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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
Association of National Olympic Committees.svg
  Africa
African Paralympic Committee 47
  America
Americas Paralympic Committee 28
  Asia
Asian Paralympic Committee 42
  Europe
European Paralympic Committee 49
  Oceania
Oceania Paralympic Committee 8

Africa[edit]

Americas[edit]

Asia[edit]

Europe[edit]

Oceania[edit]

See also[edit]

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Insidethegames.biz

Insidethegames.biz
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 17:22:30 -0700

Sulayman Colley, President of the Gambia National Paralympic Committee (GNPC), has set the country a target of sending six athletes to Rio 2016. London 2012 was the first time the country had participated at the Paralympics and they were represented by ...
 
ParaSport News
Tue, 14 Jul 2015 08:45:00 -0700

In an effort to promote disability sport in the country, the Ghana National Paralympic Committee is planning to hold a three day empowerment workshop at at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium, Kumasi on the weekend of July 24 to 26. ` The workshop will give ...

Sports Features Communications

Sports Features Communications
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 21:41:15 -0700

Present for today's press conference were Andrey Kryukov, Almaty 2022 Vice-Chairman; Akhmetzhan Yessimov, the Mayor of Almaty; and Kairat Boranbayev, President of the National Paralympic Committee (NPC). The press conference started with a five ...
 
AllAfrica.com
Fri, 17 Jul 2015 03:07:30 -0700

According to the National Paralympic Committee of Namibia, they were overwhelmed by the support they were given by the Walvis Bay community who came out in numbers to support the athletes' cause. Saying that, they have achieved their main aim which ...

Insidethegames.biz

Insidethegames.biz
Fri, 29 May 2015 05:33:45 -0700

India's Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has officially handed responsibility for all matters relating to Para-athletes to the Sports Authority of India (SAI) following the suspension of the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI). As well as taking ...

Insidethegames.biz

Insidethegames.biz
Tue, 16 Jun 2015 05:22:30 -0700

Robert Dikazolele, assistant secretary general of the National Paralympic Committee of the Democratic Republic of Congo, has passed away. The International Paralympic Committee (IPC), led by President Sir Philip Craven, has sent its condolences to ...
 
AllAfrica.com
Wed, 22 Jul 2015 15:07:30 -0700

Rwanda national sitting volleyball team is aiming to win the Paravolley Africa sitting volleyball championship starting today at Petit Stade in Remera, Kigali in order to qualify for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. The tournament will end on July 28.

Insidethegames.biz

Insidethegames.biz
Wed, 22 Apr 2015 14:33:45 -0700

It insisted the National Paralympic Committee is having an adverse impact on the development of Para-sport in the nation as well as on its athletes. No future date for reinstating the body or deadline for conditions to be met has been given. The PCI ...
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