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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]

References[edit]

External links[edit]


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Trend News Agency
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 22:22:30 -0800

Shaig Hamidov, vice-president of the National Paralympic Committee of Azerbaijan said: "The Paralympic Games are one of the most prestigious competitions for athletes with disabilities. Selections for these competitions are held not only within ...

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Insidethegames.biz
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 09:56:40 -0800

The Zimbabwe National Paralympic Committee (ZNPC) has stepped up its bid to increase the number of athletes that will represent the country at Rio 2016 by opening the door to all those who believe they have the ability to compete on the international ...

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Insidethegames.biz
Sun, 07 Feb 2016 07:56:15 -0800

“I am glad to greet colleagues and our friends from the National Paralympic Committee and sports Federations," said Putin in a welcoming speech. “Through the efforts of many enthusiasts and talented and caring people, the Paralympic Movement has made ...
 
Shanghai Daily (subscription)
Sun, 14 Feb 2016 04:45:00 -0800

However, the National Paralympic Committee of Namibia secretary general, Michael Hamukwaya, said they were concerned. Hamukwaya also said they were yet to receive any information from the authorities regarding the situation. "We will wait on the ...

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GhanaWeb
Fri, 15 Jan 2016 03:15:00 -0800

The year 2015 could best be described as a difficult year for the National Paralympic Committee (NPC) in relation to sports development and promotion mainly due to financial and logistics challenges. That notwithstanding, the association managed to ...
 
AllAfrica.com
Sat, 30 Jan 2016 19:11:15 -0800

THE success-starved Zimbabwe National Paralympic Committee (ZNPC) has stepped up efforts to increase the number of athletes that will represent the country at the Rio Paralympic Games by opening the door to all athletes who feel they have what it takes ...

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BBC Sport
Mon, 25 Jan 2016 08:52:30 -0800

The Iranian Olympic Committee agreed to the decision after a suggestion from the country's National Paralympic Committee. Nemati will carry the Iranian flag at the ceremony which takes place at the Maracana on 5 August. "I will do my best to win ...
 
TeamUSA.org
Wed, 20 Jan 2016 07:00:00 -0800

Founded in 1894 and headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the United States 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 ...
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