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Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne recogized by International Paralympic Committee

Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne logo.

Yesterday, the International Paralympic Committee announced that they had officially recognized Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne.

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Recognition means the future potential for a sport to potentially be included on the Paralympic programme. It also means the organization has agreed to and taken steps to comply with the IPC Medical Code, the IPC Classification Code and World Anti-Doping Code. The federation also needs to have developed a classification process to allow fair competition for different disability types.

 

The Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne has over 100 national federations. Some of these federations have already been involved in developing programs to encourage participation of people with disabilities. This includes Penathalon GB, who first created a program in 2012.

 

The IPC recognises six other international federations including the Badminton World Federation, International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation, International Handball Federation, International Hockey Federation, World Taekwondo Federation and the International Federation of PowerChair Football Association.

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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