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Information for Para athletes and IPC members on COVID-19

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The IPC’s update on coronavirus disease (COVID-19) – 23/09/2020

The purpose of this biweekly update is to keep everyone within the Paralympic Movement informed of the latest developments with the COVID-19 pandemic and how it relates to the Paralympic Games and Para sport.

This week’s update contains the following information:

  • P&G make good in a time crisis – athlete charitable organisations to benefit from USD 500,000 fund

  • Latest updates from Tokyo 2020 and the IPC – includes an update of Japanese events moving to 50 per cent audience capacity

  • Latest World Health Organisation update

The newsletter starts this week not with our usual insight article from across the Movement, but with news of a development opportunity for Para athletes. Athletes will be able to access funding for charitable causes courtesy of new initiative from International Paralympic Committee (IPC) worldwide partner Proctor & Gamble.

In partnership with the IPC and International Olympic Committee , this week P&G have launched their Athletes for Good Fund. It will see Paralympic and Olympic athletes have the chance to access 52 USD 10,000 grants, each, to support a charitable organisation that they are passionate about and have been involved with in 2020. Work in the area of COVID support has been identified as an area that could qualify for the grants. Athletes can apply from 17 to 30 September 2020.

We want this platform to continually highlight initiatives that National Paralympic Committees (NPCs), International Federations (IFs) and athletes are doing. If you would like to let us know about your story or raise awareness of any other initiative, then please get in contact at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

On a final note, we thought we would relay this week is the thoughts of a Para athlete who recently competed in the US Open Tennis tournament and praised the tournament organisers for the way they looked after the athletes and kept them secure from COVID-19.

Britain's Jordanne Whiley, who won the US Open women's doubles title with Japanese partner Yui Kamiji, said:  "They did a really great job. We have each had our own private suite with food and drink on demand. Everything has been spotless and everyone was abiding by the rules. I cannot fault it."

The original article can be found here.

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