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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Oct
9
Fri
2020
Global Challenge Series – Rowing Challenge @ Virtual Event
Oct 9 – Dec 10 all-day

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.

 


Fees/Virtus Competition Licence

There is no fee to enter the event but please note that all athletes should hold an active Virtus competition licence. License status can be checked on the Master List.

To renew a licence for 1 year and for multi-year options, please use the website payment below.

Licence options (discount applies to multi-year options)
Athlete name & eligibility no.


Oct
12
Mon
2020
Global Challenge Series – Cycling Challenge @ Virtual Event
Oct 12 – Dec 13 all-day

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.

 


Fees/Virtus Competition Licence

There is no fee to enter the event but please note that all athletes should hold an active Virtus competition licence. License status can be checked on the Master List.

To renew a licence for 1 year and for multi-year options, please use the website payment below.

Licence options (discount applies to multi-year options)
Athlete name & eligibility no.


Oct
23
Fri
2020
Global Challenge Series – Athletics Challenge @ Virtual Event
Oct 23 – Dec 16 all-day

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.


Fees/Virtus Competition Licence

There is no fee to enter the event but please note that all athletes should hold an active Virtus competition licence. License status can be checked on the Master List.

To renew a licence for 1 year and for multi-year options, please use the website payment below.

Licence options (discount applies to multi-year options)
Athlete name & eligibility no.


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

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 plot your progress against our selected stages.


Fees/Virtus Competition Licence

There is no fee to enter the event but please note that all athletes should hold an active Virtus competition licence. License status can be checked on the Master List.

To renew a licence for 1 year and for multi-year options, please use the website payment below.

Licence options (discount applies to multi-year options)
Athlete name & eligibility no.


Mar
9
Tue
2021
2021 European Indoor Athletics Championships @ Stadium métropolitain Pierre Quinon
Mar 9 – Mar 14 all-day
2021 European Indoor Athletics Championships @ Stadium métropolitain Pierre Quinon

Virtus Europe is delighted to confirm France as hosts of the 2021 European Indoor Athletics Championships.

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

Jul
18
Sun
2021
2021 World Tennis Championships @ TC Wimbledon
Jul 18 – Jul 24 all-day
2021 World Tennis Championships @ TC Wimbledon

Further details will be available in due course.

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.

Jun
23
Thu
2022
World Football Championships and Plate Competition @ France
Jun 23 – Jul 6 all-day
World Football Championships and Plate Competition @ France

We are delighted that France will host the 2022 World Football Championships incorporating, for the first time, a new Plate competition for up and coming nations.

Entry to the championships is by invitation (based on Virtus Football rankings) however entry to the Plate competition is open.

More information about the event will be available throughout 2021.