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November 2019

Date Sport(s) Headline
19-11-2019 Football
Egypt's blind football squad up for regional challenge  
15-11-2019 Goalball
IBSA Goalball seeks hosts for competitions in 2020 and 2021  
14-11-2019 Football
IBSA Blind Football heads to Portugal for development workshops  
12-11-2019 Goalball
Dramatic conclusion to goalball Euros C sees team promoted  
11-11-2019 Football
Costa Rica retains Central American Blind Football title  
08-11-2019 Football
Guatemala joins Costs Rica in Central American Blind Football final  
08-11-2019 Judo
New judo coaching video in the works  
07-11-2019 Football
Costa Rica books spot in Central American Blind Football Championships  
06-11-2019 Football
Costa Rica takes early lead at Blind Football Central American Championships  
05-11-2019 Football
Blind Football Central American Championships set to kick off  
03-11-2019 Football
Guatemala prepares to welcome Central American Blind Football Championships once again  

October 2019

Date Sport(s) Headline
14-10-2019 Goalball
Germany go golden at home 2019 goalball Euros  
13-10-2019 Goalball
Hosts Germany reach finals as Israel and Ukraine qualify for Tokyo 2020  
12-10-2019 Goalball
Semi-finals set at 2019 goalball Euros  
10-10-2019 Goalball
Teams reflect on first group games at goalball Euros A  
09-10-2019 Goalball
Lithuania look to continue good form in Rostock  
09-10-2019 Goalball
Germany delight home crowds with opening wins at goalball Euros  
08-10-2019 Football
Reminder to countries - sign up for B2-B3 Football World Championships now!  
07-10-2019 Football
China retains Blind Football Asian title  
06-10-2019 Goalball
European goalball titles up for grabs in Rostock  
05-10-2019 Football
Blind Football Asian Championships reach semi-final stage  
04-10-2019 General
IBSA Medical Committee wants your views  
03-10-2019 Goalball
German teams named for home goalball Euros  
03-10-2019 Goalball
British goalball team revealed for European Championships  
03-10-2019 Showdown
IBSA Showdown Worlds head to Italy  

September 2019

Date Sport(s) Headline
29-09-2019 Football
Asian blind football title, Tokyo 2020 places up for grabs in Thailand  
27-09-2019 Goalball
West Asia Para Games hosts goalball  
27-09-2019 Goalball
Tokyo 2020 goalball venue to be put to the test  
25-09-2019 Judo
Hosts Uzbekistan top medals table at Tashkent judo Grand Prix  
24-09-2019 Football
Spain wins IBSA Blind Football European Championships Rome 2019  
24-09-2019 Football
Spain and France to meet for Blind Football European Champions title  
23-09-2019 Football
France and Spain book slots for IBSA Blind Football Euros final and Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games  
22-09-2019 Judo
Judoka head to Tashkent for season-finale  
22-09-2019 Football
France and Turkey join England and Spain in IBSA Blind Football Euros semi-finals  
21-09-2019 Football
Match day 4 round-up - England and Spain through to semis at IBSA Blind Football European Championships  
20-09-2019 Football
Match day 3 round up from the IBSA Blind Football European Championships  
19-09-2019 Football
Spain and France lead groups at Blind Football European Championships  
18-09-2019 Judo
Japanese judo coach Yutaka Kakinuma passes away  
18-09-2019 Football
Spain, France and England post wins at IBSA Blind Football European Championships day 1  
18-09-2019 Judo
Work never stops for judoka Hodgson  
14-09-2019 Football
Blind football Euros hosts Italy count on developing players  
13-09-2019 Football
IBSA Blind Football European Championships set to kick off in Italy  
13-09-2019 Football
Draw for Blind Football Asian Championships held  
12-09-2019 Football
German blind football team have high hopes for Euros  
12-09-2019 Football
IBSA Football Committee launches call for bids for next regional championships  
10-09-2019 Judo
IBSA Judo Grand Prix heading to Nottingham in 2020  
07-09-2019 Judo
Kazakhstan take home Asian and Oceanian Championships gold  
06-09-2019 Football
Countdown to Tokyo 2020: Japan’s blind footballers ready to take on world  
06-09-2019 Football
Zimbabwe hosts five-day blind football coaching clinic  
05-09-2019 Judo
Asian and Oceanian judoka expected to impress in Atyrau  
05-09-2019 Showdown
IBSA Showdown World Championships details released  
03-09-2019 Judo
IBSA Judo releases communiqué on Tokyo 2020 qualification process  
01-09-2019 Goalball
Double gold for Brazil ends goalball at Lima 2019  

August 2019

Date Sport(s) Headline
31-08-2019 Goalball
Football
Brazil retain Parapan American Games blind football title  
30-08-2019 Judo
#1YearToGo: Kuramagomedov re-enters fray as contender  
30-08-2019 Goalball
Football
USA men qualify for Tokyo 2020 in Lima  
29-08-2019 Goalball
#Rostock2019: Activities spread word about goalball  
29-08-2019 Goalball
Football
Goalball teams to face off for place in the final at Lima 2019  
28-08-2019 Goalball
Goalball quarter-final match-ups decided at Lima 2019  
27-08-2019 Goalball
Football
Teams edge closer to decisive matches in goalball and football-5-a-side in Lima  
26-08-2019 Judo
Goalball
Football
Tokyo 2020 Paralympic medals design revealed  
26-08-2019 Judo
Goalball
Football
Action continues at Lima 2019 Parapans  
25-08-2019 Judo
Football
Judo and football-5-a-side get underway at Lima 2019  
24-08-2019 Football
Lima 2019 blind football competition kicks off later today  
23-08-2019 Goalball
#Rostock2019: Goalball Euros tickets and schedule now available  
23-08-2019 Football
“Football: My passion, my life,” Peru’s Ramirez ready for Lima 2019  
23-08-2019 Judo
Judoka Martins: The pressure is off  
22-08-2019 Judo
Goalball
Football
Impressive team to produce documentary on Paralympic movement  
22-08-2019 Judo
Goalball
Football
Tokyo 2020 Paralympics schedule revealed  
22-08-2019 Judo
Goalball
Football
Footballers, goalball players and judoka ready for Lima 2019  
20-08-2019 Judo
IBSA Judo ranking updated  
15-08-2019 Football
IBSA Football Committee to update Partially Sighted Football Rulebook (B2/B3 category)  
13-08-2019 Goalball
IBSA Goalball Accepting Referee and ITO Volunteers for 2020 Paralympic Games  
12-08-2019 Football
IBSA Partially Sighted Football World Championships entries open  
09-08-2019 Goalball
Thailand, Brazil become youth goalball world champions  
08-08-2019 Goalball
Teams secure semi-final places at goalball youth Worlds  
08-08-2019 Judo
Russian judoka Kuramagomedov nominated for IPC’s Athlete of the Month  
06-08-2019 Goalball
Great Britain undefeated at 2019 IBSA Goalball Youth Worlds  
05-08-2019 Goalball
Sweden, South Korea big winners on day one of goalball youth Worlds  
02-08-2019 General
Classifiers freshen skills and knowledge  
02-08-2019 Goalball
Australia aim to defend title at home IBSA Goalball Youth Worlds  
01-08-2019 Football
IBSA Blind Football African Championships - new venue and dates  

July 2019

Date Sport(s) Headline
29-07-2019 Football
IBSA Blind Football to offer referee education course in Thailand  
28-07-2019 Judo
Azerbaijan take first European mixed team title  
27-07-2019 Judo
Costa wins gold for Italy at home IBSA Judo European Championships  
26-07-2019 Judo
Germany’s Kornhass rises to top at 2019 IBSA Judo European Championships  
25-07-2019 Judo
Judoka vie for European titles in Genova  
23-07-2019 Judo
Humble Bologa lets judo do the talking  
22-07-2019 Judo
Italian team announced for home IBSA Judo Euros  
15-07-2019 Football
Call for bids to host IBSA Blind Football Women's World Championships  
11-07-2019 Football
IBSA Blind Football Youth Camp underway in Budapest  
10-07-2019 Football
IBSA Blind Football European Championships groups drawn  
10-07-2019 Football
Blind Football Euros 2019 draw coming up later today  
09-07-2019 Goalball
Lithuania, China take gold at International Qualifier in Fort Wayne  
08-07-2019 Goalball
Goalball teams secure places at Tokyo 2020 in Fort Wayne  
08-07-2019 Goalball
Heartbreak and joy for hosts USA in Fort Wayne  
07-07-2019 Goalball
Quarter finals decided at Fort Wayne 2019  
06-07-2019 Judo
Goalball
Ukraine win historic first mixed team gold medal in Fort Wayne  
05-07-2019 Judo
Goalball
Avila Sanchez returns to the top of judo podium in Fort Wayne  
04-07-2019 Judo
US judoka Goodrich ready to bring it on Independence Day  
04-07-2019 Judo
Goalball
Judoka create waves at International Qualifier for Tokyo 2020  
03-07-2019 General
IBSA General Assembly to discuss key topics on future of blind sports  
02-07-2019 Goalball
US women open home International Qualifier with win  
02-07-2019 Goalball
​USA’s Miller hopes for impressive sixth Paralympic Games  
01-07-2019 Judo
Goalball
Road to Tokyo 2020 continues at International Qualifier in Fort Wayne  
01-07-2019 Football
Zimbabwe nurtures blind football talent  
01-07-2019 Goalball
Lithuania head to first major international under new coach  

June 2019

Date Sport(s) Headline
28-06-2019 Goalball
Sweden ready to ‘shock’, put ghosts of Worlds to rest in Fort Wayne  
28-06-2019 Goalball
Strong and ready - Canada’s women ready for Fort Wayne  
27-06-2019 Judo
Goalball
Fort Wayne arts community puts on a show for international qualifier  
25-06-2019 Judo
Ingram retires at the top of judo  
25-06-2019 Goalball
Australia’s Christensen aims for defensive masterclass in Fort Wayne  
24-06-2019 Football
Sign up now for Blind Football European Youth Camp!  
21-06-2019 Goalball
Teamwork, togetherness and Tokyo: Spain make bid for Paralympics  
19-06-2019 Football
IBSA Blind Football trains American officials in Peru  
14-06-2019 Goalball
Innovation highlights first goalball league games in South Africa  
14-06-2019 Goalball
Schedules Released for 2019 IBSA Goalball Qualifier in Fort Wayne  
11-06-2019 Goalball
IBSA goalball referee volunteer window opens for 2019 regional championships  
09-06-2019 Football
Brazil reclaim blind football Copa America  
07-06-2019 Football
Budapest to host European blind football youth camp  
06-06-2019 Judo
Goalball
Fort Wayne improves accessibility ahead of international qualifier  
06-06-2019 Judo
Goalball
Official Welcome Ceremony details released for Fort Wayne 2019  
03-06-2019 Football
IBSA Blind Football American Championships to get underway in Sao Paulo  

May 2019

Date Sport(s) Headline
31-05-2019 Football
Brazil leave no stone unturned to regain regional title  
31-05-2019 Football
Blind football to feature at Madrid UEFA Champions Festival  
30-05-2019 Judo
Goalball
Fort Wayne International Qualifer to be shown live  
29-05-2019 Football
Five things you should know about the blind football American Championships  
29-05-2019 Judo
IBSA Judo ranking updated  
23-05-2019 Judo
Pioneering new quiz educates judoka on anti-doping  
23-05-2019 Football
Lanzagorta on the ‘imperfect balance’ between football and film  
16-05-2019 Shooting
Polish pair make shooting history in Hannover  
14-05-2019 Judo
Judoka open season in style in Baku  
13-05-2019 Goalball
Final list of teams announced for IBSA Goalball International Qualifier  
13-05-2019 Football
Chile prepares to meet destiny at Blind football Americas Champs  
10-05-2019 Judo
‘Top ranking within Azerbaijan’s reach’ according to team coach  
10-05-2019 Judo
Zakiyev ‘ready and proud’ of home judo Grand Prix  
10-05-2019 Goalball
Nicaragua, Guatemala win unofficial central American goalball Champs  
10-05-2019 Judo
Judoka line-up for Grand Prix season opener in Baku  
03-05-2019 Judo
Martinet plans return to top in 2019 after ‘surprise’ defeat  
02-05-2019 Goalball
IBSA Goalball announces new rule change timeline  

April 2019

Date Sport(s) Headline
29-04-2019 Showdown
IBSA Showdown update...new committee member, Pisa Open and 2020 Europeans  
26-04-2019 Goalball
US name goalball teams for home Tokyo 2020 qualifier  
25-04-2019 Goalball
Greek men’s goalball team take their chances  
12-04-2019 Football
Updated IBSA Blind Football World Ranking released  
11-04-2019 Football
IBSA Blind Football Asian Championships entries open  
09-04-2019 General
Future direction of IBSA to be discussed at 2019 General Assembly  
05-04-2019 Goalball
Football
Goalball, blind football to feature at new African Para Games  
05-04-2019 Judo
Azerbaijan announce team for home judo Grand Prix in Baku  
04-04-2019 Showdown
Showdown releases new world ranking list, first competition held in Switzerland  
04-04-2019 Judo
Aspiring journalists to help promote Baku IBSA Judo Grand Prix  
03-04-2019 Goalball
IBSA Goalball Seeks Referees for the 2019 Parapan American Games (Lima, Peru)  
02-04-2019 Football
Ivory Coast host Mali in double header blind football friendlies  

March 2019

Date Sport(s) Headline
31-03-2019 Football
Romania wins Blind Football Euros Division 2 as Greece secures Rome slot  
29-03-2019 Football
Romania qualifies for Blind Football European Championships at Division 2 tournament  
26-03-2019 Football
IBSA Blind Football European Championships Division 2 set to kick off in Romania  
26-03-2019 Football
Argentina retains IBSA Blind Football World Grand Prix title  
25-03-2019 Football
IBSA partners with Japan Anti-Doping Agency to promote clean sport  
24-03-2019 Goalball
Finland’s men’s goalball team return fighting fit  
23-03-2019 Football
England and Argentina reach IBSA Blind Football WGP final  
23-03-2019 Football
Argentina, England, Japan and Spain to meet in IBSA Blind Football WGP semi-finals  
21-03-2019 Football
Spain and Argentina book places in Blind Football WGP semis  
18-03-2019 Football
2019 IBSA Blind Football World Grand Prix: Five things to know  
15-03-2019 Judo
Cool, calm and collected: Great Britain’s Sam Ingram on his road to Tokyo 2020  
09-03-2019 Ninepin Bowling
Croatia to organise IBSA Ninepin Bowling Europeans  
07-03-2019 Showdown
Prague Showdown Cup 2019 begins  
05-03-2019 Showdown
Zidar, Vilmi and Pesari take top slots in IBSA Showdown ranking  
01-03-2019 Judo
Judoka Gagne in the running for first Paralympic gold at Tokyo 2020  
01-03-2019 Goalball
Ana Carolina Duarte named as new goalball Athlete Representative  

February 2019

Date Sport(s) Headline
28-02-2019 General
IBSA Judo Grand Prix in Baku to be 'Triumph of Spirit'  
27-02-2019 Football
Japan wins women’s blind football Normalization Cup  
22-02-2019 Judo
Gamjashvili more confident than ever of Tokyo qualification  
22-02-2019 Goalball
Finnish women target return to top flight goalball  
21-02-2019 General
Brussig dreams of beautiful ending in Tokyo 2020  
20-02-2019 Goalball
Goalball Referees Wanted for the 2019 IBSA Goalball Youth World Championships  
19-02-2019 Goalball
Hosts Wanted for 2020 Youth Goalball Regional Championships  
19-02-2019 Football
Japan set to host international women’s blind football camp and Saitama City Normalization Cup 2019  
19-02-2019 Judo
IBSA Judo Grand Prix Baku to be broadcast live on Azerbaijan TV  
14-02-2019 Goalball
Bidding Process Begins for 2022 IBSA Goalball World Championships  
13-02-2019 Football
Oman blind football national team debuts against Morocco  
12-02-2019 General
Nominations open for 2019 Holman Prize for Blind Ambition  
07-02-2019 General
IBSA passes shooting to World Shooting Para Sport  
05-02-2019 Showdown
IBSA Showdown update - WC, ranking list, 2020 events, etc.  
04-02-2019 Judo
Azerbaijani Paralympians receive boost from ASAN Radio  

January 2019

Date Sport(s) Headline
31-01-2019 General
IPC reaffirms support for International Organisations of Sport for the Disabled  
25-01-2019 General
Judo
Goalball
Football
IBSA welcomes inclusion of blind football, goalball, judo in Paris 2024  
25-01-2019 Judo
Folk tale figures to be presented to judoka at Baku Grand Prix  
25-01-2019 Goalball
Super European Goalball League to include women’s teams  
24-01-2019 Goalball
Coach Ichikawa: Competition for Tokyo 2020 selection starts now  
24-01-2019 General
Countries invited to IBSA General Assembly  
18-01-2019 Judo
Costa ready to take gold two years after diagnosis  
18-01-2019 Goalball
Finland’s goalball teams aim for good start to year  
17-01-2019 Football
IBSA Blind Football announces European Division 2 and qualifying tournament  
17-01-2019 Judo
IBSA Judo referees list updated and Baku Grand Prix medal design released  
15-01-2019 Goalball
IBSA Goalball Seeks Referees for the 2019 IBSA Goalball Paralympic Ranking Tournament  
12-01-2019 Showdown
Showdown looks for good turnout at European Para Youth Games  
11-01-2019 Judo
France’s Petit reflects on debut bronze  
10-01-2019 Judo
IBSA Judo announces 2019 and 2020 competition calendar  
03-01-2019 Football
Zimbabwe holds two blind football workshops to conclude 2018  
02-01-2019 General
2019 WADA list enters into force  
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