Just 10 days until the INAS Global Games multicultural sporting extravaganza comes to town

INAS Glob­al Games mul­ti­cul­tur­al sport­ing extrav­a­gan­za in draw­ing near.

Forty-sev­en coun­tries will be rep­re­sent­ed by 1,000 elite ath­letes with an intel­lec­tu­al impair­ment head­ing to Bris­bane for the INAS Glob­al Games 2019 (GG2019) in under ten days’ time. (1219 October). 

The Games will fea­ture 10 sports and 200 medal events con­test­ed over sev­en days of com­pe­ti­tion with athlete’s hail­ing from as far as Ice­land, Israel, Hun­gary, Colom­bia, Fin­land and Estonia. 

The event is the largest mul­ti­cul­tur­al, mul­ti­sport, inter­na­tion­al event to ever be staged in Queens­land fol­low­ing the Gold Coast 2018 Com­mon­wealth Games. 

GG2019CEO, Robyn Smith said she was absolute­ly delight­ed with the atten­dance adding that this Glob­al Games was the largest ever held in the event’s 16-year history. 

Aus­tralia is field­ing the largest team with 150 ath­letes com­pet­ing whilst France will have a team of 83 ath­letes, Japan has 57 ath­letes head­ing to Bris­bane, Rus­sia are send­ing a team of 51 ath­letes and the Czech Repub­lic team will com­prise 16 of their best INAS athletes.

This is a tru­ly inter­na­tion­al event, with elite ath­letes with an intel­lec­tu­al impair­ment going for gold and the glo­ry of cham­pi­on sta­tus in their par­tic­u­lar cat­e­gories and sports. 

The inter­na­tion­al teams will start arriv­ing from Thurs­day 3 Octo­ber for ear­ly train­ing ses­sions and famil­iari­sa­tion with the city and the venues. 

It is fierce but friend­ly com­pe­ti­tion, but make no mis­take these ath­letes are excep­tion­al and well worth com­ing to watch,” Ms Smith said. 

Many ath­letes have made their inter­na­tion­al debut with the Glob­al Games and gone on to win Par­a­lympic titles. 

GG2019 is an impor­tant lead up event for Tokyo 2020 Par­a­lympics with Swim­ming, Ath­let­ics and Table Ten­nis fea­tur­ing qual­i­fy­ing events for eli­gi­ble athletes.”

GG2019 tick­ets are now on sale at fam­i­ly friend­ly prices set at $10 per sport, per day and chil­dren under six, free. 

For tick­et­ing infor­ma­tion and fur­ther details on sports and venues vis­it: www​.gg2019​.org

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