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The Six Degrees of Michelle Obama

Kipp is impressed with Michelle Obama’s keynote speech on the opening night of the Democratic National Convention, but how will we connect the First Lady to an Emirati Princess and an Emirati paralympic games gold medallist?

September 6, 2012 5:21 by

International Paralympic Committee

Founded on September 22, 1989, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is an international non-profit organisation and governing body of sports events for athletes with disabilities. Headquartered in Bonn, Germany, the IPC organizes the summer and Winter Paralympic games. Sir Philip Craven is president of IPC, whose mission is ‘To enable Paralympic athletes to achieve sporting excellence and inspire and excite the world’. The IPC is made up of representatives from 162 National Paralympic Committees, four International Organisations of Sport for the Disabled, five regional organisations, and six International Sports Federations. In September 2011, IPC officially certified ParaGamesBreda (PGB) – the first sporting event for disabled athletics in Europe. The 1994 Winter Paralympics in Norway were the first to be organised by the IPC. This year the IPC organized the…


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1 Comment

  1. nancy on September 8, 2012 7:35 pm

    the connections are too far off. i don’t see any relavance in this article


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