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Virtus Vice President Robyn Smith elected to IPC Governing Board

Virtus Vice President Robyn Smith has been elected at the IPC Annual General Assembly, as one of ten IPC Governing Board Member at Large representatives. The Virtus Governing Board has congratulated Ms. Robyn Smith on this outstanding achievement. Her election continues in the footsteps of Virtus (formerly INAS-FID) founding executive Marie Little OAM who served […]

Voluntary Tennis Committee Member (Europe) sought

Virtus is seeking application for the position of Virtus Tennis Committee Member – European Region (voluntary). This is an exciting position suitable for coaches and sports practitioners with a good understanding of elite tennis, particularly for athletes with an impairment. Virtus Sports Committees lead and manage our sport and competition programme. In particular they are […]

2022 list of banned substances and methods published

We would like to draw your attention to the WADA 2022 list of banned substances and methods, which comes into effect on 1st January 2022. It is particularly important that all Virtus athletes and support staff are aware of the changes, particularly the new guidance around the use of Glucorticoids. The anti-doping page has been updated to […]

Results of the 2021 Para Equestrian Video Competition published!

We are delighted to publish the results of the 5th Para Equestrian Video competition. This years competition attracted more athletes than ever before and enabled the inclusion of a team award. There was gold medals for Sonia Vilalba (ESP), Alejandro Espejo (ESP) and Anna Beem (USA), whilst both Spain and Germany took the Team awards. […]

Virtus Webinar – 25.10.21 – Register NOW!

We are pleased to invite you to join the next in our series of webinars: ATHLETE LEADERSHIP How sport can contribute to enhancing athletes’ self-confidence, employability and leadership skills 25th October 2021 at 1300 UK (1200GMT) For this webinar Virtus is delighted to present Dr. Alba Roldan Romero as our guest speaker. Dr. Romero is leading a European […]

Virtus World Swimming Championships – rearranged dates

We are pleased to confirm that the 2021 Virtus World Swimming Championships have been rearranged to take place in Montlucon, France in December. Due to the short entry time available we encourage all member organisations who are planning to enter the event to contact the LOC immediately to notify them of your intention. The event […]

Virtus Webinars

We are pleased to invite you to join the next in our series of webinars:   Tokyo Paralympic Games Review 4th October 2021 at 1300 UK (1200GMT)   Following the incredible Tokyo Paralympics, we are delighted to be joined by a number of medal-winning athletes who will share their experience of the Games, including: 1. Peter Palos(HUN) gold medalist- […]

2020 Annual Report published

Virtus has today published its annual report for 2020, a year that was substantially affected by the global pandemic. Despite the difficulties – including the cancellation of almost the entire competition programme – there were many positive steps taken to support athletes and member organisations, including the launch of the Virtus Strategic Plan for 2021-2024. […]

Day 6: Games debutants light up the track

By Mousumi Mazumdar & Rebekah Thornton It was an intense day on the Tracks for the T20 Men and Women 400m Heats. While the world was focused on the defending champion, Daniel Martins (BRA), the newcomers swooped in and amazed everyone with their spectacular performance in Heat-1. Dieng Ndiaga (ITA), Anderson Alexander Colorado Mina (ECU), […]

Help grow Virtus: World Intellectual Impairment Sport

Virtus: World Intellectual Impairment Sport is looking for high-quality and experienced Sport Directors to grow its sports over the coming four years. Sport Directors are responsible for leading, managing and growing the Virtus sports and competition programme in line with the organisational vision. Sport Directors act as the Chairperson of the relevant Sport Committee and, […]