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Wednesday, 17 Nov 2021
Wednesday, 10 Nov 2021

APSO Executive Board election 2021

For attention of APSO members.

The APSO General Assembly will take place virtually on 10 December 2021, 13h00 CET.

The General Assembly will include elections for all five places on the Executive Board including the President for the period of 2021-2025.

All candidatures for these positions must be submitted by the respective APSO members in writing (in free format) to email address sergey.lyzhin(at)apso.sport at least 15 days before the General Assembly, or no later than Friday, 26 November 2021.

Wednesday, 10 Nov 2021
Friday, 29 Oct 2021

First WPV Beach Development Centre approved

On 27 October 2021 the World ParaVolley Board unanimously approved the first official Beach Development Centre that is located in Florida, USA – the Hickory Point Beach Sand Volleyball Complex.

This is an exciting development for the progress of beach paravolley which is planning to be included in the LA 2028 Paralympic Games as it will serve as a Centre for upcoming competitions, events, clinics, camps and training/education opportunities for athletes, coaches and officials.

Dr. Stephen Giugni OAM, Assistant Sport Director (Beach) said:

Monday, 18 Oct 2021

Beijing’s Kuntai Group named as World Wheelchair Curling Championship title sponsor

Beijing’s Kuntai Group has been named as the title sponsor of the World Wheelchair Curling Championship 2021 being hosted in the National Aquatic Centre from 23–30 October. The National Aquatic Centre will also be the curling venue for the Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and is known as the Ice Cube.

Established in 1992, the Kuntai Group is a state owned real estate and property management enterprise committed to urban space development and operation in the Chaoyang District of Beijing.

Monday, 18 Oct 2021

IWAS World Games 2022 heading to Sochi, Russia

The International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS) has announced that the IWAS World Games 2022 will be hosted in Sochi, Russia, from 2-9 October.

The Games, which will return to the impressive venues of the 2015 edition, will once again host an exciting provisional sports programme comprised of archery, athletics, cerebral palsy football, ParaVolley, swimming, table tennis & Para badminton.

Wednesday, 13 Oct 2021

Di Girolamo elected IBSA President

Italy’s Sandro Di Girolamo was elected President of the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) at the organisation’s Extraordinary General Assembly in Amman, Jordan, on Monday (11 October).

Di Girolamo, who is also President of the Italian Paralympic Sports Federation for the Visually Impaired and Blind (FISPIC), overcame incumbent Jannie Hammershoi of Denmark.

Friday, 01 Oct 2021

Bids to host 2022 World Para Table Tennis Championships invited

The International Table Tennis Federation invites bids to host the 2022 World Para Championships. It is the most prestigious of all Para Table Tennis tournaments.

Organised in the fourth quarter of 2022 with a maximum of 340 players accepted, the tournament involves seven competition days.

World titles in the following categories comprise the schedule:

Wednesday, 15 Sep 2021
Tuesday, 14 Sep 2021

World Triathlon Para Championships 2021 to take place in Abu Dhabi in November

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.