After 2 years of disrupted events due to Covid-19 pandemic, Virtus is looking forward to a busy events calendar in 2022 with important World Championships and Regional Games scheduled.
This week, the Virtus Sports Directors and Regional Virtus Organisations who form its Sports Council came together online to receive updates across a number of topics including competition planning, doping control protocols, and progress in the roll-out of new eligiblity categories II2 and II3.
The event program begins in June with the Virtus World Football Championships in France where the world’s top-8 ranked teams will compete for the World Cup title and this is followed in July by the 2022 European Games which will be taking place in Cracow, Poland. Virtus polish member Sprawni-Razem will be hosting the event from 16th to 24th July and is the second edition of event.
In September, the inaugural 2022 Americas Games which will be held in Sao Paolo, Brazil, hosted by CBDI – Confederação Brasileira de Desportos para Deficientes Intelectuais (Brazilian Confederation of Sports for the Intellectual Disabled). The event will commence from 18th to 23rd September in the Brazilian Paralympic Training Centre.
The final Regional Games will be the 2022 Oceania-Asia Games which will be held in Brisbane, Australia from 5th to 12th November. Sport Inclusion Australia will be staging the event.
The Regional Games are a key qualification event to the 2023 Global Games – the world’s largest event for elite athletes with an intellectual impairment – which take place in Vichy, France.