27th August 2015

logo ecuador 2015_2Further to our update last week regarding the increased activity of the Cotapaxi Volcano in Ecuador, we have continued to liaise closely with the Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the 2015 Global Games and sought advice from a number of official sources including the Ecuadorian Institute of Geophysics, embassies and government.


One month until the opening ceremony of the 2015 INAS Global Games

20th August 2015

logo ecuador 2015_220th of August marks one month to go until the opening ceremony of the 2015 Ecuador INAS Global Games – the world’s largest elite sporting event for athletes with an intellectual disability.

Registration for the Games closed on the 31st of July with 35 countries confirming their participation in this pinnacle event of the INAS calendar.


2015 Global Games: Volcanic activity in Ecuador

17th August 2015
Reports over the past days indicate that there has been minor volcanic activity at Latacunga Volcano in Central Ecuador.
We would like to reassure members that INAS is in contact with the Local Organising Committee of the 2015 INAS Global Games and we will be monitoring the advice of the government and relevant authorities in Ecuador.
At this time, planning for the Games continues uninterrupted, and we look forward to a successful event in September. INAS will provide a further update in the coming days.


INAS and WGT Sport sign partnership agreement

12th June 2015

wgtsport_identTo mark the 1st Global ID Sport Day, INAS is proud to announce a partnership with WGT Sport as their preferred travel supplier.

As an international charity running more than 15 Championship competitions across the globe every year, INAS depends on reliable and efficient travel planning.


INAS membership celebrate Global ID Sports Day

12th June 2015

ID Day logo1Member organisations and partners across the world are coming together to support the inaugural event, with the aim being to raise awareness and celebrate intellectually disabled sport.

Across the 77 INAS member nations support is being shown for the event with highlights including Portugal hosting an International Indoor Rowing event, USA announcing their team for the upcoming Global Games and Brazil hosting a Futsal event in Sao Paulo.


Brisbane to host 2019 INAS Global Games

12th June 2015


INAS – the International Federation for sport for para-athletes with an intellectual disability – has selected Brisbane, Australia to host the 5th INAS Global Games in 2019.

The Games – a week long championship featuring nine sports – will attract more than 1000 of the world’s elite athletes with an intellectual disability. The opening ceremony will take place on 19th October 2019.


Sport Director – Alpine Skiing & Nordic Skiing (2 posts)

8th June 2015

In line with the appointment cycle, INAS would like to invite nominations for the post of Sports Director (Nordic Skiing) and Sport Director (Alpine Skiing).

Sport Directors are voluntary positions responsible for leading and managing the Inas Sport programme.


Italy to host 2016 Inas World Indoor Athletics Championships

2nd June 2015

FISDIR – the Italian Federation of Sports for Intellectual and Relational Disabled – and INAS – the International Federation for sport for athletes with an intellectual disability – are proud to announce that the 2016 Inas World Indoor Athletics Championships will take place in Ancona, Italy.


INAS launches Global ID Sports Day (12.06.2015)

6th May 2015

INAS is delighted to announce the launch of Global ID Sports Day: an opportunity for people around the world to come together to celebrate participation and excellence in sport for people with an intellectual disability.


INAS /IPC joint working group member wins Scientific Award

16th April 2015

mactavishProfessor Jennifer Mactavish is to receive the International Paralympic Committee’s (IPC) 2015 Paralympic Scientific Award in recognition of the role she played in the re-inclusion of athletes with an intellectual impairment into the Paralympic programme.