Definition: Defining the Meaning of Paralympic World Cup
The Paralympic World Cup is an annual international multi-sport event for elite athletes with a disability, that has been hosted in Manchester, England since 2005. It is organized by the British Paralympic Association (BPA) in coordination with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).
The Paralympic World Cup was created to provide an annual world class multi-sport disability event for elite international athletes, bridging the gap between the Paralympic Games (Every 4 Years).
The Paralympic World Cup has now become an increasingly popular yearly international multi-sport event for athletes with a disability. The games have been hosted in Manchester, England since 2005. As of 2011, the event's title sponsor is BT (British Telecommunications).
Since 2010, athletes are divided into four teams:
- Great Britain,
- The rest of the world as one team.
Athletes individual performances also count towards a total team score, and the winning team gets to claim the BT Paralympic World Cup trophy.
Paralympic World Cup Sports Include:
With Demonstration Sports:
- Sitting volleyball
Paralympic World Cup Dates:
- 2005 - Visa Paralympic World Cup - 12 - 15 May
- 2006 - Visa Paralympic World Cup - 1 - 7 May
- 2007 - Visa Paralympic World Cup - 7 - 13 May
- 2008 - Paralympic World Cup -
- 2009 - BT Paralympic World Cup -
- 2010 - BT Paralympic World Cup - 25 - 31 May
- 2011 - BT Paralympic World Cup - 23 - 28 May
- 2012 - BT Paralympic World Cup - 22 - 26 May
The BT Paralympic World Cup is sanctioned by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) and supported by ParalympicsGB, BT and Manchester City Council.
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is the global governing body of the Paralympic Movement. The IPC organizes the Summer and Winter Paralympic Games, and serves as the International Federation for nine sports, for which it supervises and co-ordinates the World Championships and other competitions.
"The BT Paralympic World Cup has reasserted its position in the International Calendar as providing world class competition and a unique platform for British Athletes to showcase disability sport in the biggest multi-sport competition outside the Paralympic Games."