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]

EventsEdit

IBSA World GamesEdit

Edition Year Host Dates sports
1 1998   Spain, Madrid July 18–26[2] 4
2 2003   Canada, Quebec August 5–10[3] 5
3 2007   Brazil, São Paulo July 28-August 8[4] 6 [5]
4 2011   Turkey, Antalya April 1–10[1] 7
5 2015   South Korea, Seoul May 8–18 10
6 2019 Not held - -
7 2023   United Kingdom, Birmingham August 18-27 TBA [6]

IBSA World Youth Games (WYC)Edit

  • Former name: IBSA World Youth and Student Games
Edition Year Host Dates Sports
1 2005   USA, Colorado Springs August 4–10 5
2 2007   USA, Colorado Springs July 11–17 5
3 2009   USA, Colorado Springs July 15–20 3
4 2011   USA, Colorado Springs July 13–18 3 [7]
5 2013   USA, Colorado Springs September 13–15 2
6 2015   USA, Colorado Springs July 26–30 1
7 2017   HUN, Budaors July 1–9 1 [8]

1998 IBSA World GamesEdit

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 GamesEdit

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.[9]

2007 IBSA World GamesEdit

The 2007 Sao Paulo, Brazil sports were powerlifting, judo, goalball, football, swimming, and athletics.[10]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Russia (RUS)28151154
2  Belarus (BLR)1813738
3  Brazil (BRA)17221958
4  Spain (ESP)16232362
5  China (CHN)1271231
6  Cuba (CUB)104519
7  Iran (IRI)81413
8  Poland (POL)72211
9  Algeria (ALG)71917
10  Italy (ITA)64414
11  Germany (GER)57921
12  Greece (GRE)55212
13  Malaysia (MAS)4116
14  Ukraine (UKR)37313
15  Turkey (TUR)3025
16  Venezuela (VEN)26816
17  Portugal (POR)2428
18  Great Britain (GBR)2417
19  New Zealand (NZL)2204
  Sweden (SWE)2204
21  Azerbaijan (AZE)2057
22  Canada (CAN)2002
  Cyprus (CYP)2002
24  Angola (ANG)1315
25  Japan (JPN)1247
26  Chinese Taipei (TPE)1124
  France (FRA)1124
28  Bulgaria (BUL)1113
  Thailand (THA)1113
  Tunisia (TUN)1113
31  Austria (AUT)1012
  Croatia (CRO)1012
33  South Korea (KOR)1001
34  Argentina (ARG)0336
35  Mexico (MEX)0325
36  Australia (AUS)0213
  Kenya (KEN)0213
38  Czech Republic (CZE)0202
  United States (USA)0202
40  Finland (FIN)0112
41  Ireland (IRL)0101
  South Africa (RSA)0101
43  Serbia (SRB)0022
44  Netherlands (NED)0011
   Switzerland (SUI)0011
46  Belgium (BEL)0000
  Colombia (COL)0000
  Estonia (EST)0000
  Hong Kong (HKG)0000
  Hungary (HUN)0000
  India (IND)0000
  Iraq (IRQ)0000
  Israel (ISR)0000
  Kazakhstan (KAZ)0000
  Latvia (LAT)0000
  Lithuania (LTU)0000
  Mongolia (MGL)0000
  Philippines (PHI)0000
  Puerto Rico (PUR)0000
  Slovakia (SVK)0000
  Uruguay (URU)0000
Totals (61 nations)175157155487

2011 IBSA World GamesEdit

The 2011 Antalya, Turkey sports were athletics, chess, futsal (football) B1, futsal (football) B2/B3, goalball, judo, powerlifting, swimming.[11][12]

2015 IBSA World GamesEdit

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.[13] The event motto was 'See with Passion, Run with Hope'.[14] Mascots were Dari, Haechi and Suri.[15]

  *   Host nation (South Korea)

2015 IBSA World Championships and Games medal table
RankNOCGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Russia (RUS)483531114
2  Ukraine (UKR)16111138
3  Iran (IRI)1561132
4  China (CHN)915933
5  South Korea (KOR)*911929
6  Azerbaijan (AZE)86317
7  Turkey (TUR)561223
8  Uzbekistan (UZB)52512
9  Japan (JPN)412723
10  Chinese Taipei (TPE)44210
11  Algeria (ALG)4127
12  Mexico (MEX)38516
13  Thailand (THA)3306
14  Mozambique (MOZ)3148
15  Czech Republic (CZE)3025
16  Poland (POL)24713
17  Canada (CAN)1225
  Finland (FIN)1225
19  Croatia (CRO)1214
20  Australia (AUS)1146
21  Malaysia (MAS)1135
22  Israel (ISR)1124
23  Bulgaria (BUL)1113
24  Hong Kong (HKG)1023
25  Georgia (GEO)1012
  Germany (GER)1012
  United States (USA)1012
28  Argentina (ARG)1001
  Lithuania (LTU)1001
  Netherlands (NED)1001
31  Venezuela (VEN)09413
32  Kazakhstan (KAZ)0325
33  Great Britain (GBR)0314
34  Italy (ITA)0112
  Spain (ESP)0112
36  Belarus (BLR)0101
  Mongolia (MGL)0101
38  Brazil (BRA)0066
39  Estonia (EST)0022
  India (IND)0022
41  France (FRA)0011
  Hungary (HUN)0011
  Indonesia (INA)0011
  Romania (ROU)0011
  Sweden (SWE)0011
Totals (45 NOCs)155154164473

2019 IBSA World GamesEdit

Nominations for the host nation for the 2019 IBSA World Games was called on 3 March 2017.[16][17] It was not possible to find a host nation able to cater for all the sports. Instead the IBSA Goalball and Judo Paralympic Games qualifying tournaments were held in Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States of America in June–July 2019, in conjunction with the federation's four-yearly international general assembly.[18]

2023 IBSA World GamesEdit

IBSA indicated it would commence searching for a host nation in the latter part of 2018.[18] On 11 May 2020, the University of Birmingham, England was announced as the host city, for 18–27 August 2023, with the sports of judo, goalball, football, chess, tenpin bowling, shooting, and showdown.[19]

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  5. ^ http://www.ibsasport.org/photos/pictures/345.jpg - 2007 Medal Table
  6. ^ "Birmingham named as host of 2023 IBSA World Games".
  7. ^ https://usaba.org/files/uploads/2011_WYC_Medal_Count.pdf[permanent dead link] - 2011 Medal Table
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  9. ^ "Deportes y actividades" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2004-11-22.
  10. ^ http://www.ibsasport.org/photos/25/3rd-ibsa-world-championships-and-games-sao-paulo-2007
  11. ^ "IBSA World Games Start This Friday".
  12. ^ http://www.ibsasport.org/calendar/210/4th-ibsa-world-championships-and-games-antalya-2011
  13. ^ KIM, EJ Monica (18 May 2015). "The 5th IBSA World Games ends in Seoul, Korea". ParaSport News. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
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  16. ^ http://www.ibsasport.org/news/1125/ibsa-launches-2019-world-games-bid-process
  17. ^ "IBSA World Games 2019 - bidding process reminder". IBSA. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  18. ^ a b "IBSA General Assembly to take place in Fort Wayne, USA; 2019 World Games update". IBSA. Retrieved 14 September 2018.
  19. ^ "Birmingham, Great Britain, to host IBSA World Games 2023". International Blind Sports Federation. 11 May 2020. Retrieved 12 May 2020.