On an announcement on their website on Friday, the International Blind Sports Association (IBSA) said the new IBSA Sport Administration System (ISAS) will officially be used starting on January 1 of next year. As of this time, all athletes will have to be registered with ISAS before they can be presented for classification, amongst other things.
The ISAS system will be similar to the one used by the International Paralympic Committee, and is intended to facilitate athlete registration, the creation of classification, improve licensing and make running events easier. The IBSA on their website says that this system “will be a solid and secure database”.
The IBSA has been busy with other things. This past week, they also updated the Classification Master List. This list is recent as of the Asian Para Games, which took place last month in Incheon, South Korea. The list contains 1809 blind sports competitors, in the sports of chess, ten-pin bowling, showdown, powerlifting, judo, goalball, B1 5-a-side football, and B2 and B3 5-a-side football.