Tuesday, 23 Apr 2024

ICF holds first Paracanoe Marathon training camp

The International Canoe Federation held its first training camp for Paracanoe Marathon padders as the two disciplines continue to work together for the development of the sport. 

A total of 12 French and Spanish athletes participated in the camp that ran from April 16 to 21 in Saint-Nicolas-de-la-Grave, France. 

The participants included K1, KL3, VL2 and VL3 paddlers and one deaf athlete. 

Monday, 22 Apr 2024

First-ever Para Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships to take place at Torremolinos Finals

World Triathlon is pleased to announce that the Championship Finals Torremolinos-Andalucía will host the first-ever World Triathlon Para Mixed Relay Championships on 20 October, after two years of the event being delivered at the World Triathlon Championship Finals as a test.

The Executive Board has also approved the award of a separate set of recognition medals to athletes with Intellectual Impairment competing in the Age-Group events at the 2024 World Triathlon Multisport Championships in Townsville, Australia, taking place on 15-25 August.

Thursday, 18 Apr 2024

21 countries set to contest 2024 BNP Paribas Wheelchair Tennis World Team Cup in Turkiye

Teams from 21 countries are set to contest the 2024 BNP Paribas World Team Cup World Group when the ITF’s flagship wheelchair tennis team event returns to Antalya, Turkiye, for the fourth time from 7 to 12 May.

Titles will once again be decided in men’s, women’s, quad and junior events, with the junior event once again supported by ITF Wheelchair Tennis Programme Partner the Cruyff Foundation.

Monday, 01 Apr 2024
Friday, 29 Mar 2024

IBU Para Biathlon Development Forum to take place in Lenzerheide/SUI

The IBU Para Biathlon Development Forum 2024 will take place from 7 to 9 June at Lenzerheide, Switzerland, the host site for the IBU Biathlon World Championships 2024 and a growing centre for biathlon development activities.

Following the transfer of governance for Para Biathlon from the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to the IBU in July 2022, the IBU became a full member of the IPC in September 2023.

Monday, 25 Mar 2024

Wimbledon to expand wheelchair draw sizes from 2024

The evolution of wheelchair tennis at the four Grand Slam tournaments is set to take another step forward this July after the All England Club announced that The 2024 Championships, will see the men’s and women’s wheelchair draws double in size.

Fields of eight men and eight women have contested wheelchair singles draws at Wimbledon since 2016, with men’s and women’s doubles draws of four partnerships having made their debuts at The Championships in 2005 and 2009, respectively.

Monday, 25 Mar 2024

Nancy named host of 2024 World ParaVolley Women’s Super 6

The World ParaVolley Super 6 will be back in 2024 with the women’s event relaunching the international federation’s premier six nations sitting volleyball tournament in Nancy, France from June 11-16.

The Women’s Super 6 will take place in Parc des Sports Vandoeuvre Nations in Nancy, about 350 kilometres away from French capital Paris, the host of the Paralympic Games.

Wednesday, 20 Mar 2024
Friday, 08 Mar 2024
Friday, 08 Mar 2024

Empowering women in Wheelchair Rugby: Task Group formed to drive global female participation

In celebration of International Women’s Day, a groundbreaking initiative has been launched to champion gender equality in the exhilarating world of wheelchair rugby. A task group dedicated to increasing female participation in the sport on a global scale has been established, marking a significant step towards fostering inclusivity and diversity within the wheelchair rugby community. Wheelchair rugby, a dynamic and high-impact Paralympic sport, has long been beloved for its intensity, skill, and teamwork. However, women have historically been underrepresented in this electrifying game.