Sir Philip Craven opens Luxembourg National Para Sports Centre

IPC President attends ceremony in Luxembourg City as guest of Grand Duke. 20 Jun 2017
A group of people smiling for an official photograph

Sir Philip Craven opens the Luxembourg National Para Sports Centre as a guest of Grand Duke Henri.


International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Sir Philip Craven has officially opened Luxembourg's National Para Sports Centre at a ceremony at the Grand Ducal Palace, Luxembourg City.

Craven was invited by Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, alongside Andre Hoffmann, NOC Luxembourg President, Jocelyne Craven, NPC Luxembourg President, and Romain Schneider, Minister of Sports.

“It was a huge honour for me to take part in this ceremony together with leading personalities from Luxembourg,” said Craven, who will step-down as IPC President after 16 years, on 8 September.

“In Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, last year, Luxembourg sent their largest delegation to a Paralympic Games in 32 years. We are now hoping this Centre can build on that success and help further develop and raise awareness of the sport across this beautiful country.”