1 month until Global ID Sports Week 2016
Today marks a 1-month until Global ID Sports Week – a week-long celebration of sport for athletes with an intellectual disability.
The initiative, now in its second year, uses the power of social media to grow awareness of opportunities for athletes with an intellectual disability around the world to enjoy sport and competition to the highest level.
This year will mark a particularly special milestone for World Intellectual Impairment Sport – the International Association of Sport for para-athletes with an intellectual disability – as it coincides with the organisations 30th anniversary having been founded in 1986.
Amaury Russo, World Intellectual Impairment Sport President explained “Sport for athletes with an intellectual disability does not enjoy the same high profile as other areas of sport and so this year a number of our member organisations will be holding events and activities around the World in an effort to grow awareness”.
Amongst the activities being held are an athletics championship in the UK and a large multi-sport event in Colombia. It will culminate in the opening ceremony of the 2016 World Intellectual Impairment Sport Athletics Championships (Europe) that take place in Ankara, Turkey.
In 2015, World Intellectual Impairment Sport saw a 1200% increase in its social media activity as a result of the project.