Skip to main content
Accessibility  |  Contact  |  Privacy  |  Terms of Service

Paralympic Medalists to Receive Wearable Pins from IPC

  • Published: 2014-06-27 : Author: International Paralympic Committee (IPC) : Contact:
  • Synopsis: IPC announces it will formally honor all medalists from Paralympic Games by awarding them with dedicated unique pins.

Main Document

"It is important for Paralympians, and where relevant their guides, to be able to show off that accolade to everyone they meet."

The pins, which are colored gold, silver and bronze, will be given to winners of medals according to their results from Sochi 2014 onwards, including the guides of visually impaired athletes.

Paralympians will receive one pin for each medal they have won.

Sir Philip Craven, IPC President said: "As a former athlete myself, I know that winning a medal at a Paralympic Games is one of the greatest achievements that a Paralympian aspires to in his or her career.

"The effort, hard work and training that goes in to getting to a Games is incredible. If you then go on to the win a medal against the very best competitors in your field, with all the pressure and attention that a Games brings, that deserves extra recognition.

"It is important for Paralympians, and where relevant their guides, to be able to show off that accolade to everyone they meet. This is the perfect way to do that."

A total of 182 athletes and guides from Sochi 2014 will receive 363 of the first edition pins, which are made distinctive by the use of the official typeface of the Games. They have been designed in consultation with the IPC Athletes' Council.

From now on all medalists from future Summer and Winter Games will be awarded the pins which will be unique to each edition, as denoted by the year.

Russia's Roman Petushkov, the most decorated single athlete of Sochi 2014, will receive six gold pins after his stunning performances in cross-country skiing and biathlon.

Petushkov and his teammates will be awarded the most pins following their incredible Sochi 2014 medals table-topping performance of 30 gold, 28 silver and 22 bronze gongs.

Germany's sit-skier Anna Schaffelhuber won five gold medals during Sochi to be the most successful female athlete.

The next Summer Games in Rio 2016 will see athletes across 526 medal events receive the honor, which was proposed and ratified by the IPC Membership at the General Assembly in Athens, Greece, in November 2013.

Similar Topics

1 : Registration now open for Turnstone Endeavor Games - April 20-22, 2018 : Crystal Cully.
2 : IPC Approvals for Tokyo 2020 and Paris 2024 Venues and Dates : International Paralympic Committee (IPC).
3 : Disabled Veterans, Volunteers and Therapists to Benefit from VA Grant to Disabled Sports USA : Disabled Sports USA.
4 : International Paralympic Committee Key Decisions for Future Paralympic Games : International Paralympic Committee (IPC).
5 : United States Disabled Open Golf Championship, Orlando, Florida - May 8-10th 2018 : United States Disabled Golf Association.
From our Disability Sports News section - Full List (84 Items)

Submit disability news, coming events, as well as assistive technology product news and reviews.

Loan Information for low income singles, families, seniors and disabled. Includes home, vehicle and personal loans.

Famous People with Disabilities - Well known people with disabilities and conditions who contributed to society.

List of awareness ribbon colors and their meaning. Also see our calendar of awareness dates.

Blood Pressure Chart - What should your blood pressure be, and information on blood group types/compatibility.

1 : vEAR: Why Can I Sometimes 'Hear' Silent Flashes When Viewing Animated Gif's?
2 : New Jersey Digital Art Program for Individuals with ASD
3 : 2018 Lime Connect Fellowship Program for Students with Disabilities
4 : Epihunter Classroom - Making Silent Epileptic Seizures Visible
5 : Prostate MRI Reveals More Treatable Cancers and Reduces Overdiagnosis


Disclaimer: This site does not employ and is not overseen by medical professionals. Content on Disabled World is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. See our Terms of Service for more information.

Reporting Errors: Disabled World is an independent website, your assistance in reporting outdated or inaccurate information is appreciated. If you find an error please let us know.