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 IAADS - General Assemble Nymburk, Czech Republic 2022

 New President of IAADS - Mr José Costa Pereira (Portugal) , Vice President - Mr Sadettin Akçi (Turkey), Member at large - Mr Slav  Petkov (Bulgaria), Vice President - Lizzie Vogel (South Africa), Administrator - Mariagrazia Russiello (Italy), Technical Director - Joao Duarte (Portugal), Medical Director - Piera Marchettoni (Italy), Member at large - Edson Luiz Martinossi (Brazil)

 Past President IAADS, Mr Marco Borzacchini was awarded IAADS Honorable President for life (recieved on his behalf by Mr Gaspare Majelli, FISDIR)

Cancellation of Trisome Games 2020
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SUDS newsletter: President's foreword

As I explained in my last Newsletter, SUDS is growing.  We now have 52 Countries who have Registered athletes in the SUDS Sports.   I’m especially pleased that we are extending our involvement into the South American region.  

Season's Greetings

Thank you to every athlete, coach and parent for your hard work and dedication in 2019.

Wishing you a beautiful holiday season and a new year of peace and happiness!


Basketball and Judo triumph in Guimarães

Yet another well-organised event as the 2nd Basketball IBA21 and 3rd JUDOWN Open European Championships played out in Guimarães, Portugal.


Turkey Safety statement

TOSSFED President Mr. Birol AYDIN made a statement about security concerns for Turkey 2020.


President's DSISO newsletter

This has been another busy year for me. For the first time
there has been a Regional Competition for the Americas held in
Morelia in Mexico. Many of you will remember the event in
Morelia for different reasons. 



This is how the IAADS Triathlon scoring system works


Some have wondered how the calculation system for the IAADS Triathlon (100m, long jump, shot put) works. Here are the basics:

President's SUDS newsletter

June 2018 SUDS

Read the Presiden'ts June news letter by clicking Read more


Trisome 2020 Games Inspection Report

In the build up to the Trisome 2020 Games,

Dr Geoff Smedley and

Mr José Costa Pereira has visited Antalya.

Please read the official report here:




The road to Tampere - 1 week to go


Excitement is building for the 5th IAADS Open European Athletics Championships and 2nd ITTADS Open European Table Tennis Championships for athletes with Down syndrome.  The Games will take place from 24–29 of July 2019 in Tampere, Finland and are organised by the Finnish Sports Association of Persons with Disabilities, together with the local sports clubs Pyrintö and PT 75. 

Tampere is the third largest city in Finland and is situated between two lakes – Näsijärvi and Pyhäjärvi.  The city centre is dominated by industrial heritage, the beautiful national landscape of Tammerkoski rapids and historical red brick buildings.  It is a popular tourist destination and the perfect Summer backdrop for this European Open.

75 athletes from 12 countries will participate in a display of talent, dedication and hard work.  Show your support - let’s encourage these inspiring athletes to reach for new heights!



Brazil crowned Futsal kings


And so the 2nd FIFDS World Futsal Championships came to an end.  7 Countries participated in the event which brought much excitement to the city of Ribeirão Preto.  Congratulations to the hosts Brazil, who sealed a 7 – 5 victory against Argentina in the nail-biting final game.


The final results of the tournament were as follows:


Thank you to every team, every supporter, every volunteer and the organisers in Brazil who joined in making this a spectacular event - we’ll see you at Trisome Games in 2020!

Tampere: Results and photos now available



Results from the  European Championships IAADS & ITTADS, in Tampere, Finland 2019, are now available in our Results and Rankings section.  Also, follow the link below to browse through the inspiring photos:










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