The Canadian Cerebral Palsy Sports Association (CCPSA) yesterday announced that long-time boccia volunteer and official Donna Zorn, is the newest member of the CCPSA’s Hall of Fame. Established in 2005, the CCPSA Hall of Fame recognizes and honours CCPSA athletes, coaches, officials, builders, and teams who have had extraordinary achievements in their sport, in Canada or Internationally.
Over 800 youth athlets gathered to celebrate the opening of the fourth edition of the Parapan-American Youth Games in Sao Paulo last night. The competition runs through to Saturday 25th March and will have athletes from 12 sports compete for the medals. With 3 years to go until Tokyo 2020, many of the athletes will see this as an invaluable stepping stone to further success in Japan.
We are pleased to report that the new BISFed Roll Test device is now available, and the first orders have been dispatched via DHL today!
A huge “THANK YOU!” to all the translators who have translated the rules into their own languages. This is a huge task that helps everyone. During the process of translating, I have received several questions for clarification, and some incorrect references have been pointed out. We do not want to make any drastic changes at this time, but in fairness to everyone, we are issuing a version 2 now which contains the corrected references and some extra comments.
The latest Making Boccia Accessible event in Rwanda has been a great success. Representatives from seven countries joined the Rwandan delegation in Kigali for the 2 day course to develop their refereeing and classification skills.
We regret to announce that there will be a further short delay to the introduction of Rule 22.214.171.124.3.
It has been necessary for BISFed to engage a new supplier for the standard Roll Test, and the approved test device will now be available from 20th March 2017.
In order to allow athletes to adjust to the new Rule, we will delay the introduction of Rule 126.96.36.199.3 until 21 May 2017. The first BISFed-sanctioned competition at which Rule 188.8.131.52.3 will apply will be the 2017 Asia and Oceania Regional Championships in Hong Kong starting on 21 May 2017.
General Assembly documents have been distributed to all of our members. The meeting will be held in Hong Kong on 29th May 2017. We have scheduled the meeting in the hope that many of our members will also be able to attend the final day(s) of competition at the 2017 Asia and Oceania Regional Championships, also in Hong Kong.
We are honoured to sanction the European Para Youth Games in Leguria due to be held from the 9th-15th October 2017 with the support from the European Paralympic Committee and the Italian Paralympic Committee.
Governor Koike, who set-up a number of boccia teams within Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) after being impressed by the sport at the Rio 2016 Paralympics, challenged Sir Philip to a match during his last visit to Japan in October 2016 and the IPC President duly accepted.
Joining Sir Philip’s IPC team for the match was Rio 2016 mixed team BC1-2 boccia team silver medallist Hidetaka Sugimura, IPC Governing Board member Yasushi Yamawaki and IPC Chief Executive Offer Xavier Gonzalez.