International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation

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International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation
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Formation 1952, 2005
Type International sport federation
Headquarters Stoke Mandeville, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
Website www.iwasf.com

The International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS) is an international sports organization that governs sports for athletes with a disability.

IWAS is headquartered at Stoke Mandeville Stadium in Stoke Mandeville, Buckinghamshire, and is a registered charity.[1]

IWAS is the international governing body for wheelchair fencing and until 2010 for wheelchair rugby (now governed by IWRF). IWAS also governs other sport competitions for athletes who use a wheelchair and athletes with amputations, including athletics, cue sports, and lawn bowls.

History[edit]

Logo of the former organization International Stoke Mandeville Wheelchair Sports Federation (ISMWSF)[2][3]

IWAS was formed in 2005 by a merger of the International Stoke Mandeville Wheelchair Sports Federation (ISMWSF) (which was formerly known as the International Stoke Mandeville Games Federation (ISMGF)) and the International Sports Federation of the Disabled (ISOD). ISOD had been founded by the International War Veterans Association in 1964.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ INTERNATIONAL WHEELCHAIR & AMPUTEE SPORTS FEDERATION (IWAS), Registered Charity no. 1011552 at the Charity Commission
  2. ^ Flags and Logos of International Sports Federations, Associations ..., Praxisgemeinschaft Dr. Herzfeld - Hautärztin und Facharzt für innere Medizin in Leipzig
  3. ^ 2004 Canada Cup, Canadian Wheelchair Sports Association
  4. ^ DePauw, Karen P. and Gavron, Susan J. (2005) Disability Sport. Human Kinetics Publishers. ISBN 978-0-7360-4638-1 (Google Books)

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