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ISAS data base

IBSA uses the ISAS (IBSA Sports Administration System - for athlete registration and licensing.

Caption: screenshot of the sign-in page of the ISAS.
The IBSA Sport Administration System is designed to support and facilitate the information management of athletes within IBSA.

IBSA member organisations must register their athletes in the system to ensure they are eligible to compete in IBSA competitions.
We highly appreciate your assistance in keeping the data as up to date and accurate as possible. We welcome feedback on your experiences with using the system and with the processes implemented within it.

The application provides the following tools:

  • Athletes/guides registration in all IBSA sports
  • Classification Management
  • License Management according to the IBSA Licensing Programme
  • IBSA Athlete & License Cards
  • IBSA Sports Calendar

The following steps are to be followed in the athlete license registration process for all IBSA athletes:

1.      The IBSA member organisation requests with the form for a user name and password from the IBSA Sports Administration System (ISAS) -

2.      The IBSA member accesses the ISAS online (with a user name / password and further instructions given by IBSA Assist).

3.      The IBSA member completes the mandatory Athletes License Registration data fields and uploads online the following for each athlete:

a.      A PDF of the signed IBSA Eligibility Code Form (attached and also this can be downloaded from the IBSA website)
b.      A recent passport size photo [jpg and maximum size 250 KB]
c.      A PDF of the athlete’s passport or identity card [maximum size 1Mb]

4.      Upon all data and eligibility conditions being fulfilled through the registration data capture, the IBSA member can (at the same time) apply for single or multiple athlete licenses for the given season and make a payment via a bank transfer.

It is important to note that only IBSA licensed athletes will be eligible to participate in IBSA events and have their results submitted for consideration on the world and regional ranking lists as well as for world and regional record applications. 


IBSA athletes prepare for Rio 2016

Visually impaired athletes from all over the world are training hard for the biggest event of the year - the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games begin on Wednesday September 7th with the opening ceremony and run through until the closing ceremony on Sunday September 18th. Both ceremonies will be held at the world-famous Maracanã Stadium.

Caption: Rio 2016 Paralympic Games logo.

IBSA has three sports on the Paralympic programme - Football 5-a-side, Goalball and Judo. In addition to these sports, blind and partially sighted athletes will compete in many other disciplines, including Athletics, Swimming, Sailing, Cycling and Rowing.

Here's a run down on the IBSA sports...

Football 5-a-side

The draw for the blind football (called Football 5-a-side at the Paralympic Games) competition took place in Rio de Janeiro in April.

Link to the Football 5-a-side draw.  

Caption: Jefinho, Brazilian blind football player, pulls a country out of the pot. 

Eight teams from four continents split in two groups of four for the first stage. Hosts and reigning Paralympic and IBSA World Championships Brazil face Morocco, Turkey and Iran in Group A, while IBSA World Games gold medallists Argentina take on Mexico, Spain and China in Group B.

Caption: infographic showing the Football 5-a-side groups. On August 23rd Spain replaced Russia.

Competition kicks off on Friday 9th and concludes with the final on Saturday 17th. The venue for the competition is the Olympic Tennis Centre. 

Link to the Rio 2016 Football 5-a-side competition match schedule.


Ten women's teams and ten men's teams start the Goalball competitions on Thursday 8th and will be looking to book a slot in the medals games on Friday 16th.

Link to the Goalball draw.

The opening round sees the teams split in groups of five. On the men's side hosts and IBSA World Champions Brazil face Algeria, Canada, Germany and Sweden in Group A, while Group B pairs Paralympic champions Finland with USA, Turkey, China and Lithuania.

Caption: results of the men's Goalball draw

In the women's event Group C brings together IBSA World Champions USA, London 2012 Paralympic gold medallists Japan, Algeria, Brazil and Israel. In Group D Australia, Turkey, Ukraine, Canada and China will face each other for a place in the next round.

Caption: results of the women's Goalball draw. On August 24th Australia replaced Russia.

Link to the Rio 2016 Goalball Competition match schedule.

Goalball takes place at the Arena do Futuro.


Eighty-four male judokas compete for medals in seven weight categories, while in the women's event 48 athletes take part in six weight categories.

Caption: Judo pictogramme for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Competition takes place at the Carioca Arena 3 from September 8th to 10th. Ukraine, Cuba and Azerbaijan, the top three countries at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, will be looking to top the medal table.

Caption: Rio 2016 banner.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the purpose of IBSA?

    Our status allows us to provide our movement with a unique identity in order to further develop and promote sports for the blind and visually impaired. We are also committed to providing assistance to our national member organisations in all five continents, especially those organisations in developing countries which have to date been unable to spread the word about blind sports sufficiently within their countries and do not have an established school sports programme for the blind, local and national competition programme, etc.

  • How does IBSA achieve its goals?

    To reach our objectives, we encourage all blind and visually impaired people to get involved in different sports and physical activities. You too can become a blind athlete and take part in competitions ranging from school sports to elite level championships for the blind and the Paralympic Games.

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