|Quality – The essential principles with respect to grade of excellence; accomplishment and/or attainment.||Elite – Representing the highest athlete performances in the context of the specific sport.
Exciting – Providing a vibrant and energizing atmosphere that is entertaining in the context of each sport, yet creates a collective motivational atmosphere that is attractive to spectators and media.
Inspirational – Creating a distinct opportunity for personal experience/reflection that acts as a catalyst for change through showcasing the extraordinary perseverance of the human spirit through athleticism.
Fair Play – Driving collective values of the IPC ensuring that the spirit of fair play prevails, that the health risks of athletes are managed, that fundamental ethical principles are upheld, that prejudice and discrimination are not tolerated and that all forms of cheating are discouraged and dealt with sternly.
|Quantity – The principles that establish parameters and/or conditions necessary for success.||Viable – Ensuring operational and programmatic capability in the context of the IPC's obligations to its relationship with the IOC and considering the impact on the POC/OCOG (e.g. financially, cost effective, manageable, number of training and competition venues, safety, risk management).
Sustainable/Dynamic – Ensuring a healthy and stable programme (components of the sport) that allows forecasting (foresight) and ongoing evaluation. – “Stable enough to be sustainable, and dynamic enough to meet the needs of the present and the future.”
|Universality – The collective principles or conditions that ensure and reflect a diverse movement.||Equitable – ensuring that gender representation and the type and extent of disabilities represented at the Games are taken as a fundamental factor in establishing the Games framework.
Global – Establishing a framework that strives to ensure regional representation and global nature of the Games.
Balance – Weighing and positioning the types of sports and competitors included based on the nature of the sports/disciplines (e.g. individual versus team; power versus precision; speed versus endurance, combat versus artistic).