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Saturday, 01 Oct 2022

Two World Wheelchair Championships awarded to Richmond, British Columbia, Canada

The World Wheelchair Curling Championship and World Wheelchair Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2023 will be held at the Richmond Curling Centre in British Columbia, Canada. Both championships will run simultaneously from 4–12 March.

Richmond is a diverse community located 20 minutes from Vancouver and was home to speed skating at the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games 2010.

Dating back to 1958, the Richmond Curling Centre is a modern eight-sheet rink with a restaurant, a pro shop, meeting rooms, excellent viewing areas and a luxurious 200-person capacity lounge.

Wednesday, 06 Jul 2022

World Triathlon Para Series continues in Montreal with the stars of Para Triathlon

2022 World Para Triathlon Series lands in Montreal on Friday 8th July, after a brilliant season starter in Yokohama in May. The fields are stacked with world champions, Paralympic gold medallists and Paralympic hopefuls aiming for Paris 2024. Parc Jean Drapeau, where the Formula 1 circuit is located, will set the scene for the para triathlon medal events, six male and six female, scheduled for the second stage of the World Para Series in 2022.

Monday, 04 Jul 2022

First-ever international Para Triathlon Conference

This August, the best para triathletes will travel to the city Swansea (Wales, UK), for the first edition of the 2022 World Triathlon Para Series Swansea, an event that will host the first-ever International Para Triathlon Conference, aiming to bring experts in the field from all over the world to discuss research findings and new approaches on the enhancement of high performance and development of para triathlon.

Tuesday, 31 May 2022
Wednesday, 11 May 2022

2022 World Triathlon Para Series ready for take off in Yokohama

The first Para Triathlon Series event of 2022 gets underway in Yokohama this weekend, featuring Paralympic gold medalists from Tokyo 2020 and rising stars hoping to plot a route to Paris 2024.

Once again the 750m harbour swim transitions into a 20km bike through the city streets, with tight turns around the Kanagawa government building and in front of the iconic ferris wheel across the four laps. The run will be a three-lap 5km for all but the racing wheelchairs, that will take a single lap to the finish.

Monday, 09 May 2022
Tuesday, 22 Mar 2022

Women Lead Sports helping to #Breakthebias for more gender equality in sport

Following weeks of intensive training, 40 hand-picked participants from 19 countries have completed the Association of Paralympic Sports Organisations (APSO) Women Lead Sports (WLS) programme, which supports the development and active participation of women in decision-making within para sport organisations worldwide.

Created by award winning trainer and professional coach Gabriela Mueller, the programme is designed to give women the tools they require to become effective negotiators, communicators, change-agents and influential leaders in sports governance structures.

Thursday, 10 Mar 2022

2022 WWR European Qualification Championship to be hosted in Norway

WWR is delighted to announce that the 2022 Wheelchair Rugby European Qualification Championship will be hosted by the Norwegian Rugby Association at Skien Fritidspark. 

Four days of competition will commence Wednesday 7th September 2022 with finals day on Saturday 10th September 2022. 10 European Wheelchair Rugby National teams will be competing for places at the European Championship 2023 to be hosted by Great Britain to be held at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales in late April early May 2023.

Thursday, 17 Feb 2022

The Para Equestrian Digest: Building inclusion, one story at a time

The FEI has launched The Para Equestrian Digest, an online magazine created for Para Equestrian athletes and the people connected to the sport so they can share – in their own words – their personal experiences and disability stories.

Every month, the Digest will put the spotlight on an athlete or project in Para Equestrian sport with the aim of improving disability awareness and inclusion.

Wednesday, 16 Feb 2022

FIBA and IWBF intensify partnership

FIBA, the governing body of basketball, and IWBF, the governing body of wheelchair basketball, have announced further steps to intensify their relationship with the common goal to develop and grow basketball across the world.

The two organizations reaffirmed their close collaboration following recent meetings by the IWBF Executive Council and the FIBA Executive Committee, where it was approved by both Executive Boards to intensify the cooperation.