Outstanding contributions and achievements by individuals within the Paralympic Movement can be honoured in many ways by the International Paralympic Committee.

Paralympic Order

Paralympic Hall of Fame

Paralympic Sport Awards

Paralympic Media Awards

Paralympic Scientific Awards


The Paralympic Honour is bestowed upon high-ranking dignitaries, officials and others outside of the Paralympic Movement who have contributed significantly to the Movement.

The IPC regularly honours athletes, noteworthy supporters and organisations for their outstanding achievements in regards to the Paralympic Games and the Paralympic Movement.


Michael Diekmann CEO Allianz SE (2003-2015)
Ilham Aliyev President of Azerbaijan
Kaj Leo Johannesen Prime Minister of Faroe Islands
The Honorouble Dato' Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak Prime Minister of Malaysia
Olafur Ragnar Grimsson President of Iceland
Roh Moo-Hyun President of Korea
Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva President of the Federal Republic of Brazil
Dr. Kazuo Hatada President of Far East and South Pacific Games of the Disabled (FESPIC)
Vladimir Putin President of Russia
Prof. Dr. Horst Köhler President of the Federal Republic of Germany
Wen Jiabao Premier of People's Republic of China
Ferenc Gyurcsany Prime Minister of Hungary
Jacques Rogge President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC)
Dilma Rousseff President of Brazil