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IPC president Craven re-elected for fourth term

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Sir Philip Craven has won a fourth term in office as IPC president © PA Photos
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Sir Philip Craven has secured a fourth term of office as International Paralympic Committee president after being re-elected ahead of Alan Dickson.

Craven attracted 127 of the votes at the IPC General Assembly in Athens, while Dickson won 20 votes for his bid.

"It's a great relief to win," Craven said. "I'm very pleased about it. Now I know we can get on with the work and expand this incredible movement.

"I'd like to thank [Alan Dickson] for his candidacy and I'd like to thank him for the competition. And it was tough competition.

"It's about athletes. It's about developing an even wider athlete base in all our nations. It's also to maintain the momentum with regard to the Paralympic Games [in Rio in 2016].

"People were saying we'll never repeat Beijing [in 2008]. But then we had London [in 2012] and we'll never repeat London. We're going to create something amazing in Rio."

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