Andrew Parsons (sports administrator)
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Andrew Parsons in 2016
|3rd President of the International Paralympic Committee|
|Assumed office |
8 September 2017
|Preceded by||Philip Craven|
|Born||10 February 1977|
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
|Occupation||President 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).
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.
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, after being elected in the first round in the election held during the 18th assembly of IPC in Abu Dhabi.
- Commander of the Order of Rio Branco
- Diploma of Fair Play, awarded by the International Fair Play Committee during the 2004 Summer Paralympics.
- "Report of the 2020 evaluation commission" (PDF). olympic.org. Retrieved 14 February 2018..
- "Andrew Parsons - Biography sheet" (PDF). paralympic.org. Retrieved 14 February 2018..
- "Sir Philip Craven - Biography sheet" (PDF). paralympic.org. Retrieved 14 February 2018..
- "World Fair Play Award Winners". fairplayinternational.org. Retrieved 14 February 2018..