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General Assembly Closes with Paralympic Games Updates

The 15th International Paralympic Committee (IPC) General Assembly came to a close in Beijing, China on Sunday (11 December) with members receiving a review of the last Paralympic Winter Games as well as updates on the next four editions of the Games. 

Dena Coward, former Director of Paralympic Games at the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Games, started proceedings giving a review of the last Paralympic Winter Games.

She spoke about how Vancouver 2010 had delivered many Paralympic firsts and that targeting youth had been an integral part of the Organizing Committee's strategy to help change perceptions of people with a disability and deliver the best Winter Games ever.

"At Vancouver 2010 our aim was not to talk about athletes with disabilities but athletes with abilities," said Coward who highlighted that the Games had received more TV coverage then any ever before, and were the first to be broadcast in HD.

Over 300 hours of coverage to a global audience of 1.58 billion viewers, whilst 10 rights holders distributed pictures to 33 countries. In Canada around one third of the nation (33 million) watched the Games. A total of 84% of tickets for the event were sold making them the most successful and well attended Paralympic Games ever.

In closing Coward said: "We created Paralympic fans and an appreciation of Paralympic Sport.

"We reached or exceeded the goals we had set ourselves."

The next Paralympic Winter Games will be held in Sochi in 2014 and President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Organizing Committee for those Games Dmitry Chernyshenko was next up to present to the General Assembly.

He opened by saying "Sochi 2014 has given Russia a unique chance to change for the better, and we are taking that chance," before giving updates on the Sochi 2014 sports programme, venues, transportation, accommodation, and the Organizing Committee's desire to deliver an accessible Games.

"The creation of a barrier free environment is priority number one for us. It has been approved by the Russian government and more than 20 states are now involved in projects," stated Chernyshenko.

To ensure this, Sochi 2014 has integrated best practice from previous Paralympic Games into their efforts to deliver the most convenient Games ever.

Sponsorship revenue for the Games now exceeds 99 million US dollars, which Chernyshenko said underlined the health of the Paralympic Brand in Russia.

The Organizing Committee now boasts 600 staff and test events for the Games will start in February 2012 through until September 2013.

"Sochi 2014 is holding more than the Paralympic Games. It's an inspirational project for the millions of people with a disability who live in Russia. We want to change their lives," said Chernyshenko who outlined that Paralympic awareness, accessibility and inclusiveness were three key priorities for his team.

"The Russian government is taking unprecedented steps to improve the lives of people with a disability in Russia. Sochi 2014 is the catalyst for this," he concluded.

Sebastian Coe, Chairman of the London 2012 Organizing Committee (LOCOG), followed Cherynyshenko to tell members about the progress of London 2012 which starts in just 262 days time.

Coe was joined by colleagues Chris Holmes, Director of Paralympic Games Integration and Piers Jones, Sport Competition Group Manager and said he was proud to be bringing the Games back to where they began, referencing Stoke Mandeville.

He paid tribute to Paralympics GB Chair Tim Reddish for his help in ensuring athletes remain at the centre of LOCOG's work.

"Our focus has not changed," said Coe. "Athletes are the heart of everything we do.

"By placing them at the centre, you have to get so many other things correct."

According to statistics presented by Coe, more than one third of people believe the Paralympic Games will bring about a breakthrough for the way people with a disability are viewed in UK. Over half believe the Games will show the world how to treat people with a disability with respect and equality.

London 2012's reach also impressed delegates. Domestically its education programme `Get Set' is now immersed in 21,000 UK schools, equating to 68% of the total number, while Inspiration International has reached its target of engaging 12 million youngsters in 20 different countries in sport.

"Our big challenge over the next eight months is scaling up the organization to deliver a Games of great complexity," said Coe who highlighted that LOCOG's workforce is now increasing by 120 employees a month and will eventually reach a total of 6,000 people by the start of the Games.

Chris Holmes said International Paralympic Day, which was held on 8 September and secured worldwide media coverage, had resulted in some spectacular ticket sales for the forthcoming Games

"In the first ticket window we shifted over one million tickets. Many sessions and some sports are sold out.

"Cycling at the Velodrome sold out, Wheelchair Rugby sold out, Wheelchair Tennis sold out.

"On 2 December when tickets went back on sale, 15,000 tickets were sold in the first 15 minutes."

Members were updated on the Paralympic torch relay, the popularity of Games mascot Mandeville - who appears on 40% of London 2012 merchandise, venues, test events, operational planning and pre-Games training camps.

A video message from Carlos Nuzman, President of the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee, started Rio 2016's presentation before his colleague Agberto Guimaraes, who was in Beijing, detailed the Organizing Committee's ongoing activities. This included an event held in September to mark five years to go as well as last month's stunning emblem launch.

Guimaraes also updated members on venues - which will be located in four zones, stakeholder management, Paralympic integration and Rio 2016's communications plan.

The final update of the day was given by Dongo Hoo Moon, Secretary General of the Pyeongchang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Games. The Organizing Committee was only inaugurated one and a half months ago however, Dongo Hoo Moon said he was committed to Korea delivering the best Paralympic Winter Games ever.

The IPC General Assembly is the supreme governing body of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and meets every two years. It determines policy for, and sets the fundamental directions for the development of sports for athletes with

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"Paralympic Movement's Best Times Still to Come" Says IPC President

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Sir Philip Craven has opened the 15th IPC General Assembly in Beijing, China, by saying the Paralympic Movement is in good health and that its best years are still to come.

More than 300 people from National Paralympic Committees (NPCs), International Federations, International Organizations of Sport for the Disabled (IOSDs) and Regional Organizations are in the Chinese capital for the event which takes place every two years.

In his speech to members Sir Philip Craven stated that the Paralympic Movement had coped well during the global financial crisis, had continued to flourish, and was now ready for what lies ahead.

"If Beijing in 2008 marked the moment the Paralympic Movement grew up and the world took notice, then I believe the coming years will see us grow in maturity and captivate billions as our athletes continue to inspire and excite the world," he said.

"We can feel rightly proud of our achievements so far, however, we should feel a greater sense of excitement about what we still have to achieve together."

At the start of his 40 minute long address, Sir Philip praised the IPC Governing Board which met last weekend and was elected at the 2009 General Assembly in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

He then spoke of his pride in the IPC Strategic Plan 2011-2014, before highlighting how the last two Paralympic Games underlined the need for the whole Paralympic Movement to work together in increasing participation at all levels across the globe.

"The Beijing Paralympic Games had a record 3,951 athlete, however more than half came from just 11 of the 146 competing countries," he pointed out.

"In Vancouver, despite a record 502 athletes taking part in 64 medal events, it averaged out at less than eight competitors per event."

In reviewing the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games, he described them as the biggest and best Winter Paralympics ever, before he looked ahead to the next four editions of the Paralympic Games.

Sir Philip Craven said: "The signs are that London 2012 has the potential to match and potentially surpass what we achieved here in Beijing.

"More than one million tickets have already been sold for the Games, a record so far away from the Opening Ceremony.

"The job now is to sell the remaining tickets before the Games. It would give us all great pleasure if we could announce for the first time ever that the Paralympic Games are a sell-out weeks in advance.

"Already in Sochi we are seeing some significant changes taking place in Russian society. The work they have undertaken in creating a barrier free law in Russia is a significant step for which they are to be congratulated."

He described the newly unveiled Rio 2016 Paralympic Games emblem as "beautiful, and the best yet," and spoke of his delight that all three cities bidding for the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games, which were awarded to PyeongChang, had made the Paralympics integral to the success of their bids.

Thanks to six new National Paralympic Committees in the last two years, together with three new International Federations, he said the IPC now had 192 members and that more sport was now being played than ever.

"The Movement is now bursting with sports," said Sir Philip. "This year alone, despite there being no Paralympic Games, at least one major international or regional sporting event has taken place every two weeks."

The IPC President since 2001 also discussed the IPC's ongoing relationship with the International Olympic Committee and the IPC's desire to secure a deeper and broader partnership with them.

He said: "Without the IOC's support, the IPC would not enjoy the position in which we find ourselves today. We are all grateful to the IOC and its President Jacques Rogge, as well as his predecessor, the late President Juan Antonio Samaranch, for their continued support of the IPC and the Paralympic Games.

"Complex, but extremely positive negotiations, have been ongoing for a number of months and our aim is to finalise an agreement in the near future."

Volunteers, officials, classifiers, members as well as the IPC's staff at its HQ in Bonn, Germany, were also credited for their efforts in the last two years.

"We have a dynamic team capable of taking the IPC and the Paralympic Movement to the next level of our exponential growth," he commented.

The IPC General Assembly is the supreme governing body of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). It determines policy for, and sets the fundamental directions for the development of sports for athletes with an impairment. It will continue tomorrow, when it will conclude nine days of activity in the city that staged the best ever Paralympic Games in 2008.

Sir Philip Craven's full speech from the 15th IPC General Assembly can be found at www.paralympic.org



                Ils ont dit ...

P1050819.JPGAWA Patrick (capitaine de Promhandicam vainqueur) « Je suis fier du match que nous venons de livrer. Elle a été de haute facture et notre adversaire nous a opposé une résistance exceptionnelle. C’est grâce à l’expérience que nous avons fait la différence. Je suis fier du niveau du goal-ball dans la région du centre».

ATANGANA NTSAMA Charles (capitaine Cjarc) : «  Il faut dire que le match de la finale n’a pas été facile. Nous avons donné tout ce que nous avions dans le ventre, mais le sport a sa loi. Il faut toujours un vainqueur et un vaincu. Notre défaite nous encourage à travailler pour que les prochaines fois, nous puissions remporter des victoires ».


P1050723.JPGBESSALA AYISSI Jean Baptiste (président de la ligue régionale du Centre) : « Toutes mes félicitations aux équipes finalistes et à toutes celles qui ont pris part à cette compétition. Les finalistes ont livré un spectacle d’un haut niveau et prouvé leur savoir faire. Le spectacle était beau et le vainqueur a mérité. Le vaincu n’a pas démérité car c’est aux prolongations que la différence s’est faite.  Je leur dis merci. Nous allons démarrer bientôt les activités dans notre région pour maintenir la forme affichée par ces athlètes aujourd’hui qui ont fait honneur à notre région. Vous le savez certainement, les six équipes participantes viennent de la région du Centre  et ça fait notre fierté. Nous allons nous battre pour maintenir le cap. Je profite de votre tribune pour demander  tous les parents qui cachent les personnes handicapées sous les lits de nous les emmener à la ligue afin que nous les initiions  à la pratique  du sport. Nous avons besoin de tous les déficients visuels ».


P1050899.JPGJean-jacques NDOUDOUMOU (président du comité national paralympique camerounais) : « Je suis très heureux de voir que la fécasdev vient de terminer sa saison avec de très beaux matches de goal-ball. Nous pensons que l’année prochaine, ces rencontres auront une envergure nationale. Nous aurons le privilège que le Chef de l’Etat remette les trophées à leurs vainqueurs.  Nous remercions les représentants de tous les ministres, les athlètes, le président de la fédération et son staff sans oublier le public.


P1050872.JPGBABILA Henry (représentant du ministre des affaires sociales) : « Nos impressions sont très bonnes d’autant plus que les activités se sont bien déroulées. L’organisation a été bonne et professionnelle. Il faudra certes apporter des améliorations  surtout dans le renforcement des capacités  des personnes chargées de l’encadrement des athlètes. Il faut aussi revoir les techniques de ces sportifs afin d’augmenter leur niveau de performances. »


FONDUFE WONGIBE (Représentant du ministre des sports « C’est un sentiment de joie que j’éprouve car, je constate que les quatre fédérations sportives pour personnes handicapées sont actives sur le terrain. Les déficients visuels viennent de nous offrir un beau spectacle. Nous sommes heureux et flattés de voir le niveau élevé de la pratique de cette discipline sportive. Les compétions internationales récemment organisées sur nos infrastructures sportives ont apporté un plus sur la technicité de ces athlètes. Bien que ce ne soit pas encore parfait, beaucoup reste à faire. La désignation prochaine des encadreurs techniques au sein de ces fédérations permettra de combler  les petites failles constatées encore sur la prestation de ces sportifs. Je ne peux qu’encourager tous ceux qui ont contribué à la réussite de cette fête.


P1050871.JPGTSOUNGUI Norbert (président de la fédération) « Mes impressions sont satisfaisantes. C’est un travail d’équipe qui a produit ce que vous avez vu ce jour. Le niveau de la compétition était très relevé, la finale de haute facture. Je voudrais me permettre de remercier ceux qui de près ou de loin ont apporté un quelconque appui pour la réussite de cet évènement. Depuis notre arrivé à la tête de cette fédération, nous avons pris des repères. Nous avons plusieurs propositions de nominations des entraîneurs et des membres des commissions. Mais il y a des instances qui doivent les valider avant leur publication. C’est après que les choses vont e décanter. Quant aux projections pour 2012, il faudra d’abord faire le bilan de l’année qui s’achève et faire une bonne programmation  soutenue et assortie d’un budget qui va nous permettre de soutenir nos activités.  Mais je puis déjà vous dire que nous allons axer nos activité sur la formation tous azimuts des athlètes, techniciens, officiels, administrateurs et même des journalistes. Il faudra amener les clubs à se structurer en respectant la réglementation en vigueur avec par exemple des assemblées générales reconnues par les instances compétentes. Je n’oublie pas notre participation aux jeux paralympiques…

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                  Quelques résultats 



Cjarc $ Louis braille (08 -00) Lion blessé $ louis –braille (05- 06) De Rouffignac $ AUBES (09-03), Promhandicam $ Aubes (10-0), Promhandicam $ De Rouffignac (08-01)

 ELE MVONDO Pascal et ATCHOM Jean-Claude à la table des officiels techniques.

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Les Non Voyants explosent devant un public moyen

                    LES VISUELS DANS LA DANSE

 finales,coupe,cameroun,braille,fédérations,camerounaise,sport,déficients,visuels,compétitions,performances,loisirs,jeux paralympiques, fin de saison, goal-ball,interviews.

                Près de trois heures de temps sous la canicule, un public moyen, illustration d’une sensibilisation insuffisante d’avant évènement, des invités spéciaux de choix comme le président du comité national paralympique, monsieur Ndoudoumou Jean-Jacques,son secrétaire général Etienne SONGA, les représentants des ministres des affaires sociales et des sports, les nommés BABILA et  Fondufe Wongibe, le président de la fédération camerounaise du sport pour déficients visuels Jean-Marie Aléokol et enfin l’ôte du jour, Norbert Tsoungui, le président de la fédération camerounaise du sport pour déficients visuels  entouré de Ntuda Odi son secrétaire général  et ASSIENE NDIOMO Léopold le  chef du département financier, BESSALA AYISSI le président de la ligue régionale du Centre, les membres des familles de certains athlètes.

finales,coupe,cameroun,braille,fédérations,camerounaise,sport,déficients,visuels,compétitions,performances,loisirs,jeux paralympiques, fin de saison, goal-ball,interviews.Enfin six équipes participantes pour un podium composé de : Promhandicam , Cjarc et Daniel de Rouffignac, voilà la substance des play off et de la finale de la coupe du Cameroun du sport pour déficients visuels disputé dimanche dernier à Yaoundé.


                        Les rencontres 

Pour cet évènement, tout ce que la fédération compte actuellement comme techniciens et officiels en attendant les nominations du ministre des sports  a apporté une contribution.

ELE  Pascal l’entraîneur national adjoint, MBANGA Lucien, ATCHOM Jean-claude, ABOUI Jérémie, MBOCK  Patrick …

finales,coupe,cameroun,braille,fédérations,camerounaise,sport,déficients,visuels,compétitions,performances,loisirs,jeux paralympiques, fin de saison, goal-ball,interviews.D’un bon niveau technique surtout la finale qui a opposé Promhandicam au Cjarc, les rencontres de la coupe du Cameroun de goal-ball ont permis aux sportifs non voyants sevrés depuis quelques temps de compétitions de se mettre en évidence et de se retrouver enfin. En dehors de l’équipe AUBES que dirige Benjamin MBELLE qui a pris une sévère raclée face à Promhandicam (0-10) toutes les autres ont vu chacune des forces en présence marquer au moins un point. Promhandicam, composé de trois joueurs seulement, tous internationaux a survolé la compétition, mais a trouvé en finale, une équipe du Cjarc volontaire et engagée. Une équipe qui s’est aussi renforcée d’où cette finale qui est allée aux prolongations.

finales,coupe,cameroun,braille,fédérations,camerounaise,sport,déficients,visuels,compétitions,performances,loisirs,jeux paralympiques, fin de saison, goal-ball,interviews.Une finale digne et pleine d’intensité émotionnelle. Il y a de la matière. Reste maintenant au ministre des sports de nommer les entraîneurs, de donner les subventions  afin que les fédérations des sports pour handicapés du Cameroun démarrent véritablement le travail sur le terrain.

finales,coupe,cameroun,braille,fédérations,camerounaise,sport,déficients,visuels,compétitions,performances,loisirs,jeux paralympiques, fin de saison, goal-ball,interviews.Nous ne savons trop pourquoi ces nominations traînent. Nous sommes à moins d’un an des Jeux Paralympiques de Londres 2012.

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