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Virtus Oceania Asia Games 2022 one year to go

November 5, 2021

The inaugural Virtus Oceania Asia Games 2022 in Brisbane is just one year away and has received welcomed support from all levels of Australian government. OAGames 2022 is the inaugural event in the Virtus Asia and Oceania region for athletes with intellectual impairment. The Games will invite 1000 plus athletes… Read more

2032 Brisbane Games offers great opportunities for people with a disability

July 22, 2021

The Australian Sporting Alliance for People with a Disability (ASAPD) has welcomed the historic announcement overnight by the International Olympic Committee that Brisbane, South East Queensland has been awarded the hosting rights of the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games. ASAPD Chair Robyn Smith said “Many of us were there to… Read more

Sport Inclusion Australia Launches ‘LEAVE NO-ONE BEHIND’ Project

June 22, 2021

Sport Inclusion Australia (SIA) is proud to launch the “Leave No One Behind” project – a bilateral program  funded by the Australia-Japan Foundation (AJF) and the Australian Government. Leave No One Behind (Dare mo okizari ni shinai), is a one-year project in collaboration with All Nippon Intellectual Disability Sports Association… Read more

Creating opportunities for swimmers with Down syndrome

May 20, 2021

Creating broader opportunities for swimmers with Down syndrome in Australia is set to grow under the guidance of Sport Inclusion Australia, who for 35 years have committed to sport inclusion for all. Down Syndrome Swimming Australia (DSSA) announced to members the organisation’s transition to Sports Inclusion Australia (SIA), and it… Read more

Chance Meeting Leads to Inclusion of Events

March 4, 2021

The Commonwealth Games Federation this week announced the full list of medal events for the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games. Included in that list are three events for athletes with an intellectual disability, the S14 200m freestyle for men and women and a mixed relay. The previous Commonwealth Games on the… Read more

Cyclists return to Ballarat for 2021 Federation University Road Championships

February 3, 2021

Australia’s top cyclists will return to the road for the 2021 Federation University Road Championships this week in Ballarat.  The week of cycling will see a series of events for the elite to the community riders in a festival of cycling starting Wednesday 3 February and concluding on Sunday 7… Read more