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19 October 2005, 01:19 pm
BOCOG Executive Vice-President Visits IPC HQ
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Bonn, Germany

Xiaoquan TANG, Executive President of the National Paralympic Committee (NPC) China, Executive Vice-President of the Beijing 2008 Organizing Committee (BOCOG) and President of the China Disabled Persons' Federation, yesterday visited the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Headquarters (HQ) in Bonn, Germany, with a delegation of nine people.
The delegation included representatives from Otto Bock, the German NPC and Rugo Kommunikation.

This was TANG's first visit to IPC HQ and she was given a tour of the building, which dates back to the early 1900s. The IPC HQ were originally two private residences and have now been given a distinct atmosphere through the integration of modern elements combined with the old-style architecture.

After discussions had taken place about the upcoming General Assembly (GA) to be hosted by the Chinese NPC from 18-19 November in Beijing, China, the programme connected to the GA and a brief update on the status of the organization of the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games, TANG underlined that a Paralympic Games Department had now been established within BOCOG.

TANG commented, 'It is an honour for me to visit the International Paralympic Committee. I have, during my visit to Germany, seen that this country and its government are very supportive of sport for athletes with a disability. I believe that BOCOG, working jointly with the IPC, will stage great Paralympic Games in Beijing in 2008.'

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