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Tuesday, 18 Aug 2020

Trio of football World Championships heading to Birmingham 2023 IBSA World Games

The International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) and British Blind Sport have revealed that the men’s and women’s IBSA Blind Football World Championships and the partially sighted World Championships will take place as part of the 2023 World Games in Birmingham, Great Britain.

The announcement was made with three years to go until the opening ceremony of Birmingham 2023 on 18 August.

Wednesday, 12 Aug 2020

Para athletes invited to register for global consultation regarding athlete protests

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.

Tuesday, 11 Aug 2020

Building an inclusive society: Santen and International Blind Sports Federation forge partnership

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.

Wednesday, 08 Jul 2020
Wednesday, 17 Jun 2020
Friday, 05 Jun 2020

IBSA Goalball World Championships and other major events confirmed

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.

Friday, 05 Jun 2020
Wednesday, 03 Jun 2020
Monday, 01 Jun 2020

ITF and Grand Slams join forces to support Wheelchair Tennis

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.

Tuesday, 12 May 2020

New dates for powerchair hockey Euros

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.