Governing Board To Be Elected
These will be the first elections to the Governing Board (GB), which replaced the IPC Executive Committee last year in November, following recommendations of a strategic review and acceptance thereof by the IPC membership at the Extraordinary General Assembly.
The GB will consist of one President, one Vice President and ten Members at Large, all of whom will be elected in Beijing. Furthermore, an Athletes' Representative and the IPC Chief Executive Officer (CEO) will be ex-officio members of the GB.
The nominees for President and Vice President, listed in alphabetical order, are as follows:
Sir Philip Craven, Great Britain
For Vice President:
Dr. York Chow, Hong Kong
Ms. Ann Cody, USA
Mr. Vital Severino Neto, Brazil
Mr. Miguel Sagarra, Spain
Dr. Nabil Salem, Egypt
"We are pleased with the number of nominations that the membership has putforward to the Governing Board; and it is encouraging to see the interest from a wide representation of IPC members\" said IPC CEO Xavier Gonzalez. "This shows the vitality of the Paralympic Movement, moving into this new era and demonstrates again one of the biggest assets of the organization - the commitment of its volunteers."
On 2 September, the IPC Legal Committee will review all nominations during their meeting and confirm that they meet the conditions for nominations as outlined in the Bylaws 'IPC Governing Board Election and Nomination Policy and Procedures'.
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is the international governing body of sports for athletes with a disability. It supervises and co-ordinates the Paralympic Summer and Winter Games and other multi-disability competitions, of which the most important are World and Regional Championships. The IPC also supports the recruitment and development of athletes at a local, national and international level across all performance levels.