International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) has confirmed the official match schedules for the men’s and women’s events to take place at the Paralympic Games in Rio this September. The schedule was agreed by IWBF, Rio 2016, Olympic Broadcast Services (OBS) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).
IWBF President, Ulf Mehrens, said “The schedule takes a lot of time and accuracy in piecing it together, to ensure equality for all teams with times and dates as well as taking in consideration the demands from a number of different broadcasters. We are confident that this schedule will offer everyone an exciting showcase of the sport. The announcement of the schedule continues to generate excitement around the games and now fans of the sport will be able to purchase tickets to support their country. ”
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The Asia Oceania Zone of IWBF is delighted to announce that the zone's qualifying tournament for the Men's U23 World Championships will be held in Bangkok, Thailand in January 2017.
IWBF Asia Oceania Zone President, Saad Alazma said,"I'm really excited at the prospect of having up to 10 teams of young players fighting for the right to represent their zone at next year's World Championships. There are a number of nations that are developing teams for the future, and we have seen a significant rise in the number of teams in the Asia Oceania Zone since the qualifiers for the previous World Championships in 2013."