The International Paralympic Committee(IPC) is the non-profit global governing body of the Paralympic Movement. Its mission is to organise the Paralympic Summer and Winter Games and to supervise and coordinate the World Championships and other competitions for the nine sports it acts as International Federation for. The IPC, which was established on 22 September 1989, is based in Bonn, Germany. Korea joined the IPC in 1989.
The IPC seeks to expand opportunities for people with an impairment to participate in sports and to improve their capabilities, while also pursuing cooperation with other international sports organisations such as the IOC. The goal of the IPC is to promote the Paralympic values, such as courage, determination, inspiration, and equality for athletes with an impairment.
In close cooperation with the IOC, the Paralympic Games are organised almost immediately after the summer and winter editions of the Olympic Games. The Paralympic Summer Games currently consists of 20 sports which will increase to 22 sports by the time of Rio 2016. The Paralympic Winter Games consists of five sports such as alpine skiing, cross country skiing, biathlon, ice sledge hockey and wheelchair curling.
|Archery, Athletics, Boccia, Equestrian, Football 5-a-side, Football 7-a-side, Goalball, Judo, Para-Cycling, Powerlifting, Rowing, Sailing, Shooting, Swimming, Para-Table Tennis, Sitting Volleyball, Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Fencing, Wheelchair Rugby and, Wheelchair Tennis, Para-Canoe and Para-Triathlon have been added to the Rio 2016 sports programme|
|Alpine Skiing, Cross Country Skiing, Biathlon, Ice Sledge Hockey, Wheelchair Curling|