Americas Paralympic Committee

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Americas Paralympic Committee
Americas Paralympic Committee.png
Type Sports federation
Headquarters Mar Del Plata, Argentina
26 National Paralympic Committees
Official language
Spanish, English, French
Eduardo Montenegro (acting)

Americas Paralympic Committee (acronym: APC; Spanish: Comité Paralímpico de Américas) is an international IPC regional committee[1] which represents the current 26 National Paralympic Committees of the North American and South American continents.[2] It is affiliated to/with the International Paralympic Committee and its affiliated bodies.

APC is the body that organizes and oversees the Parapan American Games held every four years in the year before the Summer Paralympics.

Member countries[edit]

In the following table, the year in which the NPC was recognized by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is also given if it is different from the year in which the NPC was created.

Nation Code National Paralympic Committee Created Ref.
 Argentina ARG Comité Paralímpico Argentino [3]
 Barbados BAR Paralympic Association of Barbados [3]
 Bermuda BER Bermuda Paralympic Association [3]
 Brazil BRA Comitê Paralímpico Brasileiro 1995 [3]
 Canada CAN Canadian Paralympic Committee [3]
 Chile CHI Federacion Paralimpica de Chile [3]
 Colombia COL Comité Paralìmpico Colombiano 2001 [3]
 Costa Rica CRC Comite Paralimpico de Costa Rica [3]
 Cuba CUB Comité Paralimpico Cubano [3]
 Dominican Republic DOM Organ. Dominicana de Ciegos Inc. [3]
 Ecuador ECU Ecuadorian Paralympic Sport Federation [3]
 El Salvador ESA Comite Paralimpico de El Salvador [3]
 Guatemala GUA Comité Paralimpico Guatemalteco [3]
 Haiti HAI National Paralympic Committee of Haiti [3]
 Honduras HON Honduran Paralympic Committee [3]
 Jamaica JAM Jamaica Paralympic Association [3]
 Mexico MEX Comite Paralimpico Mexicano [3]
 Nicaragua NCA Comité Paralímpico Nicaragüense [3]
 Panama PAN Paralympic Committee of Panama [3]
 Peru PER National Paralympic Committee Peru [3]
 Puerto Rico PUR Comite Paralimpico de Puerto Rico [3]
 Suriname SUR National Paralympic Committee of Suriname [3]
 Trinidad and Tobago TRI Trinidad & Tobago Paralympic Committee 2009 [3][4]
 United States of America USA US Paralympics - United States Olympic Committee 2001 [3]
 Uruguay URU Uruguayan Paralympic Committee [3]
 Venezuela VEN Comité Paralimpico Venezolano [3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ IPC Style Guide Archived 2010-06-19 at the Wayback Machine., International Paralympic Committee (IPC)
  2. ^ "Americas Paralympic Committee - About us". Retrieved September 5, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z National Paralympic Committees (NPCs), International Paralympic Committee (IPC)
  4. ^ Paralympic boost for T&T,, December 1, 2010

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