National Paralympic Committee-NPC
Paralympic Committee was established on 5th February 2001 to develop
countries of the world which are the International Paralympic Committee-IPC-
members shall also have a national Paralympic committee-NPC.
144 countries have their own NPCs and are IPC members. The following
disabilities are practiced in disabled sports activities:
2-Spinal cord injuries
One of the
objectives of this committee is to increase the number of disabled athletes in
various age categories including children, young adults and the youth and
involve them in sports for all activities thereby providing the grounds for the
development of high-performance sports in the target group as an important
objective of the national Paralympic committee in the future.
sports for all commission was founded on 18th February 2003.
One of the
annual programs of the commission is to commemorate the National Paralympic Day
which is held regularly every year since its establishment.
program has an innovative and novel nature throughout the world and was warmly
welcomed by then IPC Secretary General in the year 2003 as a new developmental
idea in such a way that it is implemented worldwide in a variety of ways.
that, in addition to deep effects in the target group i.e. athletes, this
program raises awareness in coaches and particularly athletes’ parents towards
the importance and role of sport in life of athletes.
complex includes 2 federations’ namely disabled and blind federations. Disabled
federation constitutes 15 sports as follows:
wheelchair basketball, booccia, table tennis, tennis with wheelchair, archery,
shooting, swimming, athletics, weightlifting, sitting volleyball, seven aside
mountain climbing, ancient sports and cycling.
and partly blind sports federation include 8 sports as follows:
ball, athletics, swimming, cycling, football, five asides, chess, and blind
worth mentioning that sports of the Paralympic games which is held every four
years are as follows:
athletics, booccia, cycling, horse riding, seven aside football, five aside
football, goal ball, Judo, weightlifting, canoeing-sailing- shooting, swimming,
table tennis, sitting volleyball, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair fencing, rugby
with wheelchair, tennis with wheelchair
In view of
the IPC official announcement from Dr. Robert Stidward on the necessity of
establishing the national Paralympic committee in Iran and its statute in the
year 2009 and approval of the Islamic Consultative Assembly Chair, Mr, Nategh
Noori, on one hand and extensive activities of disabled sports in the country,
the agreement was reached to set up the national Paralympic committee.
the above confirmation and drawing up the national Paralympic committee statute,
this sports body was officially approved by the national Olympic committee and
its first General Assembly was held on 20th January 2001and elected
the executive board members and board members with Mr. Mahmoud Khosravi Vafa as
National Paralympic Committee-NPC- officially began its activities on 22nd
May 2001 after purchasing and renovating a building concurrent with birth
anniversary of holy prophet (PBUH)
National Paralympic Committee acts as a non-commercial, non-for-profit institute
affiliated to the national Olympic committee and is the only sports body which
is entrusted with the authority to manage, and coordinate all affairs relating
to participation of Iranian disabled champions in the winter and summer
Paralympic Games, and regional events under aegis of international Paralympic
disabled champions are all those athletes who fall under the category of the
relevant international federations namely amputees, cerebral palsy, and blind
and mentally retarded.
National Paralympic Committee has a legal personality and, based on the law for
list of non-governmental public institutions approved in the year 1995, is
considered a non-governmental public organization.