Oceania Paralympic Committee

Oceania Paralympic Committee (acronym: OPC)[1] is an organisation based in Sydney, Australia. It is an international organization that congregates the 9 National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) of Oceania.

Oceania Paralympic Committee
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Formation2006
TypeSports federation
HeadquartersSuva, Fiji
Membership
9 National Paralympic Committees
Official language
English
President
Australia Paul Bird
WebsiteOceaniaParalympic.org

HistoryEdit

 
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The Oceania Paralympic Committee was formed in 2006 when the FESPIC Federation was divided into two separate bodies, the Oceania Paralympic Committee and the Asian Paralympic Committee (APC).[2][3]

Member countriesEdit

In the following table, the year in which the NPC was recognised 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.
  Australia AUS Paralympics Australia 1990 [4]
  Fiji FIJ Fiji Paralympic Association 1990 [4]
  Kiribati KIR Kiribati National Paralympic Committee [4]
  New Zealand NZL Paralympics New Zealand 1968 [4]
  Papua New Guinea PNG Papua New Guinea Paralympic Committee [4]
  Samoa SAM Samoa Paralympic Committee [4]
  Solomon Islands SOL Solomon Islands Paralympic Committee [4]
  Tonga TGA Tonga National Paralympic Committee [4]
  Vanuatu VAN Vanuatu Paralympic Committee [4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ IPC Style Guide Archived 2010-06-19 at the Wayback Machine, International Paralympic Committee (IPC)
  2. ^ "IPC Welcomes Merger Of APC And Fespic". web10.bernama.com. 18 November 2005. Archived from the original on 2012-03-11. Retrieved 19 October 2010.
  3. ^ "Oceania and Arab Countries Support KL'06". findarticles.com/BERNAMA; Malaysian National News Agency. 17 November 2005. Retrieved 19 October 2010.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i National Paralympic Committees (NPCs), International Paralympic Committee (IPC)

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