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Monday, 14 Jun 2021

Long-awaited Table Tennis Paralympic Qualification Tournament in Slovenia hailed a tremendous success

Staging a major international tournament is always an exacting task; add to the fact that you have to provide a level of organisation that caters for players with impairments, wheelchair access being mandatory, then add all the paraphernalia of creating an environment that has the utmost hygienic standards to cope with the current pandemic, the word “exacting” is an understatement.

Friday, 11 Jun 2021

World ParaVolley e-Learning platform to launch on June 15

World ParaVolley has been working hard over the past number of months to put together the initial phase of E-ParaVolley, an online LMS which will offer possibilities for individuals to learn more about World ParaVolley and to embark on technical education pathways.

The program has been made possible in large part as a result of two grants from the International Paralympic Committee – one from the NPCDP-IF funding stream, and the other from the GSI COVID-19 Relief Fund stream.

Tuesday, 08 Jun 2021
Friday, 28 May 2021

TableTennisUnited supporting paralympic athletes

The ITTF Group started the TableTennisUnited Fund in 2020 to support the table tennis community worldwide through the ordeals of Covid-19. Once again we have witnessed the power of unity spreading across the Atlantic, as the Fund ensures training continues for players with disabilities in Argentina and Germany during financial droughts caused by the pandemic.

CEDIMA – Centro de Discapacitados de La Matanza

Monday, 24 May 2021
Monday, 17 May 2021

Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games marks 100 days to go

Tokyo 2020 and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) have celebrated 100 days to go until the opening of the Paralympic Games with a special unveiling of the Agitos at TMG headquarters on Sunday (16 May).

The key milestone, a significant step on the journey towards the Games this summer, comes as thousands of Paralympic athletes worldwide ramp-up their preparations to compete across 539 different events in 22 sports from 24 August 2021.

Wednesday, 05 May 2021

Asian Paralympic Committee, IBSA team up to increase classifiers in Asia

A course designed to increase the number of national classifiers who can work with visually impaired (VI) athletes is being delivered throughout May by the Asian Paralympic Committee (APC) and the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA).

Over 20 ophthalmologists and optometrists from across the region will take part in the online course which consists of four online theory sessions after which, subject to successfully completing a test, they will receive a certificate to show that they have completed part one of the course.

Tuesday, 04 May 2021

France awarded 2022 Wheelchair Rugby European Championship

The IWRF is delighted to announce that the 2022 Wheelchair Rugby European Championship Division A has been awarded to France.

The European Championship will take place in Paris, 21st - 27th of February at a prestigious Parisian Sport Venue.

The European Championship Local Organising Committee is composed of members from CAPSAAA Paris Wheelchair Rugby Club, the Fédération Française Handisport and the Wheelchair Rugby French Commission.

 IWRF President Richard Allcroft said,

Friday, 30 Apr 2021
Thursday, 29 Apr 2021

Spain to host the 2021 Wheelchair Basketball European Championships for Men and Women

The 2021 European Championships for both Men and Women is set to take place in Madrid, Spain between the 2 – 13 December 2021.

IWBF Europe have announced that they have awarded hosting rights of the Men’s and Women’s European Championships División A to Federación Española de Deportes de Personas con Discapacidad Física (FEDDF).