The International Paralympic Committee’s (IPC) Governing Board have announced that 3×3 wheelchair basketball will not be added to the Paris 2024 sport programme.
The IPC announced today the sports and disciplines that will and will not be progressing to Phase 2 for consideration at the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games.
The board decided that the 3×3 discipline of wheelchair basketball will not proceed to Phase 2 as it currently has no quadrennial competition programmes and therefore will not be considered for the next phase.
IWBF President, Ulf Mehrens, said, “IWBF would like to congratulate the six sports included on the short list for further consideration by the IPC for the 2024 Paralympic Games.
“While we are naturally disappointed not to have 3×3 discipline included on this list, we recognise and understand the serious consideration the IPC has given it.
“We look at this as a further opportunity and motivation to establish a fundamental and formalised competition structure for the 3×3 discipline of wheelchair basketball across the world, ready to be able to put in a new application for the Paralympic Games in 2028.
“We really believe the introduction of a new format will increase the ability of more countries to be competitive and become successful in wheelchair basketball and add to the Paralympic Games movement and have strong hopes for the future.”