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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:



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!

President's SUDS newsletter

June 2018 SUDS

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


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.



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.

Coming soon



Italian Basketball team wins gold in Portugal

12 Dec 2017

Luca Lotti

Today, we received a team of blue samples: the Italian National Basketball Syndrome, which was awarded gold to Europeans last October. It was the opportunity to deliver to these extraordinary athletes a recognition from the ministry for sport, to let them know how proud they made us to be represented by them in the international field.
With us there was Carlton Myers, a true legend of our basketball, who didn't want to miss this special date.

Success story of Irem with Down's syndrome

25 Nov 2017

Special athlete with Down syndrome İrem Öztekin, the result of his work took the championship. The 100m butterfly is now working for the world championship after the European Open Swimming Championship, where youngsters broke the world record and won five medals.

Andre produces Rivett-ing performance in Portugal

9 Nov 2017

Portugal hosted the Sports Union for Athletes with Down Syndrome (SU-DS) World Championships in Athletics from 14th – 16th October 2017.

For the first time Australia took part in the event sending Brisbane Athlete Andre Rivett, who competed in the Javelin, Shot Put and Discus. Andre is a familiar face in the Athletics scene in Queensland, regularly competing in local, national and international competitions, such as the 2016 Melanesian Championships in Fiji.

Bickley Billy wins eleven gold medals at DSISO European Championships

4 Dec 2017

BICKLEY resident, Billy Birchmore, has won eleven gold medals at the Downs Syndrome International Swimming Organisation’s (DSISO) European Championships.

During an amazing week last month, London South East Colleges student and swimming sensation, Billy won eight individual gold medals at the DSISO European Championships in Paris, France.

DSIGO publish 4 year plan

The Down syndrome International Gymnastics Organisation, has published its 4 year plan in January 2017. Click on the link to read more.


NEW CODES for the 2018 World Championships are now on the EVENTS PAGE

The 2nd World Futsal Championship will be held in 2019 in Sao Paolo, Brazil.

Watch the event video here.

FIFDS interim committee

At a meeting on April 14th 2017 an Interim Committee was formed for FIFDS.

This will manage the affairs of FIFDS until the next World FUTSAL Championships in Sao Paulo, Brazil 8 - 15 October 2019.

A Meeting there will formally elect the Committee

Swimming in Kosovo

Opportunities to participate ahead of the World Championships.


Please follow the link.


The world's first Table tennis coach with Down syndrome

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