IBSA World Games

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The IBSA World Games (formerly IBSA World Championships and Games) or World Blind Games are an international multi-sport event, occurring every four years, organized by the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA). The events enable blind and partially sighted athletes to compete in a number of sports,[1] the first event took place at Madrid, Spain in 1998.[2]

The competitions in athletics, swimming, goalball and judo are part of the qualification process for the Paralympic Games.[1]

Events[edit]

IBSA World Games[edit]

Edition Year Host Dates sports
1 1998  Spain, Madrid July 18–26[2] 4
2 2003  Canada, Quebec August 5–10[3] 5
3 2007  Brazil, São Paulo City July 28-August 8[4] 6
4 2011  Turkey, Antalya April 1–10[1] 7
5 2015  South Korea, Seoul May 8–18 10
6 2019 [5]

IBSA World Youth Games (WYC)[edit]

  • Former name: IBSA World Youth and Student Games
Edition Year Host Dates Sports
1 2005  USA, Colorado Springs August 4-10 5
2 2007  USA, Colorado Springs July 11–17 5
3 2009  USA, Colorado Springs July 15–20 3
4 2011  USA, Colorado Springs July 13–18 3
5 2013  USA, Colorado Springs September 13–15 2
6 2015  USA, Colorado Springs July 26–30 1
7 2017  HUN, Budaors July 1–9 1

Blind and visually impaired athletes are advised that the IBSA World Student Championships will be held in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States of America, from 13 to 18 July, this is an open and self-funded competition opportunity for athletes between 13 and 19-years-olds.

1998 IBSA World Games[edit]

The inaugural 1998 sports event was held in Madrid, Spain for athletics, swimming, goalball and judo for the blind and vision-impaired.

2003 IBSA World Games[edit]

The 2003 Quebec, Canada event included five-a-side football, goalball and judo, other disciplines have been added to the event. Blind athletes were able to compete in the following sports: powerlifting, ten-pin and nine-pin bowling, biathlon, alpine skiing, archery, showdown, swimming, shooting, torball, Nordic skiing, athletics and cycling, although a lot of winter sports were added to the list such as skiing, but also bowling and many others, but was held in five sports: Swimming, athletics, goalball, judo, and powerlifting.[6]

2007 IBSA World Games[edit]

The 2007 Sao Paulo, Brazil sports were powerlifting, judo, goalball, football, swimming, and athletics.[7]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Russia 28 15 11 54
2  Belarus 18 13 7 38
3  Brazil 17 22 19 58
4  Spain 16 23 23 62
5  China 12 7 12 31
6  Cuba 10 4 5 19
7  Iran 8 1 4 13
8  Poland 7 2 2 11
9  Algeria 7 1 9 17
10  Italy 6 4 4 14
11  Germany 5 7 9 21
12  Greece 5 5 2 12
13  Malaysia 4 1 1 6
14  Ukraine 3 7 3 13
15  Turkey 3 0 2 5
16  Venezuela 2 6 8 16
17  Portugal 2 4 2 8
18  United Kingdom 2 4 1 7
19  New Zealand 2 2 0 4
20  Sweden 2 2 0 4
21  Azerbaijan 2 0 5 7
22  Canada 2 0 0 2
23  Cyprus 2 0 0 2
24  Angola 1 3 1 5
25  Japan 1 2 4 7
26  Chinese Taipei 1 1 2 4
27  France 1 1 2 4
28  Bulgaria 1 1 1 3
29  Thailand 1 1 1 3
30  Tunisia 1 1 1 3
31  Austria 1 0 1 2
32  Croatia 1 0 1 2
33  South Korea 1 0 0 1
34  Argentina 0 3 3 6
35  Mexico 0 3 2 5
36  Australia 0 2 1 3
37  Kenya 0 2 1 3
38  Czech Republic 0 2 0 2
39  United States 0 2 0 2
40  Finland 0 1 1 2
41  South Africa 0 1 0 1
42  Ireland 0 1 0 1
43  Serbia 0 0 2 2
44  Netherlands 0 0 1 1
45   Switzerland 0 0 1 1
46  Belgium 0 0 0 0
47  Colombia 0 0 0 0
48  Estonia 0 0 0 0
49  Hong Kong 0 0 0 0
50  Hungary 0 0 0 0
51  India 0 0 0 0
52  Iraq 0 0 0 0
53  Israel 0 0 0 0
54  Kazakhstan 0 0 0 0
55  Latvia 0 0 0 0
56  Lithuania 0 0 0 0
57  Mongolia 0 0 0 0
58  Philippines 0 0 0 0
59  Puerto Rico 0 0 0 0
60  Slovakia 0 0 0 0
61  Uruguay 0 0 0 0
Total 175 157 154 486

2011 IBSA World Games[edit]

The 2011 Antalya, Turkey sports were athletics, chess, futsal (football) B1, futsal (football) B2/B3, goalball, judo, powerlifting, swimming.[8] [9]

2015 IBSA World Games[edit]

The 2015 IBSA World Championships and Games was held from 8 to 18 June 2015, in Seoul, South Korea and included competitions in ten sports:[1]

Venues were scattered around the city, including opening and closing ceremonies at the Jamsil Arena. About 1626 athletes competed from fifty-seven countries,[10] the event motto was 'See with Passion, Run with Hope'.[11] Mascots were Dari, Haechi and Suri.[12]

2015 IBSA World Championships and Games medal table
Rank NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Russia 48 35 31 114
2  Ukraine 16 11 11 38
3  Iran 15 6 11 32
4  China 9 15 9 33
5  South Korea* 9 11 9 29
6  Azerbaijan 8 6 3 17
7  Turkey 5 6 12 23
8  Uzbekistan 5 2 5 12
9  Japan 4 12 7 23
10  Chinese Taipei 4 4 2 10
11  Algeria 4 1 2 7
12  Mexico 3 8 5 16
13  Thailand 3 3 0 6
14  Mozambique 3 1 4 8
15  Czech Republic 3 0 2 5
16  Poland 2 4 7 13
=17  Canada 1 2 2 5
=17  Finland 1 2 2 5
19  Croatia 1 2 1 4
20  Australia 1 1 4 6
21  Malaysia 1 1 3 5
22  Israel 1 1 2 4
23  Bulgaria 1 1 1 3
24  Hong Kong 1 0 2 3
=25  Georgia 1 0 1 2
=25  Germany 1 0 1 2
=25  United States 1 0 1 2
=28  Argentina 1 0 0 1
=28  Netherlands 1 0 0 1
=28  Lithuania 1 0 0 1
31  Venezuela 0 9 4 13
32  Kazakhstan 0 3 2 5
33  United Kingdom 0 3 1 4
=34  Italy 0 1 1 2
=34  Spain 0 1 1 2
=36  Belarus 0 1 0 1
=36  Mongolia 0 1 0 1
38  Brazil 0 0 6 6
=39  Estonia 0 0 2 2
=39  India 0 0 2 2
=41  France 0 0 1 1
=41  Hungary 0 0 1 1
=41  Indonesia 0 0 1 1
=41  Romania 0 0 1 1
=41  Sweden 0 0 1 1
Total 155 154 164 473
Key

  *   Host nation (South Korea)

2019 IBSA World Games[edit]

Nominations for the host nation for the 2019 IBSA World Games was called on 3 March 2017.[13]

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