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Date : 13 Oct 2017
Hong Kong, China, October 13, 2017: The International Paralympic Committee has received the Lui Che Woo Prize in the Positive Energy category for work in using Para sport to make society more inclusive. The specific area of focus for the prize was “Promotion of Harmony among Diverse Groups”.
Sir Philip Craven, the former IPC President, received the prize on behalf of the IPC at a ceremony in Hong Kong on October
3. The event was attended by more than 1,000 guests who share in the value of sharing harmony promoted by the prize.
Sir Philip, who was IPC President from 2001-2017, said: “I just want to say how proud I am of what the IPC and Paralympic Movement has achieved to date.
“The IPC is no longer seen as a disability organisation but a hugely respected and credible international sports organisation that has enriched the lives of millions around the world.
“Thanks to this prize we can do even more to show to the world that, with positive energy, absolutely anything is possible in life.”
The prize came with a cash award of HKD 20 million (USD 2.56 million), a certificate and a trophy.
*The Lui Che Woo Prize is an international, cross-sector, innovative prize. In order to address ever-evolving global needs and challenges, each year the Prize will set a Specific Area of Focus under each Prize Category.
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