Birmingham to be pick as host of the 2023 IBSA – International Blind sports federation World Games.
As per Schedule of IBSA World Games 2023 to be played between 18 August to 27 August at University of Birmingham as well as at Edgbaston arena and wider region.
IBSA awarded the Games after a combined bid from British Blind Sport, UK Sport, Birmingham City Council, the University of Birmingham and Sport Birmingham.
“We are confident that Birmingham 2023 will contribute towards our goal of being the world’s leading body for sports for athletes with visual impairments,” said Hammershoi.
“That is why in three years’ time we hope to raise the bar for the IBSA World Games.
“We want athletes to have the best platform for their skills, as well as ensuring as many people as possible can experience the sports for themselves.
“We are excited to work with the team at British Blind Sport in reaching our common goals and making 2023 a really memorable year.”
Total 70 Nations of 1000 athletes compete in the IBSA world games 2023 and it will feature three Paralympic sports and eight non-Paralympic sports. IBSA world game to be held on span of every four years.
“As the IBSA affiliated organization representing Great Britain, we are delighted to have been selected to host the 2023 IBSA World Games,” said Alaina MacGregor, British Blind Sport’s chief executive.
“This is really an immense opportunity for us and all stakeholders to showcase an amazing sporting event for visually impaired people from across the globe.
“Our choice of Birmingham as the host city put us in a great position, showcasing to the host selection committee a city that is vibrant, inclusive and welcoming.
“The whole team at British Blind Sport are delighted with the outcome and cannot wait to raise the profile of sport for people living with sight loss, as well as the aspirations of the participating athletes.
“A huge thank you to all those who supported us to submit such an impressive bid, particularly the teams at MLS Contracts, the University of Birmingham and UK Sport.”