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.

  • 2021 World Athletics Championships – deadline for bids 1 November 2020
  • 2021 World Judo Championships – deadline for bids 30th November 2020
  • 2021 World Cross Country Championships – deadline for bids 18 December 2020
  • 2022 European Futsal Championships – deadline for bids 30 November 2020

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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Mar
15
Sun
2020
CANCELLED: 2020 World Skiing Championships
Mar 15 – Mar 22 all-day
CANCELLED: 2020 World Skiing Championships
Update 26.2.20: Over the past days, travel advisories have been put in place for certain areas of northern Italy due to the ongoing Corvid-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak .
Although some distance from the affected areas, the Organising Committee of the forthcoming European Winter Games which includes the World Skiing Championships – due to take place in March – have advised that the event cannot now go ahead as planned.
Virtus regretfully confirms that the 2020 World Skiing Championships will therefore be cancelled whilst our European colleagues have advised that the Winter Games are to be postponed.
Virtus extends best wishes to the people in the affected areas.
Mar
25
Wed
2020
4th Virtus Para Equestrian Video Competition
Mar 25 – Oct 4 all-day
4th Virtus Para Equestrian Video Competition

The 4th Virtus Para Dressage video competition is now open for entry until 4th October 2020. Entry is open to II1, II2 and II3 (demonstration basis)

Riders in nations without a Virtus Member Organisation should email sport@virtus.sport for assistance.

Update 17.8.20: Following consultation with the FEI (who have recently withdrawn support for any online equestrian competition), it has been necessary to implement a minor change to the test used in the 2020 Virtus para-equestrian competition.

The new test is downloadable with the entry pack and you will see a minor amendment to the halt at the end of the test (G to X for senior riders and X to G for the youth competition).

If you have already submitted your entry you are able to re-submit a new entry at no additional cost.

Jun
27
Sat
2020
2020 Mencap Open National Athletics Championships – CANCELLED @ Sheffield Hallam University
Jun 27 all-day
Jul
18
Sat
2020
2020 World Tennis Championships – CANCELLED @ TC Wimbledon
Jul 18 – Jul 26 all-day
2020 World Tennis Championships - CANCELLED @ TC Wimbledon

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, this event has been cancelled.

We will confirm alternative arrangements as soon as possible.

Jul
21
Tue
2020
2020 World Cycling Championships – CANCELLED
Jul 21 – Jul 27 all-day
2020 World Cycling Championships - CANCELLED

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, this event has been cancelled.

We will confirm alternative arrangements as soon as possible.

Oct
9
Fri
2020
Global Challenge Series – Football and Futsal @ Virtual event
Oct 9 – Dec 8 all-day
Global Challenge Series - Football and Futsal @ Virtual event

Virtus is delighted to launch the Global Challenge Series – a new series of online or virtual events to support opportunities for athletes to remain connected to their sport.

The Football/Futsal Challenge series is open to all Virtus athletes and we will be posting a new skill here every 2 weeks.

Skill 2 – PASSING AND RECEIVING

THIS SKILL INVOLVES ACCURACY OF PASSING, DECISION MAKING ON THE PACE OF THE PASS AND HOW TO RECEIVE AND CONTROL THE RETURN FROM THE WALL AND CONSTANT MOVEMENT AND CHOICE OF PLAYING SURFACE.

A demonstration of the skill can be viewed here.

Please follow the guidelines provided below:

  • In this skill the player will have a ball and be 5 – 10 metres from a wall or flat surface. The player will play the ball against the wall and then receive it back and control the ball before continuing to pass and receive it back from the wall.
  • Total passes made in one (1) minute will be calculated.
  • On receiving the ball back from the wall the player has the option of making a one touch pass back or is allowed a maximum of two control touches before passing it back.
  • Any part of the boot / training shoe can be used to make the pass.

Skill 1 – Keep Up’s

THIS SKILL WILL TEST GOOD CONTROL, BALL MANIPULATION, BALANCE AND DECISION MAKING.

A demonstration of the skill can be viewed here.

  • Players need to keep the ball up in the air using feet, knees, thighs, chest and head (NOT hands) for one (1)
    minute
  • Total keep ups completed by the player within one minute without the ball touching the ground, another person
    or object will be counted
  • If control of the ball is lost by it touching any other object or the ground the player can continue but counting
    will start from ‘one’ again
  • The attempt should be filmed using a mobile phone or digital camera

Entries must be submitted using the online form above no later than 11.59pm (GMT) on 25th October 2020.

Global Challenge Series – Rowing Challenge @ Virtual Event
Oct 9 – Dec 10 all-day
Global Challenge Series - Rowing Challenge @ Virtual Event

Virtus is delighted to launch the Global Challenge Series – a new series of online or virtual events to support opportunities for athletes to remain connected to their sport.

The Rowing Challenge series is open to all Virtus athletes and we will be posting a new workload/challenge here every 3 weeks.

Leaderboard

The leaderboard will appear here shortly.

Workload/Challenge 1 – “the Virtus 500 meter challenge”:

This isn’t your typical 500m sprint, this is the Virtus 500m challenge which includes an extra 100m to get the series started!
All rowers must row 600m continuously. Your time over the final 500m is what counts.
Points will be awarded for the fastest 500m time.
Rowers using a Concept 2:
– Set the monitor to intervals variable > distance > 100m > zero rest > distance > 500m > check box when done.
– Open stroke rate (rower choice)
– Drag factor/ damper setting (rower choice)
Rowers not using a Concept 2 row 600m and submit a screen shot of your final time.
Submit your times via the online form above no later than 11.59pm (GMT) on 29th October 2020.
Oct
12
Mon
2020
Global Challenge Series – Cycling Challenge @ Virtual Event
Oct 12 – Dec 13 all-day
Global Challenge Series - Cycling Challenge @ Virtual Event

Virtus is delighted to launch the Global Challenge Series – a new series of online or virtual events to support opportunities for athletes to remain connected to their sport.

The Cycling Challenge is open to all Virtus athletes.

LEADERBOARDS (performances for the week to 25.10.20)

Overall Position Eligibility Group Gender Athlete Name Distance in km (Posn) Elevation Gain in m (posn)

II1 Female

1 II1 Female Lauren Booth) 479.8 (1) 5505 (1)
2 II1 Female Montana Whitely 303.7 (2) 2969 (2)
3= II1 Female India Fitton 198.6 (3) 1711 (4)
3= II1 Female Georgia Powning 180.4 (4) 1926 (3)

II3 Female

1 II3 Female Erika Gosney 134.4 (1) 1519 (1)

II1 Male

1 II1 Male Nathan Broeren 376.6 (1) 2798 (3)
2 II1 Male Harry Mezger 308.9 (3) 3468 (2)
3 II1 Male Carlo Manolitsas 255.7 (6) 4055 (1)
4= II1 Male Andre Ascui 303.8 (4) 2563 (5)
4= II1 Male Monty Cooper 286.5 (5) 2565 (4)
6 II1 Male Lars De Jong 331.8 (2) 521 (11)
7 II1 Male Tal Rozenfeld 228.3 (7) 1818 (7)
8 II1 Male Jamieson Whiteley 189.6 (9) 1827 (6)
9 II1 Male Julian Ursini 201.2 (8) 1157 (9)
10 II1 Male Cameron Marshall 159.3 (10) 1237 (8)
11 II1 Male Alex Cherny 61.8 (11) 963 (10)


II3 Male

1 II3 Male Nizan Shamis 551.5 (1) 1775 (1)
Oct
23
Fri
2020
Global Challenge Series – Athletics Challenge @ Virtual Event
Oct 23 – Nov 13 all-day
Global Challenge Series - Athletics Challenge @ Virtual Event

Virtus is delighted to launch the Global Challenge Series – a new series of online or virtual events to support opportunities for athletes to remain connected to their sport.

The Athletics Challenge is open to all Virtus athletes.

Global Challenge Series – Swimming Challenge @ Virtual Event
Oct 23 – Dec 13 all-day
Global Challenge Series - Swimming Challenge @ Virtual Event

Virtus is delighted to launch the Global Challenge Series – a new series of online or virtual events to support opportunities for athletes to remain connected to their sport.

The Swimming Challenge is open to all Virtus athletes and gives you a chance to swim the world! Simply upload your swim training data and plat your progress against our selected stages.