28 Jul UIPM is part of the Paralympic Family
The Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne is delighted to announce we are now part of the Paralympic Family.
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has recognised UIPM as the newest International Federation to be welcomed in to their movement, which is gaining momentum with every passing year and championship.
Only sports that are recognised by the IPC are eligible to apply to be part of the Paralympic Games sports programme.
At UIPM we are honoured to join the Paraylmpic Family and look forward to introducing some talented parathletes into the modern pentathlon community.
UIPM joins an illustrious, if small, list of six International Federations also recognised by the IPC.
These are the Badminton World Federation (BWF), International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (FIBT), International Handball Federation (IHF), International Hockey Federation (FIH), World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) and the International Federation of PowerChair Football Association (IFPA).
As a recognised International Federation, UIPM has agreed to the IPC Medical Code, IPC Classification Code and World Anti-Doping Code, and its classification system is constantly being updated and improved to make competition as fair as possible.
At the moment, as an International Federation governing the sport of Modern Pentathlon, UIPM recognises over 100 national federations across the globe from Europe, America, Africa, Asia and Oceania.