News

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 IWRF.com

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 iwrf.com 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.