Swedish Parasports Federation

The Swedish Parasports Federation (Swedish: Svenska parasportförbundet), earlier the Swedish Sports Organization for the Disabled ((Swedish: Svenska handikappidrottsförbundet)) (SHIF) and later the Swedish Sports Organization for the Disabled and Swedish Paralympic Committee ((Swedish: Svenska handikappidrottsförbundet och Sveriges paralympiska kommitté)) (SHIF/SPK) is the umbrella organization for disability sports in Sweden. The current name was adopted during a meeting in Malmö on 9 May 2015.[1][2]

Swedish Parasports Federation
Swedish Parasports Federation logo
Logo
National Paralympic Committee
Country Sweden
CodeSWE
Created1969 (1969)
Continental
Association
EPC
HeadquartersStockholm, Sweden
PresidentMargareta Israelsson
Websitewww.parasport.se

It is the National Paralympic Committee in Sweden for the Paralympic Games movement. It's a non-profit organisation that selects teams, and raises funds to send Swedish competitors to Paralympic events organised by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).

The organisation was founded in 1969, and became a member of the Swedish Sports Confederation the same year.[3]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Handikappidrott blir parasport" (in Swedish). Svenska dagbladet. 9 May 2015. Retrieved 11 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Israelsson returns as chairman of Swedish Paralympic Committee". International Paralympic Committee. 13 May 2015. Retrieved 22 May 2015.
  3. ^ About our organization, Official site of Swedish Parasports Federation

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