IPC to explore providing the opportunity for 10 sports to conduct classification at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

Suspending the IPC’s zero classification policy is a one-off to address the challenges some sports are facing to classify all athletes before the Games The IPC is working to ensure that no prospective Tokyo 2020 athlete misses out on competing due to the lack of access to classification opportunities The IFs and NPCs are urged Read more about IPC to explore providing the opportunity for 10 sports to conduct classification at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games[…]

* South African Paralympian Scott Field to act as independent chair of the Code Drafting Team

Following approval from the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Governing Board, the IPC is to undertake an extensive three-year three-phase open consultation review of the 2015 Athlete Classification Code. Classification is a unique cornerstone of the Paralympic Movement and performs two critical functions: it determines which Para athletes are eligible to compete in a sport; and Read more about * South African Paralympian Scott Field to act as independent chair of the Code Drafting Team[…]

International Paralympic Committee to unleash potential of digital content through egoli Media’s AI technology

. • International Paralympic Committee to unleash potential of digital content through egoli Media’s AI technology• International Paralympic Committee to unleash potential of digital content through egoli Media’s AI technology • Groundbreaking egoli AI software to benefit rightsholders, sponsors and in-house teams as it digitises and automatically logs, tags and categorises archive and live content Read more about International Paralympic Committee to unleash potential of digital content through egoli Media’s AI technology[…]

IPC reveals 2021 International Women’s Day Recognition award winners

On this day as the world collectively raises its voice towards gender equality, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is lifting up three notable leaders who have done just that to earn the 2021 International Women’s Day Recognition awards. Kate Caithness of World Curling Federation (Builder category), Iranian Para archer Zahra Nemati (Next Generation Leader category) Read more about IPC reveals 2021 International Women’s Day Recognition award winners[…]

IPC launches Tokyo 2020 anti-doping webpage

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has launched a Tokyo 2020 anti-doping dedicated webpage (https://www.paralympic.org/…) with a summary of key information for National Paralympic Committees, National Anti-Doping Organisations and International Federations ahead of this year’s Paralympic Games. This new webpage includes information about the IPC Anti-Doping Code, the Tokyo 2020 Doping Control Guidebook and other key Read more about IPC launches Tokyo 2020 anti-doping webpage[…]

International Paralympic Committee unveils shortlist for 2021 International Women’s Day Recognition awards

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has released the shortlist for the 2021 International Women’s Day Recognition, with winners to be announced on 8 March’s global celebration of women and gender equality. This is the second year, since its inception in 2013, the International Women’s Day Recognition has expanded into categories, awarding primarily women in the Read more about International Paralympic Committee unveils shortlist for 2021 International Women’s Day Recognition awards[…]

The IPC and UN Alliance of Civilisations to join forces

. As part of its continued efforts to use sport to drive social inclusion for the world’s one billion persons with disabilities, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has signed a Co-operation Agreement with the United Nations Alliance of Civilisations (UNAOC). Under the terms of the Co-operation Agreement, the two organisations will partner on several initiatives Read more about The IPC and UN Alliance of Civilisations to join forces[…]

First Playbook published outlining measures to deliver safe and successful Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020

The International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee (Tokyo 2020) today published the first Playbook, a resource which outlines the personal responsibilities key stakeholders must take to play their role in ensuring safe and successful Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer. The series of Playbooks provide a Read more about First Playbook published outlining measures to deliver safe and successful Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020[…]

Para bobsleigh left out of Milano Cortina 2026 Winter Paralympics

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Governing Board has finalised the Milano Cortina 2026 Paralympic Winter Games sport programme by deciding not to include the sport of Para bobsleigh. In December 2020, the IPC announced that the five sports of Para alpine skiing, Para ice hockey, Para Nordic skiing, Para snowboard and wheelchair curling were confirmed Read more about Para bobsleigh left out of Milano Cortina 2026 Winter Paralympics[…]

Nominations open for IPC Athletes‘ Council election that will take place during the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has opened the nomination process for the IPC Athletes’ Council, ahead of an election that will take place at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. The IPC Athletes’ Council is a highly engaged group consisting of 12 current and retired Paralympians, and one from the IOC Athletes’ Commission Representative. Their mission Read more about Nominations open for IPC Athletes‘ Council election that will take place during the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games[…]