Which governing body is responsible for Paralympic movement?
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is the international governing body of sports for athletes with a disability. The IPC supervises and coordinates the Paralympic Summer and Winter Games and other multi-disability competitions, of which the most important are World and Regional Championships.
What are the 6 disability groups in Paralympics?
The Paralympic Movement offers sport opportunities for athletes with physical, vision and/or intellectual impairments that have at least one of the following 10 eligible impairments: Impaired muscle power, Impaired passive range of movement, Limb deficiency, Leg length difference, Short stature, Muscle tension, …
Who is current IPC president?
Why is it called Paralympics?
The word “Paralympic” derives from the Greek preposition “para” (beside or alongside) and the word “Olympic”. Its meaning is that Paralympics are the parallel Games to the Olympics and illustrates how the two movements exist side-by-side.
When was the last Paralympics held?
Paralympic host cities
|2016||Rio de Janeiro||7 September|
|2020||Tokyo||25 August 2021|
How many countries are involved in the Special Olympic Association?
How many people are involved in Special Olympics? There are 5.5 million athletes with intellectual disabilities involved in Special Olympics programs around the world. In addition, we have more than 1.1 million coaches and volunteers. We have 244 national and U.S. Programs in 193 countries.
What is the main goal of International Paralympic Committee?
The IPC organizes the Paralympic Games and functions as the international federation for nine sports. Founded on 22 September 1989 in Düsseldorf, West Germany, its mission is to “enable Paralympic athletes to achieve sporting excellence and inspire and excite the world”.