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.

  • 2020 World Indoor Rowing Championships – deadline for bids 28th February 2020
  • 2021 World Athletics Championships – deadline for bids 31st January 2020
  • 2021 World Futsal Championships – deadline for bids 31st March 2020
  • 2021 World Tennis Championships – deadline for bids 16th February 2020
  • 2021 World Cycling Championships – deadline for bids 31st May 2020
  • 2022 European Futsal Championships – deadline for bids 30th September 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.

2020 World Indoor Athletics
Feb 23 – Feb 28 all-day

The 2020 World Indoor Athletics will take place in Poland. Event information will be available in early 2020 and we apologise for the late notice which was beyond our control.

2020 World Skiing Championships
Mar 15 – Mar 22 all-day
2020 World Skiing Championships

The 2020 World Skiing Championships, featuring alpine and nordic disciplines, will take place within the European Winter Games.

2020 World Tennis Championships @ TC Wimbledon
Jul 18 – Jul 26 all-day
2020 World Tennis Championships @ TC Wimbledon

Virtus is pleased to confirm that the 2020 World Tennis Championships will take place in Belgium.

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

Virtus is pleased to announce that the 2020 World Cycling Championships will take place in Portugal. The event runs alongside the Virtus European Cycling Championships.

First entry deadline is 31st December 2019