IPC President to Attend NPC Germany's 60th Anniversary Celebration

Sir Philip Craven heading to Berlin to attend celebrations at Deutsche Telekom in Berlin 08 Sep 2011 By IPC

After spending a busy week at the Chef de Mission Seminar in London, International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Sir Philip Craven is heading to the German capital Berlin to attend the National Paralympic Committee of Germany's (DBS) 60th anniversary celebrations this Friday (9 September).

Besides Sir Philip Craven, more than 300 guests are invited to the event which will be held at the Deutsche Telekom in Berlin on Friday evening, including the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Mr. Christian Wulff, the President of DBS, Mr. Julius Beucher, the former President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Dr. Horst Köhler, and members of the German parliament.

Leading up to the official celebration event, the DBS is staging two symposia, an international and national one. Themed "Disability Sport as a cultural phenomenon", the national symposium on 9 September will welcome experts and members of the German Paralympic Movement to take a look back at the history of the Movement in Germany and discussing projects and challenges that the Movement will have to take on in the near future.

Organized by the German Sport University in co-operation with the DBS, the international symposium on 8 September will have a more scientific focus on elite Paralympic Sport with renowned experts from Europe and overseas.

For more information on DBS, please visit www.dbs-npc.de.