Tuesday, 06 Oct 2020

New IWRF Regional Development Structure announced

The IWRF Development team have reviewed the regional structure for global wheelchair rugby development resulting in the IWRF Board approving two major initiatives:

1. The formation of four Development Regions including:

  • Americas
  • Asia/Oceania
  • Europe
  • Middle East and Africa (MEA)

MEA being the new region which allows a strategic focus on that region which had previously been approved by the board.

Tuesday, 06 Oct 2020

IWRF Athlete Welfare section debuts on

Athletes are at the centre of what we do and the IWRF is committed to its stated value – Athlete Focused. To that end a new web page has been launched on today called Athlete Welfare.

This page contains newly developed guidelines under the guidance of IWRF Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Ken Lee covering several subject areas, and advanced warning of other guidelines on their way including the following:

Release Date and Topic

Tuesday, 08 Sep 2020

FIBA and IWBF strengthen cooperation

FIBA and IWBF (International Wheelchair Basketball Federation) have strengthened their partnership with the renewal of the Memorandum of Understanding until the end of 2023.

The two world governing bodies for the sports of basketball and wheelchair basketball have extended the agreement that will see them continue to work closely with the same goal: to make basketball, in whatever version, the most popular sports community.

Wednesday, 02 Sep 2020

Seven sports to feature at IWAS World Games 2020

The International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS) has revealed the list of seven sports that will feature at the IWAS World Games in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, from 10-17 December.

Athletics, powerlifting, shooting, swimming, wheelchair tennis and wheelchair fencing will form the programme for the event.

Wheelchair fencing will stage its Asian Championships – a qualifier for Tokyo 2020 – and under 17 and under 23 World Championships in Nakhon Ratchasima.

Tuesday, 18 Aug 2020

Trio of football World Championships heading to Birmingham 2023 IBSA World Games

The International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) and British Blind Sport have revealed that the men’s and women’s IBSA Blind Football World Championships and the partially sighted World Championships will take place as part of the 2023 World Games in Birmingham, Great Britain.

The announcement was made with three years to go until the opening ceremony of Birmingham 2023 on 18 August.

Wednesday, 12 Aug 2020

Para athletes invited to register for global consultation regarding athlete protests

The IPC Athletes’ Council has launched an online portal for Para athletes to register and take part in a consultation exercise to gather a better understanding on ways Para athletes could express their views on key subjects at the Paralympic Games, while respecting the Paralympic Movement’s values and principles.

Tuesday, 11 Aug 2020

Building an inclusive society: Santen and International Blind Sports Federation forge partnership

Santen Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. and the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) have joined forces to help shape an inclusive society.

Through this partnership, Santen and IBSA will strive for social inclusion by boosting people’s awareness and understanding toward people with a vision impairment, and further promote opportunities to share the joy of sports.

Wednesday, 08 Jul 2020
Wednesday, 17 Jun 2020
Friday, 05 Jun 2020

IBSA Goalball World Championships and other major events confirmed

The International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) Goalball has revealed the dates and locations for a series of major competitions taking place over the next three years.

The sport has confirmed that the cycle will remain unchanged heading towards the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games, despite the postponement of Tokyo 2020.

Headlining the announcement is the 2022 IBSA Goalball World Championships which will take place in Hangzhou, China, from 3-15 July.