Andrew Parsons (sports administrator)

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Andrew Parsons
Rio lança uniformes para cerimônias de abertura e encerramento Paralímpicos (27789846811) (cropped).jpg
Andrew Parsons in 2016
3rd President of the International Paralympic Committee
Assumed office
8 September 2017
Preceded byPhilip Craven
Personal details
Born (1977-02-10) 10 February 1977 (age 42)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
NationalityBrazilian
OccupationPresident of the International Paralympic Committee

Andrew Parsons (born 10 February 1977) is a Brazilian sports administrator and journalist. He is the current president of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).

Biography[edit]

Parsons has served as chairperson of the Brazilian Paralympic Committee from 2009 to 2017, chairperson of the United States Paralympic Committee from 2005 to 2009, and as a member of the Nominating Committee for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games.[1][2]

He is the current president of the International Paralympic Committee since 8 September 2017. Parsons took over for Philip Craven, who had been in office since 2001,[3] after being elected in the first round in the election held during the 18th assembly of IPC in Abu Dhabi.

Distinctions[edit]

Reference[edit]

  1. ^ "Report of the 2020 evaluation commission" (PDF). olympic.org. Retrieved 14 February 2018..
  2. ^ a b "Andrew Parsons - Biography sheet" (PDF). paralympic.org. Retrieved 14 February 2018..
  3. ^ "Sir Philip Craven - Biography sheet" (PDF). paralympic.org. Retrieved 14 February 2018..
  4. ^ "World Fair Play Award Winners". fairplayinternational.org. Retrieved 14 February 2018..