Tuesday, 12 Sep 2023

IBSA is developing women’s Goalball in West Asia

The IBSA Goalball Sport Committee chairperson, Aurora Zanolin, and the West Asia Para Federation for Disabled Sport (WAPF) have been working together towards the promotion and rise of disabled sports in that region, with special attention to women’s participation.

Last August, a meeting took place with 11 representatives of the National Paralympic Committees (NPC) from Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Syria, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.

Monday, 11 Sep 2023

IBSA Judo introduction in Africa

Part of IBSA Judo’s strategy is to involve Africa as much as possible in active judo.

As a first step, a high-level international competition was organized in Alexandria (EGY) in 2022 and 2023. At the same time, the most important stage of the actual construction is relationship building.

After several negotiations, at the invitation of the African Judo Union, János Tardos, IBSA Judo Chairman, participated in the continent’s congress and gave a lecture.

Wednesday, 30 Aug 2023
Tuesday, 01 Aug 2023

World Triathlon launch Para Athlete Support Grant 2023

The World Triathlon Paralympic Qualification period commenced on July 1 and our inspiring para triathletes from around the world started their campaigns, earning vital qualifying points towards the 2024 Paris Paralympic Games. 

To coincide with the start of this important qualifying period, World Triathlon launched its Para Athlete Support Grant, now in its second year. This grant recognises the heavy cost of travelling for para triathletes and is designed to provide athletes with the required financial support needed to race around for Paralympic qualification.

Tuesday, 11 Jul 2023

Para-rowers shine on the Paris 2024 Paralympic course

With a little over a year to go until racing gets underway at the Paris 2024 Games, some of the world’s best Para-rowers tested out the Stade Nautique Olympique venue last weekend, for the second edition of France’s dedicated Para-Rowing regatta to Paris. The event attracted rowers from host nation France, Great Britain, Italy, Germany, United States and the Netherlands, as well as a number of rowers from French clubs aiming to line up beside the Paralympic greats.

Friday, 30 Jun 2023

Ilgar Rahimov is the new IBSA president

Ilgar Rahimov got elected as the new president of IBSA – International Blind Sports Federation which took place this Friday, July 29, at the Extraordinary General Assembly (EGA) in Fátima, Portugal.

The former president of the Azerbaijan National Paralympic Committee got an absolute majority in the first round against the other candidate, Sandro Di Girolamo, previous IBSA president.

Thursday, 29 Jun 2023

New IWBF Executive Council elected for 2023-2026 Term

On Monday 19 June 2023 during the IWBF World Congress, which had been postponed to be held alongside the 2022 World Championships, a new IWBF Executive Council was elected for the 2023-2026 term.

The Congress, which was taking place in Dubai, UAE, saw Germany’s Ulf Mehrens elected by acclamation as President of the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation for a third term.

Wednesday, 28 Jun 2023

BWF Female Participation Grant gives space-loving Nazaha out-of-world experience

When Aishath Nazaha started playing badminton a year ago, she never thought it would take her to places she could only once dream of.

“The first time I left my country was in 2022 to go to a training camp in Korea. I was all alone, it was scary but once I got there, I had a great time. I learnt so much, met so many people like me,” said the 24-year-old from Maldives who plays in the Short Stature (SH6) class.

Thursday, 15 Jun 2023
Monday, 05 Jun 2023

Six months to go: First peek at World Abilitysport Games look

The logo for the 2023 World Abilitysport Games has been unveiled with six months to go until the world’s biggest gathering of athletes with physical impairments opens in Nakhon Ratchasima Thailand, on 3 December.

The countdown is firmly on for the Games which is expected to attract more than 1,000 competitors from 50 countries competing in a provisional programme of 13 sports.

The logo for Nakhon Ratchasima 2023 features a contrasting yellow and red flower emblem as its main feature, reflecting some of the iconic imagery traditionally associated with Thailand.