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19 Nov 2003
Olympic News

IPC: "Engineering the Future"

"Engineering the Future": this is the keynote phrase of the 10th International Paralympic Committee (IPC) General Assembly, which will take place from 21 to 22 November 2003, in Turin, Italy. Phil Craven, President of the IPC and member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will chair the Assembly.

80 National Paralympic Committees
Around 80 National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) will participate in this General Assembly, resulting in more countries taking part than ever before. Also present are the five disability-specific sports federations (IOSDs) and 25 out of the 26 Paralympic or IPC sports. The Organising Committee of the Turin 2006 Paralympic Winter Games, TOROC, will host this event at the Fiat Storico, with approximately 250 attendees.

Seven new members
The approval of the strategic plan, implying new principles on the organisation’s governance and structure, will be the major topic on the agenda. The General Assembly is also invited to ratify the membership of seven NPCs (Botswana, Congo, Malta, Mauritius, Tanzania, Togo and Turkey). The Organising Committees of the Athens 2004, Turin 2006, Beijing 2008 and Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Games will report on the preparations of the respective Games.

Important issues.
An IPC Executive Committee meeting (19 November) and the IPC Conference (20 to mid-day 21 November), in which the IPC Membership will discuss important issues (Development, Fundraising, Inclusion of Athletes with an Intellectual Disability and Sport Independence) in greater depth, will precede the General Assembly.

Learn more on the International Paralympic Committee
Official website of Turin 2006
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