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ISAS data base

As of January 1st 2015, IBSA is using the ISAS (IBSA Sports Administration System -

Caption: screenshot of the sign-in page of the ISAS.
The IBSA Sport Administration System is designed to support and facilitate the information management of athletes within IBSA.

IBSA member organisations must register their athletes in the system to ensure they are eligible to compete in IBSA competitions.
We highly appreciate your assistance in keeping the data as up to date and accurate as possible. We welcome feedback on your experiences with using the system and with the processes implemented within it.

The application provides the following tools:

  • Athletes/guides registration in all IBSA sports
  • Classification Management
  • License Management according to the IBSA Licensing Programme
  • IBSA Athlete & License Cards
  • IBSA Sports Calendar

The following steps are to be followed in the athlete license registration process for all IBSA athletes:

1.      The IBSA member organisation requests with the form for a user name and password from the IBSA Sports Administration System (ISAS) -

2.      The IBSA member accesses the ISAS online (with a user name / password and further instructions given by IBSA Assist).

3.      The IBSA member completes the mandatory Athletes License Registration data fields and uploads online the following for each athlete:

a.      A PDF of the signed IBSA Eligibility Code Form (attached and also this can be downloaded from the IBSA website)
b.      A recent passport size photo [jpg and maximum size 250 KB]
c.      A PDF of the athlete’s passport or identity card [maximum size 1Mb]

4.      Upon all data and eligibility conditions being fulfilled through the registration data capture, the IBSA member can (at the same time) apply for single or multiple athlete licenses for the given season and make a payment via a bank transfer.

It is important to note that only IBSA licensed athletes will be eligible to participate in IBSA events and have their results submitted for consideration on the world and regional ranking lists as well as for world and regional record applications. 


Seoul 2015 IBSA World Games

The Seoul 2015 IBSA World Games - featuring competitions in ten disciplines - were held in Seoul, South Korea, from 8th to 18th May 2015.

Launch promo video

The following sports were on the programme:

  • Athletics (IPC approved)
  • Football (B1)
  • Football (B2-B3)
  • Goalball
  • Judo
  • Powerlifting
  • Showdown
  • Swimming (IPC approved)
  • Tenpin Bowling
  • Chess

One thousand blind and partially sighted athletes representing 60 countries competed at Seoul 2015. Forty-five countries won medals, and Russia topped the medal table with 114 (48 gold, 35 silver and 31 bronze).

Link to medal table

Link to Seoul 2015 IBSA World Games results.


"See with Passion, Run with Hope" - image shows the slogan for the Seoul 2015 IBSA World Games.

Seoul 2015 IBSA World Games web site -


Read more about IBSA


Date Sport Event
30-11-2015 Judo
International Judo Training Camp Portugal 2015
03-12-2015 Goalball
Tenpin Bowling
ASEAN Para Games
04-12-2015 Goalball
SEGL final stage
05-12-2015 Goalball
1st West Asian Para Games - Khorfakkan 2015
09-12-2015 Showdown
Dutch Open 2015
22-01-2016 Goalball
2016 Pajulahti Games
12-02-2016 Goalball
Malmo Open 2016
18-03-2016 Goalball
Vancouver Goalball Grand Slam
05-05-2016 Goalball
2016 Malmo Lady's Intercup
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Promo video for the IBSA Judo European Championships 2015.

  • Related to: Judo

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the purpose of IBSA?

    Our status allows us to provide our movement with a unique identity in order to further develop and promote sports for the blind and visually impaired. We are also committed to providing assistance to our national member organisations in all five continents, especially those organisations in developing countries which have to date been unable to spread the word about blind sports sufficiently within their countries and do not have an established school sports programme for the blind, local and national competition programme, etc.

  • What is IBSA?

    IBSA, the International Blind Sports Federation, is in charge of a wide range of sports for athletes who are blind or partially sighted.

    IBSA was founded in April 1981 when representatives from 30 countries met at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France, to set up the organisation.

    IBSA is registered as a non-profit making organisation in Germany. We are full and founding members of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), where we represent the interests of visually impaired sportsmen and sportswomen.

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