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European Para Championships 2023 announcement

In August 2023, the European Para Championships of ten different parasports will be organized simultaneously for the very first time. The inaugural edition will take place in Rotterdam, the Netherlands from Tuesday 8 to Sunday 20 August 2023.


The only pity is to miss it.


EPYG 2019

Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020

Europe statistic Tokyo 2020

Games & Championships

EPYG 2022

Documento EPYG 2022

Bid Document EPYG 2021

EPYG Winter 2020

Winter Para Games Poland2020 - basic information

Winter Games Poland2020  - Invitation

Winter Games Poland2020  - First Entry Form


Medal table after all the events


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The next edition of the EPYG will take place in the city of Lahti, southern Finland at the Pajulathti Olympic and Paralympic training center from the 25-30 June 2019.

In EPYG we have 8 different sports: athletics, swimming, boccia, table tennis, judo, goalball, wheelchair basketball and showdown as a demonstration sport.

All accommodation, food services and sports Venues are located at Pajulahti Olympic and Paralympic Training Center.  


- Monday 24.6. Teams arrival |

- Tuesday-Thursday 25-27.6. Classification and training | 

- Thursday 27.6. Opening Ceremony | 

- Friday-Sunday 28-30 June Competition days | 

- Sunday 30.6. Closing ceremony and Banquet | 

- Monday 1.7. departure  


EPYG 2017

The European Para Youth Games 2017 is an international, competitive, multi-sport competition for athletes with a disability that reflects the highest standards of athletic excellence, Paralympic values and diversity. The goal of the Youth Regional Programme is to provide exciting and inspiring events, as well as to help develop the Paralympic Movement and encourage younger athletes to do Paralympic Sport to achieve competitive excellence while engaging an entertaining spectators.


The games have taken place in Genova, Italy from 9.10 2017 to 15.10.2017



EPYG 2017 Results and medal table:

EPYG2017 Final Report v20180402

EPYG2017 Medal Table



EPYG2017 Results BOCCIA








EPYG2017 Results JUDO









EPYG2017 Results SAILING





EPYG 2017 Opening Ceremony
EPYG 2017
EPYG 2017 Genova, Italy
EPYG 2017 Team Croatia
EPYG 2017 Flags
EPYG 2017 Medals

EPYG 2015


Opening Ceremony of the 4th edition of the European Para Youth Games 2015 took place on the 16th of July in the Kapucinski Square in the downtown of Varazdin, Croatia. The EPYG 2015 was held in four sports: Athletics, Swimming (25m), Table Tennis and Boccia, aiming to provide an opportunity for young athletes to compete in sanctioned and high-quality competition. Celebrating the success o the European Pra Youth Games 2015,  the Closing Ceremony was held on July 18 at 20:00 in the Kapucinski Square.


The 4th edition of the EPYG in Varazdin, Croatia, attended 223 Athletes and 22 Nations


Please find the EPYG Results per sport and a medal ranking attached:

Medal Ranking 2015 - total



Athletic Results



Boccia CP Results



Swiming Results - 17.07.2015



Swiming Results – 18.07.2015



Table-tennis Single Results



Table-tennis Team Results



EPYG 2015 Results Book


EPC Certificate for the Youth Games confirming that the European Para Youth Games 2015 is a competition at a European level.

EPC Certificate for the Youth Games


EPYG 2015
EPYG 2015 Closing Ceremony
EPYG Para Table Tennis
EPC President Ratko Kovačić
EPYG 2015 Varaždin
EPYG 2015 Paralympic Swimming

EPYG 2012

From 20.6. to 24.6. 2012 the European Paralympic Youth Games took place in Brno, Czech Republic. The Games were organized through the funding of the European Commission and the Emil Foundation. They were held under the auspices of the Governor of the South Moravian Region and Chair of the Association of Regions of the Czech Republic, Dr. Michal Hasek, and Dr. Anna Putnová, Chairwoman of the Committee for Science, Education, Culture, Youth and Sports of the Parliament of the Czech Republic.


347 participants from 14 European countries participated in the Games. The athletes were competing in 11 Paralympic sports.


The following EPC Board members attended the Games: EPC President John Petersson, EPC Treasurer Craig Carscadden, EPC Member at Large Samuel Rosko, EPC Board Member Petra Huber, EPC Board Member Dennis Jaeken as well as EPC Head of Office Saskia Kanfer and EPC Consultant Matthias Guett.


Please see further details under


EPCYG 2012 results




Table Tennis - Doubles

Table Tennis - Masters

Table Tennis - Open-and-Wheelchairs

EPC Youth Games Brno 2012

EPYG Brno 2011

The first European Youth Games took place in Brno from the 29th of June to the 2nd of July 2011.

The opening ceremony took place on the 29th of June. The Board members Mr. Samuel Rosko and Ms. Petra Huber, as well as Head of Office Manager, Ms. Saskia Kanfer, were attending. Ms. Petra Huber held the welcome speech and thanked the Organizing Committee for the good cooperation with the EPC.

13 countries participated and more than 260 athletes were competing in 5 Paralympic sports: athletics, boccia, swimming, table tennis and wheelchair tennis.

The closing ceremony took place on the 2nd of July 2011. The EPC President John Petersson and Mr. Samuel Rosko were attending the closing ceremony.


Please download a copy of the Final Report here.


For more information go to the game's website

More information about the results of the athletes find here:

Paralympic Athletics
Wheelchair Tennis
Paralympic Swimming medal awards
Opening Ceremony
EPYG Brno Opening Ceremony
Pyeongchang 2018

Europe at the XII Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeong Chang 2018

In the enclosed PDF File you will find detailed information about the participation and the performance of the European teams at the XII Paralympic Games in Pyeong Chang 2018.

Please feel free to download the file which was compiled by Samuel Rosko of the EPC Executive Board: Pyeong Chang 2018 Europe statistics basis

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Rio 2016

7th - 18th September 2016


In 2016, the greatest sporting event in the world will take place for the first time in South America. The city of Rio de Janeiro is proud and in charge of hosting the Olympic and Paralympic Games. 
Rio’s victory was the summit of a path of accomplishments and, above all, the beginning of a trajectory of big opportunities and challenges for the Paralympic Movement. 

The infrastructure for the preparation of the Games is really impressive. There will be more than 100,000 people involved directly in the organization of the Games, including 70,000 volunteers. Millions in the city, in the country and on the continent will be reached by the games. More than 4,200 Paralympians of about 150 nations around the world are expected to come to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, besides thousands of media professional, fans of sport and tourists from all over the globe. 

Sports: Archery, Athletics, Boccia, Cycling, Equestrian, Football 5-a-side, Football 7-a-side, Goalball, Judo, Para-Canoe, Para-Triathlon, Powerlifting, Rowing, Sailing, Shooting, Swimming, Table Tennis, Sitting Volleyball, Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Fencing, Wheelchair Rugby and Wheelchair Tennis.



EUROPE at the XV. Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro 2016

In the enclosed PDF file you will find detailed information about the participation and the performance of the European teams at the XV Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro 2016.

Please feel free to download the file, which was compiled by Samuel Rosko of the EPC Executive Board: Rio de Janeiro 2016 Europe Statistic Basis

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Sochi 2014

7th - 16th March 2014


The Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games took place 7-16 March. 

According to the Organizing Committee Sochi 2014 had given Russia a unique chance to change for the better. 

The top priority for Sochi 2014 was the creation of a barrier free environment in the host city ensuring that everything being constructed for the Games – transport, roads, sporting and public facilities – will be accessible, and act as a blueprint for the rest of Russia for future years. 

The Russian government had approved a new barrier free law and was taking unprecedented steps to improve the lives of people with a disability in the country. More than 20 states are now involved in barrier free projects. 
Sochi 2014 was integrating best practice from previous Paralympic Games into their efforts to deliver the most convenient Games ever. 

To mark 1,000 days to go until the start of the Games the Organizing Committee launched an innovative “Accessibility Map” with the main objective being to help people with an impairment in Russia find easily accessible locations where they can engage in Paralympic sports. 

The map will also provide information about the elements that help create barrier-free environments in local areas such as ramps, hand rails and non-slip surfaces. 
On hand to celebrate the landmark date were Ray of Light and Snowflake, the two mascots of the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games. 

Sports: Sochi 2014 saw athletes compete in five different sports. 
Russia, who finished second in the medals table in Vancouver despite winning the most medals, will be confident of topping the rankings on home soil. 

Biathlon and Cross Country Skiing were likely to be the two events where Russia was hopeful of winning the most medals, whilst Germany looked to continue its success in Alpine Skiing. 

The USA was looking to defend the gold medal they won in Ice Sledge Hockey in Vancouver, whilst Canada, many people’s favorites to win on home soil, will be looking to bounce back after only taking the bronze in 2010. 

Should Canada claim gold in Wheelchair Curling, then they will make it a hat-trick of titles having taken the top podium position in Torino in 2006 and Vancouver in 2010.


EUROPE at the XI. Winter Paralympic Games in Sochi 2014

In the enclosed PDF file you will find detailed informations about the participation and the performance of the European teams at the XI. Winter Paralympic Games in Sochi 2014.

Please feel free to download the file, which was compiled by the Technical Officer of the EPC Executive Board, Samuel Rosko, with all the interesting statistics here:




Countries: 45 
Athletes: 547(418 men and 129 women) 
Medal events: 72 
Sports: 5 
Spectators: 316,200 
Cumulated TV audience: 2,1 billion 
Volunteers: 8,000 

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London 2012

August 29th - September 9th


The London 2012 Paralympic Games took place between 29 August and 9 September and returned the Paralympic Movement to the country of its spiritual birthplace. 
They were the biggest Paralympic Games ever featuring 4,200 athletes from 160 countries who competed in 20 sports. 

LOCOG’s (The London 2012 Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games) vision for the Games was that rather than making them different from previous Paralympics, they wanted to take the best aspects of previous Games and bring them together. 
Mandeville, who is named after Stoke Mandeville Hospital, the spiritual home of the Paralympic Movement, was the Paralympic mascot and has been actively involved in Get Set, London 2012’s education programme. 

Sports: Archery, Athletics, Boccia, Cycling, Equestrian, Football 5-a-side, Football 7-a-side, Goalball, Judo, Powerlifting, Rowing, Sailing, Shooting, Swimming, Table Tennis, Sitting Volleyball, Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Fencing, Wheelchair Rugby and Wheelchair Tennis.


EUROPE at the XIV. Paralympic Games in LONDON 2012

In the enclosed PDF file you will find detailed information about the participation and the performance of the European teams at the XIV. Paralympic Games in LONDON 2012.

Please feel free to download the file, which was compiled by the Technical Officer of the EPC Executive Board, Samuel Rosko, with all the interesting statistics here:


Countries: 164 
Athletes: 4,237 (2,736 men and 1,501 women) 
World Records: 251 
Paralympic Games Records: 314 
Medal events: 503 
Sports: 20 
Spectators: 2.7 million 
Cumulated TV audience: 3.8 billion 
Volunteers: 70,000



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Vancouver 2010

Canada, 14 - 23 March 2010


The Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games were described by IPC President Sir Philip Craven as the best ever.


Sports: Ice Sledge Hockey and Wheelchair Curling competitions were held in Vancouver, Alpine Skiing took place in Whistler Creekside and the Biathlon and Cross-Country Skiing events were staged at Whistler’s Paralympic Park. 

Medals: Germany finished atop the medal standings with 13 gold medals and 24 overall. Russia came in second, while host nation Canada had an impressive third-place showing. 

Attendance and coverage: With ticket sales reaching 230,000 the Vancouver Games set a new Winter Paralympic Games record as far as ticket sales go. 

Nearly 1,200 media representatives covered the Games – an increase of 12 percent from the previous Paralympics. Japan had the biggest audience of almost 538 million viewers, followed by Germany, which had nearly 400 million viewers. 

Alpine Skiing proved to be the most popular sport among viewers, garnering a total audience of more than 690 million. 

The IPC’s own online television channel, www.ParalympicSport.TV provided more than 437,000 live streams during competition time.


Countries: 44 

Athletes: 502 

Medal events: 64 

Sports: 5 

Spectators: 230,000 

Cumulated TV audience: 1.6 billion

 Volunteers: 6,100

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Beijing 2008

China, 06 - 17 September 2008


The Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games were record breaking in more ways than one. 
More athletes and countries competed than ever before and the Games were seen by the most people ever either as spectators in venues or viewers on television or the internet. 

Sports: With the addition of rowing to the sport programme for the first time, a total of 20 sports took place in China. All but sailing and equestrian events were held in Beijing: Archery, Athletics, Boccia, Para-Cycling, Equestrian, Football 5-a-Side, Football 7-a-Side, Goalball, Judo, Powerlifting, Rowing, Sailing, Shooting, Swimming, Para-Table Tennis, Sitting Volleyball, Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Fencing, Wheelchair Rugby and Wheelchair Tennis. 

Medals: In a repeat of the Athens 2004 Paralympic Games, China and Great Britain held the top two positions in the medals table. The host nation took home 89 golds, whilst Great Britain, who will stage the next Paralympic Games in 2012, took home 42 gold medals. 

Attendance and coverage: The Games saw 1.82 million tickets sold and further 1.62 million tickets provided to children, education and community groups. The Opening and Closing Ceremonies were sold out, as were all Swimming events and most Athletics sessions. 

With 64 rights holders covering 80 countries from all five continents, the Beijing Games had more TV coverage than ever before. A cumulated audience of 3.8 billion watched the Games and the total broadcasting time increased by 200 percent compared to the Athens 2004 Paralympic Games. 

China’s CCTV and BTV broadcast 22 hours of coverage daily on different channels. 
The Games were also broadcast on the IPC’s online TV channel www.ParalympicSport.TV as well as on, a new channel launched prior to Beijing. This gave those without access to TV coverage the opportunity to watch the event on their computer screen.

New sports: rowing 

NPC debuts: Burundi, Gabon, Georgia, Haiti and Montenegro

Countries: 146 

Athletes: 3,951 (2,568 men and 1,383 women) 

World Records: 279 

Paralympic Games Records: 339

 Medal events: 472 

Sports: 20 

Spectators: 3.44 million 

Cumulated TV audience: 3.8 billion 

Volunteers: 30,000

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Torino 2006

Italy, 12 - 21 March 2006


Attendance and coverage: A total of 169,974 tickets were sold for Games events, as the Ice Sledge Hockey and Wheelchair Curling finals, as well as the Opening Ceremony, were sold out. 
A record 1,037 media representatives arrived in Torino to cover the Games, and the host broadcaster, International Sports Broadcasting (ISB), provided more than 130 hours of live coverage. 
The IPC launched its online TV channel, ParalympicSport.TV, at the Games. Nearly 40,000 unique viewers tuned into the channel from 105 nations. Most viewers hailed from the USA, Italy, Canada, Germany and Japan, and the channel drew a five percent increase in new viewers each day of the Games.


Sports: Five different sports were showcased in Torino, with the debut of Wheelchair Curling attracting large crowds: Alpine Skiing, Biathlon, Cross-Country Skiing, Ice Sledge Hockey and Wheelchair Curling. 


Medals: Russia topped the medal tally with 13 golds, followed by Germany’s eight. Ukraine jumped from an 18th-place finish at the Salt Lake City 2002 Games to a third-place finish in Torino. 


Countries: 38

 Athletes: 474 

Medal events: 58 

Sports: 5 

Spectators: 162,974

 Volunteers: 3,300

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