Slovak Paralympic Committee
The Slovak Paralympic Committee (SPC) was founded in January 31st, 1995. The wish of the sports federations for sportsmen with disabilities (Slovak Federation of Sportsmen with Physical Disabilities, Association of the Blind and Poor Eye-sighted Slovak sportsmen and Slovak Federation for Sportsmen with Mental Disabilities) was to create one sports organization which will become their representative on both national and international sports events and in sports diplomacy as well.
SPC is an approved member of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), which is made up of 161 member states of the world, and the European Paralympic Committee (EPC), which has 52 members. SPC is an autonomous, independent, and non-political organization and is entitled to organize paralympic events in Slovakia. SPC supports development of paralympic sports and disciplines providing the choice of sports according to disabilities and abilities of athletes.
Summer sports: athletics, basketball, boccia, cycling, football, goalball, archery, swimming, table tennis, shooting, tennis, volleyball a power-lifting, to winter Nordic and alpine skiing and biathlon. Other paralympic sports, which are not practiced in Slovakia: equestrian, wheelchair volleyball, fencing, rugby, yachting, judo, ice sledge hokey and ice sledge skating.