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Verzeichnis der nationalen Behindertensport - Organisationen:

(in alphabetischer Folge nach englischem Ländernamen)
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ALGERIA (Algerien)


Organization: Algerian Sport Federation for Disabled (FASHI)

Address: 4 Rue Youcef Mellani
Chateauneuf El biar
Alger
Tel: +213 2 923974
Fax: +213 2 923974

History: The Algerian Sport Federation for Disabled was founded in 1979 in Algiers.

Responsibilities: The Algerian Sport Federation for Disabled offers sport activities and organizes general championships at a national level for individuals with visual impairments, mental disabilities, cerebral palsy, and physical disabilities. In response to the needs of these disability groups, FASHI organizes the following sports:

Athletics Five-a-side Soccer Goalball Judo Lawn Tennis Powerlifting Sitting Volleyball Swimming Table Tennis Wheelchair Basketball


AUSTRALIA (Australien)


Organization: Australian Paralympic Federation (APF)

Address: P.O. Box 323
Glebe NSW
2037 Australia
Tel: +61 2 552 6589
Fax: +61 2 552 6347

History: The Australian Paralympic Federation was established in Sydney in 1990, taking over from the Australian Confederation of Sports for the Disabled (ASCD).

Mission Statement: The Australian Paralympic Federation is dedicated to achieving equitable recognition for elite disabled athletes and integration of disabled athletes into mainstream sport.

To these ends, the Australian Paralympic Federation has the following objectives:

  • to promote, coordinate and represent Australia in the Paralympic movement
  • to establish criteria for selection of Australian teams
  • to control, supervise and administer the representation of Australia at Paralympic Games and within the IPC
  • to act as a liaison with international organizations having equivalent objectives in other countries
  • to encourage athletes with disabilities to participate in sports to international standards
  • to organize international and regional events within Australia of international standard
  • to cooperate with other organizations to develop opportunities for persons with disabilities for participation in sport
  • to disseminate information about the Paralympic movement and multi-disability sport
  • to act as a liaison with Commonwealth and state governments and administer relevant funding grants
Responsibilities: The Australian Paralympic Federation is the national umbrella organization coordinating participation of Australian elite athletes with disabilities at multi-disability championships (e.g. Paralympic Summer and Winter Games, The Far East and South Pacific Games Federation for the Disabled - FESPIC, and World Championships). Athletes may be in one of the following five disability groups: wheelchair athletes, amputees, those with cerebral palsy, the blind and visually impaired, and athletes with an intellectual disability.

Australian athletes compete internationally in the following sports:

Basketball Boccia Cycling Goalball Equestrian Judo Lawn Bowls Powerlifting Rugby Shooting Swimming Tennis Track and Field


Organization: Special Olympics Australia

Address: P.O. Box 712
Glebe NSW
2037 Australia
Tel: +61 2 552 6188
Fax: +61 2 552 3848

Responsibilities: Sport training and competition opportunities for individuals with mental disabilities.


AUSTRIA (Österreich)
Organization: Austrian Federation of Sports for Disabled (ÖBSV)

Address: Brigittenauer Lände 42
1200 Wien
Austria
Tel: +43 222 332 61 34
Fax: +43 222 332 03 97

History: The Austrian Association of Sports for Disabled was founded in 1958.

Mission Statement: The aims of the ÖBSV are:

  • to promote sport for individuals with disabilities of all ages so that they are able to regain and preserve their physical abilities, their initiative, their ability to live independently and their integration into society
  • to further and support the activities of the members of the federation while establishing and maintaining relationships with other relevant national and international organizations
The ÖBSV is a non-profit organization and its activities are independent of all political parties.

Responsibilities: Umbrella organization for sports for all individuals with disabilities.


Organization: Special Olympics Austria

Address: 64, Zangtalerstrasse
8570 Voitsberg
Austria
Tel: +43 3137 2313
Fax: +43 3137 2313 29

Responsibilities: Sport opportunities for individuals with mental disabilities.


BELARUS (Weißrußland)
Organization: Sportorganization for Disabled of Belarus (GB)

Address: Sports Committee for the Republic of Belarus
8 - 2 Kirov St.
20020 Minsk
Republic of Belarus
Tel: +375 172 260147
Fax: +375 0172 277622


Responsibilities: Umbrella organization for sports for individuals with disabilities.


Organization: Special Olympics Belarus

Address: ul. Sovietskaya, 9 (office 309)
220010 Minsk
Belarus
Tel: +375 172 20 11 86
Fax: +375 172 20 84 83

Responsibilities: Sport training and competition opportunities for individuals with mental disabilities.


BELGIUM (Belgien)
Organization: Belgian Sportfederation for the Disabled (FSBH)

Address: Place Van Gehuchten 4
1020 Bruxelles
Belgium
Tel: +32 2 71 812460
Fax: +32 2 71 421612

Responsibilities: Umbrella sport organization for individuals with physical disabilities.


Organization: Federal Committee for Adapted Sport (IKAS)

Address: Rue Saint Hubert 84
5100 Dave
Belgium
Tel: +32 81 30 28 86

Responsibilities: Umbrella sport organization for individuals with mental disabilities.


Organization: Special Olympics Belgium

Address: Grote Prijzenlaan 186
1120 Brussel
Belgium
Tel: +32 2 779 93 13
Fax: +32 2 779 98 73

Responsibilities: Sport opportunities for individuals with mental disabilities.


Organization: Belgian Coordinating Committee on Sports for People with Disabilities (BCCSPD)

Address: Avenue de Bouchout 9
1020 Bruxelles
Belgium
Tel: +32 2 479 19 40
Fax: +32 2 479 46 56

Responsibilities: The role of this committee is to:

  • promote sports and physical activities among the disabled
  • support its members (above listed organizations, sports clubs and local and regional associations)
  • to help collect money and to find funds for sports activities among the disabled athletes
  • to serve the aims of the European Committee on Sports for People with Disabilities
  • to give advice to the European Committee on subventions requests issuing from Belgium
  • to elect Belgian representatives at the European level
  • to be a united link between its members and the Belgian Olympic and Federal Committee, administrations, sponsors and others
BRAZIL (Brasilien)
Organization: Brazilian Paralympic Committee (BPC)

Address: Rua Erotides de Oliveria, 119 - Icarai
CEP 24230-230
Niteroi - RJ -
Brazil
Tel: +55 21 711 9912
Fax: +55 21 711 9167

History: The Brazilian Paralympic Committee (BPC) was formed in 1995.

Responsibilities: The BPC is responsible for all aspects of Brazil's involvement in the Paralympic movement, including participation in the Summer and Winter Paralympic Games. The BPC is also the national umbrella organization for sports for people with disabilities in Brazil; linking each of the disability specific sport organizations. The following sports are offered in Brazil:

Athletics Basketball Cycling Fencing Judo Soccer Swimming Table Tennis Tennis Weightlifting


Organization: Brazilian Association of Wheelchair Sports (ABRADECAR)

Address: Rua Erotides de Oliveira 119
Icarai, 24230- 230 Niteroi RJ
Brazil
Tel: +55 21 711 9912
Fax: +55 21 711 9167

Responsibilities: Sport training and competition opportunities for wheelchair sports.


Organization: Brazilian Association of Sports for the Blind (ABDC)

Address: CSB-03, Lotes 02-06, ap 505
Edificio Acapulco
72015-535 Brasilia DF
Brazil
Tel: +55 61 340 2877
Fax: +55 61 274 4533


Responsibilities: Sport training and competition opportunities for individuals with visual impairments or blindness.


Organization: Brazilian Association of Sports for the Handicapped (ANDE)

Address: Rua Dias da Cruz 421
sl 508, Meier
20720-010 Rio de Janeiro RJ
Brazil
Tel: +55 21 592 0942
Fax: +55 21 592 9845

Responsibilities: Sport training and competition opportunities for individuals with cerebral palsy.


Organization: Brazilian Association of Amputee Sports (ABDA)

Address: Rua Erotides de Oliveira 119
Icarai, 24230- 230 Niteroi RJ
Brazil
Tel: +55 21 711 9912
Fax: +55 21 711 9167

Responsibilities: Sport training and competition opportunities for amputees.


Organization: Brazilian Association for Sports for the Mentally Handicapped (ABDEM)

Address: SDS, Edificio Venancio IV (cobertura)
70393-900 Brasilia DF
Brazil
Tel: +55 61 224 9922
Fax: +55 61 223 5899

Responsibilities: Sport training and competition opportunities for individuals with mental disabilities.


Organization: Brazilian Confederation of Sports for the Deaf (CBDS)

Address: Avenida Portugal 150
Brooklin, 04559 - 000 Sao Paulo SP
Brazil
Tel: +55 11 531 1197
Fax: +55 11 241 9731

Responsibilities: Sport training and competition opportunities for individuals who are deaf or have hearing impairments.


Organization: Special Olympics Brazil

Address: Rua Oscar Freire, 2229
05415-001 Sao Paulo - SP
Brazil
Tel: +55 11 30622624
Fax: +55 11 30621763
E-MAIL: mgrieg@specialolympics.org
URL: www.specialolympics.org


Responsibilities: Sport training and competition opportunities for individuals with mental disabilities.


BULGARIA (Bulgarien)
Organization: Bulgarian Sports Federation for the Disabled (BSFD)

Address: 75 Vasil Levski Blvd.
1040 Sofia
Bulgaria
Tel: +359 2 865 247
Fax: +359 2 800 520

Responsibilities: Umbrella organization for sport at all levels for individuals with all types of disabilities in Bulgaria. Competitions are organized for individuals with mental disabilities in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Special Olympics.


Organization: Special Olympics Bulgaria

Address: 49 Parensov Street
1142 Sofia
Bulgaria
Tel: +359 2 865 659
Fax: +359 2 879 271

Responsibilities: Sport opportunities and competitions for individuals with mental disabilities.


CANADA (Kanada)
Organization: Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC)

Address: 1600 Prom. James Naismith Drive
Gloucester, Ontario
K1B 5N4
Canada
Tel: +1 613 748 5630
Fax: +1 613 748 5731

History: The Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) was established in 1993 and is recognized by the IPC as the National Paralympic Committee of Canada. Formerly, the Canadian Federation of Sport Organizations for the Disabled (CFSOD), incorporated in 1981, was responsible for facilitating, coordinating, and promoting sport for athletes with disabilities through cooperative action among its member organizations. In 1993 the CFSOD changed its mandate to focus specifically on Paralympic Games preparations and the name was changed as well. The member organizations are responsible for sport training and competitions opportunities at the local and regional levels.

Responsibilities: The CPC is responsible for all aspects of Canada's involvement in the Paralympic movement, including Canadian participation in the Summer and Winter Paralympic Games. The CPC supports the team in all aspects including transportation to and from the host city, the provision of team uniforms, accommodation, medical and administrative support. In addition, the CPC is responsible for raising the funds required to enable the full participation of Canada's Paralympic teams in the Winter and Summer Games. The following 13 organizations are members of the CPC; Special Olympics is an independent organization.


Organization: Canadian Amputee Sports Association (CASA)

Address: 428 Lake Bona Vista Drive SE
Calgary, Alberta
T2J OM1 Canada
Tel: +1 403 278 8772
Fax: +1 403 271 1920

Responsibilities: Sport training and competition opportunities for amputees.


Organization: Canadian Association of Athletes with a Mental Handicap (CAAMH)

Address: 1 St. Pierre St.
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3V 1J3 Canada
Tel: +1 204 925 5628
Fax: +1 204 925 5635

Responsibilities: Sport training and opportunities for individuals with a mental disability.


Organization: Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing (CADS)

Address: P.O. Box 307
Kimberley, B.C.
V1A 2Y9 Canada
Tel: +1 604 427 7712
Fax: +1 604 427 7715

Responsibilities: Skiing opportunities and competitions for individuals with disabilities.


Organization: Canadian Blind Sports Association (CABA)

Address: 1600 James Naismith Drive
Suite 606
Gloucester, Ontario
K1B 5N4 Canada
Tel: +1 613 748 5609
Fax: +1 613 748 5899

Responsibilities: Sport training and competition opportunities for individuals with visual impairments.


Organization: Canadian Cerebral Palsy Sports Association (CCPSA)

Address: 1600 James Naismith Drive
Suite 606
Gloucester, Ontario
K1B 5N4 Canada
Tel: +1 613 748 5725
Fax: +1 613 748 5899

Responsibilities: Sport training and competition opportunities for individuals with cerebral palsy.


Organization: Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association (CANTRA)

Address: 105 Silvercreek Parkway, N.
P.O. Box 1055
Guelph, Ontario
N1H 8G7 Canada
Tel: +1 519 767 0700
Fax: +1 519 767 0435

Responsibilities: Riding opportunities and competitions for individuals with disabilities.

Organization: Canadian Wheelchair Sports Association (CWSA)

Address: 1600 James Naismith Drive
Suite 212
Gloucester, Ontario
K1B 5N4 Canada
Tel: +1 613 748 5685
Fax: +1 613 748 5722

Responsibilities: Wheelchair sports.


Organization: Canadian Wheelchair Basketball Association (CWBA)

Address: 1600 James Naismith Drive
Suite 715
Gloucester, Ontario
K1B 5N4 Canada
Tel: +1 613 748 5888
Fax: +1 613 748 5888

Responsibilities: Wheelchair Basketball training and competitions.


Organization: Canadian Yachting Association (CYA)

Address: 1600 James Naismith Drive
Suite 504
Gloucester, Ontario
K1B 5N4 Canada
Tel: +1 613 748 5687
Fax: +1 613 748 5688

Responsibilities: Yachting training and competitions for individuals with and without disabilities.


Organization: Federation of Canadian Archers (FCA)

Address: 1600 James Naismith Drive
Suite 209
Gloucester, Ontario
K1B 5N4 Canada
Tel: +1 613 748 5604
Fax: +1 613 748 5785

Responsibilities: Archery training and competition opportunities for individuals with and without disabilities.


Organization: Shooting Federation of Canada (SFC)

Address: 1600 James Naismith Drive
Suite 608
Gloucester, Ontario
K1B 5N4 Canada
Tel: +1 613 748 5659
Fax: +1 613 748 5776

Responsibilities: Shooting training and competition opportunities for individuals with and without disabilities.


Organization: Sledge Hockey Canada (SHC)

Address: P.O. Box 662
Orleans, Ontario
K2C 3V9 Canada
Tel: +1 613 837 0440

Responsibilities: Sledge Hockey training and competition opportunities.


Organization: Swimming/Natation Canada (SNC)

Address: 1600 James Naismith Drive
Suite 503
Gloucester, Ontario
K1B 5N4 Canada
Tel: +1 613 748 5673
Fax: +1 613 748 5715

Responsibilities: Swimming training and competition opportunities for individuals with and without disabilities.


Organization: Canadian Special Olympics

Address: 40 St. Clair Ave., West Toronto
Ontario, M4V 1M2
Canada
Tel: +1 613 748 5673
Fax: +1 613 748 5715

Responsibilities: Sport training and competition opportunities for individuals with a mental disability.


REPUBLIC OF CROATIA (Kroatien)
Organization: Croatian Association for Sports for All

Address: 41000 Zagreb
Trg Sportova l0
Croatia
Tel: +385 1 336 822
Fax: +385 1 334 146

Responsibilities: This association is responsible for the coordination of sports activities for individuals with disabilities at the international level.


Organization: Croatian Association for Sports and Recreation of Handicapped People

Address: 41000 Zagreb
Hatzova ul. 14/1
Croatia
Tel: +385 1 434 858
Fax: +385 1 434 858

Responsibilities: The coordinating body for adapted physical activity in the Republic of Croatia.


Organization: Croatian Association of the Invalids of the Homeland War (HVIDRA)

Responsibilities: This organization was formed in order to care for the individuals injured during the war. It cares for the invalids in many different respects including adapted sports activities.


Organization: Special Olympics Croatia

Address: c/o Croatia Sports Assoc., Trg Sportova, 11
41000 Zagreb
Croatia
Tel: +385 1 33 93 33
Fax: +385 1 32 58 64

Responsibilities: Sport training and competition opportunities for individuals with a mental disability.


CYPRUS (Zypern)
Organization: Special Olympic Committee of Cyprus

Address: P.O. Box 3931
1687 - Nicosia
Cyprus
Tel: +357 2 450 984
Fax: +357 2 450 986

Responsibilities: The coordinating body for adapted physical activity in Cyprus.


CZECH REPUBLIC (Tschechien)
Organization: Czech Paralympic Committee (CPC)

Address: Vanickova 6
P.O. Box 20
10617 Praha 617
Czech Republic
Tel: +42 2 2051 3664
Fax: +42 2 2051 3664

History: The Czech Paralympic Committee was founded in 1993.

Responsibilities: The Czech Paralympic Committee is responsible for coordinating the national teams for the Paralympic and Deaf Olympic Summer and Winter Games.


Organization: Czech Sport Union for the Physically Handicapped (CUPH)

Address: Mezi stadiony
P.O. Box 40
10617 Praha 6
Czech Republic
Tel: +42 2 572 10223
Fax: +42 2 572 10223

Responsibilities: The Czech Sport Organization for the Physically Disabled organizes sport, physical education, World and European championships for individuals with physical disabilities.


Organization: Czech Association of Blind Sportsmen (CUB)

Address: Mezi stadiony
P.O. Box 40
10617 Praha 6
Czech Republic
Tel: +42 2 572 10609
Fax: +42 2 572 10609

Responsibilities: The Czech Association for Blind Sportsmen organizes sport, physical education, World and European championships for individuals with visual impairments.


Organization: Czech Association of Deaf (CUD)

Address: Labkova, pavilon c.5
31806 Plzen
Czech Republic
Fax: +42 19 284 257

Responsibilities: The Czech Association of Deaf organizes sport, physical education , World and European championships for individuals with hearing impairments.


Organization: Czech Union of Mentally Handicapped Sportsmen (CUMH)

Address: Mezi stadiony
P.O. Box 40
10617 Praha 6
Czech Republic
Tel: +42 2 2051 3664
Fax: +42 2 2051 3664

Responsibilities: The Czech Union of Mentally Handicapped Sportsmen organizes sport, physical education, World and European championships for individuals with mental disabilities.


Organization: Spastic Handicap - Cerebral Palsy Czech Sport Foundation (CUSH)

Address: Mezi stadiony
P.O. Box 40
10617 Praha 6
Czech Republic
Tel: +42 417 41619
Fax: +42 417 43632

Responsibilities: The Cerebral Palsy Czech Sport Foundation is responsible for organizing sport, physical education, World and European championships for individuals with cerebral palsy.


Organization: Union of Sportsmen with Inner Diseases

Address: Mezi stadiony
P.O. Box 40
10617 Praha 6
Czech Republic
Tel: +42 2 2051 3664
Fax: +42 2 2051 3664

Responsibilities: The Union of Sportsmen with Inner Diseases is responsible for organizing sport, physical education, World and European championships for individuals with internal conditions.


Organization: Czech Republic Special Olympics

Address: Parizska 10
11000 Praha 1
Czech Republic
Tel: +42 2 2053 53 38
Fax: +42 2 2053 53 38

Responsibilities: Sport training and competition opportunities for individuals with mental disabilities.


DENMARK (Dänemark)
Organization: Danish Sports Organization for the Disabled (DHIF)

Address: Idraedttens Hus
Brondby Stadion 20,
DK 2605 Brondby
Denmark
Tel: +45 4326 2626
Fax: +45 4326 2470

History: The Danish Sports Organization for the Disabled (DHIF) was founded in 1971 to organize sport for individuals with disabilities in Denmark. It was formed by disability associations and disability specific sports associations. Some of the sports clubs were affiliated to the various disability associations. They have remained in contact with them and receive financial support for certain recreational activities.

Mission Statement: The purpose of the Danish Sports Organization for the Disabled is to create sport opportunities for all persons with a disability, according to the athletes' own choice and potential. The activities may be competitive or recreational in nature.

Responsibilities: Activities of the DHIF include both competitive and recreational sports and they involve persons with all types of disabilities. Individuals with physical disabilities, visual disabilities, and mental disabilities - or sometimes those with no disability at all - participate. Within the DHIF there are subcommittees for different disability groups that the DHIF feels need extra support and attention. In these subcommittees most of the members are from the particular disability organization or disability group. The deaf sport clubs have formed a deaf sports federation and this federation is a member of DHIF.


The DHIF offers training and competition opportunities in the following sports:

Archery Badminton Boccia Cycling Football Goalball Horseback riding Indoor hockey Powerchair hockey Sailing Shooting Show Down Sitting Volleyball Skiing Snooker Swimming Table Tennis Track and Field Wheelchair Basketball Wheelchair Tennis


A considerable number of developmental and recreational sports are also offered, including: wheelchair rugby, shift tennis, water skiing, orienteering, go-kart racing, roll ball and interdisciplinary sport activities based on elements from gymnastics, ball games and other sports.


Organization: Danish Deaf Sports Organization (DDI)


Responsibilities: The Danish Deaf Sports Organization represents Denmark in international sports events sanctioned by the international sports organization for the deaf, CISS. In Denmark, it offers training and competition opportunities for individuals who are deaf or have hearing impairments in the following sports:

Badminton Bowling Football Handball Orienteering Shooting Swimming Table tennis Track and Field Tennis Volleyball


In addition, recreational sport is offered on a developmental basis to deaf individuals who have multi-disabilities.


Note: The Danish Deaf Sports Organization is no longer a member of the DHIF, but most of the deaf sports clubs are still members and they still can participate in all activities under the DHIF.


Organization: Handicapidrættens Videnscenter

Address: Havnevej 7
DK 4000 Roskilde
Denmark
Tel: +45 46 34 00 00
Fax: +45 46 34 00 11

Responsiblility: Information Center for disability sport.


FINLAND (Finnland)
Organization: Finnish Paralympic Committee

Address: Kumpulantie 1A
00520 Helsinki
Finland
Tel: +358 90 613 191
Fax: +358 90 146 2404

History: The Finnish Paralympic Committee was formed in 1994.

Responsibilities: The Finnish Paralympic Committee is responsible for adult elite disability sports.


Organization: Finnish Association of Sports for the Disabled (FASD)

Address: Kumpulantie 1A
00400 Helsinki
Finland
Tel: +358 9 613 191
Fax: +358 9 146 2404

History: The Finnish Association of Sports for the Disabled was founded in 1964.

Responsibilities: The FASD is responsible for all sport activities for persons with physical disabilities. The FASD also has a children-youth club called "Futuuri” with approximately 500 members nation-wide. At this level, there is cooperation with organizations working with children with different types of disabilities. Twice a year competitions are organized for club members and at these competitions children with visual disabilities and other disturbances (such as MBD) participate. All pupils attending special schools are included.


Organization: Finnish Federation of Visually Impaired

Address: Mäkelänkatu 50
00510 Helsinki
Finland
Tel: +358 9 396 041
Fax: +358 9 396 04200

History: This federation was founded in 1962.

Responsibilities: Sport training and competition opportunities for individuals who are blind or have a visual impairment.



Organization: Finnish Sports Organization for War Veterans (FSOWV)

Address: Kasarminkatu 34
00130 Helsinki
Finland
Tel: +358 9 177 003
Fax: +358 9 175 395

History: This organization was founded in 1960.

Responsibilities: Sport training and competition opportunities for individuals with physical disabilities.


Organization: Finnish Sports Organization for the Deaf (FSOD)

Address: Ilkantie 4
00400 Helsinki
Finland
Tel: +358 9 58031
Fax: +358 9 146 2404

History: The Finnish Sports Organization for the Deaf was founded in 1920.

Responsibilities: Sport training and competition opportunities for individuals who are deaf or have a hearing impairment.


Organization: Finnish Sports Federation for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities

Address: Viljatie 4 A
00700 Helsinki
Finland
Tel: +358 9 348 0990
Fax: +358 9 348 09379

History: This association was founded in 1994.

Responsibilities: Sport training and competition opportunities for individuals with mental disabilities.


Organization: Special Olympics Finland

Address: Viljatie 4C
00700 Helsinki
Finland
Tel: +358 0 348 09302
Fax: +358 0 348 09878

Responsibilities: Sport training and competition opportunities for individuals with mental disabilities.


FRANCE (Frankreich)
Organization: French Federation for Disability Sport (F.F.H.)

Address: 42, rue Louise Lumière
75020 Paris
France
Tel: +33 1 40 31 45 00
Fax: +33 1 40 31 45 42

History: The French Federation for Disability Sport was founded on January 9, 1977, following the union of "la Fédération Française de Sports pour Handicapes Physiques” and "la Fédération Française Omnisport des Handicapes Physiques”.

Mission Statement: The F.F.H. aims:

  • to organize, develop, coordinate and oversee the physical activities and sports for individuals with physical, motor and sensory disabilities
  • to establish and develop the discipline (including training techniques) for sport for persons with physical, motor and sensory disabilities
  • to represent sport groups, in accordance with the "Pouvoirs Public”, in national and international sport organizations and defend the moral and practical interests of the athletes
  • to develop positive connections with other sport groups so as to promote greater mutual understanding
  • to encourage the creation of sport groups and aid in their promotion
Responsibilities: The F.F.H. has the following roles:

  • the organization of sport demonstrations and competitions on a regional, national and international level in cooperation with regional committees and departments
  • the distribution of regional and national titles
  • the organization of conferences, congresses, training courses, practicums and federal exams concerning sport for persons with physical, motor and sensory disabilities
  • the publication of an official magazine to disseminate all information concerning sport for individuals with physical, motor and sensory disabilities
  • to further the study of disability sport and increase the level of public awareness by making information concerning this field available
The following sports are promoted by the F.F.H:

Aerial Sports Alpine Skiing Archery Athletics Canoe/Kayak Cycling Diving Fencing Horseback Riding Nordic Skiing Rowing Sailing Shooting Sport Bowls Swimming Table Tennis Tennis Torball Volleyball Weightlifting Wheelchair Basketball


Organization: French Federation for Adapted Sport (FFSA)

Address: 182, rue Raymond Losserand
75014 Paris
France
Tel: +33 1 45 45 07 60

History: In 1971, the Association Franco-Américaine pour les Jeunes Volontairs (FAVA) and the Union Nationale des Associations de Parents d'Enfants Infirmes (UNAPEI) formed the Fédération Française de Sports pour Handicapes Mentaux. Then, under the impetus of physical education students from Paris, parents and volunteers, The Fédération Française d'Education par le Sport des Personnes Handicapées Mentales was formed. This organization became the French Federation for Adapted Sport in 1977.

Responsibilities: Sport opportunities for individuals with mental disabilities.


Organization: French Federation for Deaf Sport (FFSF)

Address: 84, rue de Tureene
75003 Paris
France
Tel: +33 1 42 72 30 75

Responsibilities: Sport opportunities for individuals with hearing impairments.


Organization: French National Paralympic Committee (FNPC)


History: In response to the recommendation of the European Community Commission, the French Federation for Disability Sport (FFH), the French Federation for Adapted Sport (FFSA), and the French Federation for Deaf Sport (FSSF) joined together to form the French National Paralympic Committee.


Mission Statement: The aims of the FNPC are:

  • to ensure the coordination and harmony of the actions of the three member organizations with respect to international, national, administrative, sport-related, or other concerns
  • to ensure the coordination of the member organizations in their participation in the Paralympic Games by acting as a liaison between the French organizations, the local Games Coordinating Committee, and the IPC
  • to regroup, coordinate, and evaluate projects concerning physical activities and sports for persons with disabilities, in accordance with actions of the European Community Commission
  • to contribute to the promotion and development of physical activities and sport for individuals with disabilities in France
Responsibilities: The FNPC was formed in order to improve the coordination and cooperative efforts between the FFH, the FFSA and the FSSF. These three organizations are the founding members; other active members include all organizations whose principle objective is to organize physical activity and sport for individuals with disabilities (either for recreation or rehabilitative purposes) on a national level. Associated members include national organizations working in the area of disability who organize sport and physical activities.


Organization: Special Olympics France

Address: 182 rue Raymond Losserand
F-75014 Paris
France
Tel: +33 1 44 12 60 11
Fax: +33 1 44 12 60 19

Responsibilities: Sport training and competition opportunities for individuals with a mental disability.


GERMANY (Deutschland)
Organization: German Sports Federation for the Disabled (DBS)

Address: Friedrich-Alfred-Strasse 10
47055 Duisburg
Germany
Tel: +49 203 7780 170
Fax: +49 203 7780 178

History: The DBS was established in 1951.

Mission Statement: The aims and objectives of the DBS are as follows:

  • to offer all individuals with disabilities the opportunity to participate in sports
  • to assist in the development of each individual's abilities and interests in sport
  • to prevent the development of further disabilities in high risk individuals
  • to enhance the socialization process of individuals with disabilities through sport and physical activities
Responsibilities: The DBS is the umbrella organization for individuals with all types of disabilities except hearing impairments and offers a wide variety of recreational and competitive sport opportunities.


Organization: German Deaf Sports Federation (DGS)

Address: Adolfstr. 3
45130 Essen
Germany
Tel: +49 201 77 76 71
Fax: +49 201 78 3 02

History: The DGS was founded in 1910.

Responsibilities: The DGS organizes competitions and sport training opportunities for individuals who are deaf or have hearing impairments in the following sports:

Athletics Badminton Basketball Bowling Cycling Faustball Handball Kegeln Motor Sports Skiing Swimming Shooting Table Tennis Tennis Volleyball Waterpolo


Organization: Special Olympics Germany

Address: Institut für Sportwissenschaften der Universität Würzburg
Judenbühlweg 11
97082 Würzburg
Germany
Tel: +49 931 86010
Fax: +49 931 84390

Responsibilities: Sport training and competition opportunities for individuals with a mental disability.


GREAT BRITAIN (Großbritannien)
Organization: British Paralympic Association (BPA)

Address: Delta Point
Room G13A
35 Wellesley Road
Croydon, Surrey
CR9 2YZ England
Tel: +44 181 666 4556
Fax: +44 181 666 4617
Internet: http://www.soundimages.co.uk/sponsoredsites/bpa/index.htm

History: In March 1989, representatives of the seven national disability sports organizations donated money to set up the BPA in order to establish more coordinated and unified efforts for disability sport in Britain and for Paralympic Games preparation. In August 1989, the Minister for Sports Review Group on Sport for Persons with Disabilities proposed that the BPA take on a wider international and elite sport role. The BPA was a registered charity in November 1989.

Mission Statement: The BPA has the following mission statements:

  • to create the best possible environment from which Britain's competitors can produce their lifetime's best performances at Paralympic Games
  • to raise the competitive standards of Britain's Paralympic teams through increased training opportunities as well as increased availability of trained staff and suitable facilities
  • to raise sufficient funds to finance Britain's participation at, and preparation for, each Paralympic Games and other major international events
  • to establish a clear policy framework for the ongoing tasks of the BPA and to represent those policies on behalf of British Paralympians at international meetings and conferences
  • to enhance the public profile and understanding of Britain's Paralympic athletes and the work of the BPA
Responsibilities: The British Paralympic Association is the organization responsible for selecting, preparing, entering, funding, and managing British teams which compete at the Paralympic Summer and Winter Games. The BPA can also be responsible for coordinating the involvement of British teams in single sport, but multi-disability, world championships. In practice this can involve part or overall funding of the team as well as extensive administration duties.


Organization: British Sports Association for the Disabled (BSAD)

Address: Mary Glen Haig Suite
34 Onsaburgh Street
London NW1 3ND
England
Tel: +44 171 383 7277
Fax: +44 171 383 7332

History: The British Sports Association for the Disabled was founded in 1961, following the significant contribution of Sir Ludwig Guttman in bringing together sports organizations seeking to serve people with a disability. It remains an association composed of national disability sports organizations and a network of 10 regional associations including Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and more than 450 sport clubs.

Responsibilities: The British Sports Association for the Disabled is recognized as the national body responsible for the coordination and development of sport and recreation for people with a disability. It develops grass-roots strategies to enhance the participation and development of the total range of sporting activities at the club level and also provides competitive opportunities at the local, regional and national levels.


Organization: British Blind Sport (BBS)

Address: 67 Albert Street
Rugby
Warks CV21 2SN
England
Tel: +44 1788 536 142

History: British Blind Sport was formed as the British Association for Sporting and Recreational Activities of the Blind in 1976. In 1987, it had a membership of 256 and today the membership has grown to approximately 500 with 63 clubs.

Responsibilities: The BBS is involved in training and coaching at national and international levels and also assists blind clubs at the local level.


Organization: British Les Autres Sports Association (BLASA)

Address: 29 Gloucester Road
Walthamstow
London E17 6AE
England
Tel: +44 181 531 1830

Responsibilities: The coordination of sport training and competition opportunities for individuals with Les Autres conditions.


Organization: Cerebral Palsy Sport (CP Sport)

Address: Sycamore Sports Centre
Hungerhill Road
St. Ann's, Notts. NG3 4JB
England
Tel: +44 1602 692314

History: CP Sport came into being in 1981 with the creation of a separate sport and recreation department within the Spastics Society (now called Scope).

Mission Statement: The aim of the association is to create an autonomous CP sports association, operating nationally and regionally.

Responsibilities: Sport training and competition opportunities for individuals with cerebral palsy.


Organization: British Amputee Sports Association (BASA)

Address: Overdale
Off Westward Road, Ebley, Stroud
Glos LG5 4YJ
England
Tel: +44 1435 825 555

Responsibilities: Sport training and competition opportunities for amputees.


Organization: British Deaf Sports Council (BDSC)

Address: 7a Bridge Street
Otley
Yorkshire LS21 1BQ
England
Tel: +44 943 850 214

History: The British Deaf Sports Council was founded over 60 years ago with the aim of organizing competitors to participate in the World Games for the Deaf. The BDSC is Britain's oldest national sports organization for the disabled and has expanded to meet the needs of its 120 clubs, and 8,500 members.

Mission Statement: The aim of the association is to ensure that sport and leisure opportunities are available for deaf people on an equal basis with their hearing peers.

Responsibilities: Sport training and competition opportunities at the local, national, regional and international level for individuals who are deaf or have a hearing impairment.


Organization: British Wheelchair Sports Foundation (BWSF)

Address: Ludwig Guttman Sports Centre
Harvey Road
Aylesbury
Bucks HP21 8PP
England
Tel: +44 1296 84848

Responsibilities: Training programs and competition opportunities for wheelchair sports.


Organization: The United Kingdom Sports Association for People with Learning Disability (UKSA)

Address: 30 Phillip Lane,
Tottenham,
London N15 4JB
England
Tel: +44 181 885 1177

History: The United Kingdom Sports Association for People with Learning Disability was founded in 1980, under the auspices of the Sports Council and the British Sports Association for the Disabled.

Responsibilities: Coordinating and developing sport and physical recreation for the one million people with a learning disability living in the UK.


Organization: Special Olympics United Kingdom

Address: The Otis Building
43-59 Clapham Road
London SW9 OJZ
England
Tel: +44 171 735 9131
Fax: +44 171 735 4639

Responsibilities: Sport training and competition opportunities for individuals with a mental disability.


HUNGARY (Ungarn)
Organization: Hungarian Sports Federation for the Disabled (HSFD)

Address: San Marco U. 76
Budapest
1032 Hungary
Tel: +36 1 188 2366
Fax: +36 1 1882339

Responsibilities: Umbrella organization for sport for individuals with all types of disabilities in Hungary.


Organization: Special Olympics Hungary

Address: Magyar Specialis Olimpia Egyesulet
Dozsa Gyorgy ut 1-3
1146 Budapest
Hungary
Tel: +36 1 252 2236
Fax: +36 1 252 2236

Responsibilities: Sport training and competition opportunities for individuals with a mental disability.


INDIA (Indien)
Organization: Physically Handicapped Sports Federation of India (PHSFI)

Address: No. 87/A, 8th main
2nd Block, Jayanagar
Bangalore-560 011, India
Tel: +91 80 2227165
Tel: +91 80 6637016
Fax: +91 80 6644429

Responsibilities: Umbrella organization for sport at all levels for individuals with all types of disabilities in India.


Organization: Special Olympics India

Address: 296, 6th Main, Defence Colony, Indiranagar
Bangalore - 560 038
India
Tel: +91 80 528 2627
Fax: +91 80 528 0594

Responsibilities: Sport training and competition opportunities for individuals with a mental disability.


IRAN (Iran)
Organization: Islamic Republic of Iran Sport Federation for the Disabled (IRISFED)

Address: P.O. Box 15875-3831
Tehran
Iran
Tel: +98 021 837 814
Tel: +98 021 839 007
Fax: +98 021 839 008

History: The Islamic Republic of Iran Sport Federation for the Disabled was founded in 1979, after the Islamic Revolution.

Mission Statement: The aims and objectives of the IRISFED are the same as those laid out in the IPC Constitution.

Responsibilities: The IRISFED oversees sport opportunities for all disability groups in the following sports:

Archery Athletics Chess Football Goalball Judo Powerlifting Showdown Shooting Skiing Sitting Volleyball Standing Volleyball Swimming Table Tennis Tennis Wheelchair Basketball Wrestling Yachting


ISRAEL (Israel)
Organization: Israel Sports Association for the Disabled (ISAD)

Address: Beit Halochem
Shmuel Barcay 49
Tel Aviv 61392
P.O.Box 39 262
Israel
Tel: +972 3 646 1600
Fax: +972 3 642 1316

Responsibilities: Umbrella organization for sport for individuals with physical disabilities and visual impairments.


Organization: Special Olympics Israel

Address: c/o AKIM
69, Pinchas Rosen Street
Hadar Yosef
Tel Aviv 69410
Israel
Tel: +972 3 649 2222
Fax: +972 3 647 0055

Responsibilities: Sport training and competition opportunities for individuals with mental disabilities.


JAPAN (Japan)
Organization: Japanese Sports Association for the Disabled (JSAD)

Address: c/o Toyama Sunrise
1-22-1 Toyama
Shinjuku-ku,
Tokyo 162
Japan
Tel: +81 3 3204 3993
Fax: +81 3 3204 2850

History: The JSAD was founded in 1965.

Mission Statement: The mission statement of the JSAD is:

  • to encourage the provision of sports games for the disabled in the central and local districts of Japan
  • to study, research, collect information and instruct in the area of sports for the disabled
  • to train sports instructors for the disabled
  • to hold international sports games for the disabled and dispatch athletes and coaches to international sports games
  • to manage Tokyo Metropolitan Sports Center for the Disabled and Tokyo Metropolitan Tama Sports Center for the Disabled entrusted by Tokyo Metropolis
  • to contact international relevant sports organizations for the disabled
Responsibilities: The JSAD is the umbrella sport organization for individuals with disabilities in Japan and the following sports are offered at the sport centres that it operates:

Athletics Archery Baseball Badminton Chair Ski Cycling Equestrian Goalball Golf Handicap Tennis Judo Marathon for the Blind Shooting Swimming Table Tennis Wheelchair Basketball Wheelchair Dance Wheelchair Marathon Wheelchair Tennis Yachting


Organization: Mentally Handicapped Sports Association in Tokyo (MHSAT)

Address: Dai-2 Yamomoto building 3F
1-10 Akihabara Taitou-ku,
Tokyo 110
Japan
Tel: +81 3 5294 6851
Fax: +81 3 5294 6852

Responsibilities: Sport training and competition opportunities for individuals with mental disabilities.


Organization: Japanese Athletic Association for the Deaf (JAAD)

Address: c/o Japan Association for the Deaf
ST-building 8F 130 Yammabuki-cho Shinjyuku-ku,
Tokyo 162
Japan
Tel: +81 3 5261 2055
Fax: +81 3 3267 3445

History: The Japanese Athletic Association for the Deaf became a CISS member in 1936.

Responsibilities: The JAAD offers opportunities for individuals who are deaf or who have hearing impairments to participate in:

Alpine Skiing Athletics Baseball Judo Soccer Table Tennis Tennis Volleyball


Organization: Special Olympics Japan

Address: Nippo Kumamoto Dai-Ichi-building 401
1-7 Kitasendanbata-machi
Kumamoto-City,
Japan
Tel: +81 96 344 9399
Fax: +81 96 344 9903

Responsibilities: Sport training and competition opportunities for individuals with a mental disability.


KUWAIT
Organization: Kuwait Sport Club for the Disabled

Address: P.O. Box 77866
32062 Hawaili
Kuwait
Tel: +965 260010/12
Fax: +965 2620018/2018
Internet: http://www.kuwait.net/~disabled/

History: The Kuwait Sports Club for the Disabled was founded in 1977, as an initiative from His Highness the Amir, Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah.

Mission Statement: The goals and objectives of the Kuwait Sports Club for the Disabled are:

  • to aid in the rehabilitation of disabled individuals through their participation in religious, cultural, art and sport activities
  • to take care of all aspects of sport for the disabled, make policies to improve the technical aspects of these sport activities and make the sport activities more popular
  • to encourage high moral and ethical attitudes
  • to discover the talents of members; their creative abilities and skills
  • to create suitable conditions to allow individuals with disabilities to gain leadership of their own affairs in an environment of freedom and equality
  • to strengthen relations with local and international federations working in the field of sport for the disabled
Responsibilities: The Kuwait Sports Club for the Disabled offers individuals with physical disabilities, visual disabilities, and mental disabilities opportunities to participate and compete in the following sports:

Basketball Boccia Fencing Goalball Powerlifting Swimming Table Tennis Track and Field Weight Training Wheelchair Basketball


The Kuwait Sports Club for the Disabled also assumes many other roles in the lives of its members. At the club, members have access to a social worker, a doctor, and a physiotherapist. Social programs are routinely offered through the club that aim to enhance the social integration of the members and their overall sense of well-being.


Organization: Special Olympics Kuwait

Address: c/o Kuwait Disabled Sports Club
P.O. Box 44866
Hawali,
Kuwait
Tel: +965 262 0010
Fax: +965 262 0005

Responsibilities: Sport training and competition opportunities for individuals with a mental disability.


LATVIA (Lettland)
Organization: Latvian Paralympic Committee (LPC)

Address: 60 Stabu Str.
LV-100L
Riga
14/1 Pales Str. LV-1024
Latvia
Tel: +371 2 274873
Fax: +371 2 274873

Responsibilities: Umbrella organization for sport for individuals with physical disabilities and hearing and visual impairments.


Organization: Special Olympics Latvia

Address: 8 Blieku Street
1001 Riga
Latvia
Tel: +371 2 376 244
Fax: +371 2 376 759

Responsibilities: Sport training and competition opportunities for individuals with mental disabilities.


LITHUANIA (Litauen)
Organization: Lithuania Paralympic Committee (LPC)

Address: Zemaites Str. 6
2675 Vilnius
Lithuania
Tel: +370 2 235 836
Fax: +370 2 235 836

History: The Lithuanian Paralympic Committee was established in 1990.

Mission Statement: To integrate people with disabilities into society through physical education and sports; to coordinate sport for disabled in Lithuania; to arrange participation in Paralympics.

Responsibilities: Umbrella organization for sports for individuals with physical disabilities and visual and hearing impairments.


Organization: Special Olympics Lithuania

Address: P.O. Box 1382
Virsuliskiu, 37-36
2056 Vilnius
Lithuania
Tel: +370 2 226 320
Fax: +370 2 223 451

Responsibilities: Sport training and competition opportunities for individuals with mental disabilities.


THE NETHERLANDS (Niederlande)
Organization: The Netherlands Federation for Adapted Sport (NEBAS)

Address: Regullerenring 2b
P.O. Box 200
3980 CE Bunnik
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 30 656 1818
Fax: +31 30 657 1840

History: The Netherlands Federation for Adapted Sport was established in 1991.

Mission Statement: The NEBAS aims to be the representative of sport for people with a disability together with NSG. It pays equal attention to sport development, stimulation and leisure sport as to competitive and top-level sport. Especially, NEBAS wants to underline that sports for disabled is fully fledged sport practiced by people with a disability. It aims at a full respected place for sport for people with a disability, and, if possible, integration into able bodied sport.

Responsibilities: Umbrella organization for sport, sportive games and activities for individuals with physical disabilities and visual and hearing impairments as well as patients who are chronically ill and people in rehabilitation.


Organization: Special Olympics The Netherlands

Address: c/o Netherlands Sports Federation for Citizens with an Intellectual Handicap
P.O. Box 85273
3508 AG Utrecht
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 30 2 36 37 47
Fax: +31 30 2 31 30 54

Responsibilities: Sport training and competition opportunities for individuals with mental disabilities.


NEW ZEALAND (Neuseeland)
Organization: New Zealand Paraplegic and Physically Disabled Federation Inc. (PARAFED)

Address: Suite 4, Level 3, MDC House
142 Broadway, P.O. Box 99178
Newmarket, Auckland
New Zealand
Tel: +64 9 522 4600
Fax: +64 9 522 4602

Responsibilities: The umbrella disability sport organization in New Zealand.


NORWAY (Norwegen)
Organization: The Norwegian Sports Organization for the Disabled (NHIF)

Address: Hauger Skolevei 1
1351 Rud
Norway
Tel: +47 67 15 46 00
Fax: +47 67 15 47 44

History: The Norwegian Sports Organization for the Disabled (NHIF) was founded on November 6, 1971, after having previously been part of the Norwegian Federation of Company Sports.

Mission Statement: The purpose of the Norwegian Sports Organization for the Disabled is to promote sport for the disabled in Norway by organizing and leading sport for the disabled properly; making sport a part of physical, psychological and social rehabilitation and a means of improving health. This purpose is achieved in cooperation with the other national and international organizations it is natural to cooperate with.

Responsibilities: The NHIF offers individuals with physical disabilities, visual disabilities, and mental disabilities opportunities to participate and compete in the following 18 sports:

Alpine Skiing Archery Boccia Canoeing Curling Cycling Horseback Riding Ice-Sledge Racing Nordic Skiing Powerlifting Shooting Sledge Hockey Swimming Table Tennis Track and Field Volleyball Wheelchair Basketball Wheelchair Dance


The NHIF classifications vary somewhat from sport to sport. There are rules for the minimum disability required to participate in the classes for the disabled. Athletes who do not meet this requirement may still participate but must do so in an open class.

The NHIF cooperates both formally and informally with other federations to encourage integration and ultimately improve the range of training and competitions available to athletes with a disability.


Organization: The Norwegian Confederation of Sports (NIF)

Address: Hauger skolevei 1
1351 Rud
Norway
Tel: +47 67 15 46 00

History: In 1988, a law was passed in Norway whereby the rights of all individuals with mental disabilities were integrated into the local society where they were born. As a result of this new law, the Norwegian Organization for Disabled and the Norwegian Confederation of Sport started a joint committee in 1988 to prepare the reorganization of sport for individuals with mental disabilities under the umbrella of the Norwegian Confederation of Sport.

Responsibilities: The coordination of sport training and competition opportunities for individuals with mental disabilities and their integration into the generic sport federations.


Organization: The Norwegian Deaf Sports Organization (NDSO)

Address: Sven Brunsgate 7
0166 Oslo
Norway
Fax: +47 22 20 84 14

Responsibilities: Sport training and competition opportunities for individuals with hearing impairments.


Organization: Special Olympics Norway

Address: IPU-Utvalget, Norges Idrettsforbund
Hauger Skolevei 1
1351 Rud
Norway
Tel: +47 67 15 46 00
Fax: +47 67 13 29 89

Responsibilities: Sport training and competition opportunities for individuals with a mental disability.


PALESTINE (Palästina)
Organization: Palestinian Union of Sport for Handicapped (PUSH) - Gaza Strip Branch

Address: Gaza, Gaza Strip
P.O. Box 509
Palestine

History: The Palestinian Union of Sport for Handicapped (PUSH) - Gaza Strip Branch, was established in 1994 by a group of disabled people. This group formed an administrative committee of 7 members, 6 of them being physically disabled. The present membership exceeds 1500.

Mission Statement: PUSH aims:

  • to give the disabled continuing opportunities to relieve stress, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families and the community
  • to create and implement the different types of sport for disabled and address the issue of disabled sports in the society
  • to build a centre with adapted grounds and halls for different disabled sports and adapt the existing clubs in the Gaza Strip for the use of the disabled
  • to meet the sporting needs of the disabled population
  • to provide training courses for different types of disabled sports
  • to qualify the disabled sport teams to be in a position to represent Palestine and participate in Paralympics and Special Olympics
Responsibilities: PUSH offers sport training opportunities for all individuals with disabilities in the Gaza Strip, including those who are deaf, blind, have physical disabilities or mental disabilities. The sports currently (1996) offered are:

Arm Wrestling Athletics Road Racing (Wheelchair) Swimming Table Tennis Weightlifting Wheelchair Basketball


Organization: Special Olympics Palestine

Address: Rafah El-Barazil 60
Gaza
Israel
Tel: +972 783 5545
Fax: +972 783 5545

Responsibilities: Sport training and competition opportunities for individuals with mental disabilities.


POLAND (Polen)
Organization: Polish Sports Association for the Disabled 'START'

Address: ul. Filtrowa 75
Warsaw
PL 02 032
Poland
Tel: +48 22 659 3011
Fax: +48 22 659 3011

Responsibilities: Umbrella sport organization for individuals with disabilities.


Organization: Special Olympics Poland

Address: ul. Wilcza 38a p.l5
00-679 Warszawa
Poland
Tel: +48 226 25 71 19
Fax: +48 226 21 84 18

Responsibilities: Sport training and competition opportunities for individuals with mental disabilities.


PORTUGAL (Portugal)
Organization: Portuguese Sport Federation for Disabled (FPDD)

Address: Rua de S.Jose, n 86 - 1
1150 Lisboa
Portugal
Tel: +351 1 343 15 45
Fax: +351 1 343 15 46

History: The Portuguese Sport Federation for Disabled was founded on December 7, 1988.

Mission Statement: The social aim stated by the FPDD is sports for people with disabilities. In this context, it assumes the following roles:

  • planning and promoting the practice of sports for the disabled
  • organizing recreational and competitive meetings for the disabled, both at regional and national levels
  • representing sports for the disabled in and out of the national territory
  • searching for an improvement of the technical boards of sportive modalities adequate to the various types of limitations - physical, sensory and mental
  • cooperating with national federations and other organizations in all activities that are related to the expansion of sports for the disabled
Responsibilities: As outlined above in the Mission Statement, the FPDD is the umbrella organization responsible for all the sport activities at both competitive and non-competitive levels in Portugal. The following organizations are members of the FPDD and responsible for the sport opportunities of their respective populations.


Organization: National Organization of Sport of the Portuguese Association of the Deaf (APS)

Address: Av. da Liberdade, 157 - 2 Dt
1200 Lisboa
Portugal
Tel: +351 1 355 72 44
Fax: +351 1 315 32 44

Responsibilities: Sport training and competition opportunities for individuals who are deaf or have a hearing impairment.


Organization: Portuguese Association for the Blind and Partially Sighted (ACAPO)

Address: Rua de S. Jose, 86 -1
1150 Lisboa
Portugal
Tel: +351 1 342 20 01
Fax: +351 1 342 85 18

Responsibilities: Sport training and competition opportunities for individuals who are blind or have a visual impairment.


Organization: National Association of Sport for People with Mental Handicap (ANDDEM)

Address: Rua da Rasa, 510
4400 Vila Nova de Gaia
Portugal
Tel: +351 2 30 09 36
Fax: +351 2 370 34 50

Responsibilities: Sport training and competition opportunities for individuals with a mental disability.


Organization: Portuguese Association of Cerebral Palsy (APPC)

Address: Rua Eca de Queiros, 35
3000 Coimbra
Portugal
Tel: +351 39 20618
Fax: +351 39 27567

Responsibilities: Sport training and competition opportunities for individuals who have cerebral palsy.


Organization: National Association of Sport for People with Motor Handicaps (ANDDEMOT)

Address: Largo do Rato
1250 Lisboa
Portugal
Tel: +351 1 388 98 83/4
Fax: +351 1 387 10 95

Responsibilities: Sport training and competition opportunities for individuals with physical disabilities.


Organization: Special Olympics Portugal

Address: c/o Liga Portuguesa dos Deficientes Motores
Rua do Sitio do Casalinho da Ajuda
130 Lisboa
Portugal
Tel: +351 1 363 6980
Fax: +351 1 364 8639

Responsibilities: Sport training and competition opportunities for individuals with mental disabilities.


ROMANIA (Rumänien)
Organization: Romanian Sport Federation for Handicapped People (FRSH)

Address: Str. Vasile Conta no. 16, fl. 5
Room 114, Sector 2
Bucharest
Romania
Tel: +40 1 211 0160
Fax: +40 1 210 0161

Responsibilities: Umbrella organization for sport at all levels for individuals with all types of disabilities in Romania.

Organization: Special Olympics Romania

Address: Ministerul Tineretului si Sportului
Federatia Romana a Sportului Pentru Handicapati
Str. Vasile Conta no. 16, Sector 2
Bucharest
Romania
Tel: +40 1 211 5550
Fax: +40 1 210 0161

Responsibilities: Sport training and competition opportunities for individuals with mental disabilities.


SAUDI ARABIA (Saudi Arabien)
Organization: Saudi Disabled Sports Federation (SDSF)

Address: P.O. Box 64211
Riyadh 11536
Olympic Compound
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Tel: +966 1 482 8119
Fax: +966 1 481 1582

History: The Saudi Disabled Sports Federation was established on April 15, 1992.

Mission Statement: The aims of the Federation are as follows:

  • to develop sport activities - competitive and/or non-competitive - for persons with disabilities
  • to plan, organize, coordinate and support sporting events, involving or connected to such sporting activities
  • to establish contact and cooperation with governmental and/or non-governmental organizations providing services for people with disabilities
  • to plan for and provide training to prepare coaches, supervisors, and referees for sports for persons with disabilities
  • to hold study meetings and conferences and sponsor studies and research projects in the area of sports for disabled persons
  • to provide information on the subject of the aforementioned sporting activities;
  • to advise on the aforementioned sporting activities
Responsibilities: As outlined above in the Mission Statement, the SDSF is responsible for all the sport activities at both competitive and non-competitive levels for individuals with all types of disabilities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Special Olympics branch in Saudi Arabia is also run out of this federation. The sports offered include:

Athletics Basketball Goalball Powerlifting Soccer Table Tennis


SLOVAKIA (Slowakei)
Organization: Slovak Paralympic Committee (SPC)

Address: Junácka 12
823 80 Bratislava
Slovakia
Tel: +011 42 727 90263
Fax: +011 42 727 90576

Responsibilities: This organization is responsible for coordinating adapted physical activity in Slovakia.


Organization: Special Olympics Slovakia

Address: Jukubovo nam, 12
81538 Bratislava,
Slovakia
Tel: +42 7 521 3661
Fax: +42 7 521 3661

Responsibilities: Sport training and competition opportunities for individuals with mental disabilities.


SLOVENIA (Slowenien)
Organization: Slovene Association of Recreation and Sport for the Disabled (SARSD)

Address: Malenskova 1,
61000 Ljubljana
Slovenia
Tel: +386 61 443 164
Fax: +386 61 31 643

History: The Slovene Association of Recreation and Sport for the Disabled was founded by 10 different organizations of invalids in Slovenia.

Responsibilities: This organization is the umbrella sport organization for individuals with disabilities in Slovenia.

It is primarily responsible for competitive/elite sports on the national and international levels. National championships in 1996 will be organized in the following sports:

Air Rifle Shooting Basketball Boccia Bowling Chess Cycling Fishing Football (indoor) Goalball Giant Slalom Marathon Rifle Shooting Sitting Volleyball Swimming Table Tennis Tennis Track and Field Volleyball Wheelchair Basketball


Organization: Special Olympics Slovenia

Address: Samova 9/2
61000 Ljubljana
Slovenia
Tel: +386 61 132 5017
Fax: +386 61 132 5017

Responsibilities: Sport training and competition opportunities for individuals with mental disabilities.


SOUTH AFRICA (Republik Südafrika)
Organization: National Paralympic Committee of South Africa (NAPCOSA)

Address: P.O. Box 59193
Kengray 2100
South Africa
Tel: +27 11 616 7576
Fax: +27 11 622 8340

History: NAPCOSA was founded in 1994 and works with three other affiliated organizations to deliver sport at all levels to all individuals with disabilities in South Africa.

Responsibilities: This organization is the umbrella sport organization for individuals with disabilities in South Africa.


Organization: Special Olympics South Africa

Address: P.O. Box 95099
Grantpark
Johannesburg 2015
Republic of South Africa
Tel: +27 11 483 3594
Fax: +27 11 483 3937

Responsibilities: Sport training and competition opportunities for individuals with mental disabilities.


SRI LANKA (Sri Lanka)
Organization: National Federation of Sports for the Disabled Sri Lanka (NFSDSL)

Address: 82, Wijermana Mawatha
Colombo 7
Sri Lanka
Tel: +94 1 699 765
Fax: +94 1 697 097

History: The National Federation of Sports for the disabled was established in 1990.


Mission Statement: The Federation aims to:

  • promote, develop and control sports for persons with disabilities
  • promote the participation of Sri Lanka's participants at international events and develop international relations
  • conduct training programs for athletes, marshals, judges and referees
  • form Sports Associations at Provincial District Secretariat levels
  • conduct provincial and national championships
  • integrate sports activities among athletes with and without disabilities
Responsibilities: This organization is the umbrella sport organization for individuals with disabilities in Sri Lanka.


SWEDEN (Schweden)
Organization: Swedish Sports Federation for the Disabled (SHIF)

Address: Idrottens Hus
Storforsplan 44
12387 Farsta
Sweden
Tel: +46 8 605 6000
Fax: +46 8 724 8540
Internet: http://www.shif.se

History: The Swedish Sports Organization for Disabled (SHIF) was founded in 1969.

Mission Statement: The mandate of the SHIF is to:

  • coordinate sports for disabled individuals in Sweden;
  • be the National Paralympic Committee with membership in IPC and relevant International Organizations for Sports for individuals with Disabilities (IOSD's);
  • to be a national sports federation for the sports controlled by SHIF;
  • represent, together with the Deaf Sports, Swedish sports for the disabled in matters of mutual interest nationally and internationally.
Responsibilities: The SHIF is the National Paralympic Committee for Sweden and therefore represents Swedish athletes with disabilities at the international level. At the same time, the SHIF is responsible for the development of sport for individuals with disabilities within Sweden, including the integration of these athletes into the programs of the generic national sport federations.


Organization: Swedish Deaf Sports Federation (SDI)

Address: Idrottens Hus
12387 Farsta
Sweden
Tel: +46 8 605 6000
Fax: +46 8 605 6250

Responsibilities: The SDI is coordinating body for sport training and competition opportunities for individuals who are deaf or have hearing impairments in Sweden. It organizes local programs and also represents Sweden at the international level.


Organization: Special Olympics Sweden

Address: c/o FUB, P.O. Box 55615
Birger Jarlsgatan 6B
10214 Stockholm
Sweden
Tel: +46 8 678 8131
Fax: +46 8 678 8133

Responsibilities: Sport training and competition opportunities for individuals with a mental disability.


SWITZERLAND (Schweiz) Organization: PLUSPORT Behindertensport Schweiz 
Address: Postfach 
CH-8603 Schwerzenbach

Geschäftsleiter: Jürg P. Weber

Tel: ++41 (0)1 908 45 00 
Fax: ++41 (0)1 908 45 01 
Mail: mailbox@plusport.ch Internet: http://www.plusport.ch

Organization: Swiss Paralympic Committee SPC 
Address: Postfach 274 
CH-3700 Spiez
Geschäftsleiter: Christian Egli

Tel:  ++41 (0)33 654 88 30 
Fax: ++41 (0)33 654 88 32 
Mail: swiss.paralympic@tcnet.ch Internet: www.swissparalympic.ch

OrganizationSpecial Olympics Schweiz 
Address: case postale 788 
CH-1701 Fribourg
Geschäftsleiterin: Yolande Nick

Tel:  ++41 (0)26 402 00 45 
Fax: ++41 (0)26 402 00 46 
Mail: specialolympics@compuserve.com Internet: www.specialoympics.ch




TAIWAN (Taiwan)
Organization: Chinese Taipei Sports Organization for the Disabled (CTSOD)

Address: No. 20, Chu Lun St.
Taipei
Taiwan
Tel: +886 2 7758737 -8 or 7782407
Fax: +886 2 7782409

Responsibilities: Umbrella sports organization for individuals with disabilities.


TURKEY (Türkei)
Organization: Turkish Sports Federation for the Disabled (TSFD)

Address: Sanayi Caddesi. Atav Is Hani
nr. 28-Kat:5
Ulus Ankara
Turkey
Tel: +90 312 311 6214
Fax: +90 312 311 6214

Responsibilities: Umbrella sports organization for individuals with disabilities.


Organization: Special Olympics Turkey

Address: Acibadem Cad. 190 - L. Camlica
Kadikoy, Istanbul 81020
Turkey
Tel: +90 216 339 0999
Fax: +90 216 340 4063

Responsibilities: Sport training and competition opportunities for individuals with a mental disability.


UGANDA (Uganda)
Organization: Uganda Paralympic Association (UPA)

Address: P.O. Box 12305
Kampala
Uganda
Tel: +258 41 243 644
Fax: +258 41 250 445

History: The UPA was founded in 1992.

Responsibilities: Umbrella sports organization for individuals with physical disabilities and visual and hearing impairments.


Organization: Special Olympics Uganda

Address: P.O. Box 5444
Kampala
Uganda
Tel: +256 41 268 639
Fax: +256 41 267 640

Responsibilities: Sport training and competition opportunities for individuals with mental disabilities.


UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (USA)
Organization: Committee on Sports for the Disabled (COSD)

Address: United States Olympic Committee
One Olympic Plaza
Colorado Springs, Colorado
80909-5760 USA
Tel: +1 719 578 6763
Fax: +1 719 632 4164

History: The COSD was established in 1979 as a standing committee of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) to advise the USOC on matters affecting the rights of individuals with disabilities. By law, at least 20 % of the membership must be active athletes with disabilities and this committee is also composed of National Sport Governing Bodies (NGB's) and representatives from each of the following seven Disability Sports Organizations (DSO's):

  • Disabled Sports USA (DSUSA)
  • Dwarf Athletic Association of America (DAAA)
  • Association for Blind Athletes (USABA)
  • Wheelchair Sports USA (WSUSA)
  • Cerebral Palsy Athletic Association (USCPAA)
  • American Athletic Association of the Deaf (AAAD)
  • Special Olympics International (SOI)
(DePauw & Gavron, 1995)

Mission Statement: In 1991, the COSD approved the following statements which guide its actions:

  1. Sport for individuals with disabilities is an integral part of the Olympic movement. USOC and the NGB's have a legally mandated right to provide, encourage, and support amateur athletic programs for athletes with disabilities.
  2. The goals of disabled sport programs within the U.S. Olympic movement are (a) integration, where feasible, into open competition programs, and (b) development of elite athletes with disabilities.
  3. Amateur athletic programs for persons with disabilities should be organized around sport rather than disability.
  4. Development of athletic opportunities for all persons, including those with disabilities, should be a shared responsibility of NGB's and DSO's.
  5. DSO's and athletes with disabilities should be represented through NGB's to provide for a more vertical governance structure of sport in the United States.
  6. The COSD should become a regular standing committee of the USOC composed of DSO representatives, NGB representatives, and other individuals representing the interests of persons with disabilities and should coordinate and oversee the fulfillment of the responsibilities outlined herein and contained in the Amateur Sports Act of 1978.
  7. USOC financial support for sports for persons with disabilities should be focused on programs for athletes and coaches.
  8. USOC financial support for athletes with disabilities should continue to be made available through specific grant programs and member services funds.
  9. USOC should provide as a priority budgeted funding or Olympic-equivalent multi-sport, multi-disability games.
  10. Participation by elite athletes with disabilities should be ensured in USOC programs, training centers, and services.
(DePauw & Gavron, 1995)

Responsibilities: The COSD coordinates amateur athletic activity for individuals with disabilities in the United States and represents American athletes with disabilities at the international level. Since 1979, this committee has advised the USOC on matters concerning athletes with disabilities and specifically assumed the following roles:

  • established criteria and evaluated requests by disabled sport organizations for membership in the USOC
  • reviewed and approved budgets for committee activities
  • provided financial support for developmental programs as well as elite sport programs sponsored by the disabled sport organizations
  • designed workshops and media productions for the dissemination of information about disability sport
  • resolved conflicts among groups
  • coordinated efforts for combined (multi-disability and cross-organizational) U.S. teams for the Winter and Summer Paralympics
  • assisted in the review of grant proposals
  • established criteria for evaluating membership services funds allocations
  • coordinated disabled athletes participation in Olympic festivals
  • recommended changes to the USOC constitution
The majority of the COSD's responsibility of representing American athletes with disabilities at the international level has been related to the Paralympic movement; not deaf athletes or athletes with mental disabilities. Representation for deaf athletes has been conducted by the American Athletic Association for the Deaf and representation for individuals with mental disabilities has been handled by Special Olympics. (DePauw & Gavron, 1995)


Organization: Disabled Sports USA (DSUSA)

Address: United States Olympic Committee
One Olympic Plaza
Colorado Springs, CO
80909-5760 USA
Tel: +1 719 578 4818
Fax: +1 719 447 8773

History: The organization that is today Disabled Sports USA originated in 1967 when a small group of Vietnam War veterans with amputations formed the National Handicapped Sports and Recreation Association. In 1989, this association changed its name to National Handicapped Sports and in 1995 it became Disabled Sports USA. (DePauw & Gavron, 1995).

Responsibilities: DSUSA competitions and programs are open to individuals with amputations, birth defects, neurological disorders, and visual impairments. DSUSA chapters across the United States offer winter ski programs, summer programs and competitions, fitness programs and youth programs. Since 1972, DSUSA has sponsored the National Handicapped Ski Championships and Winter Festival, the largest winter sport festival for persons with disabilities (DePauw & Gavron, 1995).


Organization: Dwarf Athletic Association of America (DAAA)

Address: 418 Willow Way
Lewisville, Texas
75067 USA

History: The Dwarf Athletic Association of America was formed in 1985 shortly after the National Cerebral Palsy/Les Autres Games. The dwarf athletes who participated at these games decided to establish a formal structure of their own for organizing sport opportunities.

Mission Statement: To develop, promote, and provide quality amateur athletic opportunities for dwarf athletes in the United States.

Responsibilities: DAAA organizes sport opportunities for individuals who are classified as dwarfs (4 feet, 10 inches) due to chondrodystrophy and other related causes. The sports sponsored by the DAAA are:

Alpine Skiing Athletics Basketball Boccia Nordic Skiing Powerlifting Swimming Table Tennis Volleyball


The DAAA sponsors the National Dwarf Games and also offers clinics, developmental events, and formal competitions at local and regional levels (DePauw & Gavron, 1995).


Organization: U.S. Association for Blind Athletes (USABA)

Address: 33 North Institute Street
Brown Hall, Suite #015
Colorado Springs, CO
80903 USA
Tel: +1 719 630 0422
Fax: +1 719 630 0616

History: The U.S. Association for Blind Athletes was founded in 1976 as a direct result of the success of the blind athletes who competed in the 1976 Olympiad for the Physically Disabled in Toronto.

Responsibilities: The USABA is the official organization promoting sport competition for individuals with visual impairments. Official sports include:

Alpine Skiing Goalball Gymnastics Judo Nordic Skiing Powerlifting Speed Skating Swimming Tandem Cycling Track and Field Wrestling


Organization: Wheelchair Sports USA (WSUSA) (formerly NWAA)

Address: 3595 E. Fountain Blvd
Suite L-1
Colorado Springs, CO
80910 USA


History: The first national wheelchair games in the United States were held in 1957 at Adelphi College in New York. In conjunction with these games the National Wheelchair Athletic Association (NWAA) was formed and, in 1994, the NWAA changed its name to Wheelchair Sports USA. (DePauw & Gavron, 1995)

Responsibilities: Individuals with physical disabilities using a wheelchair. The WSUSA includes the following sports in its program:

Archery Athletics Basketball Fencing Quad Rugby Racquetball Shooting Sledge Hockey Swimming Table Tennis Water-skiing Weightlifting


WSUSA programs include publications, video rental, local and regional wheelchair games for adults and juniors, local wheelchair sports development, national training camps, road racing series, national workshops, and national wheelchair games, events in the U.S. Olympic festivals and events in the Summer Olympic Games and Pan American Wheelchair Games. WSUSA also fields the U.S. Disabled Team for competition in the Paralympics and International Team Trials. (DePauw & Gavron, 1995)


Organization: U.S. Cerebral Palsy Athletic Association (USCPAA)

Address: 34518 Warren Rd., Suite 264
Westland, MI
48185 USA

History: The National Association of Sports for Cerebral Palsy (NASCP) was formed in 1978 and sponsored its first national competition in Detroit in 1978. Shortly after the 1979 Games, NASCP became affiliated with United Cerebral Palsy Associations and in 1986 NASCP became known as United States Cerebral Palsy Athletic Association (USCPAA). (DePauw & Gavron, 1995)

Mission Statement: To "provide competitive sports opportunities and support mechanisms to persons with cerebral palsy, strokes, or closed-head injuries with motor dysfunction acquired congenitally or at any age” (USCPAA pamphlet, n.d.).

Responsibilities: USCPAA programs are open to individuals of all ages and abilities. The emphasis is on competition among individuals with similar ability and a classification during competitions is based on a functional 8 level system. The USCPAA includes the following sports in its program:

Archery Boccia Bowling Cross Country Cycling Equestrian Powerlifting Soccer Swimming Track and Field Wheelchair Team Handball


Organization: American Athletic Association for the Deaf (AAAD)

Address: 3607 Washington Blvd., No. 4
Ogden, UT
84403-1737 USA

History: The American Athletic Association for the Deaf is the oldest U.S. disability sport organization; it was founded in 1945.

Mission Statement: To provide year-round sports and recreation opportunities to individuals with hearing impairments.

Responsibilities: The AAAD represents American athletes with hearing impairments on an international level and is the umbrella organization for sport in the U.S. for individuals with a hearing loss of 55dB or greater. The sports currently offered by the AAAD are:

Alpine Skiing Athletics Badminton Basketball Cycling Ice Hockey Nordic Skiing Shooting Softball Soccer Speed Skating Swimming Table Tennis Team Handball Tennis Volleyball Water Polo Wrestling


The AAAD also provides training programs for athletes and coaches, and educational programs for the public. It annually inducts Deaf individuals into its Hall of Fame and selects the Deaf Athlete of the Year. The U.S. Team / World Games for the Deaf are an integral part of the AAAD organization (DePauw & Gavron, 1995).


Organization: Special Olympics International

Address: 1325 G Street, N.W.
Suite 500
Washington, DC
20005 - 3104 USA
Tel: +1 202 628 3630
Fax: +1 202 824 0200

Responsibilities: Individuals with mental retardation who are eight years old or older and those persons who have impairments due to cognitive delays and have significant learning or vocational problems are eligible to participate in SOI programs. More information about Special Olympics is included in the section on International Disability Sport Organizations.