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A National Paralympic Committee (NPC) is a national constituent of the worldwide Paralympic movement. Subject to the controls of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), NPCs are responsible for organizing their people's participation in the Paralympic Games.

The Paralympic Games are a major international multi-sport event where athletes with physical disabilities compete; this includes athletes with mobility disabilities, amputations, blindness, and cerebral palsy. There are Winter and Summer Paralympic Games, which are held immediately following their respective Olympic Games, in the same host city.

As of 2012, there are 174 NPC members of the IPC.[1] Only NPCs in good standing may enter athletes in the Paralympic Games. Within countries, some NPCs serve as the national governing body for one or more sports, while others only act as the IPC member with responsibility for Paralympic Games.

List of NPCs by continent[edit]

There are five regional organizations:[1]

Continent Association NPCs
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African Paralympic Committee 47
Americas Paralympic Committee 28
Asian Paralympic Committee 42
European Paralympic Committee 49
Oceania Paralympic Committee 8






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Sun, 15 Nov 2015 20:07:30 -0800

National Paralympic Committee was established in Kyrgyzstan. Press service of the Labor and Social Development Ministry reported. According to it, Abdualim Nishanov became the president of the committee. "For some time Kyrgyzstan had two ...


Daily Echo
Thu, 26 Nov 2015 07:09:34 -0800

Featuring around 150 athletes from 25 countries, the event was organised locally by the Hungarian National Paralympic Committee and took place in the Hotel Eger & Park. Micky is sponsored by Alliance Trust and EDF Energy. Share article. Help for Heroes ...

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Tue, 24 Nov 2015 08:07:30 -0800

The annual National Para Sports Festival which is organised by National Paralympic Committee (NPC) in collaboration with the Dan-deVan Group of Companies, is slated for November 29 at the Accra Stadium. The event which is dubbed the “Dan-deVan ...


Wed, 25 Nov 2015 21:48:45 -0800

The National Paralympic Committee of Namibia (NPCN) do reward the guide runners. “We do give them medals for their contribution,” said secretary general of NPCN Michael Hamukwaya. Meanwhile, acting chief administrator at NSC, Walter Haseb said the ...


Sun, 22 Nov 2015 10:11:15 -0800

Both Ahlquist and Forsman, as well as the wheelchair rugby side, achieved the necessary qualification criteria but all athletes must have their place confirmed by their respective National Paralympic Committee. Sweden clinched a haul of 12 medals from ...
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Tue, 24 Nov 2015 13:02:00 -0800

Timor Leste will play no part in the Dec 3-9 event which Singapore is hosting for the first time, after being excluded due to the suspension of its National Paralympic Committee (NPC) by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). Responding to ...

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Tue, 10 Nov 2015 07:22:30 -0800

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Tue, 03 Nov 2015 07:45:00 -0800

... Chairperson of the IPC Alpine Skiing Sport Technical Committee (STC); Georgios Fountoulakis, President of the Hellenic Paralympic Committee; and Dr. Axel Bolsinger, Ophthalmologist Adviser and Classifier for the German National Paralympic Committee ...

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