The latest from the President of Inas
The 3rd Regional Eligibility workshop will be held in Chihuahua City, Mexico and is open to Inas member nations, National Paralympic Committee representatives, National Eligibility Officers, club officials, psychologists and anyone else involved in the Inas eligibility process.
The Classification Rules and Regulations for swimmers with an intellectual disability (S14) can be now found on the IPC Swimming website, together with details of classification opportunities ahead of the 2012 Paralympic Games.
Inas would like to thank everybody involved in the research project and congratulate the research team on the publication of the qualification system.
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC), led by its President Sir Philip Craven, has said it is ‘utterly disgusted’ by comments made by ‘broadcaster’ Michael Laws on New Zealand based RadioLive and called for the radio station to terminate his employment.
This weeks blog concerns the forthcoming Inas Conference and General Assembly.
Registration forms are now available for the 2011 Inas Conference and General Assembly which takes place in Canberra, Australia in April.
The conference programme will include an update on eligibility and classification and anti-doping, as well as considering the Inas sports strategy and the Inas Moving Forward project.
This week’s blog coincides with the first event of the 2011 calendar – the Inas World Alpine and Nordic Skiing Championships in France. Despite the challenges posed by the weather conditions and the lack of snow, the event has been extremely successful and our thoughts turn to the events that lie ahead in 2011 – a particularly important year for some sports – being that it sees the start of the qualification period for the 2012 Paralympic Games.
The 2011 Inas World Alpine and Nordic Skiing Championships begin today in Lans-en-Vercors in France. The snow conditions in Station lans-en-Vercors did not allow the trials to take place as planned, but the event - which takes place together with the French National Championships - goes ahead with 12 countries and more than 40 athletes competing.
As part of the eligibility education programme, Inas will be hosting a regional eligibility workshop for nations in the North Africa/Middle East region between 3rd and 6th February 2o11. The workshop will be held in Cairo, Egypt and is hosted by the Egyptian Paralympic Committee. The workshop is open to all Inas member nations, National Paralympic Committee representatives, National Eligibility Officers, club officials, psychologists and anyone else involved in the Inas eligibility process.
Due to the ongoing demonstrations in Egypt, Inas has cancelled the eligibility workshop that was due to take place in Cairo between 4&5th February. A new date will be arranged as soon as possible and we apologise for any inconvenience.