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.

Tuesday, 24 Aug 2021

Sabrina Ibáñez: A human being can never be broken

Like many of you, I’ve been eagerly awaiting the Paralympic Games. But as luck would have it, I now find myself immobilised following a pelvic fracture last week.

While I’m sorely disappointed that I will not to be joining my colleagues in Tokyo this year, I did have reason to celebrate following the launch of the WeThe15 campaign that aims to end discrimination towards persons with disabilities.

Wednesday, 18 Aug 2021

World Goalball Day to take place on 12 September

The International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) Goalball has announced that the first World Goalball Day will take place on 12 September 2021, aiming to ride the wave of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

In 2021 goalball is celebrating an incredible 75 years since it was pioneered by Austrian Hans Lorenzen and Germany’s Sepp Reindle in 1946. The pair developed the game to help with the rehabilitation of World War II veterans.

Wednesday, 04 Aug 2021

Blind football women’s World Championships pushed back to 2023

The International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) Blind Football have announced that the first Women’s World Championships will now take place at the 2023 IBSA World Games in Birmingham, Great Britain.

The competition was originally scheduled for November 2021 in Enugu, Nigeria. However due to national restrictions currently in place as a result of COVID-19, it is no longer practical for it to go ahead this year.