NPC Finland to celebrate 20 years

A range of athletes and sport professionals will hold a seminar on Friday (23 May). 22 May 2014
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An wheelchair racer shouts out after crossing the finish line in first place.

Finland's Leo-Pekka Tahti celebrates winning the men's 100m T54 sprint during the 2013 IPC Athletcis World Championships in Lyon, France.

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Four-time Paralympic wheelchair racing champion Leo-Pekka Tahti will speak, as will Finnish Minister Piia Viitanen and Disability Research Professor Simo Vehmas.

The Finnish National Paralympic Committee will commemorate its 20th anniversary on Friday (23 May) by organising a disability sports seminar starring some of the country’s top para-athletes and leaders in the Paralympic Movement.

Four-time Paralympic wheelchair racing champion Leo-Pekka Tahti will speak, as will Finnish Minister Piia Viitanen and Disability Research Professor Simo Vehmas. They will discuss how the Paralympic Movement began in Finland, what it has grown into today, and what lies ahead for Finnish para-athletes in the future.

Media are welcome to attend the workshops and interview the athletes afterwards, and can find out more information by emailing [email protected].