The latest news from the President of Inas
This weekend, Inas athletes competed in three World Championship events including the World Cycling Championships in Czech Republic, World Tennis Championships in France and – for the first time – the World Para-Taekwondo Championships, which took place in Moscow.
The city of Guayaquil, Ecuador today officially marked the launch of the
2015 Inas Global Games – the worlds largest event for elite athletes with an intellectual disability.
Organising Committee President Juan Carlos Araujo spoke of the incredible opportunity that hosting the Games offers Ecuador and the South American region whilst Amaury Russo, President of Inas, predicted that this will be the best Global Games ever.
Sweden will compete in the Inas Football World Cup this summer in Sao Paulo, Brazil, thanks to the support of Swedish national team captain Zlatan Ibrahimović.
“When I heard the story about the Swedish learning disabilities national team (or The Unknown Swedes as they call themselves), I decided to make sure they would experience something that has eluded me, namely a World Cup in Brazil!”
Inas this week delivered a workshop for representatives from national sports organisations across Africa. The workshop was designed to help promote sport for athletes with an intellectual disability and encourage greater competition opportunities.
There were celebrations this week in Ecuador to mark 500 days until the opening ceremony of the 2015 Inas Global Games which take place in the city of Guayaquil.
To mark the event, the Games entry information has been published.
Following a new partnership between Inas and the World Taekwondo Federation, WTF has confirmed that athletes with an intellectual disability will compete for the first time in the Para-Taekwondo Championships, which take place in Moscow, Russia, in June.
To compete in the event, athletes must appear on the Inas Provisional Master List no later than the final entry deadline.
Inas has today launched the bidding process to find the hosts of the 2019 Inas Global Games.
The Global Games are a multi-sport event for athletes with an intellectual disability and take place every four years. The 2019 event will be the 5th edition of the Games, and will follow Guayaquil, Ecuador who will host the 2015 Global Games in approximately 18 months time.
The Organising Committee for the 2015 Inas Global Games has announced the appointment of Sarah Price (UK) as their International Relations Officer, with immediate effect.
Sarah will assume responsibility for all communication between the Organising Committee and Inas members.
Inas is looking for qualified psychologists to join its international Eligiblity Panel. The panel of volunteers works under the direction of the Inas Eligibility Committee and is responsible for assessing athlete primary eligibility applications.
For further details, please visit the vacancies page.