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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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Washington Post

Washington Post
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 05:56:15 -0700

However, Spence added, Pistorius would have to want to return to competition first, and his presence at one of the IPC's international competitions would depend on whether the South African National Paralympic Committee is willing to select him to ...
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 09:30:00 -0700

The Iranian National Paralympic Committee is set to host its National Paralympic Week celebrations from October 10 and 16. More than 40,000 people with varying impairments are expected to attend the celebrations throughout the country.

International Paralymic Committee

International Paralymic Committee
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 01:37:30 -0700

First elected to the IPC Governing Board in 2009, van Driel is also Secretary General of the National Paralympic Committee of the Netherlands. “I'm very honoured and excited to be appointed to the Commission,” said van Driel, who was a member of the ...
PerishableNews (press release)
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 09:41:15 -0700

Founded in 1894 and headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo., the U.S. Olympic Committee serves as both the National Olympic Committee and National Paralympic Committee for the United States. As such, the USOC is responsible for the training, ...
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 06:18:45 -0700

The National Paralympic Committee (NPC) has sent a congratulatory message to the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) on the occasion of its 25th Anniversary Celebration, on Thursday, September 25. The NPC, which is an affiliate of the IPC is of ...

Sydney Morning Herald

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 01:15:00 -0700

“Oscar would need to decide first whether he wanted to compete and then he would need to be selected by the South African National Paralympic Committee. Pistorius won his first of six Paralympic gold medals at Athens in 2004. “If he had served any ...
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 09:37:26 -0700

The visit was a latest example of how Pyeongchang's NOC and National Paralympic Committee Services Department is already "networking actively with its stakeholders", it is claimed, and more visits by NOCs and National Paralympic Committees are now ...
Thu, 04 Sep 2014 19:37:30 -0700

The latest Agitos Foundation workshop has been held in Kigali, Rwanda to help boost Paralympic The Agitos Foundation is continuing in its aims to boast participation in Para-sport after hosting its latest workshop for National Paralympic Committee (NPC ...

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