Mr Andrew PARSONS

Entry in the IOC 2018
Born 10 February 1977

Mr Andrew PARSONS

BRA

Education

Bachelor’s in Social Communication, Fluminense Federal University (Brazil)

Sports practised

Football, futsal, basketball, volleyball, handball, tennis, judo, dressage, show-jumping and running

Sports administration

Secretary General of the Brazilian Paralympic Committee (2001-2009); Secretary General of the Americas Paralympic Committee (2002-2005) and Chef de Mission, Deputy Chef de Mission and Team Manager of Team Brazil in several international competitions such as Paralympics Games, Parapan American Games, World Championships and World Cups; President of the Americas Paralympic Committee (2005-2009), responsible for the III Parapan American Games Rio 2007 - first edition of the Games jointly organised to the Pan American Games; President of the IPC Regions’ Council (2006-2010); Member of the National Sports Council of Brazil (2009-2013); Member of the Executive Board of the Rio 2016 Bid Committee; Member-at-large of the IPC Governing Board (2009-2013); Chairperson of the IPC Paralympic Games Committee (2009-2013); President of Brazilian Paralympic Committee (2009-2017); Vice-president (2013-2017) then President (2017-) of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC)

Membership of other associations

Chair of the Board of Trustees, Agitos Foundation (2017-); Foundation Board member, World Anti-doping Agency (WADA) (2018-); Board member, International Olympic Truth Foundation (IOTF) (2018-)

Awards and distinctions

International Fair Play Committee (CIFP) Diploma in recognition for gesture of fair play demonstrated during Paralympic Games Athens 2004; the Order of Rio Branco in the grade of Commander, by the Republic of Brazil (highest distinction offered by the country) (2012); the Order of Ipiranga, by the State of São Paulo (highest distinction offered by that state) (2015); Leader in Sports Management by the Brazilian business community (LIDE) (2013 and 2014); Medal of Sport Achievement by the Brazilian Army (2017)

IOC History

Member of the following Commissions: Evaluation for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in 2020 (2013), Coordination for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in 2020 in Tokyo (2014-2021), Radio and Television (2014-2015) and Olympic Channel (2015-), Coordination of the Games of the XXXIV Olympiad Los Angeles 2028 (2019-), Marketing (2019-), Future Host Commission for the Games of the Olympiad (2019-)