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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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Tasnim News Agency

Tasnim News Agency
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 06:30:00 -0700

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iraqi National Paralympic Committee (NPC) signed an agreement with its Iranian counterpart, seeking help from the Islamic Republic. Print. Tweet. “We had similar agreement with Iran before, but we wanted to renew the agreement and ...
Solomon Star
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:11:15 -0700

The Solomon Islands National Paralympic Committee and Community Based Rehabilitation Unit would like to acknowledge the funders and the organizing committee for recognizing and selecting Solomon Islands to be part of the program. We hope to send ...
Astana Times
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:11:15 -0700

The competition was opened July 26 by the Secretary General of the Kazakh National Paralympic Committee, Vassiliy Shimanskiy. In his opening speech, he thanked all the athletes and coaches for their participation and wished them all the best in ...

Astana Times

Astana Times
Sun, 17 Aug 2014 21:41:15 -0700

Eldana Baduova, 14, took first place in table tennis, while her partner from the team, Shynar Kenzhebayeva, 18, won bronze. Kazakhstan's junior para-team was supported by the National Paralympic Committee of Kazakhstan, the Samruk Kazyna National ...
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Mon, 04 Aug 2014 06:41:15 -0700

He was given a two year sanction from the Brazilian National Paralympic Committee and suspended from 16 May 2009 until 15 May 2011. The principle of strict liability applies to anti-doping matters. Therefore, each athlete is strictly liable for the ...

International Paralymic Committee

International Paralymic Committee
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:22:30 -0700

Xavier Gonzalez, Chief Executive of the International Paralympic Committee said “We are delighted to be working with the Swing Duet Association and Polish National Paralympic Committee to put on the latest major international wheelchair dance ...


Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:18:45 -0700

Azerbaijani national shooting team has gained the third place at the Shooting World Championships in Suhl, Germany, the National Paralympic Committee reported. Around 300 athletes from nearly 50 countries came together in Suhl from July 18 to 26 to ...
ParaSport News
Sun, 03 Aug 2014 03:20:16 -0700

Also, the National Paralympic Committee and the Special Olympics are run by the same organization in the country, the Paralympic Committee of Saudi Arabia. In this role, they support several intellectual disability sports including athletics ...

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