Tuesday, 10 November 15
USA wins bid to host two World Intellectual Impairment Sport World Championships in 2016
World Intellectual Impairment Sport are pleased to announce the awarding of the 2016 World Intellectual Impairment Sport World Cross Country Championships and 2016 World Intellectual Impairment Sport World Tennis Championships to USA.
Barry Holman, Co-Founder of Athletes Without Limits, said “over the past five years Athletes Without Limits has taken US athletes to dozens of Inas championships. In 2014 alone, US athletes competed in six countries across three continents, bringing home two world championships, multiple national records and many personal best performances. We are very proud to bring the first-ever Inas World Championships to the United States.”
8th World Intellectual Impairment Sport World Cross Country Championships
New York, USA will play host to 8th edition of the Inas World Cross Country Championships in 2016. The event will take place at Sunken Meadow State Park Cross Country course on 2 and 3 April 2016. With 6 of the previous 7 editions of the World Cross Country Championships being held in Europe, it will be a first for the event to be in the Americas.
The Cross Country Championships will be organized by Thunder USA who are committed to making the Championships not only a memorable competition; but an exciting and fun experience for the international field of competitors.
Sonja Robinson, Director of Thunder USA said “Thunder USA is dedicated to delivering an exceptional Championships for the athletes, coaches, dignitaries, and spectators. While we have assembled a team that has organized and staged hundreds of world class events we look forward to working with the World Intellectual Impairment Sport officials for these championships.”
Jose Costa Pereira, Inas Athletics Director said “It will be a big challenge, but at the same time very exciting to organize this great championship in a fantastic and cosmopolitan city as New York. I’m sure it will be a great event at all levels, organisational and by the outstanding performances of the participating athletes.”
7th World Intellectual Impairment Sport World Tennis Championships
Bethany Beach, Delaware, United States will play host to 7th edition of the Inas World Tennis Championships in 2016.
The event will take place at Sea Colony Beach and Tennis Resort from 12 to 18 June 2016. Boasting some 34 tennis courts and voted 2012 US Tennis Association Outstanding Facility of the Year, the venue offers great facilities for the athletes to excel.
As hosts USA will be looking to build on their performances at the 2014 Inas World Tennis Championships in France where they picked up a gold in the Women’s Singles and a silver and bronze in the Mixed Doubles competitions.
Lesley Whitehead, Inas Tennis Director said “Sea Colony Beach & Tennis Resort in Delaware, USA will be an excellent venue for the 2016 World Tennis Championships. I look forward to seeing many of our nations supporting this event which will provide excellent tennis competition for our players.”
Notes to the editor:
Inas is the International Federation for sport for athletes with an intellectual disability within the Paralympic movement and is the recognised member of the International Paralympic Committee.
It is a global organisation that manages the eligibility process for intellectual disability sport, hosts an extensive programme of world and regional championship competitions and, through its members and partner organisations, promotes inclusion in sport around the world.
Inas’ vision is that athletes with an intellectual disability across the World have the opportunity to achieve excellence in sport and high-level competition.
Inas is a not-for-profit organisation registered in the UK (1144903).
Athletes Without Limits is the USA member organisation of Inas.
For more information regarding this press release please contact Inas.
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