On July 24, 2012, just three days before the start of the Olympics and 36 before the Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Sir Philip Craven and International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge signed a co-operation agreement that will guarantee the Olympics and the Paralympics will be held in the same city for at least two more Games.
The agreement was signed at the 124th IOC session and extends a partnership between the IOC and IPC which will not only include the 2016 and 2020 Games, but will enable the IPC to participate in IOC programs and activities.
“This is excellent news for the Paralympic Movement, especially coming so close to the start of the biggest ever Paralympic Games in London,” said Sir Craven. “We are grateful to the IOC for their continued and growing support. Without them the Paralympic Games would not have grown to the superb sporting spectacle it is today. By working together over the coming years we can continue to deliver a 60 day global celebration of sport.”