IOC AND IPC SIGN COOPERATION AGREEMENT
Sydney, 20 October 2000 - The Presidents of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) today signed a cooperation agreement aimed to further strengthen their relationship and joint efforts to allow all to reach their full physical and intellectual potential.
THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC)
THE INTERNATIONAL PARALYMPIC COMMITTEE (IPC)
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) share a common belief in the right of all human beings to pursue their physical and intellectual development.
The IOC and IPC believe in international solidarity in accordance with their respective mandates and principles.
The IOC and IPC have therefore agreed to cooperate on the following terms:
- The IPC President will be coopted as a member of the IOC.
- A representative of the IPC will be included in the following IOC Commissions: Evaluation for the Olympic Games; Coordination for the Olympic Games; Culture and Olympic education; Athletes; Women and Sport Working Group; Medical; Press; Radio and Television; Sport and Law; Sport and Environment; Sport for All.
- An annual financial contribution for the IPC administration of US$ 300,000 (three hundred thousand US dollars) from 2001 to 2004, with the possibility of a new assessment in 2002.
- An annual subsidy of US$ 100,000 (one hundred thousand US dollars) for development projects.
- Financial contribution to assist athletes from developing countries in the Paralympic Games
(i) in Salt Lake City, USA, in 2002: US$ 80,000 (eighty thousand US dollars)
(ii) in Athens, Greece, in 2004: US$ 250,000 (two hundred and fifty thousand US dollars).
- The IOC and the IPC to establish a link between their websites.
- To formulate a programme of training and exchange of staff.
- To reach an agreement on the organization of the Paralympic Games by the end of the year 2000.
- This agreement will become effective upon the signature by both parties and shall remain in force until such a time that one party informs the other in writing of its wish to terminate the agreement.
Done in Sydney, Australia, on this 20th day of October 2000, in two originals in the English and French language.
Dr Robert D. Steadward
Juan Antonio Samaranch
International Paralympic Committee
International Olympic Co