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IPC and Deaflympics Sign Memorandum of Understanding
The MoU allows multi-disabled athletes to compete in their respective sanctioned competition events, as long as they meet the relevant eligibility criteria and are entered through the respective national member of IPC or DEAFLYMPICS.
"Deaf athletes with an additional disability represented at IPC sanctioned competitions will now be able to participate in various IPC events. Equally, Paralympic athletes with a multi-disability, including a minimum hearing loss, will be able to compete in the Deaflympic Games and the Deaf World Championships. This is in line with the IPC vision: enabling athletes to inspire and excite the world,” commented Mr. Craven.
Both organizations will henceforth co-operate in informing the competent sports authorities of the international structures of both organizations and addressing the conflicts that may arise at national level between the affiliated organizations.
Said Ms. Ammons: "This agreement illustrates our commitment to working together in sync. It will ensure that these athletes have a global stage to display their sporting spirit and dedication”.
- More information on the International Paralympic Association at: www. paralympic.org