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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, 14 Dec 2014 07:33:45 -0800

Gambian 800 metres wheelchair racer Isatou Nyang of Gambia competing during the women's T54 heats at A two-day "capacity building" training programme organised by the Gambia National Paralympic Committee (GNPC) in collaboration with the ...


Fri, 05 Dec 2014 03:19:57 -0800

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Sun, 07 Dec 2014 15:48:45 -0800

The National Paralympic Day will also feature the presentation of a commemorative award to Argentine medallists from the Tokyo 1964 Paralympic Games to celebrate 50 years since the Games were held, while the National Paralympic Committee will ...
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 11:07:30 -0800

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Sat, 20 Dec 2014 03:26:15 -0800

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The National Paralympic Committee (NPC) has re-scheduled the first ever National Paralympic Sports Festival. The event which was originally fixed for December 7-10, has now been shifted to 11-13, December, 2014. A statement signed by Mr. Ignatius ...

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The magazine also explores the role the IPC and Russian Paralympic Committee played in ensuring that the Ukrainian National Paralympic Committee can continue to use its state of the art high performance training centre in Crimea, despite Russia ...
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The National Paralympic Committee announced the appointment has been made following dramatic growth in the country's high performance programme since London 2012, with athletics, cycling and swimming now having more than 158 athletes at varying ...

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