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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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The 2015 Inas European Swimming Championships begin today in Liberec, Czech Republic. With more than 13 nations represented, the event promises to be a fiercely fought competition with many looking to emulate the recent performances achieved at the IPC European Championships.
In the competition’s first game, France beat Sweden 4 – 1 whilst Brazil and Japan drew 2 – 2. On Friday Japan lost 5-1 to Poland whilst reigning champions Saudi Arabia beat France 5 – 0.
It is with great sadness that Inas has learnt that former Executive Committee member and former President of the Inas Asia/South Pacific region, Marie Little OAM, passed away over the weekend following a short illness.
Marie was one of the founding figures in Inas and a passionate advocate of sport for people with an intellectual disability.
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.