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    IPC Publications and Documents

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    Each year the IPC publishes a variety of publications and documents, a number of which you can find below.

    IPC Sports Strategic Plan 2013-2016

    The strategies to achieve growth of the nine IPC Sports have been formulated and described throughout this Strategic Plan for the period 2013 to 2016.

    IPC Sports Strategic Plan 2013-2016

    World Para Alpine Skiing and Snowboard Strategic Plan

    World Para Athletics Strategic Plan

    World Para Ice Hockey Strategic Plan

    World Para Nordic Skiing Strategic Plan

    World Para Powerlifting Strategic Plan

    World Shooting Para Sport Strategic Plan

    World Para Swimming Strategic Plan

    IPC Strategic Plan

    The IPC Strategic Plan 2015-2018 outlines the focus and priorities of the International Paralympic Committee as the Movement’s governing body for the next four years. The plan follows the overall philosophy and vision of the Movement and is based on the IPC Handbook and deliberations of the General Assembly. A full version of the plan can be found below.

    IPC Strategic Plan 2015-2018

    IPC Strategic Plan 2015-2018 (German)

    IPC Strategic Plan 2015-2018 (French)

    IPC Strategic Plan 2015-2018 (Spanish)

    Annual Reports

    Since 2004, the IPC has published an Annual Report to provide the IPC Membership and the public with an overview of the activities of the IPC as an organization and to present the financial statements. Reports dating back to 2004 can be found at the links below.

    Annual Report 2004

    Annual Report 2005

    Annual Report 2006

    Annual Report 2007

    Annual Report 2008

    Annual Report 2009

    Annual Report 2010

    Annual Report 2011

    Annual Report 2012

    Annual Report 2013

    Annual Report 2014

    Annual Report 2015

    IPC Anti-Doping Code

    As a signatory of the World Anti-Doping Code (WADC), the IPC remains committed to a doping free sporting environment at all levels. The IPC, together with the International Federations and the National Paralympic Committees, established the IPC Anti-Doping Code to prevent doping in sport for Paralympic athletes, in the spirit of fair play. The IPC Anti-Doping Code is in conformity with the general principles of the WADC.

    IPC Anti-Doping Code (effective 12 November 2015)

    IPC Classification Code

    In 2003, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) developed a Classification Strategy with the overall objective of supporting and co-ordinating the ongoing development of accurate, reliable, consistent and credible sport-focused classification systems and their implementation. The IPC Classification Code is a direct result of recommendations made in this Strategy.

    The IPC Classification Code was approved by the IPC 2007 General Assembly in the Republic of Korea in November 2007 and is effective until 31 December 2016

    With the significant growth of classification, the IPC Governing Board began a revision of the Code in June 2013; as a result of this, the IPC General Assembly approved the updated 2015 IPC Athlete Classification Code in November 2015 in Mexico. This Code is effective as of 1 January 2017.

    2007 IPC Classification Code

    2015 IPC Athlete Classification Code

    IPC Medical Code

    The IPC Medical Code came into force in 2013 and aims to further improve the safety of athletes participating in the Paralympic Movement.

    IPC Medical Code

    Style Guide and Brand Book

    The IPC Style Guide, which is a guideline for correct generic Paralympic terminology and language to be used for documents, correspondence, publications, etc. can be found below.

    IPC Style Guide 2017

    The IPC Brand Book is a guideline for the corporate identity of the International Paralympic Committee and can be found below.

    IPC Brand Book 2015

    IPC Glossary

    In order to provide a consistent baseline and a common "language reference" for the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and its various stakeholders, the IPC has created the following glossary.

    This document identifies correct terms and acronyms to be used within a Paralympic context and to provide their respective translations into French and Spanish.

    IPC Glossary

    IPC Accessibility Guide

    The development of an Accessibility Guide is a major step, in order for the IPC to set a philosophy, share best practices and establish specific technical guidelines for the design of facilities and services that need to be in place in order for a Host City to deliver an inclusive Games.

    The Guide seeks to provide information and inspiration to the OCOG and the Host City authorities, charged with the responsibility of staging the Games. It provides expert guidance and detailed technical information based on tried and tested best practice, to enable the delivery of truly inclusive Games for all stakeholders.

    IPC Accessibility Guide

    Legal and Ethics Committee decisions

    Summary of panel decision - September 2016

    Worldwide Paralympic Partners
    Go to Atos web page
    Go to OttoBock web page
    Go to Panasonic web page
    Go to Samsung web page
    Go to Toyota web page
    Go to Visa web page
    International Partners
    Go to Allianz web page
    Go to BP web page