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Wheelchair rugby

Wheelchair rugby

Wheelchair rugby was developed in Canada in the 1970’s by athletes with quadriplegia, and after being presented as a demonstration sport at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games, it made its debut as a medal sport at the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games.

The sport is now practiced in more than 25 different countries and includes men and women on the same teams.

Two teams of at least four players each compete for four periods of eight minutes each.

Wheelchair Rugby Federation (IWRF)
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Address Suite 349 - 5158 48th Avenue, Delta, BC V4K 5B6, Canada
Phone +1 779 232 9470 (for calls originating from the Americas), +44 20 8133 0124 (for calls originating from the rest of the world)
Main Contact Eron Main
IPC Sports Council Representative Eron Main