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26 Jul 2012

Together until 2020

The co-operation between the Olympic and Paralympic committee has been renewed

Sir Philip Craven and Jacques Rogge, Presidents of the International Paralympic Committee and of the International Olympic Committee, have signed an agreement in London to ensure that the Paralympic Games will be held in the same city as the Olympic Games until 2020. This extends an already consolidated co-operation agreement, including the 2018 PyeongChang and the 2020 Games, which will be held in one of the three candidate cities: Istanbul, Madrid and Tokyo. Jacques Rogge said "I'm delighted to extend our close co-operation with the IPC through to 2020. They have a fundamentally important role in the Olympic movement". Sir Philip Craven added: "This is excellent news for the Paralympic movement, especially coming so close to the start of the biggest ever Paralympic Games in London“. "The agreements secure the continued growth of the movement and our members. Since 1988 we have benefited from using the same venues and infrastructure as the Olympic Games and through this agreement it will continue through to at least 2020".