The IBSA World Games (formerly IBSA World Championships and Games) or World Blind Games are an international multi-sport event, occurring every four years, organized by the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA). The events enable blind and partially sighted athletes to compete in a number of sports.[1] The first event took place at Madrid, Spain in 1998.[2]

Editions

IBSA World Games

Edition Year Host Dates sports
1 1998  Spain, Madrid July 18–26[2] 4
2 2003  Canada, Quebec August 5–10[3] 5
3 2007  Brazil, São Paulo July 28-August 8[4] 6 [5]
4 2011  Turkey, Antalya April 1–10[1] 7
5 2015  South Korea, Seoul May 8–18 10
6 2019 Not held - -
7 2023  United Kingdom, Birmingham August 18–27 11 [6]

IBSA World Youth Games (WYC)

Edition Year Host Dates Sports
1 2005  USA, Colorado Springs August 4–10 5
2 2007  USA, Colorado Springs July 11–17 5
3 2009  USA, Colorado Springs July 15–20 3
4 2011  USA, Colorado Springs July 13–18 3 [7]
5 2013  USA, Colorado Springs September 13–15 2
6 2015  USA, Colorado Springs July 26–30 1
7 2017  HUN, Budaörs July 1–9 1 [8]

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History

1998 IBSA World Games

The inaugural 1998 sports event was held in Madrid, Spain for athletics, swimming, goalball and judo for the blind and vision-impaired.

2003 IBSA World Games

The 2003 Quebec, Canada event included five-a-side football, goalball and judo, other disciplines have been added to the event. Blind athletes were able to compete in the following sports: powerlifting, ten-pin and nine-pin bowling, biathlon, alpine skiing, archery, showdown, swimming, shooting, torball, Nordic skiing, athletics and cycling. Although a lot of winter sports were added to the list such as skiing, but also bowling and many others, but was held in five sports: Swimming, athletics, goalball, judo, and powerlifting.[17]

2007 IBSA World Games

Main article: 2007 IBSA World Games

The 2007 IBSA World Games was held from 28 July to 8 August in São Paulo, Brazil.

The sports were powerlifting, judo, goalball, football, swimming, and athletics.[18]

2011 IBSA World Games

The 2011 Antalya, Turkey sports were athletics, chess, futsal (football) B1, futsal (football) B2/B3, goalball, judo, powerlifting, swimming.[19][20]

2015 IBSA World Games

Main article: 2015 IBSA World Games

The 2015 IBSA World Games was held from 8 to 18 June 2015, in Seoul, South Korea.

2019 IBSA World Games

Nominations for the host nation for the 2019 IBSA World Games was called on 3 March 2017.[21][22] It was not possible to find a host nation able to cater for all the sports. Instead the IBSA Goalball and Judo Paralympic Games qualifying tournaments were held in Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States of America in June–July 2019, in conjunction with the federation's four-yearly international general assembly.[23]

2023 IBSA World Games

Main article: 2023 IBSA World Games

See also

References

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  23. ^ "IBSA General Assembly to take place in Fort Wayne, USA; 2019 World Games update". IBSA. Retrieved 14 September 2018.