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February 2021

Date Sport(s) Headline
23-02-2021 Powerlifting
IBSA and IPF partner to promote powerlifting  
18-02-2021 Judo
First round of consultation ends for new judo classification system  
18-02-2021 Football
The birth of blind football in Malawi  
16-02-2021 General
Judo
Goalball
Football
IOC opens elite coaches survey  
09-02-2021 General
New anti-doping course for Paralympic athletes released  
04-02-2021 Judo
Grand Prix in Azerbaijan to mark return to judo competition  
03-02-2021 Judo
Goalball
Football
First Playbook published outlining measures to deliver safe and successful Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020  
02-02-2021 General
IBSA announces dates and venue for 2021 General Assembly  

January 2021

Date Sport(s) Headline
28-01-2021 Football
IBSA Blind Football coaching manual released in French  
26-01-2021 General
Nominations open for IPC Athletes’ Council election  
26-01-2021 General
New anti-doping resources for athletes and support personnel published  
25-01-2021 Football
IBF Foundation launches new grant programme to deliver blind football equipment  
20-01-2021 Showdown
IBSA Showdown world rankings updated  
14-01-2021 Judo
Judoka: have your say on new classification system  
13-01-2021 Football
IBSA opens bidding for 2022 blind football regional championships  
12-01-2021 Goalball
Pierron helps pioneer goalball in France  
07-01-2021 Football
IBSA Football Committee sets out 2021-2024 calendar  
04-01-2021 General
WADA 2021 List of Prohibited Substances enters into force  

December 2020

Date Sport(s) Headline
28-12-2020 Football
Blind football coaching resource now available in Portuguese and Russian  
24-12-2020 Goalball
New dates for goalball Euros B, Euros A planned for November  
17-12-2020 Judo
Goalball
Football
Football, judo, goalball to feature at 2023 Parapans  
10-12-2020 General
IBSA encourages anti-doping whistleblowers  
10-12-2020 Goalball
IBSA Goalball Euros B postponed  

November 2020

Date Sport(s) Headline
30-11-2020 Judo
Judoka Crockett finds new path post-retirement  
20-11-2020 Goalball
Referees wanted for goalball Euros B  
19-11-2020 Goalball
Organisers announce measures to ensure extra safety at goalball Euros B  
11-11-2020 Judo
Back to competition guidelines released for IBSA Judo  
09-11-2020 Football
IBSA Blind Football back to competition guidelines released  
05-11-2020 Goalball
IBSA Goalball widens reach in the Americas  
05-11-2020 Football
Japan Blind Football Association and International Blind Football Foundation announce major sponsorship agreement  
02-11-2020 Football
ASAMCI crowned blind football champions of Ivory Coast  

October 2020

Date Sport(s) Headline
30-10-2020 General
Shooting
IBSA supports efforts to add VI shooting to Paralympic programme  
27-10-2020 Football
Guatemalan coach Carmen López on her ‘passion’ for blind football  
26-10-2020 Goalball
Asan, South Korea, to host Asia-Pacific goalball Championships  
26-10-2020 Goalball
IBSA Goalball to maintain referee levels, remove fees  
22-10-2020 Goalball
Hosts wanted for major international goalball Championships  
16-10-2020 Judo
Judo classification consultation gathers pace  
12-10-2020 Judo
‘Never give up on your dreams’: Judoka Martins sends message of hope  
07-10-2020 Goalball
IBSA publishes back to competition guide for Goalball  
02-10-2020 General
Jane Blaine recognised for services to sport  
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