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INTERNATIONAL PARALYMPIC COMMITTEE

FEDERATIONS 

International Federations play a major part in the Paralympic Movement, helping develop Para sport around the world. These federations work with the International Paralympic Committee in different ways, depending on the sport they represent. 

INTERNATIONAL FEDERATIONS

International Federations are independent sport federations recognised by the IPC as the sole representative of a Paralympic Sport.

International Federations' responsibilities include technical jurisdiction and guidance over the competition and training venues of their respective sports during the Paralympic Games.

The IPC currently recognises 15 International Federations:

SPORT FEDERATION
Archery World Archery (WA)
Boccia Boccia International Sports Federation (BISFed)
Badminton Badminton World Federation (BWF)
Equestrian Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI)
Canoe International Canoe Federation (ICF)
Cycling Union Cycliste International (UCI) 
Rowing World Rowing Federation (FISA)
Sitting volleyball World ParaVolley (WPV)
Table Tennis International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF)
Taekwondo World Taekwondo (WT)
Triathlon International Triathlon Union (ITU)
Wheelchair basketball International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF)
Wheelchair curling World Curling Federation (WCF)
Wheelchair rugby International Wheelchair Rugby Federation (IWRF)
Wheelchair tennis International Tennis Federation (ITF)


INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS OF SPORTS FOR THE DISABLED

International Organisations of Sports for the Disabled (IOSDs) are independent organisations recognised by the IPC as the sole representatives of a specific impairment group.

IOSDs work in conjunction with the IPC to provide specific expertise to develop sport for athletes with an impairment from the grassroots level to the elite level. They act as the governing body for some of the impairment specific sports that are a part of the Paralympic Games programme.

The IPC currently recognises four IOSDs:

ORGANISATION ABBREVIATION MAIN CONTACT E MAIL
Cerebral Palsy International Sports and Recreation Association CPIRSA Ms. Sandy Hermiston info@cpisra.org
International Blind Sports Federation IBSA Mr. Henk Van Aller ibsa@ibsasport.org
Virtus: World Intellectual Impairment Sport INAS Mr. Nick Parr enquiries@inas.org
International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation IWAS Ms. Charmaine Hooper charmaine.hooper@iwasf.com

RECOGNISED INTERNATIONAL SPORTS FEDERATIONS

In its Mission Statement, the IPC commits to ‘promote and contribute to the development of sport opportunities and competitions, from initiation level to elite level, for Paralympic athletes as the foundation of elite Paralympic sport’.

To achieve this, the IPC recognises the importance of creating a Paralympic Family network of recognised international sport federations that are not eligible to be IPC members, but contribute to the development of sport opportunities for athletes associated with the Paralympic Movement and have organisational goals that are compatible with the Vision and Mission of the IPC.

The following are IPC-recognised international sport federations:

SPORT FEDERATION
Armwrestling World Armwrestling Federation (WAF)
Bobsleigh International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation (IBSF)
Bowling World Bowling
Climbing International Federation of Sport Climbing
CP Football International Federation of CP Football
Flying Disc World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF)
Golf International Golf Federation (IGF)
Handball International Handball Federation (IHF)
Hockey International Hockey Federation (FIH)
Karate World Karate Federation
Modern Pentathlon Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne (UIPM)
Powerchair Football International Federation of Powerchair Football (FIPFA)
Sailing World Sailing
Surfing International Surfing Association (ISA)