IBSA World Games

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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]

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

Events

IBSA World Games

EditionYearHostDatessports
11998Flag of Spain.svg  Spain, Madrid July 18–26 [2] 4
22003Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada, Quebec August 5–10 [3] 5
32007Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil, São Paulo July 28-August 8 [4] 6 [5]
42011Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey, Antalya April 1–10 [1] 7
52015Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea, Seoul May 8–1810
62019Not held--
72023Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom, Birmingham August 18-27TBA [6]

IBSA World Youth Games (WYC)

EditionYearHostDatesSports
12005Flag of the United States.svg  USA, Colorado Springs August 4–105
22007Flag of the United States.svg  USA, Colorado Springs July 11–175
32009Flag of the United States.svg  USA, Colorado Springs July 15–203
42011Flag of the United States.svg  USA, Colorado Springs July 13–183 [7]
52013Flag of the United States.svg  USA, Colorado Springs September 13–152
62015Flag of the United States.svg  USA, Colorado Springs July 26–301
72017Flag of Hungary.svg  HUN, Budaors July 1–91 [8]

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. [9]

2007 IBSA World Games

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

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

2011 IBSA World Games

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

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

2019 IBSA World Games

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 Games

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]

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