Today marks one month to go until the second edition of the Global ID Sports Week, a week-long celebration of sport for athletes with intellectual disability.
The initiative uses the power of social media to grow awareness of opportunities for athletes with intellectual disability around the world to enjoy sport and competition at the highest level.
This year will mark a special milestone for the International Association of Sport for Para athletes with intellectual disability (INAS) as it coincides with the organisation’s 30th anniversary, having been founded in 1986.
Amaury Russo, President of INAS, said: “Sport for athletes with intellectual disability does not enjoy the same high profile as other areas of sport.”
“That is why this year a number of our member organisations will be holding events and activities around the world in an effort to grow awareness”.
Amongst the activities being held are an athletics championship in Great Britain, a multi-sport event in Colombia and the 2016 INAS Athletics Championships (Europe) in Ankara, Turkey.
In 2015, INAS saw a 1,200 per cent increase in its social media activity as a result of the project.