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.
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.
After a wide-ranging open recruitment process, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has appointed a new independent Board of Appeal of Classification (BAC). The 14-member panel report to the independent chair of the BAC, who is Fred Jansen of the Netherlands.
The International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS) Wheelchair Fencing has revealed new dates and locations for a series of regional and World Cup competitions that were postponed in 2020.
All four competitions are qualifiers for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games but were cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
The IWRF Board of Directors have chosen to continue the suspension all IWRF sanctioned events and officials travel until further notice. This suspension will be revisited periodically by the Board of Directors.
There will be no IWRF sanctioned international competitions in 2020.
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.