The Governing Board of the IPC approved 23 kind of sports that passed to the next stage of selection in the program of the Paralympic Summer Games 2024 in Paris.
After careful evaluation of the applications from 28 kind of sports for inclusion in the program of the Paralympic Summer Games 2024 in Paris (France), the sports that passed to the next stage are the ones included in the program of the Paralympic Summer Games 2020 in Tokyo (Japan) and additionally football 7x7 sport of people with cerebral palsy.
The sports federations for each kind of sport should had submitted a completed application by July 9, which included a series of questions regarding the management of the sport, rules and regulations, anti-doping program, distribution, competition program, etc. It also considered compliance with the classification code, as well as the cost and complexity of preparing the competitions for the Organizing Committee of the Paralympic Games 2024.
After not fulfilling a number of criteria, the sports that will not be further considered in the Paralympic Games program 2024 in Paris are Golf, karate, wheelchair dancing, electric hockey and sailing.
The final decision on the Paralympic Games-2024 program in Paris will be taken at a meeting in January. Application review reports will also be provided to the already excluded five sports.
At the meeting in Madrid on September 10 and 11, the Governing Board also decided not to include Para bobsleigh in the program of the Paralympic Winter Games 2022 in Beijing, since this sport did not fulfill the necessary criteria for admission.
This decision was taken because of the non-fulfillment of the minimum criteria established by the IPC Governing Board in September 2016. The IPC first approved the discipline for inclusion, under the condition that at least 12 countries from at least three regions should regularly participate in competitions in each of 2016/17 and 2017/18 seasons but he sport did not fulfill this requirement.
During the meeting, the Governing Board of the IPC provisionally approved the membership of the National Paralympic Committee of Malta in the IPC and is now expected to be ratified by the General Assembly of the IPC 2019 in Bonn, Germany.
As for the IPC Sports Council, the Executive Committee of the IPC approved that the athlete from Singapore for bocce Mohammed Taha, and the South Korean athlete in athletics Sook Man - two co-opted members of the IPC Athletes Council - extended their membership in the Athletes' Council for another two years. Approved the appointment of Natalie du Toit from South Africa as the third co-opted member of the Council.
After the IPC meeting in Madrid, attended by more than 200 people from the 100 member organizations, the IPC Governing Board discussed the key outcomes of the discussions and the next steps related to the creation of the IPC Strategic Plan for 2019-2023. Were also agreed the following steps on the management of the IPC.