Potential Paralympics and female Sport
- To ensure the appropriate conditions for the specially talented athletes and national teams of collective sports preparation that are strongly expected to achieve good results at the Paralympic Summer Games 2016.
- To renew and reduce the age level of athletes for the Paralympic Preparation Program; to increase the percentage of female athletes in the Portuguese Mission for the Paralympic Games.
INTEGRATION OF PRACTITIONERS
Conditions for integration in the Potential Paralympics program:
- Athletes that in Beijing 2008 didn´t achieve results of excellence, but according to their Sports resume and age, have the conditions to obtain results in the Paralympic Preparation Program;
- Practitioners with special talent or teams of collective sports which provide reasonable expectations to achieve the Paralympic Project goals in the timeline of 2016 Paralympic Games.
The integration process is based on a proposal from the National Sports Federation, to be analyzed by the Program management structure, which is responsible for proposing the terms and conditions for the preparation support.
The program integration requires the practitioner registration in the high performance regime, under the law in force.
The permanence of a practitioner (male or female) in the Program won’t last more than two to three years.