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Americas Paralympic Committee announces call for APC Athlete Elections

Americas Paralympic Committee logo. Americas Paralympic Committee logo.

Earlier today, the Americas Paralympic Committee announced that nominations by NPCs for the athelete representative on the Executive Board were open.  Each NPC is eligible to nominate one candidate, with nominations due by May 8.  The list of nominated candidates will be revealed two months before the start of the 2015 Parapan American Games. Once elected, the athlete’s term will start in August during the 2015 Parapan American Games.  They will replace the out going candidate whose term is ending.

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Questions asked of nominees as part of the application process include, “Why do you wish to run for the APC Executive Committee?”, “What specific and/or special skills, background and expertise do you have to offer the APC Executive Committee?” and “What is your vision for the role of the Athlete Representative on the APC Executive Committee?”

 

Eligible candidates are ones who competed at the 2011 Parapan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico or will be competing at the 2015 Games.  The APC is ideally looking for candidates who have strong experience and a commitment to athlete related advocacy.  Candidates should also be able to speak English or Spanish, or the nominating NPC must be willing to bear the costs of providing a translator.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2533 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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