New Sports Under Consideration for Rio 2016

21 Jul 2010 By IPC

A total of seven new sports are currently being considered by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) as additions to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games sports programme.

The sports that have applied to be included are Badminton, Basketball for athletes with Intellectual Disability (ID Basketball), Canoe, Golf, Powerchair Football, Taekwondo and Triathlon. The seven sports had to turn in applications in mid-July 2010, after having previously signed a declaration of intent.

IPC will review and evaluate the applications and provide the IPC Governing Board with the results of this evaluation. The IPC Governing Board will make its final decision on which sports, if any, are to be added in December 2010.

The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games will take place from 7-18 September 2016. The 20 sports that are currently part of the Summer Games programme include Archery, Athletics, Boccia, Cycling (Road and Track), Equestrian, Football 5-a-Side, Football 7-a-Side, Goalball, Judo, Powerlifting, Rowing, Sailing, Shooting, Swimming, Table Tennis, Volleyball (Sitting), Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Fencing, Wheelchair Rugby and Wheelchair Tennis. Rowing saw its inauguration into the Paralympic Programme at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.