European Teams Sweep Day 1 of 2024 IWBF Men’s Repechage
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by IWBF
2d ago
Italy Dominates Morocco in Opener, Germany Prevails Over Colombia, and Netherlands Triumphs Against Canada, France Nailbiter on Day 1 of 2024 IWBF Men’s Repechage. The 2024 IWBF Men’s Repechage tournament got underway in style at the Azur Arena Antibes with thrilling matchups and standout performances on Day 1. In a European Sweep Italy, Germany, the Netherlands and France emerged victorious in their respective clashes, setting the stage for an enthralling competition ahead. In the opening match, Italy showcased their dominance against African Champions Morocco. With a deep bench and a well ..read more
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Intense Battles Await at the 2024 IWBF Men’s Repechage Tournament
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by IWBF
2d ago
Get ready for an exhilarating showdown as the Azur Arena Antibes plays host to the 2024 IWBF Men’s Repechage Tournament. This pivotal event signifies the last chance for eight elite wheelchair basketball national teams to compete fiercely for the four remaining spots at the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games. Canada: A Quest for Redemption Including the legendary Patrick Anderson, often hailed as the GOAT (Greatest of All Time) of wheelchair basketball, Canada enters the tournament with a blend of seasoned veterans and emerging talent. Despite going through a rebuilding process in recent years, sin ..read more
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Australia Triumphs in 2024 Easter Wheelchair Basketball Tournament
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by IWBF
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The 2024 Easter Wheelchair Basketball Tournament held in Blankenberge over the Easter Weekend proved to be a thrilling showcase of talent and sportsmanship. Six formidable teams, including Australia, Netherlands, Italy, France, Colombia, and Germany, competed fiercely from Friday to Sunday. Five of these teams were gearing up for the 2024 IWBF Men’s Repechage event, while Australia was focused on their preparations for Paris 2024. In an exhilarating final match, Australia emerged victorious, defeating Germany and claiming the championship title. Detailed results and further information about ..read more
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Schedule Announcement for the 2024 IWBF Men’s Repechage
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by IWBF
1M ago
As the countdown to the highly anticipated 2024 IWBF Men’s Repechage Tournament begins, excitement surges with the release of the tournament schedule. Set to take place at the Azur Arena Antibes, France, from 12 April to 15 April, this event promises intense competition and thrilling basketball action. Hosted by the Fédération Française Handisport, the tournament holds significant importance as it serves as the final qualification event for the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games. With only four coveted spots available for qualification, eight teams from across the world will be giving their all ..read more
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2024 IWBF Women’s Repechage Schedule Released
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by IWBF
1M ago
As anticipation mounts for the 2024 IWBF Women’s Repechage, the schedule for the tournament has been officially released, promising an array of thrilling matches. The event, which will start on the 17 April 2024, will witness eight teams- Algeria, Australia, Germany, Canada, Thailand, Spain, France and hosts Japan – vying for victory and the four coveted spots at the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games. The tournament will take place at a venue at Asue Arena Osaka, that have a deep history of hosting wheelchair basketball competitions. The schedule for the tournament’s first day sets the stage for in ..read more
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Striking Logo for 2024 IWBF Women’s Repechage Unveiled
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by IWBF
1M ago
In an exciting development, the official logo for the 2024 IWBF Women’s Repechage Tournament has been revealed, setting the stage for a thrilling tournament taking place in the city of Osaka, Japan. The eagerly anticipated event will unfold from 17 – 20 April  2024, at the Asue Arena Osaka. The logo, a visual representation of the tournament’s spirit and essence, draws inspiration from two iconic elements: Osaka Castle, a symbol deeply rooted in the city’s history, and the delicate cherry blossom, the official flower of Osaka. The harmonious blend of these elements in the design aims to ..read more
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Citi’s Impact on Women’s Wheelchair Basketball: A Game-Changer at the 2024 IWBF Asia Oceania Championships
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by IWBF
1M ago
The 2024 IWBF Asia Oceania Championships in Bangkok, Thailand, left an indelible mark on the world of women’s wheelchair basketball, witnessing the highest-ever female participation rate with 63 players across six teams from nine nations in Pool B of the Championship. Among the notable highlights was the groundbreaking initiative that united female players from diverse countries to form an Asia Oceania Composite team, fostering inclusivity and elevating women’s participation in the sport. For these female athletes, the experience went beyond the court. It provided not only a taste of internat ..read more
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International Technical Officials Announced for 2024 IWBF Repechage Tournaments
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by IWBF
1M ago
In anticipation of the inaugural IWBF Men’s and Women’s Repechage Tournaments, a team of 48 officials has been nominated to oversee the final qualification stage for the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games. 2024 IWBF Men’s Repechage in Antibes, France: 12 – 15 April Hosted by Fédération Française Handisport, the Men’s Repechage competition will be overseen by a Tournament Technical Committee led by Technical Director Craig Moorgas (RSA), supported by Assistant Technical Director David Kingstone (GBR) and IWBF Technical Chair Cristian Roja (ITA). The team of 12 referees chosen to officiate the games i ..read more
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IWBF Europe Unveils Summer 2024 Events
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by IWBF
1M ago
IWBF Europe has unveiled the key events lined up in Europe for the summer of 2024, as championships have been awarded to Spain, Bosnia & Herzegovina, and Austria.  2024 Men’s U23 European Championship  The 2024 U23 Men’s European Championship, hosted by the Federación Española de Deportes de Personas con Discapacidad Física (FEDDF), is scheduled in Villaviciosa de Odón, Madrid, Spain, from June 22 to 30, 2024. This championship will coincide with the 2024 U25 Women’s European Championship, serving as a qualification tournament for the 2025 Men’s U23 World Championship. 2024 Wome ..read more
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UAE Triumphs in Wheelchair Basketball Competition at the 4th West Asian Para Games
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by IWBF
2M ago
The wheelchair basketball competition at the 4th West Asian Para Games concluded on 3 February 2024, in Sharjah, UAE. The eight-day event showcased intense matchups between five teams in the region Saudi Arabia, Oman, Iraq, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates. The tournament tipped off on 27 January with Oman facing Bahrain and Iraq taking on the host nation, UAE. The opening day set the tone for the competition, with Bahrain securing a 66-53 victory over Oman, while Iraq narrowly edged past UAE with a final score of 47-45. As the days unfolded, each match brought its own excitement and ..read more
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