Paralympic Winter Games
7-16 March

WSF and IPC continue Co-operation Agreement

The future of para-snowboard looks bright as the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the World Snowboard Federation (WSF) continue to develop the sport. 12 Feb 2013
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Bibian Mentel-Spee

Netherland's Bibian Mentel-Spee is one of the favorite for the first para-snowboard test event in Sochi, Russia.

ⒸBibian Mentel-Spee
By IPC

IPC Alpine Skiing will govern the sport until 2014 with support and an open communication platform with the WSF, the international organisation exclusively working to develop the sport of snowboarding at all levels.

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the World Snowboard Federation (WSF) recently met to discuss the future of para-snowboard.

In July 2010 the IPC and the WSF signed a Memorandum of Understanding regarding a working co-operation agreement towards the development of para-snowboard. Following the recent inclusion of para-snowboard in the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, the IPC and the WSF agreed upon the following points for the future of the sport:

IPC Alpine Skiing will govern the sport until 2014 with support and an open communication platform with the WSF, the international organisation exclusively working to develop the sport of snowboarding at all levels.

Following the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games there will be an evaluation regarding the options for the future of the sport of para-snowboard.

The WSF will continue to develop the para-snowboard business plan as part of their application for the inclusion in the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games program.

The WSF Board of Directors and leadership will continue to make the development of para-snowboard a priority within their strategic planning.

Updates on the progress and the development of para-snowboard and the co-operation between the IPC and WSF will be provided regularly.

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