As the semi-finalists in this years Australian Open Tennis were being decided in Melbourne today, the competition for players with an intellectual disability got underway with 33 players competing for both singles and doubles titles.
Professor Jan Burns (UK), Inas Head of Eligibility, today received an MBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours List for services to people with a learning disability.
The New Year Honours list recognises the achievements and service of extraordinary people across the United Kingdom and we would like to congratulate Jan on her well-earned recognition.
Amaury Russo, Inas President was a guest this week at the Russian Paralympic Committee annual IX Return to Life Award Ceremony, honouring outstanding achievements of Russian athletes, coaches, medical and support staff as well as other contributes to the success of Russian National Team at the major international competitions in 2014.
Inas has confirmed that the 2015 World Half Marathon Championships will take place in the heart of the Douro Valley, Portugal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The event will be incorporated within the 10th Douro Valley Half Marathon in Régua, a annual road race event sanctioned by IAAF.
The 2nd Inas Americas Indoor Rowing Championship is again held in conjunction with the MidAtlantic Erg Sprints which is the largest qualifying event for the World Indoor Rowing Championships (CRASH-B) with more than 100 events for junior, college, masters and adaptive rowers.
The event takes place in Washington in January 2015.
The 2015 Inas European Cross Country Championships are confirmed to take place in Wakefield, United Kingdom in February.
The first entry deadline is 23rd December 2014, and the final entry deadline is 31st January 2015. Please note that all athletes must appear on the Inas Master List no later than the final entry deadline.
Inas is delighted to announce the launch of the Inas Awards to recognise the outstanding achievements of para-athletes with an intellectual disability and those who work tirelessly to support them.
Hilton Hotel, Sheffield, Great Britain
Award Categories include:
September 20th 2014 marks exactly 1 year until the opening ceremony of the 2015 Inas Global Games which takes place in Guayaquil, Ecuador in 2015.
The Games take place every four years and provide elite competition in 8 sports. More than 1,000 athletes representing 40 nations are expected to compete.
Saudi Arabia overcame South Africa today in the final of the 2014 Inas World Football Championships, winning 4-2.
They become the first team to win the competition three times.
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