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IPC Governing Board Vote to Increase Rio 2016 Sports Programme to 22 Sports

At a meeting in Guangzhou, China, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Governing Board has voted to increase the number of sports at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games to 22 with the addition of para-canoe and para-triathlon to the existing Sports Programme.

In July this year seven sports submitted applications to the IPC to be included in the Summer Games programme. All applications, together with the 20 existing sports, were reviewed and evaluated by the IPC and a recommendation presented to the Governing Board to make their decision.

After a discussion about each application, the IPC Governing Board took part in a series of votes.

The first vote found the Governing Board unanimously in favour of maintaining all 20 existing sports in the Rio 2016 Programme.

A second vote saw the group then decide to increase the number of sports in 2016 – seven were in favour and three against.

The Board were then invited to vote on the recommendations provided to them by the IPC Management Team that only para-canoe and para-triathlon should be considered for inclusion in a expanded Sports Programme. The Board found in favour by six to four.

Sir Philip Craven, President of the IPC said: “I would like to thank all seven sports for submitting applications to the IPC to be included in the summer Sports Programme.

“All sports, including those involved in the current Programme, were assessed against the same criteria during a lengthy process which started in the second half of 2009.

“Congratulations must go to para-canoe and para-triathlon who have been admitted to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games programme alongside our 20 existing sports. We look forward to working with them over the coming years to manage their smooth transition into the Sports Programme in time for 2016.

“For those sports that were unsuccessful, we will offer to meet each one individually to offer feedback on why they were not included and what steps they can take to present a stronger case should they decide to apply for inclusion again in future years.”

The process to determine the sports programme for Rio 2016 started in the second half of 2009 when the IPC approached the International Federations governing the 20 existing sports. All submitted letters of intent indicating their interest in positioning their sports in the 2016 Programme.

At the same time the IPC also gathered letters of intent from International Federations who expressed an interest in adding sports.

All sports were then asked to complete a series of questionnaires which included minimum eligibility and competition proposal, as well as provide documentation on subjects including World Championships results, Rules and Regulations and Membership directories.

In addition new sports were asked to complete an organizational infrastructure questionnaire and classification code self-audit.

The seven new sports which submitted applications to the IPC were:

* Para-Badminton

* Basketball for athletes with Intellectual Disability (ID Basketball)

* Para-Canoe

* Para-Golf

* Powerchair Football

* Para-Taekwondo

* Para-Triathlon

http://www.paralympic.org/Media_Centre/News/General_News/2010_12_11_a.html

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Brasília event marks the 2,000 days to go to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

Reinforcing the policy of integrating the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games to the whole country, the Games Organizing Committee accepted the invitation from the Brazilian Paralympic Committee (CPB in the Portuguese acronym) and flew to Brasília, the country’s capital city, this Friday 18th, to celebrate the 2,000 days to go to the Paralympic Games.

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At the event in Brasília, the Rio 2016 Committee was honoured by the CPB with a commemorative plaque, handed over to Leonardo Gryner. “I would like to thank you on behalf of [Organizing Committee Presidente Carlos Arthur] Nuzman for this beautiful tribute. Our President has a big commitment, which is passed on to every one of us within the organization, to ensure our planning is fully integrated and that, obviously, the same level of service is offered in both events, contributing towards a legacy for the country. I think our next goal as a legacy should be to raise awareness within the Brazilian society about the need to incorporate issues relating to accessibility in their day-to-day activities.”

Gryner took the opportunity to update the Assembly on the latest developments in the planning for the Paralympics.

“We are now beginning the development of the Paralympic Games logo and hope to unveil it by the second half of the year,” he said.

http://www.rio2016.com/en/rio-2016-now/brasilia-event-marks-the-2000-days-to-go-to-the-rio-2016-paralympic-games

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Logo for Rio 2016 Para's yet?

nothing. :(

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Design agency Tatil chosen to create Rio 2016 Paralympic emblem

Brazilian design agency Tatil Design de Ideias has been chosen by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to develop the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games emblem. The decision recognises the breadth of the process conducted by the Rio 2016 Organising Committee that last year selected Tatil to create the Rio 2016 Olympic Games logo.

For five years after its unveiling, the Paralympic Games emblem will gain national and international exposure, will be the symbol of the event in products and campaigns and will show on television images broadcast to billions of viewers across the world during and after the Games.

Alexis Schäfer, the IPC’s Marketing and Broadcasting Senior Manager, said: “As the Paralympic Games are also closely linked to the Olympic Games it makes sense that the Rio 2016 Paralympic brand is born from the Rio de Janeiro Games essence as both brands will live together.

“The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games emblem will celebrate the uniqueness of the Paralympic brand and its values which are founded upon the ideals of its athletes.

“With Tatil we are confident that we have an agency already immersed in the values of the Games and who will respect the need for synergy to ensure a single visual identity for both events.”

The President of the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Carlos Arthur Nuzman, praised the IPC decision: “The decision made by the International Paralympic Committee is yet another testimony to the excellence of the work done by Rio 2016, which has been widely approved by a range of stakeholders. I am absolutely sure that we will have an innovative and creative Paralympic logo, which will promote the image of our city, our country and the Paralympic Movement across the globe.”

Tatil was chosen to create the Olympic emblem through a 5-month selection process that attracted 139 bidders. Among those, 24 agencies were selected for individual interviews and eight finalists were called to submit their ideas to a 12-member Judging Panel which included representatives of the three levels of Government – federal, state and city – and that was assembled on the basis of their expertise in brand development and approval or in Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Tatil Founding Partner and Creative Director Fred Gelli said his agency is now even more prepared for the challenge: “Being chosen to develop the Paralympic Games brand was a great honour for Tatil. We will add our team’s experience and high level of involvement with the Rio 2016 values to an immersion into the Paralympic world, its values and essence. We want to create a brand that can inspire the audiences as much as Paralympic athletes do by their determination and strength to overcome adversity”.

http://www.rio2016.org.br/en/rio-2016-now/design-agency-tatil-chosen-to-create-rio-2016-paralympic-emblem

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Judging Panel Evaluates Design Proposals for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Emblem

The Judging Panel that will select the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games emblem kicked off this morning (Tuesday, June 21) its meeting to evaluate the design proposals presented by Brazilian agency Tatil Design de Ideias. The meeting, which aims to choose the emblem that will be the symbol of the event, is expected to wrap up at 6pm.

The Commission is formed by 12 members (see below), selected by the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games based on their expertise in brand development and approval or in Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The morning section is slated for explanations on the criteria, the points system and the judging procedure, as well as for presentations on the briefing received by Tatil and the design proposals.

The first judging round will take place before lunch and will be followed in the afternoon by the round when proposals will be assessed on concept, originality, creativity and applicability.

Recognising the breadth of the process that selected Tatil among 139 Brazilian companies to create the Rio 2016 Games logo, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) decided to assign the same agency to develop the Rio Paralympic Games emblem. Tatil has been given a 100,000-Brazilian-reais-contract to design the logo, develop related manuals and the launch event itself.

The creative process:

The process of developing the Rio 2016 Paralympic emblem started even before the selection of Tatil. In November 2010, IPC promoted a branding workshop for the Organising Committee, sharing its expectations and other information on Paralympic Movement. Once the design agency was chosen, in late April, the Organising Committee launched a careful internal creative process including a series of meetings and briefings attended by Tatil, Paralympic athletes, the three levels of government, the IPC and the Brazilian Paralympic Committee (CPB, in the Brazilian acronym).

The Judging Panel:

- Carlos Arthur Nuzman - President of the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games

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- Leonardo Gryner - Chief Executive Officer of the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games

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- Maggie Sanchez - Chief Commercial Officer of the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games

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- Beth Lula Brands - General Manager of the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games

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- Andrew Parsons - President of the Brazilian Paralympic Committee

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- Carolin Baird - Brand & Creative Services Manager of the International Paralympic Committee

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- Ney Valle - Design Manager of the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games

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- Theodora Mantzaris - Brand Strategist and Founder of the Branding consultancy Theodora Mantzaris & Company, based in Athens, Greece

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- Ricardo Leite - Designer and Partner-Creative Director at Crama Design Estrategico

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- Sarah Castro - Social Communication Advisor of the Ministry of Sports

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- Marcos Godinho - Special Advisor to the Rio de Janeiro State Government’s Social Communication Undersecretariat

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- Marcela Muller - Social Communication Coordinator at the Rio de Janeiro City Government

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http://www.paralympic.org/Media_Centre/News/General_News/2011_06_21_d.html

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Rio 2016™ receives Paralympic champions and promising youngsters in event that marks 5 years to the Games

On 7th September, 2016, billions of people all over the world will draw their attention to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games™ Opening Ceremony that will take place at Maracanã Stadium. This Wednesday, 5 years before, the Organising Committee celebrated the important date with a special event carried out in its headquarter, at Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro. Paralympic medallists such as André Brasil (Swimming), Roseane dos Santos and Yohansson do Nascimento (Athletics) talked about their victorious trajectory to a group of 60 young athletes from schools of Rio, Brazilian School Olympic Games medallists.

Rio 2016™ Organising Committee and Brazilian Olympic Committee President, Carlos Arthur Nuzman, opened started the celebrations presenting the project of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

“During the bid, we have chosen Brazil’s independence day as the date to start the Games, a special day. Brazil is a Paralympic power. It is already among the ten biggest ones and it wants to be among the five. Rio will have the best edition of Paralympic Games in terms of effect, as it has occurred with the Rio 2007 Parapan-American Games: crowded stadiums and a unforgettable experience for everyone”, says the President.

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http://www.rio2016.org.br/en/rio-2016-now/rio-2016-receives-paralympic-champions-and-promising-youngsters-in-event-that-marks-5-y

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Brazil’s President Welcomes Home Parapans Champions

25 November 2011

As the biggest winner at the 2011 Parapan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico with 197 medals (81 gold, 61 silver and 55 bronze), the Brazilian delegation was welcomed back to its homeland on Thursday (24 November) by the nation’s president, Dilma Rousseff.

At a ceremony held in the nation’s capital city of Brasilia, Rousseff praised the 222 athletes who represented the nation in Guadalajara, and particularly swimmer Daniel Dias, who was responsible for 11 of Brazil’s gold medals.

“I would like to thank Daniel Dias, but also to each of you who displayed braveness while competing,” Rousseff told them. “You are all the proof that a person with a disability can overpass its limits and Brazil is very proud of you.”

While visiting Brazil for meetings with Rio 2016 Organizing Committee, International Paralympic Committee (IPC) president Sir Philip Craven attended the ceremony.

“I would like to congratulate Mrs. Rousseff for the support Brazil’s been giving to Paralympic sports,” Craven said. “The country’s been displaying noticeable improvements at every competition and is expected to reach an even better level when the Games arise here in 2016.”

http://www.paralympic.org/Media_Centre/News/Sport_News/2011_11_25_c.html

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Logo will be unveiled tomorrow (Nov, 26) in Lagoa at 8PM (Brazilian DST or UTC-2 time).

Sportv will probably broadcast it live, and you can always try the

www.assistirtvonline.net (by clicking in SPTV1) and try some live broadcast.

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Rio 2016™ Paralympic Games emblem unveiled to the world with a show of dance, lights and fireworks

The launch event took place at Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, a Rio`s landmark and the stage of Rowing and Paracanoe competitions in 2016

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“This is an emblem that conveys passion and transformation from the perspective of the Paralympic Movement and its values: courage, determination, inspiration and equality. An emblem that not only can be seen, but also experienced through the various senses, reaching out to a larger number of people, in the same spirit of inclusion we want for the Games”, said the president of the Rio 2016™ Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Carlos Arthur Nuzman.

Emblem development was assigned to Tatil Design de Ideias, the same Brazilian design agency selected by Rio 2016™ to create the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games emblem after a five-month selection process involving 139 local agencies. The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) recognised the breadth of this process, and also chose Tatil to develop the Paralympic emblem, as the agency was already immersed in the Rio 2016™ values, which ensured full integration between the visual identity of both the Olympic and the Paralympic Games.

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Sir Philip Craven, IPC President, said: “For me the emblem represents the heart of an athlete and as our athletes are the heart of the Paralympic Movement it is just perfect in highlighting what we are all about. Just like the great city of Rio, each time I look at the emblem I notice something new, no two views of it are the same. We talk a lot in the Paralympic Movement about spirit in motion and this pictures it perfectly.”

After the emblem launch show, guests and media were able to experience a 3D performance of the Rio 2016™ Paralympic Games emblem. A polyurethane sculpture that went through a long process of 3D printing was fitted with light sensors that activate its movement and sound when touched. The idea of a 3D, multisensory experience extends the experience promoted by the Rio 2016™ Olympic Games emblem, unveiled in December last year, during the New Year’s Eve celebration on Copacabana Beach, which was also presented in a 3D version as a live sculpture of light and movement. Up until 2016, the sensory experience with the emblem’s sculpture will be taken across of Brazil in Rio 2016™ events, thus furthering the Games reach.

http://www.rio2016.org.br/en/rio-2016-now/rio-2016-paralympic-games-emblem-unveiled-to-the-world-with-a-show-of-dance-lights-and-

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And appart from passion, transformation, courage, determination, inspiration, equality and all these abstract concepts, does it represent any physical thing? Philip Craven says he sees a heart... well, my first impression was a mixture of a pacifier and a leaning chess pawn. I think the agency just wanted it to look just like the Olympic logo, and they've come up with something really strange -_-

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I love the sculptural and gem-like quality of both of Rio's logos - they're beautiful - but people holding hands/dancing and now a heart....well, they look nice enough but it's like Rio's designers have opened a book called "Symbols Officially Sanctioned for use in Olympic Logos (or how not to be like London 2012)"

Manchester 2002, Melbourbe 2006, Brazil 2014, Madrid 2016....Rio 2016 Olympic logo.

Euro 2004, Paris 2012, Eurovision...Rio 2016 Paralympic logo.

Both nice enough, but neither are hugely exciting for me. They've played it too safe I think.

Both far, far better than the Brazil 2014 logo though.

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Well i'll happily take this over the disgrace London is schlepping off on the global Olympic movement... I like that it is 3-dimensional, sculptural, and it has no beginning or end, it continues in an infinite loop... not terribly revolutionary, but beautiful, simple, and infinitely complex all at once... well done Rio!

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danieldias_adriadossantos_clodoaldo_fotocom1024.jpg

First time blind athletes can interact and feel the logo. This is superb

Also a sculpture of the logo was places together with the Rio's Christmas tree in Lagoon Rodrigo de Freitas

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The 3D stuff really means something for this Paralympic Logo. I guess blind athletes never had a blind-friendly logo before.

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danieldias_adriadossantos_clodoaldo_fotocom1024.jpg

After I saw this picture, I realized how powerful is this logo. Ádria dos Santos, a blind athlete, crying while touching it.

Wow... that picture says it all.. and the huge Paralympic logo in the lagoon, BEAUTIFUL! Rio did good on this one... if only London could have done something like this...

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Im afraid the garish neon colors of the London 'look of the games' might burn out my retinas while watching on tv... I might have to switch to black and white to view them safely... :D

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The Paralympic logo launch video

Lovely video! Well done, following the same concept of the Rio 2016 Olympic logo one.

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I like this logo, the Para's have a history of having some second rate logos in my opinion, possibly Athens being the exception, but this is very professional and worthy of the event.

I am however not so enthused about the powdery explanation for it. I dunno, I just have a thing about organizations providing intangible points as reasonings for symbols like this. Kind of like how they can make a blob on a bit of paper represent unity and friendship.

As I say, I like this, but Im really interested to know what it physically represents, as has mentioned, I can see a heart.

The Olympic logo seems to encapsulate all of the similar themes as this one, but at least that has shapes which are quite clearly defined as symbolic to Rio and the Olympics.

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Wow... that picture says it all.. and the huge Paralympic logo in the lagoon, BEAUTIFUL! Rio did good on this one... if only London could have done something like this...

image_london2012_nbc1.jpg

I can see why London's logo isn't liked by everyone, but really - and this isn't meant as an insult just a funny observation - only an American could want that as a London Olympic logo (you guys love Big Ben don't you?!). :lol:;) If LOCOG trotted that out as the logo the collective yawn would be deafening. I'm much happier with our spiky logo that not everyone likes; much better to cause controversy and have people talking than nationwide boredom and apathy. That said, this being a thread about Rio's Paralympic logo, I have gone off London's Paralympic logo recently, whose infill I like less and less each time I see it. :(

I'm not massively excited about Rio's logos because, whilst beautifully designed, they're quite safe in what they reprsent as symbols. But if London had a shield with Big Ben in it, that would make both Rio's logos look like cutting edge by comparison.

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The Rio logo stirs nothing in me.

The London logo is fantastic.

Big Ben is incredible but I don't want to wear it as a hat.

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The logo is a heart, and somehow, to me, Sugarloaf seen from the other side. The infinite thing also is nice. Somehow I also see a human figure running with the arms behind...

I think it's not the greatest one in the history, but decent and with strong appeal to blind athletes, which is nice.

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