What to watch: December 2015

Here is a look at the events to watch before the year concludes. 04 Dec 2015
Mac Marcoux in a close-up focussing on the slalom pole in front of him

Canada's Mac Marcoux

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NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters (2-6 December)


The International Tennis Federation’s (ITF) year-end wheelchair singles championship is underway, featuring the world’s top eight ranked men’s and women’s singles players. The field of 20 are in Olympic Park, London, Great Britain, looking to wrap up their seasons on a strong note. More information can be found on the event website. Livestream is also available here.


IPC Biathlon and Cross-Country Skiing World Cup (2-9 December)


Seventy skiers from seven countries are on the trails in Tyumen, Russia, for the first IPC Biathlon and Cross-Country Skiing World Cups of 2015-16. A series of world and Paralympic champions and World Cup winners will compete in both sports, with Russia’s Vladislav Lekomtsev among the standouts as the returning overall men’s standing World Cup champion. Results will be published at IPC Biathlon and Cross-Country Skiing’s website.


Pictures, updates and coverage will also be available on Facebook.com/IPCNordicSkiing and on Twitter @IPCNordic.


Ice sledge hockey international tournament (7-12 December)


Players from Italy, Norway, Canada and South Korea will face off on the ice in Torino, Italy. It is one of the first competitions following 2015’s World Championships in the A and B Pools. Coverage of all games will be shown at IPC Ice Sledge Hockey’s website, courtesy of Italian broadcaster Rai. For more information, visit IPC Ice Sledge Hockey’s website.


International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Sailing World Cup (7-13 December)


Following the conclusion of the 2015 Para World Sailing Championships, several athletes will remain in Melbourne, Australia, for the World Cup. It is the first World Cup of the 2015-16 season. More information can be found on the ISAF’s website.


IPC Alpine Skiing Europa Cup (14-15 and 18-20 December in Pitztal, Austria)


Two of the seven Europa Cups this season will take place. Athletes will compete in super-combined and super-G from 14-15 December. The slalom, giant slalom and super-combined events will follow on 18-20 December. Results can be found on IPC Alpine Skiing’s website.


International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS) Wheelchair Fencing World Cup (16-21 December)


Italy’s Beatrice Vio will go for an 8-0 season in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. The 18-year-old won gold in the women’s foil category B in October’s World Cup. Results will be available on the IWAS’s website.