Former IBSA President Michael Barredo to receive Paralympic Award
Date: November 4, 2013
Michael Barredo, IBSA President from 2005 until earlier this year, has been granted the Paralympic Award by the IPC (International Paralympic Committee).
The Paralympic Award is the highest tribute a person connected with the Paralympic movement can receive. Barredo will pick up his award at the upcoming IPC General Assembly in Athens, Greece, on November 23rd.
In the words of IPC, “All of the recipients have made important contributions to the Paralympic Movement and have illustrated the Paralympic ideals either in the sporting world or via outstanding services to the cause of the Movement…Michael Barredo helped develop sports for visually impaired people around the world as well as grow para-sport in his native Philippines. After starting out as a competent athlete, Barredo moved into sports administration and during 34 years has served many positions, most notably as President of IBSA from 2005-2013. He was also the founding President of the National Paralympic Committee of the Philippines in 1997.”
Michael Barredo was elected to serve as the 5th IBSA president at the 7th IBSA General Assembly in Beijing, China, in June 2005. He was subsequently re-elected at the 8th GA in Antalya, Turkey, in April 2009. He stood down from the post in August of this year at the 9th GA in Copenhagen, Denmark, where he was succeeded by Jannie Hammershoi from Denmark.
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