IPC CEO to Attend Athletes’ Council Meeting in Paris

04 Nov 2010 By IPC

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Xavier Gonzalez is heading to Paris, France, to attend the second IPC Athletes’ Council Meeting of the year.

Taking place on 5 and 6 November, the IPC Athletes’ Council will be presented with reports from various Commissions and meetings, such as the IPC Governing Board meeting, the IPC Athlete Leadership Summit and the WADA Athletes Commission.

The 10 members of the Council will also discuss various athlete related topics, including a new concept for the IPC’s online Athlete Club and the Paralympian Ambassador Programme.

On Saturday afternoon, the IPC Athletes’ Council will attend the Opening Ceremony of the 2010 IWAS Wheelchair Fencing World Championships in Paris.

Xavier Gonzalez said: “As an athlete centred organization, the IPC wants to make sure that athletes have a voice in the Paralympic Movement.

“The Athletes’ Council is there to give this voice to the athletes and I am looking forward to a weekend full of fruitful and productive discussions.”

The IPC Athletes’ Council is the collective voice of Paralympic athletes within the IPC and the greater Paralympic Movement. As the liaison between IPC decision-makers and Paralympic athletes, the Council works to provide effective input into decision-making at all levels of the organization. To this end, the Council works to ensure effective athlete representation on all IPC committees and commissions as well as to create other opportunities for athlete representation both within and outside the IPC.