Vancouver, Canada - The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) honoured the recipients of the 2010 Paralympic Order today as the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games came to a close. This year, the Paralympic Order was given to four people for their commitment to the success of the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver and Whistler.21 Mar 2010
“Thank you for your service and your commitment to the success of the Vacouver 2010 Winter Paralympics,” Sir Philip said.
The Paralympic Order honours the people who not only have made the commitment, but have illustrated the Paralympic ideal through their actions, and have therefore achieved remarkable merit. The success of the Games in Vancouver has demonstrated their outstanding service to the Paralympic cause.
2010 Paralympic Order Recipients are as follows:
Mr. John Furlong, CEO of the Vancouver 2010 Organizing Committee (VANOC)
Mr. Jack Poole, late Chairman VANOC Board of Directors
Mr. Rusty Goepel, Chairman VANOC Board of Directors
Ms. Dena Coward, VANOC Paralympic Games Director
The President of the IPC, Sir Philip Craven, presented the 2010 Paralympic Orders to the above individuals. He expressed how Canada should be proud of delivering great Paralympic Winter Games, and therefore raising awareness of the Paralympic Movement and Paralympic Sport. “Thank you for your service and your commitment to the success of the Vacouver 2010 Winter Paralympics,” Sir Philip said.
For information about past recipients, please visit the Paralympic Order section of IPC's official website.