IWBF have awarded the 2022 Wheelchair Basketball World Championships to the city of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
The Asian Paralympic Committee (APC) has confirmed that para taekwondo has been included in the official programme of the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Para Games as the sport continues to grow and reach more people around the world.
The 4th edition of the Asian Para Games will take place on 9 – 15 October 2022, with fans set to be treated to the excitement and drama of para taekwondo for the first time.
Colombian Julio Cesar Avila has been elected as Americas Paralympic Committee (APC) President following four rounds of voting at the APC General Assembly in Lima, Peru.
He was chosen ahead of fellow presidential candidates Julie Dussliere of USA and Lucha Villar of Peru.
“I am thrilled to have received the support of the APC membership; I am speechless and emotional,” said Avila.
The FEI Annual Report 2018 has been published on the FEI’s corporate website (INSIDE.FEI.org), providing a comprehensive recap on all the key sporting moments and the main decisions as well as detailed facts and figures by discipline, nation/region, athlete/horse and in relation to development related activities through FEI Solidarity in 2018.
- Global initiative aims to increase number of wheelchair tennis players and number of countries offering wheelchair tennis activities.
- Expansion of localised competitive opportunities for players
- Support for talented players from any nation
- Annual investment of $1 million from Kosmos as part of Davis Cup partnership with ITF
- Continued support from Cruyff Foundation
The ITF Wheelchair Tennis Committee has today launched its new Wheelchair Tennis Development Plan, which will be instrumental in the continued growth of the spo
In a ground-breaking development for the women's game, the IBSA Football Committee is launching a call for bids to organise the first ever world championships for women.
IBSA member organisations are invited to submit a bid to host the 1st IBSA Blind Football Women's World Championsips in 2020. The committee is planning a competition involving between 8 and 10 teams and lasting around 10 days, and the event should be hosted preferibly after the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic games in September.
Save the date!
This year’s General Assembly will take place in Bonn (GER), 24 October 2019 from 13.30 to 15.30 at the IPC Headquarters.
The 2019 International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) General Assembly and Conference will get underway in Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA, on Thursday (4 July), aiming to map out the future of the organisation.
Delegates from around the world are gathering in central Fort Wayne, first for the IBSA Conference and then the 11th General Assembly on 5 July.
By Michael Beattie
Wheelchair tennis history will be made on the clay courts of Paris and the lawns of south-west London in June and July of 2019, when both Roland Garros and Wimbledon host quad wheelchair singles and doubles competitions for the first time.
It is a move that sees quad wheelchair tennis join the men’s and women’s wheelchair events on the schedule of all four Grand Slam tournaments – the latest significant milestone for a sport not yet 50 years old, established in the wake of a young skier’s drive to adapt to life in a chair.
Marginal gain has common parlance in cycling with the success of Team Sky, now Team Ineos. The British team is known for its approach of making numerous small improvements to significantly improve performance. And, as the studies below show, para-cycling is far from left behind in this domain and increasingly benefits from the findings of scientific studies.
Tandems, handbikes and aerodynamics