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IPC prepares to decide Tokyo 2020 Paralympic sports
06.11.2013
Between now and November 2014, the IPC will decide which sports should be included in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games
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World champion canoeist Fernando Fernandes is aiming for the podium at Rio 2016 when canoe makes it's debut after entering the Paralympic Programme, in the same process as will be repeated for Tokyo 2020. © • ICF/ Balint Vekassy
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) on Monday, 21 October 2013 started a 12 month long exercise that will eventually determine which sports are included in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

Currently there are 22 sports on the summer Games programme - athletics, archery, boccia, canoe, cycling, equestrian, football 5-a-side, football 7-a-side, goalball, judo, powerlifting, rowing, sailing, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, table tennis, triathlon, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair fencing, wheelchair rugby and wheelchair tennis. The two latest additions are para-canoe and para-triathlon, and both will make their Games debut at the Rio 2016 Paralympics.

As part of the application process, recognised International Federations (IF) of summer sports not yet on the Paralympic programme have until 17 January 2014 to express an interest in being part of the Tokyo 2020 Games. The IPC currently recognises the following International Federations that are not part of the Summer Games programme: Badminton World Federation (BWF), International Federation of Powerchair Football (FIPFA), International Handball Federation (IHF), International Hockey Federation (FIH) and World Taekwondo Federation (WTF).

Furthermore, International Federations of sports already on the Paralympic programme have the opportunity to suggest additional disciplines for inclusion in the 2020 Games.

On 5 March 2014, the IPC Governing Board will decide which new sports and disciplines from those who have expressed an interest are eligible to enter Phase 2 of the application process.

From 24 March 2014, the 22 established sports plus those additional sports and disciplines that have been approved by the Governing Board will be invited to complete a comprehensive questionnaire before 25 July 2014.

In November 2014, the IPC Governing Board will meet to decide which sports will make up the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Sports Programme.

Xavier Gonzalez, the IPC's Chief Executive Officer, said: "Our aim with this exercise is to ensure that the sports programme for Tokyo 2020 remains fresh and features the best sports possible in terms of athletes, Paralympic values, quality of global competition, reach, gender balance and impairments catered for, as well as appeal to spectators, media and broadcasters.

We will review all existing sports and consider applications from new sports who feel they are worthy of inclusion in the Paralympic Games.

"This exercise dovetails in with the Paralympic Games Strategic Review we are currently undertaking. It is important for the whole Paralympic Movement that we build on the success and momentum of previous Paralympics and we hope this exercise ensures this."

Since the first Paralympic Games in Rome, Italy, in 1960, the Paralympic Games have continued to grow in size and stature. The first Games featured 400 athletes from 23 countries competing in eight sports - archery, athletics, dartchery, snooker, swimming, table tennis, wheelchair fencing and wheelchair basketball.

At London 2012, the Games involved a record 4,237 athletes from 164 countries who took part in 503 medal events across 20 sports. A cumulated global audience of 3.8 billion watched the Games, whilst 2.78 million tickets were sold, making the Paralympics the third-biggest sporting event in the world behind the Olympics and FIFA World Cup.

In 2010, para-badminton, intellectually impaired basketball, para-golf, powerchair football and para-taekwondo all applied to be part of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Sports Programme but were unsuccessful with the IPC Governing Board instead choosing applications from para-canoe and para-triathlon.

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IPC to host Paralympic Orientation Seminar with Tokyo 2020 16.01.2014

A delegation from the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is travelling to Tokyo this week to stage an Orientation Seminar with officials regarding the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

During the two-day seminar which starts on Sunday (19 January) the IPC, led by its Vice-President Andrew Parsons and Chief Executive Officer Xavier Gonzalez, will give a background to the history of the Paralympic Movement and the evolution of the Paralympic Games into the world’s third biggest sporting event. The structure of the IPC, which acts as the international governing body of the Paralympic Movement, will also be presented and key objectives discussed.

Attendees will also learn more about the Paralympic brand and be given an introduction to the strategic approach to Paralympic communications. There will also be an overview of Paralympic sports, an introduction to inclusion and legacy opportunities, information about key requirements and timelines and discussion on co-ordination processes and transfer of knowledge towards delivering a successful Paralympic Games.

Andrew Parsons, who also serves on the IOC’s Co-ordination Commission for Tokyo 2020, said: “Following Tokyo 2020’s success in winning the Games last September, this seminar acts as the starting gun to preparations for the Paralympic Games that will be staged in the city in six years’ time.

“In 2020, Tokyo will become the first city to stage the Paralympic Games for a second time and, having seen what they presented in their Bid Book, Tokyo 2020 has the potential to be the best Games ever.

“This seminar is the first action of a long-term comprehensive Knowledge Management programme that is now available from the IPC for Paralympic Games organisers.”

Representatives on behalf of Tokyo 2020 who will attend the seminar will include members of the Japanese Olympic Committee, Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Japan Paralympic Committee, Japan Sport Association, Japan Sport Council, National Government and National Federations (Tokyo 2020 Games Programme Sports). At the beginning of the seminar on Sunday (19 January) Tokyo 2020 will outline their Paralympic vision and present their Paralympic Games bid commitments.

The IPC delegation upon arrival in Tokyo on Saturday 18 January will also receive an extended venue tour to many of the sites set to host Paralympic competition in 2020.

The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will be held from 25 August to 6 September 2020.

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Six new sports and three disciplines apply for Tokyo 2020 inclusion

In November 2013, the IPC announced that recognised International Federations (IF) of summer sports not yet on the Paralympic programme had until 17 January 2014 to express an interest in being part of the Tokyo 2020 Games. Furthermore, International Federations already on the Paralympic programme could also suggest additional disciplines for inclusion.

The six sports and three disciplines, to apply to the IPC are:

- Para-badminton

- Para-taekwondo

- Powerchair football

- 3-on-3 Intellectually impaired basketball

- Electric wheelchair hockey

- Amputee football

- One-person multi-hull - sailing

- Blind match racing - sailing

- 3-on-3 - Wheelchair basketball

The next step in the process is that the IPC Governing Board will meet in Sochi, Russia on 5 March 2014 to check which of the sports and disciplines that have expressed an interest meet the minimum criteria for inclusion in the Paralympic Games. Those that do will progress to the second phase of the application process.

From 24 March 2014, the 22 established sports in the Paralympic programme, plus those additional sports and disciplines that have been approved by the Governing Board, will be invited to complete a comprehensive questionnaire before 25 July 2014.

In October 2014, the IPC Governing Board will meet to decide which sports will make up the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Sports Programme.

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Badminton, taekwondo move forward in Tokyo 2020 process

The International Paralympic Committee’s (IPC) Governing Board has invited the sport of badminton and sport of taekwondo to advance to the second phase of the application process to become a part of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games programme.

For Taekwondo, only the Kyorugi discipline is being considered for inclusion in the Tokyo 2020 Games.

In January, the IPC announced that six sports and three disciplines had expressed an interest in being a part of the Tokyo 2020 Games. With badminton and taekwondo moving forward in the process, the other sports and disciplines will no longer be considered for inclusion. The ones not moving forward include powerchair football 3-on-3 intellectually impaired basketball, electric wheelchair hockey, amputee football, one person multi-hull sailing, blind match racing sailing and 3-on-3 wheelchair basketball.

Xavier Gonzalez, IPC Chief Executive Officer, said: “We would like to thank the nine international federations for expressing an interest in becoming a part of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games sport programme. With the size and stature of the Paralympic Movement growing with each Games, we are keen to ensure we have the best sports on the programme.

“All sports and disciplines were measured against a set criteria which they needed to fulfil in order to progress through to the second phase of the application process.”

Beginning on 24 March, the 22 established sports on the Paralympic programme, plus those additional sport that have been approved by the Governing Board, will be invited to complete a comprehensive questionnaire before 25 July.

In October, the IPC Governing Board will meet to decide which sports will make up the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic sports programme.

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Paralympics: IPC to discuss Tokyo 2020 programme

The International Paralympic Committee governing board will meet in Berlin on Tuesday, 7 October to discuss which sports should be included in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic programme.

Twenty-four sports are in the running for 2020, including the 22 that will feature at Rio 2016 together with para-badminton and para-taekwondo.

A maximum of 23 sports can be included in the Tokyo programme.

The Games will be held from 25 August to 6 September 2020.

At Tuesday's meeting, the governing board will review all the submitted applications and the management team's recommendations, and will then decide which sports should definitely be included in six years' time.

Those sports not confirmed will be asked to present additional information to the IPC addressing the issues identified in their applications.

The IPC governing board will then make a final decision on the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic sports programme when it meets in Abu Dhabi, UAE, between 30 January and 1 February 2015.

The 22 sports currently on the summer Games programme are: athletics, archery, boccia, cycling, equestrian, football 5-a-side, football 7-a-side, goalball, judo, powerlifting, rowing, sailing, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, table tennis, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair fencing, wheelchair rugby and wheelchair tennis as well as para-canoe and para-triathlon, which will both make their Games debut at the Rio 2016 Paralympics.

"Our aim from the start has been to make this as open and transparent a process as possible," said IPC chief executive Xavier Gonzalez . "We want to ensure that the final sports programme is fresh and features the best sports possible."

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IPC Governing Board approves first 16 sports to be included in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

At a meeting in Berlin, Germany, on Tuesday (7 October), the IPC Governing Board approved the first 16 sports for inclusion in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games sports programme, including badminton which will make its Paralympic debut in six years’ time.

The Board also deferred a final decision until its next meeting in late January on the remaining eight sports that aim to be part of the Games. This is so that the sports in question provide additional information to the IPC addressing issues identified following an extensive management review process of the applications which started in late July.

A maximum of 23 sports can be included in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic sports programme however the IPC has the option to reduce the number of sports if it feels necessary. All sports had until 28 July 2014 to submit their application to IPC.

Twenty four sports - the 22 sports that will feature at Rio 2016, together with new sports badminton and taekwondo - were eligible to apply for inclusion in the Tokyo 2020 Games.

The 16 sports approved so far by the IPC Governing Board to be part of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games are: athletics, archery, badminton, boccia, equestrian, goalball, powerlifting, rowing, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, table tennis, triathlon, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby and wheelchair tennis.

The eight sports that the IPC Governing Board will make a final decision upon when it next meets in Abu Dhabi, UAE, between 30 January and 1 February 2015, are: canoe, cycling, football 5-a-side, football 7-a-side, judo, taekwondo, sailing and wheelchair fencing.

Following the submission of applications from the eligible sports, the IPC management team undertook a rigorous assessment of 23 of the 24 applications received and made recommendations to the IPC Governing Board.

The UCI only submitted its application late last week. As a result there was insufficient time for it to be assessed in time for the meeting in Berlin. The IPC management team will now assess the application, identifying any issues they may have with it, before the Governing Board discuss it at January’s meeting.

Sports were assessed for worldwide participation in terms of countries and continents where the sport is regularly practiced, quadrennial competition programme, athlete classification, anti-doping programme, rules and regulations, and initiatives undertaken to make their sport more attractive.

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Panasonic becomes worldwide Paralympic partner

Panasonic has become a worldwide partner of the Paralympic Games, after signing an agreement with the International Paralympic Committee which will run until the end of Tokyo 2020.

The deal was formally signed in Tokyo on Wednesday, at an event attended by IPC president Sir Philip Craven and Panasonic Corporation's executive officer in charge of group brand communications, Satoshi Takeyasu.

No financial details were immediately available.

Panasonic is a longstanding partner of the Olympic Games and renewed its deal, believed to be worth around US$100 million, with the International Olympic Committee in February.

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http://www.sportspromedia.com/news/panasonic_becomes_worldwide_paralympic_partner

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IPC to finalise Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games sports programme

27.01.2015

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) will announce on Saturday (31 January) at 10:00 CET the final line-up of sports for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

A maximum of 23 sports can be included in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games and in October 2014 the IPC Governing Board approved the first 16 sports for inclusion. The 16 sports are: athletics, archery, badminton, boccia, equestrian, goalball, powerlifting, rowing, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, table tennis, triathlon, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby and wheelchair tennis.

This week (30 January – 1 February) the IPC Governing Board will meet in Abu Dhabi, UAE, to finalise the sports programme with eight sports - canoe, cycling, football 5-a-side, football 7-a-side, judo, taekwondo, sailing and wheelchair fencing - still in contention. Although a maximum of 23 sports can be included in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic sports programme, the IPC has the option to reduce the number of sports if it feels it is necessary.

Twenty four sports - the 22 sports that will feature at Rio 2016 - together with new sports badminton and taekwondo - were eligible to apply for inclusion in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

Following the submission of applications from the eligible sports, the IPC management team undertook a rigorous assessment of all applications. Sports were assessed for worldwide participation in terms of countries and continents, where the sport is regularly practiced, quadrennial competition programme, athlete classification, anti-doping programme, rules and regulations, and initiatives undertaken to make their sport more attractive.

On completion of the review process, the IPC management team made recommendations to the IPC Governing Board ahead of their October 2014 meeting in Berlin, Germany, where 16 sports were approved for inclusion.

The eight sports that were not approved at October’s meeting were asked to provide additional information to the IPC addressing issues identified in their applications. This information has since been reviewed and a further analysis has been provided to the IPC Governing Board ahead of this week’s meeting.

The 22 sports currently on the summer Games programme that will feature at Rio 2016 are: athletics, archery, boccia, canoe, cycling, equestrian, football 5-a-side, football 7-a-side, goalball, judo, powerlifting, rowing, sailing, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, table tennis, triathlon, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair fencing, wheelchair rugby and wheelchair tennis. Both para-canoe and para-triathlon will make their Games debut at the Rio 2016 Paralympics.

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IPC announces final Tokyo 2020 Paralympic sports programme

The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will feature 22 sports, with badminton and taekwondo included for the first time.

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The IPC has decided that 22 sports will make up the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games sports programme. © • IPC

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced that the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will feature 22 sports, with badminton and taekwondo included for the first time.

At its meeting in Abu Dhabi, UAE, on Saturday (31 January), the IPC Governing Board approved a further six sports for inclusion in the Games, adding to the 16 sports that were ratified and announced after its meeting in October 2014. A maximum of 23 sports could have been included for 2020.

The 22 sports that will be included in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games are: athletics, archery, badminton, boccia, canoe, cycling, equestrian, football 5-a-side, goalball, judo, powerlifting, rowing, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, triathlon, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair fencing, wheelchair rugby and wheelchair tennis.

The two sports not included in Tokyo 2020 are football 7-a-side and sailing.

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Dentsu appointed to lead Paralympic marketing drive for Tokyo 2020

Marketing giants Dentsu Inc. have been appointed by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to orchestrate promotional efforts in Japan for the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo.

In a five-year agreement Dentsu, the Japanese advertising and public relations giants, have exclusive rights to sell partnership and sponsorship packages to Japanese companies for all 10 summer and winter sports that the IPC acts as the International Federation for.

These consist of athletics; swimming, powerlifting, shooting; Alpine skiing, snowboard, ice sledge hockey, cross-country skiing, and biathlon, as well as wheelchair dance sport, which is not part of the programme for Tokyo 2020.

In addition, they will also provide support for promotional activities in Japan as well as for communications between the IPC and its Japanese sponsors.

They will also work alongside the IPC to enhance its marketing programmes.

“Since Tokyo was announced as the host city of the 2020 Paralympic Games we have seen more demand than ever from potential partners in Japan," said IPC chief executive Xavier Gonzalez.

"This is across summer and winter sports and presents a unique opportunity for spreading the word about Para-athletes, Para-sport and the Paralympic Movement to huge audiences.

“We are therefore really pleased to appoint Dentsu to support us with developing those opportunities, allowing us to capitalise on the interest we have already experienced."

Founded in 1901, the Tokyo-based company has much experience in sport, having worked on the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles when the current model of TOP (The Olympic Programme) sponsors was established.

Dentsu were last year appointed to a similar role by Tokyo 2020 for the Olympic Games, to "advise and assist the Organising Committee on the formulation of the Games Marketing Plan and commercial strategies as well as providing support for sponsorship sales, servicing and the licensing programme".

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http://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1028114/dentsu-appointed-to-lead-paralympic-marketing-drive-for-tokyo-2020

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IPC Governing Board approve 19 of Tokyo 2020’s Paralympic sport venues

The venue masterplan was presented by Tokyo 2020 to the IPC Governing Board at its meeting in Mexico City on Thursday (12 November)


The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Governing Board at a meeting in Mexico City on Thursday (12 November) approved the venues for 19 of the 22 Paralympic sports that will take place at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

The venues that were approved are as follows:

1. Archery – Dream Island Archery Field

2. Athletics – Olympic stadium

3. Badminton – Yoyogi National Stadium

4. Boccia – Olympic Gymnastic Centre

5. Canoe – Sea Forest Waterway

6. Equestrian – Baji Koen

7. Goalball – Makuhari Messe

8. Judo – Nippon Budokan

9. Rowing – Sea Forest Waterway

10. Shooting – Asaka Shooting Range

11. Swimming – Olympic Aquatics Centre

12. Table Tennis – Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium

13. Taekwondo – Makuhari Messe

14. Triathlon – Odaiba Marine Park

15. Sitting volleyball – Makuhari Messe

16. Wheelchair basketball – Ariake Arena and Musashino Forest Sport Centre

17. Wheelchair fencing – Makuhari Messe

18. Wheelchair rugby – Yoyogi National Stadium

19. Wheelchair tennis – Ariake Tennis Park

The venues for track cycling, road cycling, football 5-a-side and powerlifting are still under review from their relevant international federation. As a result these venues are expected to be approved by the IPC Governing Board at its next meeting in April 2016.

Sir Philip Craven, IPC President, said: “I would like to thank Tokyo 2020 for taking the due diligence to review their venue masterplan and work with each individual international federation to ensure, where possible, that Paralympic events are held at the same venues as those used for the Olympic Games.

“This new plan not only maximises the use of existing venues, in line with Olympic Agenda 2020, but also puts the interests of the athletes first.

“The approval of the majority of the Paralympic venues is another landmark in the organisation of what I am confident will be sensational Paralympic Games in 2020.”

On the approval by the International Paralympic Committee of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games Venue Masterplan, Tokyo 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto said: “I am delighted to receive the approval of the International Paralympic Committee for our venue masterplan.

“Since the Paralympic sports programme was confirmed, Tokyo 2020 has conducted a thorough review of its venue plan, with a firm commitment to achieving an ‘athlete-first’ concept. Our overall venue concept places the athletes at the physical and inspirational centre of the Games in the heart of one of the world’s major cities.

“One of the guiding principles of the review has been to ensure that the venues also take into account the specific requirements of Paralympic sports. We will provide the optimal facilities and environment to enable para-athletes to perform to the peak of their abilities and strive to achieve a personal best in Tokyo in 2020.”

IPC

http://www.paralympic.org/news/ipc-governing-board-approve-19-tokyo-2020-s-paralympic-sport-venues

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IPC Governing Board approves two more Tokyo 2020 venues16.04.2016

The confirmation of the powerlifting and track cycling venues means 21 out of 23 venues have been approved.

The IPC Governing Board approved the powerlifting and track cycling venues that will be used for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games at a meeting in Bonn, Germany, on Saturday (16 April) bringing the total number of approved venues to 21.

Last November, the IPC approved the first 19 venues and have now confirmed that in 2020 the Tokyo International Forum will host powerlifting events whilst track cycling will be staged at the Izu Velodrome, located in the Shizuoka Prefecture.

The decision on the venues for football 5-a-side and road cycling will be made following the outcome of studies by the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee.

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https://www.paralympic.org/news/ipc-governing-board-approves-two-more-tokyo-2020-venues

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Venues for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Paralympic Games

 

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC), which met on September 5, 2016 (Monday) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, announced that after careful consideration, it has approved the use of the following venues for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Paralympic Games.

Competition
Football 5-a-side

Venue
Aomi

The Football 5-a-side venue will be officially approved if Aomi is selected as the venue for both Skateboarding and Sports climbing at the IOC EB meeting in December.

Potential venue listed in Tokyo's candidate file
Seaside Park Hockey Stadium

Competition
Cycling (road)

Potential venue listed in Tokyo's candidate file
Odaiba Marine Park

Please check the venue page for other competition venues.

Toshiro Muto, Tokyo 2020 Chief Executive Officer, said:“The International Paralympic Committee Governing Board has approved our proposed venue for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Football 5-a-side competition. We will continue to conduct our Games preparations in line with our ‘Athlete-first’ concept to ensure that we are able to provide the optimal environment for all athletes to perform to the peak of their abilities.”

  1. Venues approved by the IPC Governing Board
  2. Competition venue still under consideration

 

https://tokyo2020.jp/en/news/notice/20160906-01.html

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Andrew Parsons elected new IPC President

 

Andrew Parsons of Brazil was elected as the International Paralympic Committee’s (IPC) new President on Friday (8 September) following one round of voting at the 18th IPC General Assembly in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Parsons was chosen ahead of fellow presidential candidates Patrick Jarvis, John Petersson and Haidi Zhang.

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https://www.paralympic.org/news/andrew-parsons-elected-new-ipc-president

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