- 26 Sep 2003
- Olympic News
Paralympic Day 2003
The European Commission has designated 2003 the European Year of People with Disabilities. In recognition of this, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is launching the "International Paralympic Day 2003".
Integration through sport
Held in Bonn, Germany, on 26 and 27 September, the motto of International Paralympic Day is "Integration Through Sport".
Under the patronage of Federal Chancellor Gerhard Schröder, everyone can experience a festival comprising an interactive multi-sport event, a basketball competition between two top European teams and a Dance Night.
Excellence of Paralympic Sport
Half a billion people in the world live with a disability. Through this event, the IPC is taking up the challenge of achieving three major goals: to show the importance of sport as a means to integrate people with a disability; to promote sport for people with a disability and to demonstrate the variety and excellence of Paralympic Sport.
Official website of the IPC