The joint Inas-IPC research group, who managed the successful development of sport-specific classification systems for athletes with an intellectual disability ahead of the 2012 Paralympic Games, have confirmed that research will be conducted at the 2013 Inas World Nordic Skiing Championships in anticipation of possible inclusion in the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games.
The event website for the 2013 Inas European Indoor Athletics Championships is now available.
The event takes place in Istanbul, Turkey and will be attended by 11 teams.
The website of the 7th Inas World Skiing Championships, which take place in Turkey, has been launched. The event will be attended by members of the Inas-IPC Joint Research Group in order to progress the development of a sports-specific classification system as part of the work to secure inclusion in the Winter Paralympic Games in 2018.
Following the successful re-inclusion of athletes with an intellectual disability into the Paralympic Games programme in 2012, after a 12 year absence, the appointment is seen as crucial to take full advantage of the opportunities that will surely follow.