List of recipients of the Paralympic Order

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The following is a list of recipients of the Paralympic Order.

The Paralympic Order is the highest award of the Paralympic Movement, since 1994. The recipients get a medal with the IPC logo on it. The Paralympic Order is awarded to individuals for particularly distinguished contribution to the Paralympic Movement.[1][2]

Before 2003, the Paralympic Order was given out in three categories: Gold, Silver and Bronze.[3][4]

Recipients[edit]

1990s[edit]

Year Name Title Country Lvl.
1994 Mr. Gerhard Heiberg President of the Lillehammer 1994 Paralympic Games Organizing Committee (LPOC) Norway
Mr. John Magdal Managing Director of LPOC Norway
Ms. Lill-Unni Østern Office Manager of LPOC Norway
Mr. Rolf Jenssen Venues Consultant of LPOC Norway
1996 Mr. Juan Antonio Samaranch President of the International Olympic Committee IOC Spain
Mr. Andrew Fleming[5] President of the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games Organizing Committee (APOC) United States
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1998 Mr. Goro Yoshimura President of the Nagano 1998 Paralympic Games Organizing Committee (NAPOC) Japan
Mr. Tasuku Tsukada Mayor of Nagano Japan
Mr. Yoshifumi Ihara Deputy Secretary General of NAPOC Japan
1999 Ms. Joan Scruton Past Secretary General of the International Stoke Mandeville Wheelchair Sports Federation (ISMWSF) Great Britain

2000s[edit]

Year Name Title Country Lvl.
2000 Dr. John Grant President of the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games Organizing Committee (SPOC) Australia
2001 Dr. Robert Steadward Past President of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Canada
Dr. Michael Riding Past IPC Medical Officer
Mr. André Auberger Past IPC Treasurer
Mrs. Elisabeth Dendy Past President of the Cerebral Palsy International Sports and Recreation Association (CPISRA)
Ms. Lina Faria Past President of CPISRA
Mr. Enrique Sanz Past President of the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA)
Mr. Guillermo Cabezas Past President of the International Sports Organization for the Disabled (ISOD)
Sir Harry Fang Founding Father of the Far East and South Pacific Games for the Disabled (FESPIC) China
Mr. Walter Tröger International Olympic Committee (IOC) Delegate Member for Disabled Sport
Mr. George Dunstan Past International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Regional Representative South Pacific Australia
Mr. Gilbert Felli IOC Sports Director
2002 Mr. Bob Garff[4] Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Salt Lake 2002 Organizing Committee (SLOC)
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Mr. Mitt Romney[4] Chief Executive Officer and President of SLOC United States
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Mr. Fraser Bullock[4] Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of SLOC United States
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Mr. Bob McCullough[4] Past President of the International Stoke Mandeville Wheelchair Sports Federation (ISMWSF) Australia
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Prof. Dr. Gudrun Doll-Tepper[4] Past IPC Chairperson Science Committee and President of the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE)
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Dr. Gertrude Krombholz[4] Past IPC Chairperson Wheelchair Dance Sport
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Mr. Hans Lindström[4] Past IPC Technical Officer and Regional Representative Europe
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2003 Mr. Yasuhiro Hatsuyama Former IPC Executive Committee member and East Asia Representative
Mr. Colin Rains President of the Cerebral Palsy International Sports and Recreation Association (CPISRA)
Mr. Hector Ramirez Past President of the Pan American Wheelchair Sport Federation, President of the Argentine Paralympic Committee (COPAR)
Mr. Donald Royer President of the Canadian Wheelchair Sports Association
Ms. Jean Stone Technical Secretary to the IPC Sports Council, Women in Sport Committee
Mr. Carl Wang Chairperson of the Norwegian Sports Organization for the Disabled and President of the European Paralympic Committee Norway
Mr. Xavier Gonzalez Paralympic Games Liaison Director and interim COO
2004 Ms. Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki President of the Athens 2004 Organizing Committee (ATHOC) Greece
Mr. Ioannis Spanudakis Managing Director of ATHOC
Ms. Ioanna Karyofylli General Manager of ATHOC
Sir Ludwig Guttmann Pioneer of sport for persons with a disability and founder of the Paralympic Movement Germany
Organizacion Nacional de Ciegos (ONCE) For their involvement in the Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games, their support of the Paralympic Movement in Spain and their contributions to the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) Spain
2005 Mr. Jack Benedick Former athlete; World Championship and Paralympic Games Technical Delegate. Chairperson of IPC Alpine Skiing. Board of Directors of the US Ski and Snowboard Association
Ms. Birgitta Blomquist Past representative to a variety of sport federations (Swimming Committee Chairperson 1984-1992 and Wintersport Committee Chairperson 1986-1992)
Mr. Chris Cohen Chairperson of the IPC Athletics Executive Committee
Ms. Leen Coudenys IPC Executive Assistant
Mr. Ian Harrison, MBE President of the International Foundation for Disabled Sailing (IFDS)
Dr. Robert Jackson Past Director, Vice-President and President of the International Stoke Mandeville Games Federation from 1972 until 1984
Ms. Carol Mushett Past IPC Technical Officer of the IPC Executive Committee
Mr. Enrique Perez Past President of the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) and President of the World Blind Union
Mr. Deng Pufang President of the National Paralympic Committee of China, the China Disabled Persons’ Federation (CDPF) and Executive President of the Beijing 2008 Organizing Committee (BOCOG) China
Sir Albert Tricot Founder of the Belgian Paralympic Committee
Dr. Whang, Youn Dai Vice-President of the Korea Sports Association for the Disabled (KOSAD) and founder of the ‘Whang Youn Dai Prize
2006 Dr. York Chow Member of the international task force that formed the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) in 1989. Former Vice President Policy and Planning on the IPC Executive Committee/Governing Board until 2005
Mr. Giuseppe Ferrari Secretary General of the Committee for the Paralympic Winter Games of Torino 2006 (ComParTo)
Dr. Björn Hedman Current member of the IPC Medical and Anti-Doping Committee; IPC Medical Officer and member of the IPC Executive Committee/Governing Board (2001 to 2005)
Mr. Fred Jansen Current Chairperson of the IPC Sports Council. Former member of the IPC Executive Committee/Governing Board (1998 to 2005). Co-opted as a member of the IPC GB in March 2006
Ms. Tiziana Nasi President of the Committee for the Paralympic Winter Games of Torino 2006 (ComParTo)
Mr. Juan Palau Former President of the International Sports Organisation for the Disabled (ISOD) and IOSD Representative on the IPC Executive Committee/Governing Board from (1993 to 2005)
Dr. Bob Price Former Chairperson of the British Paralympic Association. President of the European Paralympic Committee (2001 to 2005) and former member of the IPC Executive Committee/ Governing Board (2001 to 2005)
Mr. François Terranova Former Chairperson of the Paralympic Games Liaison Committee since 1997. Former Vice President of Paralympic Games on the IPC Executive Committee/Governing Board (1997 to 2005)
Mr. Cesare Vaciago Chief Executive Officer of the Organizing Committee for the XX Olympic Winter Games (TOROC)
2007 Silas Chiang Former Secretary General of the Hong Kong Disabled Sports Association and involved in the organization of the FESPIC Games for over 25 years
Spyros Stavrianopoulos President of the Hellenic Paralympic Committee and promoter of sports for persons with a disability in Greece
2008 Mr. Liu Qi President of the Beijing 2008 Organizing Committee (BOCOG), Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, Secretary of the CPC Beijing Committee
Mr. Hui Liangyu Vice Premier of the State Council, Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee
Ms. Liu Yandong Vice President of BOCOG, Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, State Councilor
Ms. Chen Zhili Vice President of BOCOG, Vice Chairperson of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress
Mr. Deng Pufang President of the China Disabled Persons’ Federation (CDPF), Executive President of BOCOG, Vice Chairperson of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC)
Mr. Liu Peng Executive President of BOCOG, Minister of the General Administration of Sport of China, President of the Chinese Olympic Committee
Mr. Guo Jinlong Mayor of Beijing, Executive President of BOCOG China
Ms. Tang Xiaoquan President of the Executive Board and Vice President of the China Disabled Persons’ Federation, Executive Vice President of BOCOG
Ms. Zhao Wenzhi Deputy of Paralympic Games Command Center, Vice Chairperson of CPPCC Beijing Committee
Mr. Manolo Romero Managing Director of Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS)
Ms. Anne Ebbs Former Secretary General of the Paralympic Council of Ireland (PCI)
2009 Mr. Valeriy Sushkevych President of the National Paralympic Committee of Ukraine
Ms. Maura Strange Executive Director and Secretary General of the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS)
Mr. Pol Wautermartens Former Chairperson of the IPC Powerlifting Sport Technical Committee
Mr. Tony Sainsbury Former Vice-President of IWBF Europe and five-time Chef de Mission of the British Team for the Paralympics
Mr. Jerry Johnston Founder of the Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing (CADS)
Mr. Jens Bromann Former President of the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA)
Mr. Bob Fisher Former Chairperson of the Football 7-a-Side Committee of the Cerebral Palsy International Sports and Recreation Association (CPISRA)

2010s[edit]

Year Name Title Country
2010 Mr. John Furlong CEO of the Vancouver 2010 Organizing Committee (VANOC)
Ms. Dena Coward VANOC Paralympic Games Director
Mr. Jack Poole Late VANOC Chairman of the Board of Directors
Mr. Rusty Goepel VANOC Chairman of the Board of Directors
2011[6] Mr. Hari Bhandari Seven-time Paralympian. Member of the National Paralympic Committee of Germany (2011).
Mr. Luca Pancalli President of the National Paralympic Committee of Italy (2011). Eight-time Paralympian. Commissioner of the Italian Football Federation (2011).
Dr. Nabil Salem Former president of the National Paralympic Committee of Egypt. Former president of the African Paralympic Committee. Former vice president of the International Paralympic Committee.
Mr. Greg Hodgson Three-time Paralympian and first Paralympian to be inducted into the United States Olympic Hall of Fame (2004).[7]
2013[8] Mr. Boris Johnson Mayor of London during the 2012 Summer Paralympics.  Great Britain
2016 The citizens of Rio de Janeiro and Brazil For "outstanding support" of the 2016 Summer Paralympics.[9][10]  Brazil

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