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National Paralympic Committee

A National Paralympic Committee (NPC) is a national constituent of the worldwide Paralympic movement. Subject to the controls of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), NPCs are responsible for organizing their people's participation in the Paralympic Games.

The Paralympic Games are a major international multi-sport event where athletes with physical disabilities compete; this includes athletes with mobility disabilities, amputations, blindness, and cerebral palsy. There are Winter and Summer Paralympic Games, which are held immediately following their respective Olympic Games, in the same host city.

As of 2012, there are 174 NPC members of the IPC.[1] Only NPCs in good standing may enter athletes in the Paralympic Games. Within countries, some NPCs serve as the national governing body for one or more sports, while others only act as the IPC member with responsibility for Paralympic Games.

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List of NPCs by continentEdit

There are five regional organizations:[1]

Continent Association NPCs
 
  Africa
African Paralympic Committee 49
  America
Americas Paralympic Committee 32
  Asia
Asian Paralympic Committee 43
  Europe
European Paralympic Committee 48
  Oceania
Oceania Paralympic Committee 8

AfricaEdit

AmericasEdit

AsiaEdit

EuropeEdit

OceaniaEdit

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