The IPC acts as the International Federation for nine sports which dates back to the origins of the IPC.
The sports are:
In its role as the International Federation, the IPC is responsible for the management and governance for the sports and fulfils the following roles:
- Management of all technical aspects, such as rules, rankings, records and athlete classification
- Supervision of World Championships and other competitions co-ordinating closely with local organizing committees
- Financial management and administration
- Promotion and communication of each sport
It is the clear desire of the IPC, relevant stakeholders and IPC Sports representatives to transition these nine sports to independence.