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The IPC - Who we are

IPC Publications and Documents

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Each year the IPC publishes a variety of publications and documents, a number of which you can find below.

Sports Strategic Plan - Summer Sports 2017-2020

The strategies to achieve growth of the four summer IPC Sports have been formulated and described throughout this Strategic Plan for the period 2017 to 2020. Please follow the links below to find the individual sport plans in English, Spanish, French and German.

World Para Athletics Strategic Plan

World Para Powerlifting Strategic Plan

World Shooting Para Sport Strategic Plan

World Para Swimming Strategic Plan

Sports Strategic Plan - Winter Sports 2013-2018

The strategies to achieve growth of the five winter IPC Sports have been formulated and described throughout this Strategic Plan for the period 2013 to 2018.

World Para Alpine Skiing and Snowboard Strategic Plan

World Para Ice Hockey Strategic Plan

World Para Nordic Skiing Strategic Plan

IPC Strategic Plan

The IPC Strategic Plan 2015-2018 outlines the focus and priorities of the International Paralympic Committee as the Movement’s governing body for the next four years. The plan follows the overall philosophy and vision of the Movement and is based on the IPC Handbook and deliberations of the General Assembly. A full version of the plan can be found below.

IPC Strategic Plan 2015-2018

IPC Strategic Plan 2015-2018 (German)

IPC Strategic Plan 2015-2018 (French)

IPC Strategic Plan 2015-2018 (Spanish)

Annual Reports

Since 2004, the IPC has published an Annual Report to provide the IPC Membership and the public with an overview of the activities of the IPC as an organization and to present the financial statements. Reports dating back to 2004 can be found at the links below.

Annual Report 2004

Annual Report 2005

Annual Report 2006

Annual Report 2007

Annual Report 2008

Annual Report 2009

Annual Report 2010

Annual Report 2011

Annual Report 2012

Annual Report 2013

Annual Report 2014

Annual Report 2015

Annual Report 2016

Annual Report 2017

IPC Anti-Doping Code

As a signatory of the World Anti-Doping Code (WADC), the IPC remains committed to a doping free sporting environment at all levels. The IPC, together with the International Federations and the National Paralympic Committees, established the IPC Anti-Doping Code to prevent doping in sport for Paralympic athletes, in the spirit of fair play. The IPC Anti-Doping Code is in conformity with the general principles of the WADC.

IPC Anti-Doping Code (effective 1 April 2018)

IPC Classification Code

In 2003, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) developed a Classification Strategy with the overall objective of supporting and co-ordinating the ongoing development of accurate, reliable, consistent and credible sport-focused classification systems and their implementation. The IPC Classification Code is a direct result of recommendations made in this Strategy.

The IPC Classification Code was approved by the IPC 2007 General Assembly in the Republic of Korea in November 2007 and is effective until 31 December 2016

With the significant growth of classification, the IPC Governing Board began a revision of the Code in June 2013; as a result of this, the IPC General Assembly approved the updated 2015 IPC Athlete Classification Code in November 2015 in Mexico. This Code is effective as of 1 January 2017.

2007 IPC Classification Code

2015 IPC Athlete Classification Code

IPC Medical Code

The IPC Medical Code came into force in 2013 and aims to further improve the safety of athletes participating in the Paralympic Movement.

IPC Medical Code

Style Guide and Brand Book

The IPC Style Guide, which is a guideline for correct generic Paralympic terminology and language to be used for documents, correspondence, publications, etc. can be found below.

IPC Style Guide 2017

The IPC Brand Book is a guideline for the corporate identity of the International Paralympic Committee and can be found below.

IPC Brand Book 2017

IPC Glossary

In order to provide a consistent baseline and a common "language reference" for the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and its various stakeholders, the IPC has created the following glossary.

This document identifies correct terms and acronyms to be used within a Paralympic context and to provide their respective translations into French and Spanish.

IPC Glossary

IPC Accessibility Guide

The development of an Accessibility Guide is a major step, in order for the IPC to set a philosophy, share best practices and establish specific technical guidelines for the design of facilities and services that need to be in place in order for a Host City to deliver an inclusive Games.

The Guide seeks to provide information and inspiration to the OCOG and the Host City authorities, charged with the responsibility of staging the Games. It provides expert guidance and detailed technical information based on tried and tested best practice, to enable the delivery of truly inclusive Games for all stakeholders.

IPC Accessibility Guide

Legal and Ethics Committee decisions

Summary of panel decision - September 2016

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