The International Paralympic Committee (IPC; German: Internationales Paralympisches Komitee) is an international non-profit organisation and the global governing body for the Paralympic Movement. The IPC organizes the Paralympic Games and functions as the international federation for nine sports.
Who is responsible to organize the Paralympic Games?
The Paralympic Games are supervised by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), a body recognised by the IOC. Each edition of the Paralympic Games is under the responsibility of an organising committee. They are always held in the same year as the Olympic Games.
Is the International Paralympic Committee is a committee of the International Olympic Committee?
The ICC was established in 1982 by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) who realised that with the Paralympic Movement rapidly growing, the need for a single governing body to look after parasport was imperative.
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, …
What is the purpose of Paralympics?
The goals of the United Nations and the Paralympic Games share the same ideals to serve humanity: the UN strives for the peaceful settlement of disputes, social progress and better standards of life, and harmonious relations among peoples and nations, while the goal of the Paralympics is to place sport at the service …
What is the role of Paralympics?
Mission: To lead the Paralympic Movement, oversee the delivery of the Paralympic Games and support members to enable Para athletes to achieve sporting excellence. … Since the first Games in Rome, Italy, in 1960 the Paralympics have grown exponentially in size and scale.
What does Paralympics mean?
: a series of international contests for athletes with disabilities that are associated with and held following the summer and winter Olympic Games. — called also Paralympic Games.