Monday, 13 Dec 2021

Sabrina Ibáñez re-elected President of APSO for 2021-2025

FEI Secretary General Sabrina Ibáñez has been unanimously re-elected President of the Association of Paralympic Sports Organisations (APSO) for the four-year term 2021-2025.

Ibáñez was re-elected at the APSO General Assembly which took place prior to the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) General Assembly where Andrew Parsons (BRA) was himself re-elected IPC President for a second consecutive four-year term.

Wednesday, 08 Dec 2021

Inaugural World Wheelchair Mixed Doubles Curling Championship to be held in Lohja, Finland

The first ever World Wheelchair Mixed Doubles Curling Championship is set to take place in Lohja, Finland from 30 April until 6 May 2022 at the Kisakallio Sports Institute.

This inaugural championship will be played less than three weeks after the Paralympic Winter Games Beijing 2022, allowing for some athletes to compete in both a World Wheelchair Curling Championship and the Paralympic Games in the same year.

The World Wheelchair Mixed Doubles Curling Championship plans to feature upwards of 25 teams and will see one female and one male player per team.

Friday, 03 Dec 2021
Thursday, 02 Dec 2021

First women’s blind football, men’s Euros head to Italy

The first ever International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) Blind Football Women’s European Championships will be held in Pescara, Italy, in 2022, just ahead of the next men’s edition in the same location.

The women’s Euros join the recently announced first Americas and Asian Championships for female players in Argentina and India, respectively.

Four teams are expected to compete in Pescara from 2-7 June as women’s blind football takes off around the world, whilst 10 countries will go for the title in the men’s from 8-18 June.

Wednesday, 01 Dec 2021

Wheelchair Tennis Classification Rules to become more sport specific

An independent working group of experts and medical professionals, tasked by the ITF to review the current Minimum Impairment Criteria (MIC) within the ITF’s Wheelchair Tennis Classification Rules, has delivered its final report which has now been approved by the ITF Board and the International Paralympic Committee’s (IPC) Classification Committee.

Friday, 26 Nov 2021
Wednesday, 17 Nov 2021
Wednesday, 10 Nov 2021

APSO Executive Board election 2021

For attention of APSO members.

The APSO General Assembly will take place virtually on 10 December 2021, 13h00 CET.

The General Assembly will include elections for all five places on the Executive Board including the President for the period of 2021-2025.

All candidatures for these positions must be submitted by the respective APSO members in writing (in free format) to email address sergey.lyzhin(at) at least 15 days before the General Assembly, or no later than Friday, 26 November 2021.

Wednesday, 10 Nov 2021
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: