January 1986 and the organisation became a member of the ICC – the International Coordinating Committee – the organisation that later became the International Paralympic Committee.

2004 Summer Paralympics

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The 2004 Summer Paralympics (Θερινοί Παραολυμπιακοί Αγώνες 2004), the 12th Summer Paralympic Games, were a major international multi-sport event for athletes with disabilities governed by the International Paralympic Committee, held in Athens, Greece from 17 September to 28 September 2004.

2012 Summer Paralympics

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The London 2012 Paralympics and other sport events related to the Paralympic Movement can be watched on the Internet TV channel for Paralympic Sports created by the IPC.
The 2012 Summer Paralympics, the 14th Summer Paralympic Games, and also more generally known as the London 2012 Paralympic Games, were a major international multi-sport event for athletes with disabilities governed by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), that took place in London, United Kingdom from 29 August to 9 September 2012.