The top teams in the world just finished an amazing Paralympic tournament in Tokyo, but Covid-19 left the stands completely devoid. In October 2022, however, fans will be able to experience Wheelchair Rugby’s best in Vejle, Denmark.
Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) has announced that the World Triathlon Para Championships will be added to the event schedule at the upcoming World Triathlon Championship Series Abu Dhabi presented by Daman taking place on Yas Island on 5-6 November. After sadly missing out on the 2020 World Championships due to the pandemic, the world’s best para triathletes will now gather on Yas Island on the first weekend of November, just two months after their incredible performances at the Paralympic races in Tokyo.
Like many of you, I’ve been eagerly awaiting the Paralympic Games. But as luck would have it, I now find myself immobilised following a pelvic fracture last week.
While I’m sorely disappointed that I will not to be joining my colleagues in Tokyo this year, I did have reason to celebrate following the launch of the WeThe15 campaign that aims to end discrimination towards persons with disabilities.
The International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) Goalball has announced that the first World Goalball Day will take place on 12 September 2021, aiming to ride the wave of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
In 2021 goalball is celebrating an incredible 75 years since it was pioneered by Austrian Hans Lorenzen and Germany’s Sepp Reindle in 1946. The pair developed the game to help with the rehabilitation of World War II veterans.
The International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) Blind Football have announced that the first Women’s World Championships will now take place at the 2023 IBSA World Games in Birmingham, Great Britain.
The competition was originally scheduled for November 2021 in Enugu, Nigeria. However due to national restrictions currently in place as a result of COVID-19, it is no longer practical for it to go ahead this year.
Changes to the IWBF Classification Rules and Regulations for international wheelchair basketball are to be implemented by the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) from 1st October 2021.
In January 2020, IPC’s Governing Board declared IWBF non-compliant with the 2015 IPC Athlete Classification Code, and set a deadline for compliance to be met by no later than 31 August 2021 for the sport to remain as part of the Paralympic movement and be reinstated to the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games sport programme.
Egypt’s capital city, Cairo, will conclude an action-packed 2021 after being confirmed as hosts of the Sitting Volleyball World Cup from December 10 to 15 at the Cairo International Stadium.
The biggest sitting volleyball event in the World ParaVolley calendar will feature 16 teams each for the men’s and women’s competitions all competing for the title. A lot is at stake at the World Cup as winning teams will be guaranteed a spot at the 2022 Sitting Volleyball World Championships in Hangzhou, China in May.
The final list of qualifiers for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games badminton competition has been confirmed.
A total of 46 male and 44 female players representing 28 National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) from the five Continental Confederations have been selected.
The International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS) has revealed that athletics, powerlifting and cerebral palsy (CP) football will form the final programme for the 2021 IWAS World Games in Vila Real de Santo Antonio, Portugal, from 7-13 October.
The confirmation comes after countries were invited to register their interest in the sports on the preliminary programme which also featured swimming, as well as wheelchair cricket and beach ParaVolley for the first IWAS Guttmann Games.
The six countries that will compete in the Wheelchair Rugby tournament at The World Games 2022 in Birmingham in Alabama have been announced.
The United States as the host will be joined by Canada, Germany, Great Britain, Japan and Switzerland when the sport makes its debut on The World Games programme.