Wednesday, 16 Dec 2020

Wheelchair Curling Mixed Doubles provisionally accepted into Paralympic Programme

The International Paralympic Committee has confirmed that Wheelchair Mixed Doubles curling has been provisionally approved as an additional event at the Milano Cortina 2026 Paralympic Winter Games.

The announcement was made today following the decision being confirmed at a recent International Paralympic Committee Governing Board Meeting.

This confirmation means that two curling events — Mixed Team and Mixed Doubles — will now be part of the 2026 Paralympic Winter Programme.

However, the new curling discipline confirmation is subject to the following conditions:

Tuesday, 08 Dec 2020

Bornan Sports Technology becomes official provider for APSO

The Association of Paralympic Sports Organisations (APSO) is proud to announce Bornan Sports Technology as its official technology provider. Created in 2017 and having their main HQ in Lausanne, the company delivers quick and powerful technology solutions, base software and digital platforms for sport organisations and major sport events. The latter include the Mediterranean Games, African Youth Games, ANOC World Beach Games, Gulf Council Games, and a range of World Championships and other top sports events.

Thursday, 03 Dec 2020

IPC to provide EUR 1.8 million worth of grants to support members during pandemic

Historic initiative follows UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities’ theme 'Building Back Better: toward a disability-inclusive, accessible and sustainable post COVID-19 world'.

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is to make EUR 1.8 million worth of grant funding available to its 200-plus member organisations during 2021 as part of efforts to provide additional support during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thursday, 03 Dec 2020

IWAS Wheelchair Fencing School to launch in 2021

The International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS) Wheelchair Fencing has revealed details of a new, worldwide training base for referees, classifiers and coaches at the Brazilian Paralympic Training Centre in Sao Paulo.

The IWAS Wheelchair Fencing School, which will launch in 2021, is the result of a collaboration between IWAS, the Brazilian Paralympic Committee (CPB) and Brazilian Fencing Federation (CBE).

Thursday, 03 Dec 2020
Friday, 27 Nov 2020

China to host 2022 Sitting Volleyball World Championships

The World ParaVolley Board recently approved China as host of the 2022 Sitting Volleyball World Championships to be held at the World ParaVolley Hangzhou Development Centre tentatively 18th to 24th May 2022.

Some seven countries initially expressed interest in hosting the event. The Board voted unanimously to approve China, thus creating history in that it will be the first time that the combined men/women’s event will have been held in PVAO (Asia/Oceania).

Friday, 20 Nov 2020

World ParaVolley extends partnership with Senoh

World ParaVolley has extended its partnership with Japanese sports equipment company Senoh Corporation for the 2021-2024 period. World ParaVolley President Barry Couzner OAM and Senoh President Tetsuya Ozaki signed the contract remotely this month.

Senoh is known worldwide for its production of high-quality standing sitting volleyball and beach paravolley equipment and its track record in the Olympic Games. World ParaVolley signed a homologation agreement with Senoh back in 2016.

Tuesday, 10 Nov 2020
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:

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