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The Asian Paralympic Committee (APC) is an organization based in United Arab Emirates. It has 44 National Paralympic Committees of the Asian continent as members. It organizes the Asian Para Games.

Asian Paralympic Committee
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Formation30 October 2002
TypeSports federation
HeadquartersAbu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Membership
44 National Paralympic Committees
Official language
English
President
United Arab Emirates Majid Rashed[1]
Websiteasianparalympic.org

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HistoryEdit

The Asian Paralympic Committee was formed on 30 October 2002 in Busan, South Korea as the Asian Paralympic council, following a motion presented by NPC Malaysia at the 1999 IPC General Assembly. It consisted originally of three sub-regions which are East Asia, South Asia and South-East Asia. In 2004, in order to align with the structure followed by the International Olympic Committee, the International Paralympic Committee decided that the Central Asia and West Asia sub-regions fall under the Council’s responsibility. The organisation was only known by its present name by 2006.[2]

Member countriesEdit

In the following table, the year in which the NPC was recognized by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is also given if it is different from the year in which the NPC was created.

Nation Code National Paralympic Committee Created Ref.
  Afghanistan AFG Afghanistan Paralympic Committee [3]
  Bahrain BRN Bahrain Disabled Sports Federation-Bahrain Paralympic Committee [3]
  Bangladesh BAN National Paralympic Committee of Bangladesh [3]
  Bhutan BHU Bhutan Paralympic Committee 2017 [3]
  Brunei BRU Paralympic Council of Brunei Darussalam [3]
  Cambodia CAM National Paralympic Committee of Cambodia [3]
  China CHN National Paralympic Committee of China [3]
  Chinese Taipei TPE Chinese Taipei Paralympic Committee [3]
  Hong Kong HKG Hong Kong Paralympic Committee & Sports Association for the Physically Disabled [3]
  India IND Paralympic Committee of India 1992 [3]
  Indonesia INA National Paralympic Committee of Indonesia 1962 [3]
  Iran IRI I.R. Iran National Paralympic Committee 2001 [3]
  Iraq IRQ Iraqi National Paralympic Committee [3]
  Japan JPN Japan Paralympic Committee 1999 [3]
  Jordan JOR Jordan Paralympic Committee [3]
  Kazakhstan KAZ National Paralympic Committee of Kazakhstan [3]
  South Korea KOR Korean Paralympic Committee 2006 [3]
  Kuwait KUW Kuwait Paralympic Committee [3]
  Kyrgyzstan KGZ National Paralympic Federation of the Kyrgyz Republic [3]
  Laos LAO Lao Paralympic Committee [3]
  Lebanon LIB Lebanese Paralympic Committee [3]
  Macau MAC Associação Recreativa dos Deficientes de Macau [3]
  Malaysia MAS Malaysian Paralympic Council 1989 [3]
  Mongolia MGL Mongolian Paralympic Committee [3]
  Myanmar MYA National Paralympic Committee of Myanmar [3]
    Nepal NEP National Paralympic Committee Nepal [3]
  North Korea PRK Paralympic Committee of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea [3]
  Oman OMA Oman Paralympic Committee [3]
  Pakistan PAK National Paralympic Committee of Pakistan 1998 [3]
  Palestine PLE Palestinian Paralympic Committee 2010 [3]
  Philippines PHI Paralympic Committee of the Philippines 1997 [3]
  Qatar QAT Qatar Paralympic Committee [3]
  Saudi Arabia KSA Paralympic Committee of Saudi Arabia [3]
  Singapore SGP Singapore National Paralympic Council [3]
  Sri Lanka SRI National Federation of Sports for the Disabled [3]
  Syria SYR Syrian Paralympic Committee [3]
  Tajikistan TJK Tajik Paralimpic Committee [3]
  Thailand THA Paralympic Committee of Thailand 1985 [3]
  Timor-Leste TLS Comité Paralimpico Nacional de Timor-Leste [3]
  Turkmenistan TKM National Paralympic Committee of Turkmenistan [3]
  United Arab Emirates UAE UAE Paralympic Committee [3]
  Uzbekistan UZB Uzbekistan National Paralympic Association [3]
  Vietnam VIE Vietnam Paralympic Association [3]
  Yemen YEM Yemen Paralympic Association [3]

AdministrationEdit

List of presidentsEdit

No. Name NPC Term
1. Zainal Abu Zarin   Malaysia 30 October 2002 – 2014
2. Majid Rashed   United Arab Emirates 2014 – present

Executive boardEdit

Designation Name NPC
President Majid Rashed   United Arab Emirates
Vice-Presidents Masayuki Mizuno   Japan
Rajesh Tomar   India
Faisal Abdullah   Indonesia
CEO Tarek Souei   United Arab Emirates

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CommitteesEdit

Committee Chairperson NPC
APC Sport & Development Committee Lesley Fung   Hong Kong
APC Medical & Sports Science Committee Tetsuo Suyama   Japan
APC Games Liaison Committee Manabu Aso   Japan
APC Athletes’ Committee Ho-Gyoung You   South Korea
APC Women in Sports Committee Anisa Alhooti   Oman

Tournaments organizedEdit

See alsoEdit

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