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LA28 Paralympic Games To Feature 22 Sports

LA28 Paralympic Games To Feature 22 Sports

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

The programme of events is set showcase the diversity of the Paralympic Movement, with the22 approved sports being governed by the following International Federations:

  • Badminton World Federation (BWF) – Para badminton
  • Boccia International Sports Federation (BISFed) – Boccia
  • International Blind Sport Federation (IBSA) – Blind football
  • International Blind Sport Federation (IBSA) – Goalball
  • International Blind Sport Federation (IBSA) – Para judo
  • International Canoe Federation (ICF) – Para canoe
  • International Equestrian Federation (FEI) – Para equestrian
  • International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) – Para table tennis
  • International Tennis Federation (ITF) – Wheelchair tennis
  • International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS) – Wheelchair fencing
  • International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) – Wheelchair basketball
  • World Archery – Para archery
  • World Para Athletics – Para athletics
  • World Para Powerlifting – Para powerlifting
  • World ParaVolley – Sitting volleyball
  • World Para Swimming – Para swimming
  • World Rowing Federation (FISA) – Para rowing
  • World Shooting Para Sport – Shooting Para sport
  • World Taekwondo – Para taekwondo
  • World Triathlon – Para triathlon
  • World Wheelchair Rugby (WWR) – Wheelchair rugby
  • Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) – Para cycling

Additionally, the IPC granted LA28 the opportunity to explore Para climbing or Para surfing, sports that have not been featured before.

If included by the Organising Commenting on the programme, IPC president, Andrew Persons said that the committee supports A28’s interest in the OCOG proposed sport process to create a greater impact of the LA28 Paralympic Games.

“Under our rules for determining the sport programme, there is an option for a Games Organising Committee to propose one or more sports for inclusion in the Games for the IPC Governing Board to consider,” Persons said.

We fully support LA28’s interest in the OCOG proposed sport process as this could be a significant contribution to drive greater impact of the LA28 Paralympic Games while controlling cost and complexity and achieving our shared goal of cost neutrality across the LA28 budget,” he said.

LA28 chairperson, Casey Wasserman, added: “LA28 has always been about integrating the creative energy of LA into sport tradition to bring new fans into the Olympic and Paralympic Movement”

As part of the International Federation application process, a record 33 Para sports submitted applications to the IPC to be considered.

The IPC assessed each candidate sport in accordance with the IPC Handbook and sought further clarification from applicants where needed.

The IPC also worked closely with LA28 to analyse the potential impact of sports on the programme, prioritising an amazing experience that is fiscally and environmentally responsible.

The announcement comes after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced a partnership with global merchandise company, Fanatics for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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