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IWAS World Games

IWAS World Games 2022

IWAS World Games 2022


IWAS World Games 2022, Vila Real de Santo Antonio



23-29 November 2022 (Opening Ceremony 25 November, competition 26, 27 and 28 November)


Vila Real de Santo Antonio, Portugal


Athletics, swimming, powerlifting.

Join us in Vila Real de Santo Antonio!

Check out the official programme!

The venue, Complexo Desportivo Vila Real de Santo Antonio, played host to the 2017 World Games and were the would-be hosts of the 2021 Games cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The picturesque beachfront location in the Algarve welcomed athletes of the IWAS Membership to compete over four days in a final sports programme of athletics, swimming and powerlifting.

About the IWAS World Games

Designed to give aspiring Paralympians and emerging athletes their first taste of international competition, the Games have helped produce many of the world’s big name stars.

These include the USA’s seven-time Paralympic track champion Tatyana McFadden and Great Britain’s double gold-medallist sprinter Jonnie Peacock. Germany’s long jump T44 world record holder Markus Rehm and Italian world and Paralympic wheelchair fencing title-holder Beatrice Vio have also competed.