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Mark Copeland appointed to International Paralympic Committee Legal and Ethics Committee

Mark Copeland, Paralympics New Zealand Chairman. Image credit: Paralympics New Zealand
Mark Copeland, Paralympics New Zealand Chairman.  Image credit: Paralympics New Zealand

Mark Copeland, Paralympics New Zealand Chairman. Image credit: Paralympics New Zealand

Earlier today on Facebook, Paralympics New Zealand reported that the organization’s Chairperson and President, Mark Copeland, has been appointed to the International Paralympic Committee Legal and Ethics Committee.

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In response to the news, Copeland is quoted by the organization as saying,  “I am humbled to be appointed to the IPC Legal and Ethics Committee. It is a first for New Zealand. I look forward to performing this important leadership role to my best ability, working hard to maintain the ethical operation of the IPC’s varied activities and to ensure fair processes and opportunities for ParaAthletes world-wide”.

A lawyer by trade, Copeland joined Paralympics New Zealand in 2008.   He also currently serves as a trustee for the Sir Edmund Hillary Outdoors Pursuits Centre of NZ, and the Sports Bay of Plenty.

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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