IBSA World Games 2023

The University of Birmingham is thrilled to be hosting the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) World Games (August 18-27).

The 2023 World Games is the largest high-level international event for athletes with visual impairment. More than 1,800 competitors and support staff are expected from 70 nations, plus 252 international officials and 400 sighted and visually impaired volunteers.

Due to take place from 18-27 August 2023, competitions will be held at the University of Birmingham, across the Edgbaston and wider region.

Find out the latest information on how we are preparing campus for the Games this summer.

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Record goal-scoring Paralympics GB footballer and RNIB Chief Operating Officer David Clarke.

“There are many sports that people wrongly think blind and partially sighted people are unable to participate in. It is my sincere hope that this global event will encourage more people with sight loss to get involved in sport, as well as encouraging sports providers to take proactive steps to be welcoming and inclusive.”