The Association of Paralympic Sports Organisations (APSO) welcomed three new members at its General Assembly held in Berlin (GER), taking the organisation’s membership to 20.
World ParaVolley, the international federation of para sport disciplines sitting volleyball and beach paravolley, announced today a bold new decision in its long-term strategic planning to strengthen its marketing and management opportunities for the future. The World ParaVolley Board took action to formally establish the organisation as a not-for-profit entity in the USA. This creates a strong partnership with its existing World ParaVolley Foundation, a 501(c)3 not for profit corporation and the fundraising entity for the organisation’s global development planning.
The World Wheelchair Curling Championship and World Wheelchair Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2024 will be held in the Gangneung Curling Centre, in Gangneung, Korea in March 2024.
The World Wheelchair Curling Championship 2024 will be held from 2–9 March and will be followed by the World Wheelchair Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2024 from 10–16 March.
Following a popular survey led by the organizers of the Rio de Janeiro 2022 World Boccia Championships, the championship mascot has been named – DIBO. A blend of “Dirceu” and “Boccia”, a posthumous honor to one of the greatest icons of Brazilian and World Boccia, Dirceu Pinto.
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.
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.
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.
Wheelchair tennis’s Grand Slam journey passes another landmark this week at Roland Garros as 32 wheelchair players line up to contest the titles at one of the sport’s four majors for the first time.
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.
WWR is delighted to announce that the 2023 Asia-Oceania Championship will be hosted by Japan Wheelchair Rugby Federation in, Tokyo.
Confirmation of the dates will be announced later this year.
Teams will compete in what is a direct qualifier for the Paris Paralympic Games in 2024.
Richard Allcroft, WWR President said: