IPC Delegation Heads to Mexico for Parapan Project Review

10 Jun 2011 By IPC

An International Paralympic Committee delegation is heading to Guadalajara, Mexico this weekend for the final Project Review before November’s 2011 Parapan American Games.

Led by Chief Executive Officer Xavier Gonzalez, the two-day Project Review, starting on Monday (13 June), will see the IPC updated on various elements of the Games which will involve 1,550 athletes from 25 nations. Octavio Londoño, President of the Americas Paralympic Committee will also be in attendance.

Agenda items include updates on the 13 strong Sports Programme for Guadalajara, broadcasting, technology, protocol, Opening and Closing Ceremonies, classification and anti-doping and medical services amongst other subjects.

Following the Project Review, a two day Chef de Mission Seminar will also take place in Guadalajara. The first day of the seminar will inform Chef de Missions about the arrival process for teams, transportation, and what they can expect in the athletes’ village. The competition draws for Wheelchair Basketball, Goalball and Sitting Volleyball will also be made.

The final day of the seminar will include a tour of a number of the venues which will be used in November including those for Athletics, Swimming, Tennis as well as the athletes’ village.

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