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Let’s grow the paralympic movement together !


Founded in 1992, the French Paralympic and Sports Committee (CPSF) is a member of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), as the French National Olympic and Sport Committee (CNOSF) is a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).


To address international issues, the French Paralympic and Sports Committee (CPSF) has 4 main objectives :

– Promote the unity of the French paralympic movement, working hand-in-hand with all stakeholders

– Represent, support and coordinate the French paralympic movement on an international scale, in particular to the IPC

– Encourage the development of high level sports and of sports for all in connection with affiliated federations

– Organize and structure the French delegation during the Paralympic Games and international competitions held under the aegis of the IPC. The CPSF is the only interlocutor of the IPC in France.


  • Creating the best possible conditions for French paralympic athletes to compete at the Paralympic Games, and thereby continue to bolster the enthusiastic support of audiences
  • Promoting a greater french presence and impact in international organisations and committees (political or technical)
  • Coordinating stakeholders’ involvement in the development of sports for impaired individuals


The CPSF is the depositary of the paralympic emblems, flag, motto and hymn. The CPSF protects the terms « paralympic », « paralympiad », « paralympism » and « paralympian ». Depositing as a brand, reproducing, copying, apposing, or modifying the emblems, mottoes, hymns, symbols and aforementioned terms without the authorization of the CPSF is punishable according to the penalties established in article L716-9 and following articles of the intellectual property code.


Emmanuelle ASSMANN – President since May 2013

General secretary of the French Handisport Federation

In charge of communication, on detachment from EDF

Member of the French handisport fencing team from 2003 to 2006

Medal winner at the Paralympic Games in Athens in 2004
European Vice-Champion, individual and team competition 2005
Double French Champion 2004-2005

“I am honored by the trust that is extended to me, after having already been given so much as an athlete. I will endeavor to contribute the best of my energy and passion during my term as President, with the objective of facilitating the growth and the impact of the Paralympic movement. I am particularly committed to improving training conditions for all impaired athletes. This task will be shared by all members of the administrative board. I am fully confident, knowing the strong engagement, participation, and team spirit of each and every member!”

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