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Monday, 15 Jan 2024

2024 IWBF Asia Oceania Wheelchair Basketball Championships unveils trailblazing initiative with Asia Oceania composite team

The upcoming 2024 IWBF Asia Oceania Wheelchair Basketball Championships will introduce a groundbreaking initiative by assembling female players from various countries to form an Asia Oceania Composite team for the women’s competition. The primary objective is to enhance participation in women’s wheelchair basketball in the Asia Oceania region, providing inspiration to women and offering opportunities for those lacking sufficient players to form teams.

Thursday, 11 Jan 2024

Inaugural World Abilitysport Guttmann Games Details Announced

The 1st World Abilitysport Guttmann Games will be held from 10-14 July 2024 in the birthplace of the Paralympic Movement, Stoke Mandeville, Great Britain.

The Games, aimed specifically at sports and events not on the Paralympic programme, will host a competition programme of powerchair hockey and para dance sport with a development forum and showcase to be held in wheelchair cricket.

Monday, 04 Dec 2023

Barry Couzner OAM, President, World ParaVolley announces retirement

In an unexpected announcement, the World ParaVolley President, Barry Couzner OAM, revealed his retirement from volleyball and paravolley activities, effective 31 December 2023.  He had another year to serve as President, but a health issue has prevented him from continuing in the role which he began in October 2014, making this the 10th year of his Presidency.

Vice President Lori Okimura will automatically take over as President until December 2024 and meanwhile a new Vice President will be sought by the Board.

Monday, 30 Oct 2023

World Wheelchair-B Curling Championship begins on Sunday in Lohja

The World Wheelchair-B Curling Championship 2023 will take place in the Kisakallio Sports Institute in Lohja, Finland from 5–10 November.

11 teams will play for spots in the World Wheelchair Curling Championship 2023 line-up. The three podium-finisher teams in Lohja qualify for the world championship, taking place in March 2024 in Gangneung, Korea.

Wednesday, 25 Oct 2023

World Abilitysport and World ParaVolley partner on development

World Abilitysport and World ParaVolley have signed an agreement which will see the two organisations work together on the development of the sport, athletes and officials over the next four years.

World Abilitysport offers a range of sports and development opportunities for people with physical impairments, headlined by its biennial World Games. It has a long history of supporting sports and disciplines both on and off the Paralympic programme.

Tuesday, 24 Oct 2023
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Thursday, 12 Oct 2023

Congratulations to the new World Boccia President and Treasurer

World Boccia are delighted to announce that Mr Jon Morgan OBE has been appointed as President and Mr Richard Boele as Treasurer, following elections at the recent General Assembly in Portugal. Jon was nominated by UK Boccia and Richard by Boccia Australia. Both have previous World Boccia Board experience. World Boccia would also like to thank Dr Ahmed Adam for his interest in the role of Treasurer. Mr David Hadfield OBE (Immediate Past President) was given the role of Honorary Vice President of World Boccia in appreciation of the incredible amount he has done for our sport.

Tuesday, 03 Oct 2023

Para Table Tennis Development Initiatives Take Center Stage

Recently, all eyes were on Para Table Tennis Development as a groundbreaking initiative took place in Giza (EGY) in the form of the first ever Para Table Tennis Training Camp organized within the framework of the ITTF Development plan. Simultaneously, selected Para Table Tennis athletes from Member Associations around the world were embarking on their own journeys, propelled by the support of ITTF's PTT Grants for 2023.

Wednesday, 27 Sep 2023

UCI World Cycling Centre: para-cycling camp at Korean Continental Development Satellite

Para-cyclists from south-east and west Asia trained last week at the UCI World Cycling Centre (WCC) Continental Development Satellite in Yeongju, Korea.

The first-of-its kind training camp was coordinated by the UCI World Cycling Centre in Aigle, Switzerland, financed by International Paralympic Committee (IPC) funding, and run by the UCI WCC Korean Development satellite. Athletes from Lebanon, Laos, United Arab Emirates, Iraq and Thailand made the most of this opportunity.