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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, […]

Results of the 2019 Para-Equestrian video competition announced

Maximilian Abing (GER) has topped the results of the 2019 Para-Equestrian video competition it was confirmed today. Riding ‘Sir Rubenstein’, the German rider collected an overall score of 67.586%, ahead of Sonia Villalba (ESP) in silver place with a score of 67.500% and Ekaterina Kirienkova (RUS) who collected bronze scoring 66.461%. This is the 3rd […]

#Brisbane2019: Trio of world records sees swimming end on a high

One of the busiest days on the schedule at the 2019 Global Games wrapped up with three world records in swimming in Brisbane, Australia, on Thursday (17 October). Trio of world records sees swimming end on a high By Katie Hopkins The crowd turned out for the fifth and final day of events at the […]

Records tumble in the 2019 Global Games

Excitement rang out at the Brisbane Aquatics Centre on Wednesday (16 October) as another sensational round of finals delivered multiple records at the 2019 Global Games in Brisbane, Australia. By Katie Hopkins The standout performer on day four of swimming was Russia’s Artem Pavlenko. The Russian won the men’s 200m breaststroke II1 in a world […]

#Brisbane2019: Von Einem shocks Palos to take gold

Australia’s Sam Von Einem claimed an incredible home table tennis gold at the 2019 Global Games in Brisbane on Tuesday (15 October). Von Einem, the world No.4 and Paralympic silver medallist, beat Hungarian European and Worlds silver medallist Peter Palos. Palos is two places above the Australian in the current II1/class 11 International Table Tennis […]

#Brisbane2019: Athletics, table tennis gets underway amid growing excitement

Day two of the 2019 Global Games saw athletics and table tennis get underway as people tuned in from all over the world to follow the competition in Brisbane, Australia, on Monday (14 October). All three Paralympic sports are being shown live via a comprehensive broadcast for the first time. Athletes did not disappoint amongst […]