NEWS

THE INTERNATIONAL PARALYMPIC COMMITTEE RE-ELECTED SIR PHILIP CRAVEN AS ITS PRESIDENT

Athens, 27th November – Great Britain’s Sir Philip Craven has been re-elected as President of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) for a fourth successive term following Sunday’s (24 November) elections at the 16th IPC General Assembly in Athens, Greece as announced in the IPC official website http://www.paralympic.org.

The 63-year-old five-time Paralympian, who was first elected as IPC President in 2001, will serve a final four year term. Sir Philip was chosen over fellow Britain candidate Alan Dickson.

In total 147 IPC members made up of National Paralympic Committees, International Federations, Regional Organisations and International Organisations of Sport for the Disabled were in attendance in Athens.

Ten Members were also elected to the IPC Governing Board on Sunday. Among them the Europeans: Rita van Driel (NED), John Petersson (DEN) and Miguel Sagarra (ESP).

The IPC’s first President was Canadian Bob Steadward who served between 1989, when the organisation was formed, and 2001. He is now an IPC Lifetime Member.

Recently,In Dublin on the 4th and 5th October, a Memorandum of Understanding was passed between the EOC and the European Paralympic Committee. The MoU was signed by Pat Hickey, EOC President, and John Petersson, EPC President, in the presence of Sir Philip Craven.