Paralympic Calendar of International and Regional Games 2021 – 2024

2021- IPC World Para Athletic Championship


Date: August/September 2021

City/Country: Kobe, Japan

The city of Kobe, Japan,will host the 2021 World Para Athletics Championships, the first time the country has staged the competition. It will be the 10th edition of the World Championships with around 1,300 athletes from 100 countries set to compete at the Universiade Memorial Stadium.

The 45,000-seater stadium was built in 1985 for the Summer Universiade and since then has hosted a series of major international events such as the 2011 Asian Athletics Championships and the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.

Haozhe Gao, Head of World Para Athletics, said: “We would like to congratulate Kobe for the extraordinary work done to put together the bid for the 2021 World Para Athletics Championships. We are fully confident that the city of Kobe will continue the legacy of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games and stage a great event.

“It will be the first World Championships in East Asia representing an important step in the development of Para athletics in the region. We look forward to working together with the Local Organising Committee, the City of Kobe and our partners to deliver a successful Championships.”

Kizo Hisamoto, Mayor of Kobe, said: “Carrying on the legacy of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, we aim to further build the opportunities for Para sport and make a great success of the Championships. We will endeavour to be proactive in our preparation for the Championships so that the athletes and staff can focus all of their efforts on the sports.

“In addition, we will take the opportunity afforded by the hosting of the Championships to further promote inclusive community development in Kobe, and to share our city’s charm with the world. We would love to have many people from around the world come and visit Kobe in 2021.”

London, Great Britain, hosted an edition of the World Championships in 2017 with 33 new world records set in 10 days of competition while Dubai, United Arab Emirates, hosted the 2019 edition.

2021 World Para Athletics Junior Championships

       

Date: TBD City/Country: TBD

The World Para Athletics Junior Championships are a biennial Paralympic athletics event organized by World Para Athletics, a subcommittee of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). It features athletics events contested by athletes with physical and intellectual disabilities in two age groups; under 20 and under 18. The first Championships were held in Nottwil, Switzerland in 2017, and returned there for the second edition in 2019.

2022 Commonwealth Games

                                                                                                     

Date: July 27 to August 7

City/Country: Santiago, Chile

The city of Birmingham will host the 2022 Commonwealth Games. One of the youngest cities in Europe, Birmingham is vibrant and richly diverse. It is well known for always offering a warm welcome to visitors from around the world.

Unlike the Paralympic Games and other major sporting events, the para-sport programme at the Commonwealth Games is fully integrated. This means there is no separate event or ticket for para-sport events, and a medal won by a para-athlete in the Men’s T54 Wheelchair 1500m, contributes to a nation’s medal tally in exactly the same way as the Men’s 1500m.

Events for Athletes with a Disability were first included on the Commonwealth Games programme as an exhibition sport at the Victoria 1994 Commonwealth Games in Canada. However, it was at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester, where para-athletes were fully integrated into their national teams, making them the first fully inclusive international multi-sport Games. A total of 20 countries sent both male and female elite para-athletes to compete in ten events in five different Para-sports (Athletics, Lawn Bowls, Swimming, Table tennis and Weightlifting). Canadian Chantal Petitclerc won the first ever para-sport medal.

Today, the sport programme of the Commonwealth Games must, at a minimum, consist of the following compulsory para-sports (disciplines) – Aquatics (Swimming Para), Athletics (Para), Lawn Bowls (Para) and Powerlifting (Para).

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will demonstrate the very best of Global Britain to the world, showcasing the region’s strengths of: being connected and accessible; youth and inclusivity; and a focus on regeneration and rejuvenation. Birmingham is perfectly positioned to attract people to the Games and to ensure that the benefits of hosting extend from the city and region, to the UK and the Commonwealth.

2023 World Para Athletics Junior Championships

Date: TBD

City/Country: TBD

The World Para Athletics Junior Championships are a biennial Paralympic athletics event organized by World Para Athletics, a subcommittee of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). It features athletics events contested by athletes with physical and intellectual disabilities in two age groups; under 20 and under 18. The first Championships were held in Nottwil, Switzerland in 2017, and returned there for the second edition in 2019.

2023 Para Pan American Games

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Date: November 17 to November 25

City/Country: Santiago, Chile

The Chilean capital Santiago will host the seventh edition of the Parapan American Games in 2023. It will be the first time that the South American country stages the event.

The host city agreement was signed by the IPC President Andrew Parsons and IPC Chief Executive Officer Xavier Gonzalez, the President of the National Paralympic Committee (NPC) of Chile Ricardo Elizalde, the Sports Minister of Chile Pablo Squella and the Intendant of the Metropolitan Region of Santiago Claudio Orrego.

Chile’s Ministry of Sports, NPC Chile and the Intendancy of the Metropolitan Region of Santiago will form the Local Organising Committee of the Santiago 2023 Pan American and Parapan American Games.

Andrew Parsons said: “It is an important day for the Paralympic Movement in the Americas, with the official announcement of Santiago de Chile as the host city for the 2023 Parapan American Games. Santiago is a beautiful and modern city that three years ago hosted the first Para South American Games in history and will with no doubt deliver again great Games in 2023.

“I would like to congratulate NPC Chile, the Ministry of Sports and the Intendancy of the Metropolitan Region of Santiago and to thank PASO for the partnership. The APC-PASO agreement signed in 2015 is a milestone for the development of Para sports across the continent and it would not have been possible without the amazing work done by the late Jose Luis Campo [former APC President who died in October]. I take this opportunity to remember his legacy.”

This is the first time the Parapans’ host city is selected under the terms of the APC-PASO agreement, which states that both organisations will work jointly on the bid process for the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games.

It employs the principle of “a host city for both Games” along the lines of the “One Bid, One City” agreement signed between the IOC and IPC in 2000 for the staging of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

“For Chile this Games will be crucial for raising awareness of Para sports in our country. For the first time ever the host city contract for both the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games was signed together and we are really proud of it. NPC Chile has been part of the Organising Committee’s board since the beginning of the bid,” said Ricardo Elizalde.

2023 World Para Athletics Championships

Date: TBD

City/Country: TBD

The World Para Athletics Championships, known as the IPC Athletics World Championships prior to 2017, are a biennial Paralympic athletics event organized by World Para Athletics, a subcommittee of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). It features athletics events contested by athletes with physical and intellectual disabilities. The first IPC Athletics World Championships were held in Berlin, Germany in 1994.

They are a Paralympic parallel to the World Athletics Championships for able-bodied athletes. Since 2011, when they switched from a quadrennial scheduling to biennial, the IPC championships have been held in the same years as the IAAF championships, although they are separate events and were not necessarily held in the same host city. In 2017, London, which previously hosted the 2012 Summer Paralympics, became the first city to host both the IAAF World Championships and World Para Athletics Championships in the same year.

2024 Paralympic Games

Image result for 2024 Paralympic Games logo                                                                                                                       Image result for 2024 Paralympic Games stadium

Date: August 28 to September 8

City/Country: Paris, France

The 2024 Summer Paralympics (French: Jeux paralympiques d’été de 2024) also known as the 17th Summer Paralympic Games, and commonly known as Paris 2024, are an upcoming major international multi-sport event for athletes with disabilities governed by the International Paralympic Committee, to be held in Paris, France, originally planned from 4 to 15 September 2024 but now likely to be 28 August to 8 September. These games mark the first time Paris will host the Paralympics in its history. The final decision was made by the IOC on 13 September 2017, at their annual conference in Lima, Peru.

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