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Research on investigating the correlates of physical activity in people with intellectual disabilities

Understanding barriers and enablers towards physical activity…

Turkey to host combined 2023 Virtus World and European Indoor Athletics Championship

Virtus, the international federation for sports for intellectual…

The girl with the photographic memory - Adriana Petrakis

It is well known that intellectual impairment affects people…

Finance Committee member needed (voluntary)

Virtus has an opportunity for an experienced individual to join…
World Intellectual Impairment Sport searches for Championships hosts in seven sports

Sport Director Rowing (voluntary) sought

Virtus has an opportunity for an enthusiastic and experienced…

Virtus pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

Virtus would like to pay tribute on the occasion of the death…

Portuguese players dominated the 2022 Virtus World Half Marathon

The 2022 Virtus World Half Marathon concluded today in the beautiful…

Ebru Acer snatched away Gold from Paralympian Lea Ferney

The finals of the Women's II1 Table Tennis match couldn't have…
Handball players standing shoulder to shoulder standing on a handball court

Portugal win their fourth Virtus European Championship title in Handball

The Portuguese won the men's II1 Handball final match today against…

Portuguese team takes the trophy home in Basketball

Portugal took the championship title for the II1 men's basketball…

It's raining Virtus World records

Besides the temperature in the city of Cracow, what else is rising?…

It's a World Record but not my personal best

Tokyo 2020 Paralympian Pernilla Lindberg from Sweden claimed…

Angelova wins first medal for Bulgaria at 2022 Virtus European Summer Games

Bulgarian athlete Angelova Radena scripted history today by winning…

Six World Records from Spanish swimmers on Day 1 of 2022 VESG

What a blistering start to the 2022 Virtus European Summer Games! Eleven…

Virtus European Summer Games 2022 declared open

The Virtus European Summer Games 2022 were officially declared…

Five things to know about the 2022 Virtus European Games

As the 2022 Virtus European Summer Games are going to commence…

Equestrian Committee Member (Americas) sought

The VIRTUS Equestrian Committee is welcoming applications for…

World Record broken by Bandeira in 200m Individual Medley

Day 5 highlights from World Para-Swimming Championship, Madeira…

Yamaguchi breaks Championship record two times in 100m Breaststroke

SB14 Men’s 100m Breaststroke This was one of the most dramatic…

Championship record broken twice by Benjamin Hance in one day

On day-2, the audience witnessed thrilling races at the finals…

New Championship Record for Bandeira at Madeira 2022

The World Para-swimming Championship kicked off yesterday in…

Virtus welcomes five new members to the family- Karate to be in GG2023

Five new members were welcomed to the Virtus family on 5th June…

2022 Virtus General Assembly and conference held in Vichy, France

The 2022 Virtus General Assembly took place last weekend in Vichy,…

Marc Truffaut re-elected to lead Virtus for the next term

Marc Truffaut (FRA) has been elected Virtus President for a second…
Group of people representing Virtus Global Games and La Region surround Lorri the Lorikeet mascot

One year to go until Global Games 2023 in Vichy France

At a press conference today, at the Auvergne Rhone-Alpes…

Swimming official training workshop completed in France

The Virtus Swimming Committee recently ran training courses for…

French players settle debts from Tokyo Paralympics at ITTF SQF French Para Open 2022

The ITTF SQF French Para Open took place from 5th to 8th May…

Virtus awarded with Social Inclusion Award 2021 by EJU

The European Judo Union announced the 2021 Social Inclusion…

Para Sailing World Championship ready to receive sailors from all countries

Our partners at World Sailing have published the Para Sailing…
Antonio Silva crosses the finish line in first place at the 2018 World Intellectual Impairment Sport Athletics Half Marathon Championships

Two more athletics events confirmed for 2022 programme

As the return to competition gathers pace, we are pleased to…

Virtus launches search for 2027 Global Games and 2026 Regional Games hosts

The bid process to identify the host of the 7th Virtus Global…

SIVUS India and Virtus Asia to organise webinar on athlete eligibility

  SIVUS INDIA with VIRTUS ASIA is organising a webinar…

AAU to support Taekwondo players representing USA at the upcoming 2022 Virtus Americas Games

Virtus USA member organization- Athletes Without Limit (AWL)…

Virtus statement on the ongoing crisis in Ukraine

(In ESP and FRA below) The Virtus Governing Board are extremely…

Italy to host First Beach Soccer tournament for athletes with intellectual impairments

The Beach Soccer Department of the Lega Nazionale Dilettanti…

Erasmus+ funding for IDEAL 2.0 project awarded to Virtus

We are delighted to announce that Virtus has been awarded…

Phase 1 consultation of IPC Classification Code review makes strong progress

From the IPC website, 21.2.2022 After nearly a year of remote…

Virtus Sport Council meet to discuss 2022 programme

    After 2 years of disrupted events due to Covid-19…

Virtus Vice President Robyn Smith receives OAM

Virtus would like to congratulate its Vice President Robyn Smith…

Five World records broken at 2021 Virtus Swimming Championships

After five days of action packed events, the 2021 Virtus…

Gold Coast to host first Para Sailing World Championships in 2022

The inaugural Para Sailing World Championship will be staged…

WKF Para-Karate Championship, Dubai 2021

By Mousumi Mazumdar The World Para-Karate Championship…

Voluntary Tennis Committee Member (Europe) sought

Virtus is seeking application for the position of Virtus Tennis…
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2022 list of banned substances and methods published

We would like to draw your attention to the WADA 2022 list of…

Athletes with intellectual impairment highlighted at Tokyo 2020 Paralympics

By Mousumi Mazumdar (First published on IPC website on 06 Nov…

Female athletes steal the show at Tokyo 2020

By Mousumi Mazumdar (First published on IPC website on…

Results of the 2021 Para Equestrian Video Competition published!

We are delighted to publish the results of the 5th Para Equestrian…

Virtus Webinar - 25.10.21 - Register NOW!

We are pleased to invite you to join the next in our series…

Virtus World Swimming Championships - rearranged dates

We are pleased to confirm that the 2021 Virtus World Swimming…

Virtus Webinars

We are pleased to invite you to join the next in our series…
Virtus Annual report 2020 Cover

2020 Annual Report published

Virtus has today published its annual report for 2020, a year…

It’s a GOLD for Abdul Latif Romly (MAS)

Day 11: Men's F20 Long Jump finishes Games campaign for athletes…

GOLD Medal dedicated to Grandad

Day-10 (Part-2): Title reclaimed after 9 years by Karolina Kucharczyk…

Superstar of the track takes home fourth Paralympic Gold

Day-10 (Part-1): Barbara Bieganowska- Zajac from wins her 4th…

Paralympians creating legacies at Tokyo 2020 Games

Day 9:New World Records created in Aquatics at Tokyo 2020 Paralympic…

PRESS STATEMENT: Athlete support and well-being is paramount.

September 02, 2021. When three F20 Shot Put athletes were…
Breanna Clark USA breaks world record at T20 400 meter at Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

Singing and dancing celebrations for Gold Medallists

Day-7: Another hot, humid and wet evening at Tokyo did not affect…

Day 6: Games debutants light up the track

By Mousumi Mazumdar & Rebekah Thornton It was an intense…

Sisters, competitors, Gold and Bronze medallists

Day-5 (Part 2): Ecuadorian sisters dominate Women’s F20 Shot…

Peter Palos now a three time Paralympic Gold Medallist

Day – 5 (Part 1): Peter Palos (HUN) claims third Gold and fourth…

Elena Prokofeva shows she is GOLDEN!

Day - 4 (Part 2): Elena Prokofeva (RPC), at the age of 50, claims…

Humidity affects the game for van Acker

Day-4: Former Paralympic champion, Florian van Acker, blames…
Medallist 200m Freestyle Women

Swimmers Reece Dunn and Valeriia Shabalina doubled their Gold tally

Day-3: Swimmers Reece Dunn and Valeriia Shabalina doubled their…
Rio 2016

Table Tennis heats up Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium

Day-2: Rio 2016 Paralympic Table Tennis medallists, begin defence…

Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

DAY-1: Russian Shabalina breaks her own record World Record By…

Seefeld - Austria to host 2022 World Skiing Championships

Virtus, the International Federation for sport for athletes with…

2021 World Athletics Championships close

The 2021 Virtus World Athletics Championships have closed with…

Launching The Virtus Academy

Virtus – the International Federation for sport for athletes…

Sam Von Einem Aiming For Gold In Tokyo

Australian Table Tennis player Sam von Einem is one of the famous…

Great Britain’s Kiera Byland: Daring to dream

Great Britain’s Kiera Byland is ‘daring to dream’ of multiple…
Jeremy Pereira and Leo Collet compete in the time trial at the 2018 World Intellectual Impairment Sport Cycling World Championships

Collet targets Global Games triple

By Giuseppe Napoli and Virtus: World Intellectual Impairment…
Janina Falk poses with her medal from the 2017 World Intellectual Impairment Sport Swimming World Championships

Falk set to make World Championships debut

By Alison Thompson and Virtus: World Intellectual Impairment…
Luke Turnbull is pictured as he is about to hit the ball with his tennis racket

Turnbull prepares for potential Global Games debut

By Mariam Khan | For Virtus: World Intellectual Impairment Sport Great…
Nikesha Harding leans o the side of the pool and smiles at the camera

Australia’s Harding hopes for home success at Global Games

By Alison Thompson | For Virtus: World Intellectual Impairment…
A female basketball player is pictured during practice, looking towards the net whilst holding a basketball in her hand

Kaitlyn Papworth: From backyard basketball to success

By Alison Thompson | For Virtus: World Intellectual Impairment…

Lenine Cunha on reaching 200 career medals, his mother and life as an athlete

Portugal’s Lenine Cunha is a familiar face on the Virtus: World…

Volegov aims high at 2019 World Intellectual Impairment Sport Skiing World Championships

By Lotte Rooijendijk | For Virtus: World Intellectual Impairment…
A female cyclist from Russia is pictured during the time trial. Her mouth is open and her hair is blowing with the speed she is travelling at

Russia’s Nikitina in the hunt for cycling gold at World Intellectual Impairment Sport Global Games

By Giuseppe Napoli | For Virtus: World Intellectual Impairment…
Two cyclists are pictured during a race, making a huge amount of effort.

Going for gold: Duinkerke on the road to Brisbane 2019

By Giuseppe Napoli | For Virtus: World Intellectual Impairment…

Alberto Campbell-Staines: Global Games hometown hero

Gaurav Mokhasi | For Virtus: World Intellectual Impairment…
A female tennis player lines up for a shot

Wren preparing to take on world at home World Intellectual Impairment Sport Global Games

By Mariam Khan and Virtus: World Intellectual Impairment Sport Australia…

Miyares: I want to break as many records as possible at Global Games

By Georgia McCutcheon and Virtus: World Intellectual Impairment…
Berger flies high at Val-de-Reuil 2018

Berger aims to fly high at Global Games

By Gaurav Mokhasi | For Virtus: World Intellectual Impairment…
Hong Kong's Ka Man Wong lines up to hit the ball

Wong has her eyes on the prize on the road to 2019 World Intellectual Impairment Sport Global Games

By Mariam Khan | For Virtus: World Intellectual Impairment Sport Hong…
The USA's Jonathan Pierce acknowledges the crowds

Pierce eyes Tokyo 2020 swimming berth

By Georgia McCutcheon and Virtus: World Intellectual Impairment…
The logo of the 2018 World Intellectual Impairment Sport Football World Championships featuring the Swedish flag drawn artistically

Jansson wants to prove doubters wrong at home World Intellectual Impairment Sport Football Worlds

Sweden’s Anders Jansson wants to use his home Football World…