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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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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 ...

International Paralymic Committee

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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 ...
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 02:22:30 -0700

When contacted by Observer Sports on this development, Sulamyan Colley, president of The Gambia National Paralympic Committee (GNPC) expressed delight at the inclusion of Paralympic sports in the NaYCONF sporting activities, something he opined, ...


Mon, 21 Jul 2014 06:30:00 -0700

4-year-old Imran Jafarov, who lost his leg last summer in the recreation center in Nabran, has joined Children's Paralympic. Oxu.Az reports that the statement came from the head of department of development, information and training of the National ...


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 ...


Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:33:45 -0700

Paralympians will 'vie for the right to participate in the coming 15th Summer Paralympic Games 2016'. The International Press Center of Baku has today hosted a news conference of the National Paralympic Committee of Azerbaijan on results of the first ...
Sat, 19 Jul 2014 09:28:39 -0700

Julius Beucher, President of the German National Paralympic Committee, added: "Two hundred and sixty five athletes from 53 countries will meet in Suhl to demonstrate their skills but also to provide observers with an insight into the potential and ...


Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:38:10 -0700

Solopos.com, SOLO — Harapan anyar bersemi dalam kontingen atletik National Paralympic Committee (NPC) Indonesia yang akan berlaga di Asian Para Games, Oktober mendatang. Meski hanya menargetkan dua medali emas, 20 atlet yang akan ...

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