LA28 Paralympic Games Initial Program To Feature 22 Sports

Courtesy: International Paralympic Committee

Following an extensive International Federation application and review process, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Governing Board has approved 22 sports for inclusion in the LA28 Paralympic Games.

The 22 sports approved for inclusion are governed by the following International Federations:

1.    Badminton World Federation (BWF) – Para badminton
2.    Boccia International Sports Federation (BISFed) – Boccia
3.    International Blind Sport Federation (IBSA) – Blind football
4.    International Blind Sport Federation (IBSA) – Goalball
5.    International Blind Sport Federation (IBSA) – Para judo
6.    International Canoe Federation (ICF) – Para canoe
7.    International Equestrian Federation (FEI) – Para equestrian
8.    International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) – Para table tennis
9.    International Tennis Federation (ITF) – Wheelchair tennis
10.    International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS) – Wheelchair fencing
11.    International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) – Wheelchair basketball
12.    World Archery – Para archery
13.    World Para Athletics – Para athletics
14.    World Para Powerlifting – Para powerlifting
15.    World ParaVolley – Sitting volleyball
16.    World Para Swimming – Para swimming
17.    World Rowing Federation (FISA) – Para rowing
18.    World Shooting Para Sport – Shooting Para sport
19.    World Taekwondo – Para taekwondo
20.    World Triathlon – Para triathlon
21.    World Wheelchair Rugby (WWR) – Wheelchair rugby
22.    Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) – Para cycling

In accordance with the IPC Handbook, an Organising Committee of a respective Games may also propose to the IPC one or more additional events in new sports, with consideration for inclusion at the absolute discretion of the IPC Governing Board.

As part of the International Federation application process, a record 33 Para sports submitted applications to the IPC to be considered for inclusion in the LA28 Paralympic Games. Following the full evaluation, the IPC granted LA28 the opportunity to explore the potential of including Para climbing or Para surfing, sports that have not been featured before at the Paralympic Games. Should LA28 put forward any sports for consideration, a final decision will be taken by the IPC Governing Board by the end of 2023.

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