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INTERNATIONAL PARALYMPIC COMMITTEE

Few days left for nominations for APC athlete representative

At Toronto 2015 athletes will be invited to vote for one athlete to sit on the Americas Paralympic Committee Executive Committee. 05 May 2015
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Paralympian Terezinha Guilhermina of Brazil runs with Usain Bolt of Jamaica as her guide during an exhibition in preparation for the Mano a Mano Athletics Challenge in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In 2011, she was elected to the APC Executive Committee at the Guadalajara Parapan American Games.

Paralympian Terezinha Guilhermina of Brazil runs with Usain Bolt of Jamaica as her guide during an exhibition in preparation for the Mano a Mano Athletics Challenge in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In 2011, she was elected to the APC Executive Committee at the Guadalajara Parapan American Games.

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There are just four days left for National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) in the Americas to nominate candidates to act as an athlete representative on the Americas Paralympic Committee Executive Committee.

NPCs in the Americas have until Friday 8 May 2015 to nominate one candidate who has strong qualities of leadership, accomplishment, knowledge and respect, both on and off the field of play. The APC will also particularly welcome candidates with experience in and commitment to the advocacy of athlete related issues.

Elections for the APC athlete representative will take place during the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games. The elected athlete will serve a four year term with the Executive Committee through to 2019 providing a viewpoint on a whole range of issues covering the Paralympic Movement in the Americas.

A shortlist of candidates for elections will be announced at least two months prior to the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games Opening Ceremony.

To be eligible for election, an individual must be an active athlete, having competed in the Guadalajara 2011 Parapan American Games or intending to compete at August’s Parapan American Games.

In 2011, Brazilian sprinter Terezinha Guilhermina was elected to the APC Executive Committee at the Guadalajara Parapan American Games.

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Empieza la cuenta atrás para las nominaciones de los candidatos a Representante de Atletas del APC

• En Toronto 2015 todos los atletas serán invitados a votar a uno de los candidatos para que forme parte del Comité Ejecutivo del Comité Paralímpico de las Américas.

Solo faltan cuatro días para que los Comites Paralimpicos Nacionales (CPNs) de la región de las Americas puedan nominar candidatos para que sean el atleta representante en el Comité Ejecutivo del Comité Paralímpico de las Américas.

Los Comités Paralímpicos Nacionales (CPNs) de América tienen hasta el 8 de mayo de 2015 para nominar un candidato o candidata que tenga fuertes cualidades de liderazgo, realización, conocimientos y respeto, tanto dentro como fuera del área de competencia. Son particularmente bienvenidos los candidatos con experiencia y compromiso en la promoción de temas relacionados con atletas.

Las elecciones para el Representante de Atletas del APC tendrán lugar durante los Juegos Parapanamericanos Toronto 2015. El Representante de Atletas elegido servirá durante un término de cuatro años en el Comité Ejecutivo hasta el 2019 aportando su punto de vista en un amplio rango de temas relacionados al Movimiento Paralímpico en América.

La lista final de candidatos para las elecciones será anunciada al menos dos meses antes de la Ceremonia de Apertura de los Juegos Parapanamericanos Toronto 2015.

Para ser elegible para las votaciones, un individuo debe ser atleta activo(a), habiendo competido en los Juegos Parapanamericanos de Guadalajara 2011 o tener la intención de competir en los Juegos Parapanamericanos de agosto.

En 2011, la velocista Terezinha Guilhermina fue elegida al Comité Ejecutivo del APC en los Juegos Parapanamericanos de Guadalajara.