Wheelchair Basketball included in LA 2028 Paralympic Video games sport programme – IWBF

Wheelchair basketball has been permitted for inclusion within the LA28 Paralympic Games, together with 21 different sports activities, following an intensive utility and assessment course of by the Worldwide Paralympic Committee (IPC).

The 22 sports activities permitted for inclusion are ruled by the next Worldwide Federations:

  1. Badminton World Federation (BWF) – Para badminton
  2. Boccia Worldwide Sports activities Federation (BISFed) – Boccia
  3. Worldwide Blind Sport Federation (IBSA) – Blind soccer
  4. Worldwide Blind Sport Federation (IBSA) – Goalball
  5. Worldwide Blind Sport Federation (IBSA) – Para judo
  6. Worldwide Canoe Federation (ICF) – Para canoe
  7. Worldwide Equestrian Federation (FEI) – Para equestrian
  8. Worldwide Desk Tennis Federation (ITTF) – Para desk tennis
  9. Worldwide Tennis Federation (ITF) – Wheelchair tennis
  10. Worldwide Wheelchair and Amputee Sports activities Federation (IWAS) – Wheelchair fencing
  11. Worldwide Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) – Wheelchair basketball
  12. World Archery – Para archery
  13. World Para Athletics – Para athletics
  14. World Para Powerlifting – Para powerlifting
  15. World ParaVolley – Sitting volleyball
  16. World Para Swimming – Para swimming
  17. World Rowing Federation (FISA) – Para rowing
  18. World Capturing Para Sport – Capturing Para sport
  19. World Taekwondo – Para taekwondo
  20. World Triathlon – Para triathlon
  21. World Wheelchair Rugby (WWR) – Wheelchair rugby
  22. Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) – Para biking

LA28 Sport Programme Introduced

In accordance with the IPC Handbook, an Organising Committee of a respective Video games may additionally suggest to the IPC a number of further occasions in new sports activities, with consideration for inclusion on the absolute discretion of the IPC Governing Board.

As a part of the Worldwide Federation utility course of, a document 33 Para sports activities submitted functions to the IPC to be thought-about for inclusion within the LA28 Paralympic Video games. Following the total analysis, the IPC granted LA28 the chance to discover the potential of together with Para climbing or Para browsing, sports activities that haven’t been featured earlier than on the Paralympic Video games. Ought to LA28 put ahead any sports activities for consideration, a last choice will likely be taken by the IPC Governing Board by the top of 2023.

Andrew Parsons, the IPC President, stated:

“Figuring out these sports activities for inclusion to the LA28 Paralympic Video games by the Worldwide Federation utility course of was a tremendously troublesome job for the IPC Governing Board as we acquired 33 glorious functions. All Worldwide Federations who submitted functions ought to be congratulated on the standard of their submissions as they underline that each one Para sports activities are getting stronger.

“The sports activities we now have included within the LA28 Paralympic Video games present a aggressive and enticing sport programme that can showcase the range of the Paralympic Motion.

“Beneath our guidelines for figuring out the game programme, there’s an choice for a Video games Organising Committee to suggest a number of sports activities for inclusion within the Video games for the IPC Governing Board to contemplate. We totally assist LA28’s curiosity within the OCOG proposed sport course of as this could possibly be a big contribution to drive better impression of the LA28 Paralympic Video games whereas controlling price and complexity and reaching our shared aim of price neutrality throughout the LA28 finances.”

Casey Wasserman, LA28’s Chairperson, stated:

“The LA28 Paralympic Video games will likely be an unbelievable second for elite adaptive sport in opposition to the backdrop of some of the various and inclusive cities on the planet. We’re wanting ahead to bringing a exceptional Paralympic sport programme to life that can create an distinctive Video games expertise for athletes and followers. LA28 has all the time been about integrating the artistic power of LA into sport custom to carry new followers into the Olympic and Paralympic Motion. As we discover potential new sports activities, we’ll contemplate how finest to raise the athlete and fan expertise and contribute to the general success of the Video games.”

Following submission of functions by Worldwide Federations in July 2022, the IPC assessed every candidate sport in accordance with the IPC Handbook and sought additional clarification from candidates the place wanted. The IPC additionally labored carefully with LA28 to analyse the potential impression of sports activities on the programme, prioritising an incredible Video games expertise that’s fiscally and environmentally accountable.