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Sports Associations

Looking for information on leagues, results and events in handicapped sports? Our list of national and international organisations for handicapped athletes is a good starting point.


BC Disability Games

BC Disability Sports is committed to ensuring the offering of multi-sport events and support for people with disabilities. They work in partnerships with our members, BC communities and key stakeholders. They also organize the BC Disability Games.


The mission of the USDAF and its BlazeSports America program is to maximize the potential of children and adults with physical disability through sport. To accomplish this mission, the organization provide opportunities for people with physical disability in sport comparable to those provided non-disabled Americans.

Disabled Sport USA

A national nonprofit, organization established in 1967 by disabled Vietnam veterans to serve the war injured. They offer nationwide sports rehabilitation programs to anyone with a permanent disability. Activities include winter skiing, water sports, summer and winter competitions, fitness and special sports events.

Disability Sports NI

DSNI is Northern Ireland's main disability sports organisation and is representative of the vast majority of Northern Ireland's disability sports club's and organisations. Established in 1997, to tackle the under representation of people with disabilities in sport, the organisation works to promote equality of opportunity for people with disabilities to take part in and enjoy sport and physical activity at a level of their choice.

English Federation of Disability Sport

As an umbrella organisation, representing the sporting and physical activity interests of disabled people and organisations in England, they want to unite partners/ stakeholders with common goals and strategies. On the site you can inform about mainstream sporting oppurtunities.

International Blind Sport Federation

Founded in Paris in 1981, the federation's goal is the full integration of the blind and visually impaired through sport at all levels. It aims to promote and foster sports for the blind and visually impaired, either directly or indirectly, through the authorities of all the nations, the homogenisation of the bodies or entities responsible for this area and the legal treatment that should be afforded to them.

The Deaflympic Games

They are among the world's fastest growing sports events. More than 3,000 deaf athletes and officials from 75 nations participated in the 20th Summer Games in Melbourne, Australia, in January, 2005. Approximately 300 athletes from 20 nations are expected to qualify for the 16th Winter Deaflympics to be hosted by Salt Lake City, Utah, in the United States in 2007.

International Paralympic Committee

The International Paralympic Committee is the international representative organisation of elite sports for athletes with disabilities. IPC organises, supervises and co-ordinates the Paralympic Games and other multi-disability competitions on elite sports level, of which the most important are world and regional championships. It is an international non-profit organisation formed and run by 160 National Paralympic Committees and 5 disability specific international sports federations.

National Sports Center for the Disabled

NSCD began in 1970 as a one-time ski lesson for children with amputations for the Children's Hospital of Denver. Today, the NSCD is one of the largest outdoor therapeutic recreation agencies in the world. The mission of NSCD is to provide quality outdoor sports and therapeutic recreation programs that positively impact the lives of people with physical, cognitive, emotional, or behavioral challenges.

Special Olympics

Special Olympics is an international organization dedicated to empowering individuals with mental retardation to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports training and competition. Special Olympics offers children and adults with mental retardation year-round training and competition in 26 Olympic-type summer and winter sports. Special Olympics currently serves more than 1 million persons with mental retardation in more than 200 Programs in more than 150 countries.

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