The four Grand Slam tournaments and the ITF have come together to pledge over $300,000 in financial support for wheelchair tennis.
The fund will provide grants to help wheelchair athletes and national association event hosts impacted by the suspension of the UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour and postponement of major wheelchair tournaments due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS) Powerchair Hockey have announced the new dates for the 2020 European Championships which were postponed earlier in the year.
The competition will now take place from 31 May – 7 June 2021 in Pajulahti, Finland, the original host city.
IWAS Powerchair Hockey and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) have determined that a one year delay would ensure the safety and unrestricted participation of all athletes.
The Sport Congress will also still take place in the days following the Championships.
The organisers of the 2019 International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) Goalball and Judo International Qualifier in Fort Wayne, USA, have won an award for the competition held between 2-9 July.
Sports Destination Management, the leading publication with the largest circulation of sports event planners and tournament directors in the sports tourism market in the USA, has recognised Fort Wayne 2019 as one of its Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism.
The Board of Directors of the International Wheelchair Rugby Federation is pleased to present the 2019-2024 Strategic Plan. This Plan was developed after an extensive review of the progress made by the IWRF since becoming an independent federation in 2010, our last Strategic Plan, and surveying our member nations.
If you missed the official launch of the IWRF strategic plan you can find a downloadable copy here on the IWRF website.
IWBF have awarded the 2022 Wheelchair Basketball World Championships to the city of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
The Asian Paralympic Committee (APC) has confirmed that para taekwondo has been included in the official programme of the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Para Games as the sport continues to grow and reach more people around the world.
The 4th edition of the Asian Para Games will take place on 9 – 15 October 2022, with fans set to be treated to the excitement and drama of para taekwondo for the first time.
Colombian Julio Cesar Avila has been elected as Americas Paralympic Committee (APC) President following four rounds of voting at the APC General Assembly in Lima, Peru.
He was chosen ahead of fellow presidential candidates Julie Dussliere of USA and Lucha Villar of Peru.
“I am thrilled to have received the support of the APC membership; I am speechless and emotional,” said Avila.
The FEI Annual Report 2018 has been published on the FEI’s corporate website (INSIDE.FEI.org), providing a comprehensive recap on all the key sporting moments and the main decisions as well as detailed facts and figures by discipline, nation/region, athlete/horse and in relation to development related activities through FEI Solidarity in 2018.
- Global initiative aims to increase number of wheelchair tennis players and number of countries offering wheelchair tennis activities.
- Expansion of localised competitive opportunities for players
- Support for talented players from any nation
- Annual investment of $1 million from Kosmos as part of Davis Cup partnership with ITF
- Continued support from Cruyff Foundation
The ITF Wheelchair Tennis Committee has today launched its new Wheelchair Tennis Development Plan, which will be instrumental in the continued growth of the