Live launch for IBSA World Games 2023 in Birmingham
Date: April 26, 2022
Tomorrow, the countdown to the 2023 International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) World Games, a multi-sport event for blind and partially sighted athletes, will officially begin in Birmingham, ahead of next summer’s event.
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The launch event will take place at The University of Birmingham’s iconic Bramall Building, and Games’ organisers, GB athletes, local and international partners, and organisations, will gather to mark the occasion and officially start the countdown to the Games. IBSA President, Sandro di Girolamo will speak at the launch having travelled from Italy to mark the occasion.
The launch is compered by Tim Reddish OBE (former Paralympic swimmer and former Chairman of the British Paralympic Association and International Paralympic Committee Board member); and David Clarke, (COO of the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and former blind football Paralympian), who announced the RNIB as the Games Lead Sponsor in a major boost for organisers.
The Games will see over 1,250 blind and partially sighted athletes travel from across the world to compete in 11 different sports: chess, para powerlifting, tennis, para archery; blind cricket, para shooting, Showdown, Ten Pin Bowling. Blind Football (B1 Men), Goalball (Men and Women) and Judo (Men and Women) events will also act as qualifying tournaments for the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris.