Dr Geoff Smedley with Sir Philip Craven, Dublin
At the recent European Paralympic Committee General Assembly, the INAS European President and DSISO President Dr Geoff Smedley was elected to their Executive Board. Asked if this would affect
his role with DSISO, Dr Smedley said, “Certainly not. Although my role with the EPC will be to support all disabled athletes, I hope it will also help me to raise the profile of athletes with Down Syndrome.”
During the same event Dr Smedley was able to meet with Sir Philip Craven the President of the International Paralympic Committee. Dr Smedley described this meeting as a very friendly and valuable one and during the talks we understand that the question
of raising the profile of swimmers with Down syndrome was discussed with Sir Philip.