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.

List of NPCs by continentEdit

There are five regional organizations:[1]

Continent Association NPCs
 
  Africa
African Paralympic Committee 48
  America
Americas Paralympic Committee 33
  Asia
Asian Paralympic Committee 44
  Europe
European Paralympic Committee 48
  Oceania
Oceania Paralympic Committee 9

AfricaEdit

Country National Paralympic Committee
  Algeria Algerian National Paralympic Committee
  Angola Comité Paralímpico Angolano
  Benin Federation Handisport du Benin-Comité National Paralympique
  Botswana Paralympic Association of Botswana
  Burkina Faso National Paralympic Committee Burkina Faso
  Burundi Burundi Paralympic Committee
  Cameroon Cameroonian Paralympic Committee
  Cape Verde Comité Paralímpico De Cabo Verde
  Central African Republic Comité National Paralympique Centrafricain
  Comoros Comité National Paralympic des Comores
  Congo Comité National Paralympique Congolais
  DR Congo Paralympic Committee of the Democratic Republic of Congo
  Côte d'Ivoire Fédération Ivoirienne des Sports Paralympiques
  Djibouti National Paralympic Committee of Djibouti
  Egypt Egyptian Paralympic Committee
  Ethiopia Ethiopian Paralympic Committee
  Gabon Federation Gabonaise Omnisports pour Paralympique pour Handicapées
  Gambia Gambia Association of the Physically Disabled
  Ghana National Paralympic Committee of Ghana
  Guinea Guinea Paralympic Committee
  Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau Federation of Sports for the Disabled
  Kenya Kenya National Paralympic Committee
  Lesotho National Paralympic Committee of Lesotho
  Liberia Liberia National Paralympic Committee
  Libya Libyan Paralympic Committee
  Madagascar Fédération Malagasy Handisport
  Malawi Malawi Paralympic Committee
  Mali National Paralympic Committee of Mali
  Mauritius Mauritius National Paralympic Committee
  Morocco Royal Moroccan Federation of Sports for Disabled
  Mozambique Paralympic Committee of Mozambique
  Namibia Namibia National Paralympic Committee
  Niger Fédération Nigérienne des Sports Paralympiques
  Nigeria Nigeria Paralympic Committee
  Rwanda National Paralympic Committee of Rwanda
  São Tomé and Príncipe National Paralympic Committee of Sao Tome and Principe
  Senegal Comité National Provisoire Handisport et Paralympique Sénégalais
  Seychelles Paralympic Association of Seychelles
  Sierra Leone Sierra Leone Paralympic Committee
  Somalia Somali Paralympic Committee
  South Africa South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee
  Sudan Sudan National Paralympic Committee
  Tanzania Tanzania Paralympic Committee
  Togo Federation Togolaise de Sports pour Personnes Handicapees
  Tunisia Tunisian Paralympic Committee
  Uganda Uganda National Paralympic Committee
  Zambia National Paralympic Committee of Zambia
  Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Paralympic Committee

AmericasEdit

Country National Paralympic Committee
  Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda Paralympic Committee
  Argentina Argentine Paralympic Committee
  Aruba Aruba Paralympic Committee
  Barbados Paralympic Association of Barbados
  Bermuda Bermuda Paralympic Association
  Brazil Brazilian Paralympic Committee
  Canada Canadian Paralympic Committee
  Chile Chile Paralympic Committee
  Colombia Colombian Paralympic Committee
  Costa Rica Comité Paralímpico de Costa Rica
  Cuba Comité Paralímpico Cubano
  Dominican Republic Organización Dominicana de Ciegos
  Ecuador Ecuadorian Paralympic Sport Federation
  El Salvador Comite Paralímpico de El Salvador
  Grenada Grenada Paralympic Committee
  Guatemala Comité Paralímpico Guatemalteco
  Guyana Guyana Paralympic Committee
  Haiti National Paralympic Committee of Haiti
  Honduras Honduran Paralympic Committee
  Jamaica Jamaica Paralympic Association
  Mexico Comité Paralímpico Mexicano
  Nicaragua Comité Paralímpico Nicaragüense
  Panama Comité Paralímpico de Panamá
  Paraguay Paralympic Committee of Paraguay
  Peru National Paralympic Committee Peru
  Puerto Rico Comité Paralímpico de Puerto Rico
  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines National Paralympic Committee St Vincent & the Grenadines
  Suriname National Paralympic Committee of Suriname
  Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad & Tobago Paralympic Committee
  United States of America United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee
  Uruguay Uruguayan Paralympic Committee
  U.S. Virgin Islands National Paralympic Committee US Virgin Islands
  Venezuela Comité Paralímpico Venezolano

AsiaEdit

Country National Paralympic Committee
  Afghanistan Afghanistan Paralympic Committee
  Bahrain Bahrain Disabled Sports Federation-Bahrain Paralympic Committee
  Bhutan Bhutan Paralympic Committee
  Brunei Paralympic Council of Brunei Darussalam
  Cambodia National Paralympic Committee of Cambodia
  China National Paralympic Committee of China
  Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei Paralympic Committee
  Hong Kong Hong Kong Paralympic Committee & Sports Association for the Physically Disabled
  India Paralympic Committee of India
  Indonesia National Paralympic Committee of Indonesia
  Iran I. R. Iran National Paralympic Committee
  Iraq Iraqi National Paralympic Committee
  Japan Japan Paralympic Committee
  Jordan Jordan Paralympic Committee
  Kazakhstan National Paralympic Committee of Kazakhstan
  Kuwait Kuwait Paralympic Committee
  Kyrgyzstan National Paralympic Federation of the Kyrgyz Republic
  Laos Lao Paralympic Committee
  Lebanon Lebanese Paralympic Committee
  Macao Associação Recreativa dos Deficientes de Macau
  Malaysia Malaysia Paralympic Council
  Maldives Maldives Paralympic Committee
  Mongolia Mongolian Paralympic Committee
  Myanmar National Paralympic Committee of Myanmar
    Nepal National Paralympic Committee Nepal
  North Korea National Paralympic Committee of Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  Oman Oman Paralympic Committee
  Pakistan National Paralympic Committee of Pakistan
  Palestine Palestinian Paralympic Committee
  Philippines Paralympic Committee of the Philippines
  Qatar Qatar Paralympic Committee
  Saudi Arabia Paralympic Committee of Saudi Arabia
  Singapore Singapore National Paralympic Council
  South Korea Korean Paralympic Committee
  Sri Lanka National Federation of Sports for the Disabled
  Syria Syrian Paralympic Committee
  Tajikistan Tajik Paralimpic Committee
  Thailand Paralympic Committee of Thailand
  Timor-Leste Comité Paralimpico Nacional de Timor-Leste
  Turkmenistan National Paralympic Committee of Turkmenistan
  United Arab Emirates UAE Paralympic Committee
  Uzbekistan Uzbekistan National Paralympic Association
  Vietnam Vietnam Paralympic Association
  Yemen Yemen Paralympic Association

EuropeEdit

Country National Paralympic Committee
  Andorra Committee Paralimpic Andorra
  Armenia Armenian National Paralympic Committee
  Austria Austrian Paralympic Committee
  Azerbaijan National Paralympic Committee of Azerbaijan Republic
  Belarus Paralympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus
  Belgium Belgian Paralympic Committee
  Bosnia and Herzegovina Paralympic Committee of Bosnia & Herzegovina
  Bulgaria Bulgarian Paralympic Association
  Croatia Croatian Paralympic Committee
  Cyprus Cyprus National Paralympic Committee
  Czech Republic Czech Paralympic Committee
  Denmark Paralympic Committee Denmark
  Estonia Estonian Paralympic Committee
  Faroe Islands Itrottasamband Fyri Brekad - Faroese Paralympic Committee
  Finland Finnish Paralympic Committee
  France French Paralympic and Sports Committee
  Georgia Georgian Paralympic Committee
  Germany National Paralympic Committee Germany
  Great Britain British Paralympic Association
  Greece Hellenic Paralympic Committee
  Hungary Hungarian Paralympic Committee
  Iceland Icelandic Sports Association for the Disabled
  Ireland Paralympics Ireland
  Israel Israel Paralympic Committee
  Italy Italian Paralympic Committee
  Latvia Latvian Paralympic Committee
  Liechtenstein Liechtensteiner Behinderten Verband
  Lithuania Lithuanian Paralympic Committee
  Luxembourg Luxembourg Paralympic Committee
  Malta Malta Paralympic Committee[2]
  Moldova Paralympic Committee of Moldova
  Montenegro National Paralympic Committee of Montenegro
  Netherlands National Paralympic Committee of the Netherlands
  North Macedonia Macedonian Paralympic Committee - Federation for Sport and Recreation for Disabled of Macedonia
  Norway Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports
  Poland Polish Paralympic Committee
  Portugal Portugal Paralympic Committee
  Romania Romanian Sport Federation for Disabled People
  Russia Paralympic Committee of Russia
  San Marino San Marino Paralympic Committee
  Serbia Paralympic Committee of Serbia
  Slovakia Slovak Paralympic Committee
  Slovenia Paralympic Committee of Slovenia - Sports Federation for the Disabled of Slovenia
  Spain Spanish Paralympic Committee
  Sweden Swedish Sports Organization for the Disabled and Swedish Paralympic Committee
   Switzerland Swiss Paralympic Committee
  Turkey Turkish Paralympic Committee
  Ukraine National Paralympic Committee of Ukraine

OceaniaEdit

Country National Paralympic Committee
  Australia Australian Paralympic Committee
  Fiji Fiji Paralympic Association
  Kiribati Kiribati National Paralympic Committee
  New Zealand Paralympics New Zealand
  Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea Paralympic Committee
  Samoa Samoa Paralympic Committee
  Solomon Islands Solomon Islands National Paralympic Committee
  Tonga Tonga National Paralympic Committee
  Vanuatu Vanuatu Paralympic Committee

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