History of International Paralympic Committee 1989-2014

History of International Paralympic Committee 1989-2014

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A lot has happened since the International Paralympic Committee was fo...
A lot has happened since the International Paralympic Committee was formed on 22 September 1989.

1989

The IPC is created on 22 September 1989 in Dusseldorf, Germany with Canadian Bob Steadward as President.

1990

Groningen, the Netherlands, stages the second IPC General Assembly, during which the basis for the first IPC Constitution was approved.

First Athletes Committee elected

Set up of IPC Sport Technical Committees is initiated.

Agreement that ICC remains responsible for the Paralympic Games until after the 1992 Barcelona Paralympic Games.

1992

Tignes-Albertville 1992 Paralympic Winter Games.

Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games

1993

On 25 March 1993 in Larnaca, Cyprus, the ICC holds its last meeting and passes on the torch to IPC.

Launch of the new IPC logo with 3 tae-guks

1994

Lillehammer 1994 Winter Paralympics

1995

CISS withdraws from membership in the IPC.

1996

Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games.

The General Assembly considered the recommendations of the Task Force and agreed to a slimmed down Executive Committee.

1997

The General Assembly confirms its support to the selection of the city of Bonn as new IPC Headquarters.

1998

Nagano 1998 Paralympic Winter Games

The IPC Sports Council holds a strategic planning meeting and agrees to focus on i) the growth of Paralympic Sport by increasing the number of athletes and nations while improving the athletic performance, ii) enhancing the quality of the sport technical operations/administration and iii) ensure diversity in Paralympic Sport.

1999

The IPCs first headquarters open in Bonn, Germany, with 10 full-time staff.

2000

Sydney 2000 Paralympics.

The first IPC-IOC agreement is signed during the Sydney Games by IOC President Samaranch and his IPC counterpart Steadward.

2001

Former British wheelchair basketball player Sir Philip Craven is elected IPC President

On 19 June, the IPC and IOC sign an agreement that secures the practice of one bid, one city, meaning the same city will host both the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

2002

Salt Lake City 2002 Paralympic Winter Games

2003

The IPCs mission To enable Paralympic athletes to achieve sporting excellence and to inspire and excite the world is launched.

The IPC Governing Board approves development of a Universal Classification Code.

The IPC-IOC Agreement is adjusted.

2004

  Athens 2004 Paralympic Games.

2005

Sir Philip is re-elected IPC President

2006

Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games

The IPC launches ParalympicSport.TV, an online TV channel, during the Games. It attracts nearly 40,000 unique viewers from 105 nations.

The IPCs revenues break EUR 5 million for the first time.

In June, the IOC and the IPC sign a further co-operation extension covering the Sochi 2014 and the Rio 2016 Games.

The IPC starts implementing a four year Strategic Plan (2006-2009) which has five objectives: high performing organisation, membership development, resource creation, Games success and global recognition.

2007

The IPC Classification Code is approved by the General Assembly

2008

Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games


The IPC Governing Board approves a new Anti-Doping Code.

2009

Sir Philip is re-elected President, re-inclusion of athletes with an intellectual impairment.

The Organisational Development Initiative (ODI) is launched and aims to build the capacity and efficiency of IPC members.

Bob Balk is elected Chairperson of the IPC Athletes Council.

2010

Vancouver Paralympic Winter Games

2011

A new Strategic Plan 2011-2014, outlining the IPCs direction via six strategic goals, is launched.


The General Assembly adopts IPC Medical Code.

2012

The IPC and IOC sign a new co-operation agreement which increases the amount of financial support to the IPC and guarantees the Paralympics will be staged in the same city and venues as the Olympics through until Tokyo 2020.

London 2012.

#Paralympics is the No.1 trending sporting event of the year in Great Britain

The Agitos Foundation is launched.

The IPCs revenues exceed EUR 10 million for the first time.

2013

Sir Philip is elected IPC President

For the first time ever, US broadcaster NBC sign up to broadcast both the Sochi 2014 and Rio 2016 Paralympic Games following in the footsteps of Channel 4, EBU, NHK and multiple other broadcasters.

The Agitos Foundation Grant Support Programme makes EUR 650,000 available to member organisations for development projects.

BP becomes the IPCs second international partner joining Allianz.

2014

Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.

22 September the IPC will celebrate turning 25!

 

 
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