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INTERNATIONAL PARALYMPIC COMMITTEE

NPC Cape Verde opens first headquarters

Fifteen years after joining the Paralympic Movement, NPC Cape Verde now has an office to call home. 11 Feb 2014
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A group of youngsters poses with Cape Verde's Paralympian, Marcio Fernandes.

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By IPC

Cape Verde, a member of the Paralympic Movement since 1999, have never taken part in the Winter Paralympics and have yet to win a Paralympic medal.

The first official headquarters of the National Paralympic Committee of Cape Verde were unveiled last Friday (7 February) in Praia, Cape Verde, the country’s largest city.

Those in attendance for the opening of the new headquarters included Cape Verde President, Jorge Carlos Fonseca, and the Minister of Education and Sports, Fernanda Marques. Several Chief Executive Officers of sponsoring companies and partner organsiations were also present, along with print, radio, online and TV reporters.

NPC Cape Verde, led by President J. Rodrigo Bejarno, made its Paralympic debut at the Athens 2004 Games with two competitors in athletics and one in powerlifting.

Cape Verde, a member of the Paralympic Movement since 1999, have never taken part in the Winter Paralympics and have yet to win a Paralympic medal.