International Paralympic Committee
The IPC is the global governing body of the Paralympic Movement. Its purpose is to organise the summer and winter Paralymic Games, one of the world’s largest multi-sport events.
Ever since the Seoul 1988 and Albertville 1992, the Games have also taken place in the same venues as the Olympics.
This arrangement has been formalized with the IOC since 2000 through a co-operation agreement.
Over the years the Paralympic Games have grown dramatically attracting more athletes, countries, sports, spectators and media coverage.
The Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games saw 3,951 athletes from 146 countries compete in 20 sports. Around 3.5 million spectators saw the Games in the venues and the cumulated worldwide television audience was close to 3.8 billion.
The London 2012 Paralympic Games broke all records with more than 4,250 athletes from 164 countries taking part in 20 sports and a record 2.7 million tickets were sold to spectators.
The Games are now one of the world’s largest multi-sport events
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"Who I Am" programming series produced by WOWOW in partnership with IPC, available in English, Japanese and English sub-titled. Two series currently produced, upcoming series to be confirmed.
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 ten sports, supervising and coordinating World Championships and other competitions.
They were first held in Rome, Italy in 1960 and featured 400 athletes from 23 countries competing in 13 sports.
In 1976, the first Paralympic Winter Games were held in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden and attracted over 250 athletes from 17 countries.