IOC & IPC Extend Deal to Include 2018 & 2020 Games

By Community | May 8, 2012

International Olympic Committee (IOC) and International Paralympic Committee (IPC) have today agreed a renewal to their deal which will see the 2018 and 2020 Paralympic Games will be held in the same city as the Olympic Games. 

The current Co-operation Agreement signed in June 2006, order and which runs through to 2016, viagra sale will now be extended to the Pyeongchang 2018 Games and the 2020 Games, continuing the practice of “one bid, one city.” 

In addition to renewing the Co-operation Agreement, the IOC and IPC have signed a new partnership whereby the IOC and IPC have identified new IOC programmes and activities which the IPC could participate in, including IF development, IOC Olympic Solidarity, Transfer of Knowledge. The Parties also agreed to discuss further areas and projects of mutual interest and collaboration. In particular this includes further co-operation in the commercial area and to explore the benefits of a closer co-operation on the Games planning and delivery functions 

The agreement will also lead to an increase in funding from the IOC to the IPC, a figure that will not be disclosed by both parties publicly. 

IOC President Jacques Rogge commented on the signing of the agreement: “The IOC and the IPC have had a long and strong relationship and it is with great pleasure that that we are able to extend this agreement with the IPC and ensure that the Olympic and Paralympic Games continue to be held in the same host cities until 2020. 

“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, added: “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.

“We are grateful to the IOC for their continued and growing support. Without them the Paralympic Games would not have grown to the superb sporting spectacle it is today. By working together over the coming years we can continue to deliver a 60 day global celebration of sport. 

“Not only are we reaping the benefits of fully integrated Organizing Committees now, but also all Candidate Cities are fully integrating the Paralympics into their bids which is hugely beneficial to the Paralympic Movement.”