IBSA World Games

The IBSA World Games (formerly IBSA World Championships and Games) or World Blind Games are an international multi-sport event, occurring every four years, organized by the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA). The events enable blind and partially sighted athletes to compete in a number of sports.[1] The first event took place at Madrid, Spain in 1998.[2]

The competitions in athletics, swimming, goalball and judo are part of the qualification process for the Paralympic Games.[1]

Events

IBSA World Games

EditionYearHostDatessports
11998 Spain, MadridJuly 18–26[2]4
22003 Canada, QuebecAugust 5–10[3]5
32007 Brazil, São Paulo CityJuly 28-August 8[4]6
42011 Turkey, AntalyaApril 1–10[1]7
52015 South Korea, SeoulMay 8–1810
62019[5]

IBSA World Youth Games (WYC)

  • Former name: IBSA World Youth and Student Games
EditionYearHostDatesSports
12005 USA, Colorado SpringsAugust 4-105
22007 USA, Colorado SpringsJuly 11–175
32009 USA, Colorado SpringsJuly 15–203
42011 USA, Colorado SpringsJuly 13–183
52013 USA, Colorado SpringsSeptember 13–152
62015 USA, Colorado SpringsJuly 26–301
72017 HUN, BudaorsJuly 1–91

Blind and visually impaired athletes are advised that the IBSA World Student Championships will be held in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States of America, from 13 to 18 July. This is an open and self-funded competition opportunity for athletes between 13 and 19-years-olds.

1998 IBSA World Games

The inaugural 1998 sports event was held in Madrid, Spain for athletics, swimming, goalball and judo for the blind and vision-impaired.

2003 IBSA World Games

The 2003 Quebec, Canada event included five-a-side football, goalball and judo, other disciplines have been added to the event. Blind athletes were able to compete in the following sports: powerlifting, ten-pin and nine-pin bowling, biathlon, alpine skiing, archery, showdown, swimming, shooting, torball, Nordic skiing, athletics and cycling. Although a lot of winter sports were added to the list such as skiing, but also bowling and many others, but was held in five sports: Swimming, athletics, goalball, judo, and powerlifting.[6]

2007 IBSA World Games

The 2007 Sao Paulo, Brazil sports were powerlifting, judo, goalball, football, swimming, and athletics.[7]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Russia28151154
2 Belarus1813738
3 Brazil17221958
4 Spain16232362
5 China1271231
6 Cuba104519
7 Iran81413
8 Poland72211
9 Algeria71917
10 Italy64414
11 Germany57921
12 Greece55212
13 Malaysia4116
14 Ukraine37313
15 Turkey3025
16 Venezuela26816
17 Portugal2428
18 United Kingdom2417
19 New Zealand2204
20 Sweden2204
21 Azerbaijan2057
22 Canada2002
23 Cyprus2002
24 Angola1315
25 Japan1247
26 Chinese Taipei1124
27 France1124
28 Bulgaria1113
29 Thailand1113
30 Tunisia1113
31 Austria1012
32 Croatia1012
33 South Korea1001
34 Argentina0336
35 Mexico0325
36 Australia0213
37 Kenya0213
38 Czech Republic0202
39 United States0202
40 Finland0112
41 South Africa0101
42 Ireland0101
43 Serbia0022
44 Netherlands0011
45  Switzerland0011
46 Belgium0000
47 Colombia0000
48 Estonia0000
49 Hong Kong0000
50 Hungary0000
51 India0000
52 Iraq0000
53 Israel0000
54 Kazakhstan0000
55 Latvia0000
56 Lithuania0000
57 Mongolia0000
58 Philippines0000
59 Puerto Rico0000
60 Slovakia0000
61 Uruguay0000
Total175157154486

2011 IBSA World Games

The 2011 Antalya, Turkey sports were athletics, chess, futsal (football) B1, futsal (football) B2/B3, goalball, judo, powerlifting, swimming.[8] [9]

2015 IBSA World Games

The 2015 IBSA World Championships and Games was held from 8 to 18 June 2015, in Seoul, South Korea and included competitions in ten sports:[1]

Venues were scattered around the city, including opening and closing ceremonies at the Jamsil Arena. About 1626 athletes competed from fifty-seven countries.[10] The event motto was 'See with Passion, Run with Hope'.[11] Mascots were Dari, Haechi and Suri.[12]

2019 IBSA World Games

Nominations for the host nation for the 2019 IBSA World Games was called on 3 March 2017.[13]

References

2015 IBSA World Championships and Games medal table
Rank NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Russia483531114
2 Ukraine16111138
3 Iran1561132
4 China915933
5 South Korea*911929
6 Azerbaijan86317
7 Turkey561223
8 Uzbekistan52512
9 Japan412723
10 Chinese Taipei44210
11 Algeria4127
12 Mexico38516
13 Thailand3306
14 Mozambique3148
15 Czech Republic3025
16 Poland24713
=17 Canada1225
=17 Finland1225
19 Croatia1214
20 Australia1146
21 Malaysia1135
22 Israel1124
23 Bulgaria1113
24 Hong Kong1023
=25 Georgia1012
=25 Germany1012
=25 United States1012
=28 Argentina1001
=28 Netherlands1001
=28 Lithuania1001
31 Venezuela09413
32 Kazakhstan0325
33 United Kingdom0314
=34 Italy0112
=34 Spain0112
=36 Belarus0101
=36 Mongolia0101
38 Brazil0066
=39 Estonia0022
=39 India0022
=41 France0011
=41 Hungary0011
=41 Indonesia0011
=41 Romania0011
=41 Sweden0011
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