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January 1 start date for IBSA Sport Administration System and athlete registration

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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.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2569 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

1 Comment on January 1 start date for IBSA Sport Administration System and athlete registration

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