Classification research to be conducted at Inas World Skiing Championships

The joint Inas-IPC research group, who managed the successful development of sport-specific classification systems for athletes with an intellectual disability ahead of the 2012 Paralympic Games, have confirmed that research will be conducted at the 2013 Inas World Nordic Skiing Championships in anticipation of possible inclusion in the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games.

Whilst the project is very much in its infancy, it raises hope that athletes with an intellectual disability might compete within the Winter Paralympics, following their successful re-integration into the Summer Paralympic Games in London last year.

Inas encourages all its members to support the process by entering athletes into the event – the closing date is 10th February. Further details can be found on the calendar page.