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IOC-IPC agreement takes in PyeongChang 2018

15 May 2012
Lausanne, Switzerland: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and International Paralympic Committee (IPC) have signed an extension to their current agreement which will continue to see the IOC support the IPC and the Paralympic Games through to 2020. The deal was signed on May 8. The present accord, which runs through to 2016, will now be extended to the Winter Games in PyeongChang, Korea, in 2018 and the Summer Games in 2020.

The IOC support includes not only an increased financial contribution but also the systematic inclusion of the IPC in a wide range of programmes and activities such as International Federation development, Olympic Solidarity and Transfer of Knowledge, and greater cooperation in the areas of event planning and delivery.

IOC President Jacques Rogge said: “Our continued financial support to the Paralympics shows that the Olympic Movement is universal and also indicates the importance that the Paralympic Games have in promoting sport to the youth of the world – one of the fundamental principles of Olympism.”

Sir Philip Craven, IPC President, said: “These two agreements are excellent news for the Paralympic Movement as we, and our members, can continue our growth secure in the knowledge that our Games will benefit from using the same venues, infrastructure and levels of detailed planning as the Olympic Games.”

The Paralympic Games have always been held in the same year as the Olympic Games. Since the Seoul Summer Games (1988) and the Albertville Winter Games (1992), they have also taken place at the same venues as the Olympic Games.

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