Turkey to host combined 2023 Virtus World and European Indoor Athletics Championship

Virtus, the international federation for sports for intellectual impairment is delighted to announce that Turkey will host a combined World and European Indoor Athletics Championship in 2023.

The World Championships should have been in early 2022, but were delayed due to the ongoing covid restrictions in place during last winter. They will now take place alongside the European Championships given extra incentive to the athletes.

The event will be hosted by Türkiye Özel Sporcular Spor Federasyonu – TÖSSFED  also known as the Turkish Special Athletes Sports Federation – TOSSFED. The event will take place from 8th to 13th March in Ataköy Arena in Istanbul, Turkey.

Virtus president Marc Truffaut said, “We are delighted that Turkey will be hosting this event which will help us raise awareness in the country about elite sports for athletes with intellectual impairment.”

Türkiye Özel Sporcular Spor Federasyonu – TÖSSFED  was formed in 2000 and has supported more than 100 athletes to participate at international events and achieve their sporting excellence so far.

The expression of Interest document will be shared soon with all the members followed by the application pack.