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Classification Code Review

“We encourage everyone to think outside of the box and to design the future of Paralympic Classification together with us.”

The IPC Classification Code was adopted in 2007 and provides rules and procedures for Paralympic classification that should be common to all sports, and how classification systems have to become sport-specific and supported by scientific evidence. It was adopted by the IPC Governing Board in 2007, and applies to all sports in the Paralympic Movement.

What is the Code review?

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is currently carrying out a review of the IPC Classification Code and encourages athletes, member organisations, classifiers and other interested stakeholders to suggest changes to the current Code.

By contributing to the Code review, stakeholders are at the heart of the future development of Paralympic classification.

Feedback first consultation round

Feedback could be submitted during the first consultation round 1 June to 30 September 2013.

The IPC has received more than 750 comments on the Code in total. All feedback that was submitted using the feedback template is available in this compiled feedback overview.

The IPC Classification Committee and the IPC Governing Board are now considering all feedback and draft a first version of the revised Code.

Second consultation round 2014

The first draft of the revised Code will be circulated for a second consultation round from 1 June to 30 September 2014.

All information, such as the draft Code and the feedback template, will be available on this website.

The final version of the revised Code will be presented by the IPC Governing Board as a motion at the 2015 IPC General Assembly, and the new Code will take effect within one year of approval.

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