The INAS Global Games are the world’s biggest sports event for athletes with an intellectual impairment.
More than 1,000 athletes from all around the globe gather every four years to compete for medals.
The sports contested are athletics, swimming, table tennis, rowing, basketball, futsal, tennis and cycling. Demonstration events are also included at every edition. These reflect the most popular sports of the host nation not already on the INAS programme.
The Global Games are also an important event in the build-up to the Paralympic Games.
Many athletes who have made their major international debut at the Global Games have gone on to win Paralympic titles.
The 2019 INAS Global Games are expected to be the best yet. The Games will be hosted by Sport Inclusion Australia – INAS member organisation in Australia. They are working with many national and international sporting bodies.
More than 1,000 athletes are expected to travel to Brisbane just under one year ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
Sleeman Sports Complex will host the cycling, futsal, swimming, table tennis and taekwondo.