Sir Philip Craven, the former President of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has received the LUI Che Woo Prize - Prize for World Civilization on behalf of the IPC.
The IPC was awarded in the Positive Energy category, with the Specific Area of Focus on “Promotion of Harmony among Diverse Groups” at a ceremony in Hong Kong on Tuesday (3 October). The event was attended by more than a thousand esteemed guests who share in the value of sharing harmony promoted by the Prize.
The Paralympic Movement’s global governing body was recognized for its outstanding work in encouraging Para athletes from around the world in celebration and competitive participation in sports, changing the society’s long-held biases towards people with an impairment and offering hope to them.
Sir Philip Craven, who was IPC President from 2001-2017, said: “I would just want to say how proud I am of what the IPC and Paralympic Movement has achieved to date. The IPC is no longer seen as a disability organization but a hugely respected and credible international sports organization that has enriched the lives of millions around the world. Thanks to this prize we can do even more to show to the world that with positive energy absolutely anything is possible in life.”