ITALY AWARDED THE IWAS POWERCHAIR HOCKEY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2018
Italy will be hosting the IWAS Powerchair Hockey World Championships 2018!
From 24 September to 1 October 2018, the IWAS Powerchair Hockey World Championships will take place at the town of Lignano Sabbiadoro in Italy. The venues will be the same as at the WC 2010, this is a great chance for the LOC to further improve its previous services.
Members of the Executive Committee conducted site visits the past months and focused on specific criteria for the sports venues and team accommodations.
The 200m distance between the accommodation and competition venue gave the Italian bid the upper hand. Powerchair Hockey Vice-Chairman, Niels ten Hagen, said: “Italy has facilitated fantastic development of Powerchair Hockey over the last two decades and we greatly look forward to bringing the World Championships back to Lignano Sabbiadoro.”
The International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS) Executive Board was pleased to accept the final recommendation from the IWAS Powerchair Hockey Executive Committee after the second site visit in Italy. Updates will be posted on both our website and Facebook page.