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 World Half Marathon Championships – deadline for bids 31st October 2021
  • 2022 World Cross Country Championships – deadline for bids 31st October 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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Jun
5
Sat
2021
2021 Para Dressage Championships
Jun 5 – Oct 5 all-day
2021 Para Dressage Championships

Once again, Virtus is inviting entries to its virtual championship for riders with an intellectual impairment.

To enter the event, athletes should contact their Virtus member organisation.

Entry process for member organisations – please complete all 4 steps:

  1. Download the entry pack
  2. Complete the online entry form
  3. Submit the entry fee using the form below

 

Entries close at midnight GMT on 5th October 2021. Results will be announced on 19th October 2021.

2021 Para Dressage Championships Entry Fee

Entry fee is £55GBP per rider

£55.00
Sep
17
Fri
2021
2021 World Futsal Championships – postponed
Sep 17 – Sep 25 all-day
2021 World Futsal Championships - postponed

Please note that, due to the high levels of coronavirus in mainland Europe, this event will be postponed until February 2022 – precise dates will be announced in October. Please contact the LOC for details. 

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

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

Please note that due to higher levels of coronavirus in Thailand, this event has been cancelled to ensure the safety of all participants. Options to reschedule the event are currently being assessed and details be published as soon as possible. 

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

Due to the low entry numbers caused by international travel restrictions, we regret that this event has been cancelled.

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

Please note that due to the high levels of coronavirus in mainland Europe, this event has been cancelled. Details of rearranged dates/venue will be announced in due course. 

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

14.7.21 – due to the ongoing levels of infections, quarantine/travel restrictions worldwide and the anticipated low entry numbers, it is with regret that this event has been cancelled. We would like to thank hosts CBDI for all their efforts and share their disappointment.

2021 World & European Half Marathan Championships
Nov 5 – Nov 8 all-day

Following the cancellation of the 2020 World Half-Marathon Championships, the 2021 event will be both a World and European Championship.

The takes place alongside the Portuguese Half Marathon Championships and is delivered by the Portuguese Athletics Federation.

 

Mar
13
Sun
2022
2022 World Skiing Championships @ Seefeld, Austria
Mar 13 – Mar 19 all-day
2022 World Skiing Championships @ Seefeld, Austria

Virtus is delighted to announce that Seefeld – Austria will host the 2022 Virtus World Skiing 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.

Jun
4
Sun
2023
2023 Global Games
Jun 4 – Jun 10 all-day
2023 Global Games

France will host the 6th edition of the Global Games. Visit the Global Games page here for details.