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IPC suspends Indian Paralympic Committee

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Letter from the IPC to the PCI.  Image credit: Paralympic Observer

On Wednesday, the International Paralympic Committee’s Chief Executive Officer Xavier Gonzalez sent a latter to the Paralympic Committee of India to inform them that they had been suspended from the IPC.

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The IPC cites as the reason internal conflicts in India related to the NPC, different sport groups and individuals involved with disability sport in India. The IPC claims they have assisted as much as possible, but that the conflicts have reached a point where they have undermined the ability to develop Paralympic sport in India. The IPC believes this situation is bad for India’s disability athletes.

 

The suspension is bad news for India’s Paralympic athletes who have lost all ability to compete in IPC sanctioned events under the flag of India. It also means, the PCI has lost voting rights as part of the IPC General Assembly.

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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