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23 Nov 2009 - Greg Hartung to Help Lead International Paralympics
23 November 2009
The Minister for Sport Kate Ellis has today congratulated Greg Hartung on his election as Vice President of the International Paralympic Committee Governing Board.
Mr Hartung was elected at the IPC General Assembly in Kuala Lumpur today, which was attended by 350 delegates from across the world.
The Governing Board is the peak body organising the Paralympics, which saw almost 4000 athletes from 146 countries compete at the most recent Games at Beijing in 2008.
Mr Hartung is a long-time advocate of the paralympic movement and disability sport within Australia.
He is one of Australia longest serving and most dedicated sports administrators and has been a part of Australian sport as a player, journalist and sports administrator for 40 years.
Mr Hartung has been the President of the Australian Paralympic Committee since 1998 and currently heads the Australian Sports Commission.
He is a highly respected sports administrator who has held many important roles within Australian sport, including General Manager of the then fledgling Australian Sports Commission from 1983.
He has also been the President of the Confederation of Australian Sport and the President of the South Pacific Paralympic Committee.
Mr Hartung's election as Vice President of the IPC Governing Board acknowledges his reputation within the international paralympic community as a knowledgeable, passionate and dedicated operator.
Mr Hartung is the first Australian to take up the Vice President role and will lead the Board with Briton Sir Phillip Craven who was elected unopposed as IPC President.
The IPC Governing Board has 15 members and holds meetings at least three times a year. It is responsible for implementing the policies decided at the IPC General Assembly, as well as budgets, rules and regulations, membership of IPC Committees and the Paralympic Games.
The Winter Paralympics will be held at Vancouver in Canada in March next year, with the Summer Games to be held in London in 2012.
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