IPC PUBLICATIONS AND DOCUMENTS
Each year the IPC publishes a variety of publications and documents, a number of which you can find below.
IPC Strategic Plan
The IPC Strategic Plan 2019-2022 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 Athletes' Council Strategy
Titled "At the heart", the first Athletes' Council strategy was launched in 2019 after a two-year consultation period. It aims to act as a guide to both athletes and the IPC membership as to how the IPC Athletes’ Council can build athlete leaders and ensure the Paralympic Movement is athlete-centred.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The IPC Brand Book is a guideline for the corporate identity of the International Paralympic Committee and can be found below.
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 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.
Legal and Ethics Committee decisions
Sports Strategic Plan - Summer Sports 2017-2020
The strategies to achieve growth of the four summer World Para 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.
Sports Strategic Plan - Winter Sports 2013-2018
The strategies to achieve growth of the five winter World Para Sports have been formulated and described throughout this Strategic Plan for the period 2013 to 2018.