The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is the international governing body of the Paralympic Movement. This committee’s objective is to organize the Summer and Winter Paralympic Games and to act as the International Federation of nine sports, in order to supervise and coordinate the World Championships and other competitions.
It was founded on 22 September,1989, as a non-profit organization. It is based in Bonn, Germany, and aims to develop sports opportunities for all people with an impairment from the beginner to elite level. The vision of IPC, run by 200 members, is “to enable Para athletes to achieve sporting excellence and inspire and excite the world.”
The Americas Paralympic Committee (APC) is the regional organization, recognized as the sole regional representative of the Americas Region.
The APC was created in August 1997 with the purpose of creating a governing body for the American continent since there was no Paralympic committees at the time in the region.
The National Paralympic Association of Peru (ANPP) promotes sport for people with an impairment and is committed to give them the opportunity to participate in different events of the Paralympic Circuit.
Among the sports included in the Paralympic Movement are: Para athletics, Para swimming, Para powerlifting, shooting Para sport, wheelchair basketball, Para table tennis, wheelchair quad rugby, wheelchair tennis, judo, goalball, football 5-a-side, football 7-a-side (now called CP football), boccia, sitting volleyball, wheelchair fencing, Para archery, Para-rowing, Para canoe, Para-cycling, Para badminton and Para taekwondo since 2019.