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.


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The world's first Table tennis coach with Down syndrome

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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

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:



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