The IPC actively seeks to develop partnerships with organisations that have common interests and help the IPC achieve its strategic objectives.
Through partnerships, the IPC aims to increase athlete participation, launch development and education programmes and increase awareness for the Paralympic Movement.
The IPC has established partnerships with influential international organisations such as the United Nations and other non-governmental organisations around the globe.
This productive relationship with the International Olympic Committee occurs on many levels and has increased the quality of the Paralympic Games to an exceptional standard.
The first IPC-IOC agreement was signed during the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games by Presidents Samaranch and Steadward, at which point the IOC was seeking a positive association showing social responsibility.
In 2001, the two signed an agreement securing the practice of “one bid, one city,” meaning the same city will host both the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
In 2018, the partnership agreement was renewed through to 2032, and was signed by IOC President Thomas Bach and IPC President Andrew Parsons at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games.
The IPC President is an IOC member and the IPC is represented on several IOC Commissions.
WORLDWIDE PARALYMPIC PARTNERS
The IPC and DB Schenker have been working together since Athens 2004. DB Schenker provides the IPC with logistics, freight forwarding and customs clearance services for the Sochi 2014 and Rio 2016 Paralympic Games as well as other key IPC events.
DB Schenker stands for the transportation and logistics activities of Deutsche Bahn. The logistics division of DB is the world’s second largest transportation and logistics service provider based on sales and performance.
With around 2,000 locations in all of the world’s most important economic regions, DB Schenker has a global network geared toward customer service, quality and sustainability.
This success is owed primarily to DB Schenker’s 96,000 employees, all of whom place customer satisfaction and quality at the center of their work. DB Schenker stands for performance, service and safety, regardless of the complexity or extent of logistics tasks and requirements.
International sporting events demand much of all involved. That includes the athletes/Para athletes competing as well as the logistics experts behind the scenes. And when it comes to cultural events or concerts, DB Schenker always strikes the right chord and offers sports and event logistics at the highest international level.
We at DB Schenker offer complex global transportation and logistics services. Thanks to our many years of experience, we develop logistics solutions from a single source and customise them according to your specific needs.
ASICS became an official supplier of the IPC in 2018. It supplies official sportswear and shoes for the IPC and International Paralympic Athletes Team at official events.
In a move to benefit developing NPCs, ASICS will also supply competition kits for around 300 Para athletes for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
In 2019 the agreement was also extended to all officials of World Para Swimming, World Para Powerlifting and World Shooting Para Sports at major events, including Tokyo 2020.
The German Ministry of the Interior, the regional government of North Rhine-Westphalia and the City of Bonn are partnering with the International Paralympic Committee to provide financial support.
The IPC Academy is a partnership between the IPC and the World Academy of Sport (WAoS). It is the education division of the IPC which aims to improve educational standards of sport throughout the Paralympic Movement.