The International Paralympic Sports Foundation (Parasport)

The International Paralympic Sports Foundation (Parasport) is a non-profit charitable foundation organized to support the training and competition of athletes with disabilities. The Foundation serves as a long term source of financial support to athletes worldwide with physical and sensory impairments.

Parasport works in close partnership with international Paralympic Committees of countries to promote a healthy lifestyle and athletic achievement among the disabled through the funding of an array of Paralympic national organizations as well as teams and individual athletes directly.

Parasport was established in 2007 to provide resources to advance the quality and opportunities for athletes with disabilities and to promote the Paralympic sports movement. Since inception, the Foundation has been supporting Paralympic Teams and National Paralympic Committees and assisting disabled athletes directly in their participation in competitions, training. and [social activities]. The Foundation plans to expand its endowment activities by allocating funds to additional Paralympic organizations in  Europe, , Asia, and Latin American.

The International Paralympic Foundation invites founding contributors to join us in our work. We are open to partnerships and cooperation to support the right of disabled people to full participation, equality, and development through the world of sports.

Guiding Principles

The following guidelines determine how contributions are made by Parasport:

  • Contributions are generally restricted to organizations involved in the Paralympic Movement or are channeled directly to disabled athletes.
  • Contributions are usually directed toward the Paralympic related communities organizations, individuals, teams, or sporting events.
  • Contributions should benefit substantial numbers of athletes.

Mission

The Foundation, both in its role as a founding sponsor of the Paralympic Movement and through a variety of other fund-raising initiatives:

  • Supports Paralympic athletes in their participation in sports and [social activities];
  • Provides financial support directly to promising athletes;
  • Stimulates public policy discussion and promotes sports among disabled individuals and groups;
  • Helps to enact measures to advance the state of Paralympic sports in selected countries.

Parasport management board

Founder of Parasport

Oleg Boyko, Head of Commission for Development of Russian Paralympic Movement and Chairman of the Board Finstar Financial Group.

Russian Paralympic Committee

President of the Russian Paralympic Committee

Lukin Vladimir Petrovich, President of the Russian Paralympic Committee (was elected unanimously in 1997, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018)

Chairperson of the Governing Board, first Vice-President

Rozhkov Pavel Alekseevich, Chairperson of the Governing Board, first Vice-President of the Russian Paralympic Committee (was elected in 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018). Chief of Staff of the Russian Paralympic Committee (since 2009 to present)

Oleg boyko says:
“The beauty of the Paralympic Movement is that the experience and achievements it provides, along with its values, are often the path to success in life outside of sports. Spreading this message is one of the main goals of Parasport as an organization.”
Oleg Boyko - The Founder of Parasport
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