‘Successful’ site visit for football World Championships

26th October 2017

Football for athletes with an intellectual impairment

A ‘successful’ site visit to Karlstad, Sweden, the host city of the 2018 International Federation for Intellectual Impairment Sport (INAS) World Football Championships, has taken place.

INAS Football Committee Chairperson John Ball returned from the visit optimistic of a great Championships between 2-18 August.


 

Germany dominate at 2017 World Championships for Judoka

25th October 2017
Two female judoka fighting

Credit: Erik Gruhn/DJB

By German NPC and German Judo Federation

Hosts Germany put in an incredible performance at the 2017 World Championships for Judoka in Cologne between 21-22 October, winning seven titles, 17 silver and 17 bronze medals at the first edition of the event.


 

#SupportTheBest: List of auction lots grows

24th October 2017

A flyer for an auction in support of the world's best athletes with an intellectual impairment

Just under one month away from its #SupportTheBest dinner and auction in Sheffield, Great Britain, on 23 November, the International Federation for Intellectual Impairment Sport (INAS) has given a glimpse of the list of items to be sold.


 

France claim historic double at INAS table tennis Worlds

24th October 2017

A table tennis player with Down's syndrome

The French men’s and women’s teams took two historic titles at the 2017 International Federation for Intellectual Impairment Sport (INAS) World Table Tennis Championships on Monday (23 October), securing the first titles for players with Down’s syndrome.


 

Athletes prepare for historic INAS World Table Tennis Championships

20th October 2017
A table tennis player throws the ball into to air ready to serve

Photo by Harry Engels/Getty Images

Around 65 athletes from 14 countries have begun to arrive in Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic, for the 2017 International Federation for Intellectual Impairment Sport (INAS) World Table Tennis Championships which get underway on Monday (23 October).


 

International Day of Sport for Athletes with an Intellectual Impairment announced

19th October 2017
A montage of photos of athletes with intellectual impairments

Credit: Getty Images

The International Federation for Intellectual Impairment Sport (INAS) has re-launched its dedicated day for celebrating and raising awareness of high performance and grassroots sport worldwide.

The occasion – formerly known as Global Intellectual Disability Day – has been renamed the International Day of Sport for Athletes with an Intellectual Impairment. It will be held on 3 December, 2017.


 

Wong looks towards ‘most important competition since Paralympics’

19th October 2017

Hong Kong's Ka Man Wong lines up to hit the ball

Hong Kong’s former Paralympic champion Ka Man Wong is excited about the 2017 International Federation for Intellectual Impairment Sport (INAS) World Table Tennis Championships, believing it to be the most important event since the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.


 

Australia reveal team for 2017 INAS Swimming Championships

18th October 2017

A series of swimmers with intellectual impairments dive into the pool

By Sport Inclusion Australia

A team of 10 Australian swimmers will take on the world’s best at the 2017 International Federation for Intellectual Impairment Sport (INAS) Swimming Championships in Aguascalientes, Mexico, from the 28 November – 3 December.


 

Mui Wui Ng to ‘fight’ for medals at table tennis Worlds

18th October 2017

Two female table tennis players play a match

Hong Kong’s Paralympic table tennis bronze medallist Mui Wui Ng will be one of the faces to watch at the 2017 International Federation for Intellectual Impairment Sport (INAS) World Table Tennis Championships from 23 October.

The 20-year-old made a name for herself by beating defending champion Ka Man Wong to bronze in the women’s singles at Rio 2016.


 

INAS sends condolences to family of Jose Luis Campo

17th October 2017
A man holds his arms open in front of a banner for the Americas Paralympic Committee

Credit: Americas Paralympic Committee

The International Federation for Intellectual Impairment Sport (INAS) has joined other members of the Paralympic Movement in sending its condolences to the family of Jose Luis Campo, President of the Americas Paralympic Committee (APC), who passed away suddenly on Monday (16 October).