Athletes Head to India for IWAS Games

21 Nov 2009 By IPC

The 2009 International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS) World Games are in final preparation and with it bringing athletes in from all around the world.

Taking place from 24 November - 2 December in Bangalore, India, a total of nine sports will be on the schedule, including Athletics, Badminton, Golf, Powerlifting, Shooting, Sitting Volleyball, Swimming, Table Tennis, and Wheelchair Fencing. A demonstration of Wheelchair Rugby is also planned for fans of the Paralympic Sport.

A total of 1,000 athletes from over 60 countries will be participating in the big event. The Opening Ceremony will take place on 24 November, two days after the closing of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) General Assembly and Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The IWAS World Games are an International Sporting Event taking place every two years. The IWAS World Junior Games also take place every two tears and it is a fundamental opportunity for young athletes with aspiration for an international career in their chosen sports. IWAS has also developed strong working relationships to ensure that members gain opportunities to showcase their talents in IWAS Games.