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INTERNATIONAL PARALYMPIC COMMITTEE

THE PARALYMPIC ORDER

The Paralympic Order is the highest tribute a person connected with the Paralympic Movement can achieve. It honours someone who has exemplified the Paralympic ideals through their actions, made remarkable strides in Paralympic Sport or rendered outstanding services the Paralympic cause. Please see below a list of past award winners.

2019 PARALYMPIC ORDER

NAME

TITLE

Late Jose Luis Campo

Former President of the Americas Paralympic Committee

Greg Hartung AO

Former IPC Vice-President and former President of Paralympic Australia

Alan Dickson

Former IPC Governing Board Member

Rudi van den Abbeele

President of the International Wheelchair & Amputee Sports Federation

Dr. Bassam Qasrawi

Head of Classification of World Para Powerlifting Sport Technical Committee

Mahmoud Khosravi Vafa

President of I.R. Iran National Paralympic Committee

Georg Schlachtenberger

Former IPC Chief Operating Officer and Agitos Foundation Director

 

2018 PARALYMPIC ORDER

NAME

TITLE

Patrick Jarvis

Former IPC Governing Board member and Canada Snowboard Executive Director

Hee-Beom Lee

PyeongChang 2018 Organising Committee President

Moon-soon Choi

Gangwon Province Governer

Hyungkoo Yeo

Executive Vice President of PyeongChang 2018 Games Operations and Secretary General

Jooho Kim

Executive Vice President of PyeongChang 2018 Games Planning and Communications

Jaeyoul Kim

Executive Vice President of PyeongChang 2018 International Relation

Kihong Kim

Vice President of PyeongChang 2018 Games Planning


2017 PARALYMPIC ORDER

NAME

TITLE

Ann Cody (USA)

Former IPC Governing Board member

Sir Philip Craven (GBR)

Former President of the International Paralympic Committee

Paul DePace (USA)

President of the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation

Gerard Masson (FRA)

President of Federation Francaise Handisport and former NPC France President

Karl Vilhelm Nielsen (DEN)

IWAS Vice President and former IPC Governing Board member

Jacques Rogge (BEL)

Former International Olympic Committee President

Miguel Sagarra (ESP)

Former IPC Governing Board member


2016 PARALYMPIC ORDER

NAME

TITLE

The Carioca people

In recognition of support of Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

City of Rio de Janeiro government representatives, staff and volunteers

In recognition of delivery of Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

Rio 2016 Paralympic Games staff and volunteers

In recognition of delivery of Rio 2016 Paralympic Games


2015 PARALYMPIC ORDER

NAME

TITLE

Sylvana Mestre

Former Chairperson of the IPC Alpine Skiing Sport Technical Committee (STC)

Georgios Fountoulakis

President of the Hellenic Paralympic Committee

Dr. Axel Bolsinger

Ophthalmologist Adviser and Classifier for the German National Paralympic Committee (NPC)


2014 PARALYMPIC ORDER

NAME

TITLE

Dmitry Kozak

Deputy Prime Minister of Russia

Anatoly Pakhomov

Mayor of Sochi

Alexander Tkachev

Governor of Krasnador

Dmitry Chernyshenko

President of Sochi 2014 Organising Committee

Oleg Syromolotov

Chief of Interagency Security Command Centre, Sochi 2014

Alexander Gorovoy

Deputy Chief of Interagency Security Command Centre, Sochi 2014

Vladimir Lukin

President of NPC Russia


2013 PARALYMPIC ORDER 

NAME

TITLE

Bob Balk

Former Chairperson of the IPC Athletes’ Council

Michael Barredo

Former President of IBSA

Duncan Campbell

Founder of wheelchair rugby

Jonquil Solt

Former Chairperson of the IPC Equestrian Committee and FEI Para Equestrian Technical Committee


2012 PARALYMPIC ORDER

NAME

TITLE

Lord Sebastian Coe

Chair of the London 2012 Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games

Sir Keith Mills

Deputy Chair of the London 2012 Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games

Paul Deighton

Chief Executive of the London 2012 Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games

Chris Holmes MBE

Director of Paralympic Integration of the London 2012 Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games

Boris Johnson

Mayor of London


2011 PARALYMPIC ORDER

NAME

TITLE

Matthias Berg

Seven-time Paralympian and former member of NPC Germany

Luca Pancalli

Paralympian and President of NPC Italy

Nabil Salem

Former President of NPC Egypt and African Paralympic Committee

Randy Snow

10-time US Open Champion and International Tennis Federation member


2010 PARALYMPIC ORDER

NAME

TITLE

John Furlong

CEO of the Vancouver 2010 Organising Committee (VANOC)

Dena Coward

VANOC Paralympic Games Director

Jack Poole

VANOC Chairman of the Board of Directors

Rusty Goepel

VANOC Chairman of the Board of Directors


2009 PARALYMPIC ORDER

NAME

TITLE

Valeriy Sushkevych

President of the National Paralympic Committee of Ukraine

Maura Strange

Executive Director and Secretary General of IWAS

Pol Wautermartens

Former Chairperson of the IPC Powerlifting Sport Technical Committee

Tony Sainsbury

Former Vice-President IWBF Europe and five-time Chef de Mission of the British Team for the Paralympics

Jerry Johnston

Founder of the Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing (CADS)

Jens Bromann

Former President of IBSA

Bob Fisher

Former Chairperson of the Football 7-a-Side Committee of the CPISRA


2008 PARALYMPIC ORDER

NAME

TITLE

Liu Qi

President of the Beijing 2008 Organising Committee (BOCOG), Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, Secretary of the CPC Beijing Committee

Hui Liangyu

Vice Premier of the State Council, Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee

Liu Yandong

Vice President of BOCOG, Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, State Councilor

Chen Zhili

Vice President of BOCOG, Vice Chairperson of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress

Deng Pufang

President of the China Disabled Persons’ Federation (CDPF), Executive President of BOCOG, Vice Chairperson of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC)

Liu Peng

Executive President of BOCOG, Minister of the General Administration of Sport of China, President of the Chinese Olympic Committee

Guo Jinlong

Mayor of Beijing, Executive President of BOCOG

Tang Xiaoquan

President of the Executive Board and Vice President of the China Disabled Persons’ Federation, Executive Vice President of BOCOG

Zhao Wenzhi

Deputy of Paralympic Games Command Centre, Vice Chairperson of CPPCC Beijing Committee

Manolo Romero

Managing Director of Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS)

Anne Ebbs

Former Secretary General of the Paralympic Council of Ireland (PCI)


2007 PARALYMPIC ORDER

NAME

TITLE

Silas Chiang

Former Secretary General of the Hong Kong Disabled Sports Association and involved in the organisation of FESPIC Games for over 25 years

Spyros Stavrianopoulos

President of the Hellenic Paralympic Committee and promoter of sports for persons with a disability in Greece


2006 PARALYMPIC ORDER 

NAME

TITLE

Dr. York Chow

Member of the international task force that formed the IPC in 1989. Former Vice President Policy and Planning on the IPC Executive Committee/Governing Board until 2005

Guiseppe Ferrari

Secretary General of the Committee for the Paralympic Winter Games of Torino 2006 (ComParTo)

Dr. Björn Hedman

Current member of the IPC Medical and Anti-Doping Committee; IPC Medical Officer and member of the IPC Executive Committee/Governing Board (2001 to 2005)

Fred Jansen

Current Chairperson of the IPC Sports Council. Former member of the IPC Executive Committee/Governing Board (1998 to 2005). Co-opted as a member of the IPC GB in March 2006

Tiziana Nasi

President of the Committee for the Paralympic Winter Games of Torino 2006(ComParTo)

Juan Palau

Former President of the International Sports Organisation for the Disabled (ISOD) and ISOD Representative on the IPC Executive Committee/Governing Board from (1993 to 2005)

Dr. Bob Price

Former Chairperson of the British Paralympic Association. President of the European Paralympic Committee (2001 to 2005) and former member of the IPC Executive Committee/ Governing Board (2001 to 2005)

François Terranova

Former Chairperson of the Paralympic Games Liaison Committee since 1997. Former Vice President of Paralympic Games on the IPC Executive Committee/Governing Board(1997 to 2005)

Cesare Vaciago

Chief Executive Officer of the Organising Committee for the XX Olympic Winter Games (TOROC)


2005 PARALYMPIC ORDER

NAME

TITLE

Jack Benedick

Former athlete; World Championship and Paralympic Games Technical Delegate. Chairperson of IPC Alpine Skiing. Board of Directors of the US Ski and Snowboard Association

Birgitta Blomquist

Past representative to a variety of sport federations (Swimming Committee Chairperson 1984-1992 and Wintersport Committee Chairperson 1986-1992)

Chris Cohen

Chairperson of the IPC Athletics Executive Committee

Leen Coudenys

IPC Executive Assistant

Ian Harrison, MBE

President of the International Foundation for Disabled Sailing (IFDS)

Dr. Robert Jackson

Past Director, Vice-President and President of the International Stoke Mandeville Games Federation from 1972 until 1984

Carol Mushett

Past IPC Technical Officer of the IPC Executive Committee

Enrique Perez

Past President of the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) and President of the World Blind Union

Deng Pufang

President of the Chinese NPC, the China Disabled Persons’ Federation (CDPF) and Executive President of the Beijing 2008 Organising Committee (BOCOG)

Sir Albert Tricot

Founder of the Belgium NPC

Dr. Whang Youn Dai

Vice-President of the Korea Sports Association for the Disabled (KOSAD) and founder of the ‘Whang Youn Dai Prize’


2004 PARALYMPIC ORDER

NAME

TITLE

Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki

President of the Athens 2004 Organising Committee (ATHOC)

Ioannis Spanudakis

Managing Director of ATHOC

Ioanna Karyofylli

General Manager of ATHOC

Sir Ludwig Guttmann

Pioneer of sport for persons with a disability and founder of the Paralympic Movement

Organizacion Nacional de Ciegos (ONCE)

For their involvement in the Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games, their support of the Paralympic Movement in Spain and their contributions to the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA)


2003 PARALYMPIC ORDER

NAME

TITLE

Yasuhiro Hatsuyama

Former IPC Executive Committee member and East Asia Representative

Colin Rains

President of the Cerebral Palsy International Sports and Recreation Association(CPISRA)

Hector Ramirez

Past President of the Pan American Wheelchair Sport Federation, President of COPAR

Donald Royer

President of the Canadian Wheelchair Sports Association

Jean Stone

Technical Secretary to the IPC Sports CouncilWomen in Sport Committee

Carl Wang

Chairperson of the Norwegian Sports Organisation for the Disabled and President of the European Paralympic Committee

Xavier Gonzalez

Paralympic Games Liaison Director and interim COO


2002 PARALYMPIC ORDER

NAME

TITLE

Bob Garff

Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Salt Lake 2002 Organising Committee (SLOC)

Mitt Romney

Chief Executive Officer and President of SLOC

Fraser Bullock

Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of SLOC

Bob McCullough

Past President of the International Stoke Mandeville Wheelchair Sports Federation (ISMWSF)

Prof. Dr. Gudrun Doll-Tepper

Past IPC Chairperson Science Committee and President of the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE)

Dr. Gertrude Krombholz

Past IPC Chairperson Wheelchair Dance Sport

Hans Lindström

Past IPC Technical Officer and Regional Representative Europe


2001 PARALYMPIC ORDER

NAME

TITLE

Dr. Robert Steadward

Past IPC President

Dr. Michael Riding

Past IPC Medical Officer

André Auberger

Past IPC Treasurer

Elisabeth Dendy

Past President of CPISRA

Lina Faria

Past President of CPISRA

Enrique Sanz

Past President of IBSA

Guillermo Cabezas

Past President of the International Sports Organisation for the Disabled (ISOD)

Sir Harry Fang

Founding Father of the Far East and South Pacific Games for the Disabled (FESPIC)

Walter Tröger

International Olympic Committee (IOC) Delegate Member for Disabled Sport

George Dunstan

Past IPC Regional Representative South Pacific

Gilbert Felli

IOC Sports Director


2000 PARALYMPIC ORDER

NAME

TITLE

Dr. John Grant

President Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games Organising Committee (SPOC)


1999 PARALYMPIC ORDER

NAME

TITLE

Joan Scruton

Past Secretary General of ISMWSF


1998 PARALYMPIC ORDER 

NAME

TITLE

Goro Yoshimura

President of the Nagano 1998 Paralympic Games Organising Committee (NAPOC)

Tasuku Tsukada

Mayor of Nagano

Yoshifumi Ihara

Deputy Secretary General of NAPOC


1996 PARALYMPIC ORDER

NAME

TITLE

Juan Antonio Samaranch

IOC President

Andrew Fleming

President of the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games Organising Committee (APOC)


1994 PARALYMPIC ORDER

NAME

TITLE

Gerhard Heiberg

President of the Lillehammer 1994 Paralympic Games Organising Committee (LPOC)

John Magdall

Managing Director of LPOC

Lill-Unni Ostern

Office Manager of LPOC

Rolf Jenssen

Venues Consultant of LPOC