Each year, World Intellectual Impairment Sport works with its member nations to host an extensive programme of world and regional Championship events. Find out how to host a competition for athletes with intellectual impairments.

Summary of forthcoming major events

Events are awarded through an open bid process, and hosting an event can have considerable benefits for the host nation. It is a chance to showcase sport for athletes with an intellectual impairment throughout your country, a great way to build new partnerships including sponsors, the media, volunteers and supporters, and is a great way to share national traditions and culture with the rest of the world.

World Intellectual Impairment Sport will work with you to develop your bid, and if successful, we will work with you at every step of the way to ensure a successful event with lasting legacy.


Open bids

World Intellectual Impairment Sport is currently inviting bids for the following events:

  • 2020 World Indoor Athletics Championships – deadline for bids 30th September 2019
  • 2020 World Indoor Rowing Championships – deadline for bids 30th September 2019
  • 2020 Athletics Championships (Asia) – deadline for bids 30th September 2019
  • 2020 Athletics Championships (Europe) – deadline for bids 30th September 2018
  • 2020 Athletics Championships (Americas) – deadline for bids 30th September 2019
  • 2020 World Half Marathon Championships – deadline for bids 30th September 2019
  • 2020 Football Championships (Americas) – deadline for bids 30th September 2019
  • 2020 Football Championships (Asia) – deadline for bids 30th September 2019
  • 2020 Table Tennis Championships (Americas) – deadline for bids 30th September 2019
  • 2020 Table Tennis Championships (Asia) – deadline for bids 30th September 2019
  • 2021 World Athletics Championships – deadline for bids 30th November 2019
  • 2021  World Skiing Championships – deadline for buds 30th November 2019
  • 2021 World Tennis Championships – deadline for bids 30th January 2020

Bids should be made in accordance with the specification guidelines which can be found in the World Intellectual Impairment Sport Policies and Procedures and you are strongly encouraged to speak to the relevant Sport Director before commencing your bid.