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Wednesday, 05 May 2021

Asian Paralympic Committee, IBSA team up to increase classifiers in Asia

A course designed to increase the number of national classifiers who can work with visually impaired (VI) athletes is being delivered throughout May by the Asian Paralympic Committee (APC) and the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA).

Over 20 ophthalmologists and optometrists from across the region will take part in the online course which consists of four online theory sessions after which, subject to successfully completing a test, they will receive a certificate to show that they have completed part one of the course.

Tuesday, 04 May 2021

France awarded 2022 Wheelchair Rugby European Championship

The IWRF is delighted to announce that the 2022 Wheelchair Rugby European Championship Division A has been awarded to France.

The European Championship will take place in Paris, 21st - 27th of February at a prestigious Parisian Sport Venue.

The European Championship Local Organising Committee is composed of members from CAPSAAA Paris Wheelchair Rugby Club, the Fédération Française Handisport and the Wheelchair Rugby French Commission.

 IWRF President Richard Allcroft said,

Friday, 30 Apr 2021
Thursday, 29 Apr 2021

Spain to host the 2021 Wheelchair Basketball European Championships for Men and Women

The 2021 European Championships for both Men and Women is set to take place in Madrid, Spain between the 2 – 13 December 2021.

IWBF Europe have announced that they have awarded hosting rights of the Men’s and Women’s European Championships División A to Federación Española de Deportes de Personas con Discapacidad Física (FEDDF).

Tuesday, 20 Apr 2021

First Ever Professional Wheelchair Basketball Women's Premier League launched in Great Britain

British Wheelchair Basketball has today announced the creation of the inaugural Women’s Premier League. The British Wheelchair Basketball Women’s Premier League will be the first of its kind for women’s wheelchair basketball in the world, and the very first professional para-sport league in the UK.

Monday, 15 Mar 2021

World ParaVolley confirms pools for final Tokyo 2020 sitting volleyball qualifier

The pool composition for the Sitting Volleyball Men’s Final Qualifier for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games has been confirmed. The seven qualified teams have been split into two pools of three and four teams, respectively. Pool A’s three teams include 

  • Germany
  • Kazakhstan
  • Canada,

while Pool B consists of

  • Ukraine
  • the United States
  • Latvia
  • Croatia.

Men’s Final Paralympic Qualifier will be held from June 1 to 5 in Duisburg, Germany.

Wednesday, 03 Feb 2021

Para Badminton Tournament Calendar for 2021 published

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has announced the Para Badminton Tournament Calendar for 2021.

The Spanish Para Badminton International to be staged in May 2021 will serve as the last qualification tournament for the Tokyo Paralympic Games.

Dates Tournament City

29 Mar–4 Apr 3rd Fazza–Dubai Para Badminton International Dubai

10–16 May Spanish Para Badminton International Cartagena

21-27 Jun Irish Para Badminton International Dublin

1-5 Sept Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games Tokyo

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