Virtus Event Calendar

Each year, Virtus works with its member nations to host an extensive programme of world and regional Championship events:

  • World and regional Championships – Virtus organises world, regional and smaller competitions for all of the sports on its programme. World and regionals are held on two and four year cycles depending on the sport.
  • Global Games – The Global Games are held every four years and act as the World Championships for each sport featured.
  • Other competitions – Virtus also recognises other competitions where the results will go towards the world rankings. They may also be recognised as part of the development of the sport. These are know as ‘sanctioned events’.

Open Event Bids

Events are awarded through an open bid process, and hosting an event can have considerable benefits for the host nation. It is a chance to showcase sport for athletes with an intellectual impairment throughout your country, a great way to build new partnerships including sponsors, the media, volunteers and supporters, and is a great way to share national traditions and culture with the rest of the world.

  • 2022 European Futsal Championships – deadline for bids 30 April 2021
  • 2022 World Half Marathon Championships – deadline for bds 31st May 2021

Bids should be made in accordance with the specification guidelines which can be found in the Virtus Policies and Procedures and you are strongly encouraged to speak to the relevant Sport Director before commencing your bid.

Virtus will work with you to develop your bid, and if successful, we will work with you at every step of the way to ensure a successful event with lasting legacy.

Four-year event cycle

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Apr
20
Tue
2021
2021 Cameroon Open Athletics Championships – new dates
Apr 20 – Apr 24 all-day
2021 Cameroon Open Athletics Championships - new dates

For details, please contact the organisers.

2021 Cameroon Open Football Championships – new dates
Apr 20 – Apr 24 all-day
2021 Cameroon Open Football Championships - new dates

For details, please contact the organisers

Jun
7
Mon
2021
World Athletics Championships
Jun 7 – Jun 14 all-day
World Athletics Championships

Virtus is pleased to announce that Poland will host the 2021 World Athletics Championships.

Jul
18
Sun
2021
2021 World Tennis Championships @ Sint-Truiden, Belgium
Jul 18 – Jul 24 all-day
2021 World Tennis Championships @ Sint-Truiden, Belgium
  • 7.12.2020 – The entry information and forms are available now. Please email events@virtus.sport to receive a copy.
Sep
17
Fri
2021
2021 World Futsal Championships
Sep 17 – Sep 25 all-day
2021 World Futsal Championships

Virtus is delighted to announce that Portugal will host the 2021 World Futsal Championships.

Sep
24
Fri
2021
2021 World Table Tennis Championships
Sep 24 – Sep 30 all-day
2021 World Table Tennis Championships

Further information will appear here soon.

Please note that at the request of the LOC, the event has been rescheduled to September 2021.

Oct
18
Mon
2021
2021 World Basketball Championships
Oct 18 – Oct 23 all-day
2021 World Basketball Championships

Further information will appear here soon.

Oct
29
Fri
2021
2021 World Judo Championships
Oct 29 – Oct 30 all-day
2021 World Judo Championships

France will host the first judo event to run under the Virtus banner in many years. Event information and entry details will be available here shortly.

Nov
5
Fri
2021
2021 Virtus Swimming Championships
Nov 5 – Nov 13 all-day
2021 Virtus Swimming Championships

Virtus is pleased to announce that CBDI, Brazil will host the 2021 swimming championships in the Paralympic Training Centre in Sao Paulo.

More details will appear here soon.