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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

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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:






Training Down under

Nis Heide Pinnerup from Denmark is laying the groundwork for the Down Syndrome World Swimming Championships which will take place in Canada in July.  He spent the past 3 weeks in Perth Australia, training hard for 2 hours a day, six days a week.  .


The World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) have changed the Rules for Organisations wishing to Sign-up to WADA,    SUDS is now pursuing the new process.  This will take some time and so, until we have more information, it is not necessary to use the TUE Forms in preparation for competitions.  We will notify everyone as soon as we have completed the process and have been accepted as a Signatotry to WADA.

Awareness and promotional partnership with Tsenya

ISUDS aquired the services of Tsenya, who has already designed a new logo and updated our web page. We hope that this partnership will give more athletes the opportunity to participate in our events.

Media Indemnity

EU new GDPR came into effect on 25 May 2018. SUDS have drawn up a Media Indemnity form. Please print and complete the form. Send it by email to Dr Geoff Smedley at 

Click below to download the form.





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