Disability sporting events around the world are becoming more and more common everyday.
What are Adaptive Sports?
Adaptive sports also known as disability sports or parasports, are sports played by persons with a disability, including physical and intellectual disabilities.
As many disabled sports are based on existing able bodied sports, modified to meet the needs of persons with a disability, they are sometimes referred to as adapted sports.
Organized sport for athletes with a disability is generally divided into three broad disability groups:
Each group has a distinct history, organization, competition program, and approach to sport.
Around the globe there are numerous organizations working towards improved accessibility of sports for disabled people at every level.
This section features a round up of disability sports news and events from around the world concerning persons with disabilities.
Read about all the action as it happens with news concerning disability in sports including, results, breaking news, videos, sporting events, audio and feature stories and articles.
Disabled World wants to make sure that the number of disabled people in sport increases across the board - whether as a participant, trainer or administrator. The aim being to ensure that people with physical, sensory and learning difficulties have equal access to sport and physical activity worldwide.
Learn more about the increasing broad aspects of disability sport and get practical tips on inclusion.
:: Portable Bocce Courts Could Expand Bocce Playing in Hong Kong - Inflatable bocce court introduced to Special Olympics athletes and coaches from Hong Kong is making the sport more accessible around the world.
:: International Blind Sports Federation Paralympic Qualifier - Fort Wayne, IN - Summer 2019 - Community leaders and representatives from the US Association of Blind athletes gathered to announce 2019 International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) Goalball and Judo Paralympic Qualifying Competition which will be held in Fort Wayne, IN June 30 - July 10, 2019..
:: Turnstone Center Designated as Official Paralympic Training Site by US Olympic Committee - Community leaders and representatives from US Olympic Committee and US Association of Blind athletes announce official designation of Turnstone as a Paralympic Training Site for aspiring athletes.
:: Goalball UK Trials Revolutionary Portable Goalball Goals - Newly-designed portable goalball goals could inspire blind athletes and help the sport of goalball to grow across the United Kingdom thanks to a trial supported by Goalball UK.