Para ice hockey athlete Konstantin Shikhov has been sanctioned with an 18-month period of ineligibility for his commission of an anti-doping rule violation (“ADRV”).

On 16 November 2021, the athlete provided an in-competition urine sample, which was analysed and found to contain Chlorthalidone, a prohibited substance. Chlorthalidone is listed in class S5 (Diuretics and Masking Agents) of the Prohibited List, and its use without Mehr

LA28 Paralympic Games initial sport programme to feature 22 sports

Following an extensive International Federation application and review process, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Governing Board has approved 22 sports for inclusion in the LA28 Paralympic Games. The 22 sports approved for inclusion are governed by the following International Federations: Mehr

NPC Russia and NPC Belarus suspended at IPC Extraordinary General Assembly

At an Extraordinary General Assembly in Berlin, Germany, on Wednesday (16 November 2022), International Paralympic Committee (IPC) member organisations voted to suspend the National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) of Russia and Belarus. The decision by IPC members to suspend NPC Russia Mehr

Record 33 sports bid for LA28 Paralympic Games inclusion

A record 33 Para sports have submitted applications to the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to be considered for inclusion in the LA28 Paralympic Games sport programme. International Federations with sports on the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games programme, as well as Mehr

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has transferred the governance of Para biathlon to the International Biathlon Union (IBU) as of 13 July 2022

Para biathlon will be managed by the IBU in cooperation with the International Ski Federation and Snowboard (FIS) through a joint Steering Committee. Para biathlon will be integrated into FIS’ general Para sport initiative with the IBU supporting with technical Mehr

IPC transfers to FIS the governance of three Para snow sports

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced the transfer of governance of the sports of Para alpine skiing, Para cross-country skiing and Para snowboard to the International Ski and Snowboard Federation (FIS) as of 13 July 2022 following approval from Mehr

International Paralympic Committee launches new PARA SPORT programme to grow awareness and participation in Para sport

• PARA SPORT’s narrative, “It Starts With Sport”, shows the value of sport through three core elements: awareness, community and freedom • Para swimmer Alice Tai narrates launch film • Accessible and multi-sensory brand identity with unique visual and sonic Mehr

New members of IPC Athletes‘ Council elected at the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced the two newly elected members of the IPC Athletes‘ Council who will serve for the next four years until the Milano Cortina 2026 Paralympic Winter Games. The two elected council members are: -Birgit Mehr

Record number of female Para athletes set for Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games

A total of 564 Para athletes, including more women than ever before, are set to compete at the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games which open on Friday 4 March. A total of 564 Para athletes, including more women than ever before, Mehr