Welcome message by Sabrina Ibáñez
Welcome to APSO, the Association of Paralympic Sports Organisations created in 2017. We are a collective association made up of 17 International Federations and sports organisations and our mission is to protect and promote the interests of our sports and our athletes within the Paralympic movement.
The need for an umbrella association comes from the rapid development of Paralympic sport where in some cases it has been integrated within the relevant International Federation and/or sports organisation whilst in others, the sports remain governed entirely by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).
As sporting bodies that do govern our Paralympic sports, having a collective voice is a powerful tool to ensure we can be heard within the Paralympic movement and ensure that our sports and our athletes are given the opportunity, visibility and awareness they deserve. And it is also provides us with perspective and a valuable sounding board when it comes to governance and integrity.
Sport has the ability to inspire because it shows a side of the human spirit which we all aspire to – to better oneself, to push the limits, to be the best you can be- and this is why International Federations – and this association – have such an important role to play. We are the guardians of our sports and we need to ensure we have a voice for all our athletes so that we can continue to represent our sports at the very highest level.
|New provisional dates for Americas Olympic and Paralympic Continental Qualification Regatta||Thu, 12/17/2020 - 12:00|
|Wheelchair Curling Mixed Doubles provisionally accepted into Paralympic Programme||Wed, 12/16/2020 - 10:00|
|Bornan Sports Technology becomes official provider for APSO||Tue, 12/08/2020 - 12:00|
|IWAS Wheelchair Fencing School to launch in 2021||Thu, 12/03/2020 - 12:00|
|IPC to provide EUR 1.8 million worth of grants to support members during pandemic||Thu, 12/03/2020 - 12:00|
|International Day of Persons with Disabilities: para-cyclists speak out||Thu, 12/03/2020 - 08:00|
|China to host 2022 Sitting Volleyball World Championships||Fri, 11/27/2020 - 15:00|
|World ParaVolley extends partnership with Senoh||Fri, 11/20/2020 - 15:00|
|APSO becomes associate member of GAISF||Tue, 11/10/2020 - 11:00|
|New IWRF Regional Development Structure announced||Tue, 10/06/2020 - 14:00|