The latest from the President of Inas
Jose Amaury Russo of Brazil has been elected the new President of Inas – the International Federation for sport for athletes with an intellectual disability within the Paralympic movement has confirmed – a role he will take with immediate effect.
Over the last two days, Inas has been meeting with NPC’s from across the Central Americas area to foster relationships and improve understanding of the athlete eligibility process.
Representatives from a number of NPC’s including hosts Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador, Panama and Nicaragua participated in the workshop and it is hoped to see greater opportunities for athletes with intellectual disabilities developing across the region in the future.
Inas has confirmed that the 2013 Inas World Half Marathon Championships will take place in Ostrzeszow, Poland in April.
The first entry deadline is 31st January 2013 and the final entry deadline is 28th February 2013.
Athletes must appear on the Inas Master List no later than the final entry deadline.
The Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences at Canterbury Christchurch University (UK) are looking for a full-time PhD scholarship to work on the project ‘cognitive profiling sporting competence in athletes with intellectual disabilities’ and will support the wider research work overseen by Inas/IPC to develop classification for athletes with an intellectual disability.
The 2013 Asian Indoor Rowing Championships will be held on 16th and 17th March 2013 in the Kowloon Park Sports Centre, Hong Kong.
The 2013 Inas European Indoor Athletics Championships take place in Istanbul, Turkey.
Please note that the first entry deadline in 7th January 2013, and the final entry deadline is 10th February 2013. All athletes must appear on the Inas Master List no later than this date.
The 7th Inas World Skiing Championships will take place in Erzurum, Turkey.
The final closing date is 10th February 2013, and all entrants must appear on the Inas Master List no later than this date.
The event will be used to conduct research into the development of a sports-specific classification system.
The 2nd Inas Asia General Assembly will take place in Rio De Janieri, Brazil on 30 April 2013, directly after the 2013 Inas General Assembly.
Motions from nations are requested to submit within one month (by 7 March 2013) for discussion in the Inas Asia General Assembly and for further information please contact David Ip (Secretary General) at email@example.com