2024 World & European Indoor Athletics Championships Is Coming To France

Virtus, the International Sports Federation for athletes with intellectual impairment, is excited to announce that France will host the 2024 VIRTUS World and European Indoor Athletics Championships.

Scheduled from February 20 to 25, 2024, this exceptional event will be expertly organised by the Fédération Française du Sport Adapté (FFSA), an esteemed Virtus member organisation in France. FFSA will be hosting the Virtus World Indoors for the second consecutive time.

The event will unfold in the charming city of Reims, known for its rich cultural heritage and historic significance in the north-eastern part of France. Reims, with its stunning cathedral, impressive architecture, and Champagne vineyards, is poised to create a memorable backdrop for this prestigious sporting occasion.

In addition to the indoor athletics championships, FFSA will also host the 2024 Virtus World Tennis Championship in September.

Marc Truffaut, President of FFSA, expressed his enthusiasm, stating,

“The 2021 World Indoors in Nantes presented challenges under COVID-19 restrictions, offering a unique experience. This time, with all restrictions lifted, we are confident that athletes, officials, and visitors will enjoy a splendid time in Reims.”

Leveraging their successful track record, including the unforgettable 2018 Virtus European Games, 2021 World Indoors, and the remarkable 2023 Virtus Global Games, FFSA is well-positioned to elevate the 2024 Virtus World Indoor Athletics Championships to new heights of sporting excellence.

The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) is dedicated to strengthening partnerships with local and national athletics clubs, aiming to craft specialized athletics programs tailored for individuals with intellectual impairments. This initiative is not only geared towards nurturing the growth of athletics but also discovering new talents in the Reims region of France.