Global Games News


US Team Prepares for 2015 Inas Global Games Ecuador

Quito, Ecuador
Top US athletes are preparing to take on the world at the 2015 Inas Global Games in Quito, Ecuador September 20 - 27. The US will be led by reigning tennis world champions Brittany Taglareni (singles), her doubles partner Katherine Richards and 2011 Global Games defending cycling champion Syd Lea. The US will field teams in track and field, swimming, tennis, cycling and basketball. Over 1000 athletes from 40 countries are expected to compete in the pre-eminant elite sports competition for athletes with intellectual disability. "We are very proud of the US athletes ...

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Scratch Labs to Sponsor 2015 US Global Games Team’s Hydration Needs

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Thanks to Scratch Labs, the US Team competing at the 2015 Inas Global Games in Quito, Ecuador will be well-hydrated for competition.

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Brisbane to host 2019 INAS Global Games

Brisbane, AUS
For Immediate Release: 12th June 2015 Learn more on our Athlete Without Limits Global Games page. INAS – the International Federation for sport for para-athletes with an intellectual disability – has selected Brisbane, Australia to host the 5th INAS Global Games in 2019. The Games – a week long championship featuring nine sports – will attract more than 1000 of the world’s elite athletes with an intellectual disability. The opening ceremony will take place on 19th October 2019. Sport Inclusion Australia (formerly AUSRAPID) is the INAS member ...

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Athletes Without Limits Partners with Champion System Custom Apparel

October 26, 2011 - Athletes Without Limits has partnered with Champion System Worldwide Custom Technical Apparel, as official clothing supplier for 2011-2012. Athletes Without Limits works to help athletes with intellectual disability integrate and accelerate in sports and in life and together with Champion System will work to raise awareness and promote inclusiveness in sport for individuals of all abilities. In addition to supplying the technical gear for the 2011 Global Games US Team athletes participating in cycling, rowing and track and field events in September, ...

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Lea Leads US Team with Two World Championship Gold Medals at Global Games in Italy

Syd Lea
Runner Michael Murray, swimmers Leslie Cichocki and Sarah Gilbert and runners/rowers Bruce & Mark Worley round out a strong performance for the US Team. Washington, DC - Six elite athletes with intellectual disability represented the United States at the INAS Global Games World Championships in Italy from September 24 - October 3. Nearly 700 athletes from 40 countries competed in swimming, athletics, tennis, basketball, indoor soccer, cycling, and table tennis. The Global Games are a major preparatory competition for the London 2012 Paralympic Games where for the ...

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Global Games World Championships for Para-Athletes with Intellectual Disability Begins in Italy

Athletes Without Limits swimmer Leslie Cichocki takes 6th in women's 200 Backstroke; the highest world ranking by a US Paralympic S14 swimmer September 29, Loano, Italy — The competition for the team of U.S. athletes at the 2011 INAS/IPC Global Games in Liguria Italy began today when swimmers Leslie Cichocki and Sarah Gilbert took to the water at Palasporte, the 50m outdoor competition pool in Loano, Italy. Cichocki swam an aggressive morning program including the 50 freestyle where she set a personal best of 33.16 and placed 12th out of 26; the 200 IM; the 200 ...

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US Athletes Without Limits Head to Italy for Global Games

September 1, 2011 – Athletes Without Limits, a nonprofit dedicated to helping athletes with intellectual disability integrate and accelerate in sport, is proud to announce a strong US National team for the 2011 INAS Global Games. The Games are the world championship for athletes with intellectual disability and a key qualifier in Swimming, Track & Field for London 2012 Paralympic Games. Athletes Without Limits will be leading a team of six athletes to Liguria, Italy, for the prestigious international event that takes place every 4 years in the year before the ...

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Runner Michael Murray Heads to Global Games with Help from Community Sponors

Michael Murray
Private sponsorships from friends and local businesses keep Michaels Paralympic Dream alive as the he heads to the 2011 INAS/IPC Global Games in Imperia, Italy. Friends and family members of Michael Murray, the highest ranked track athlete with intellectual disability in the US, spearheaded a local fundraising campaign to help offset Michael's out-of-pocket expenses for the 2011 Global Games in Italy. The Global Games is an important qualifier for the London 2012 Paralympics and Michael represents the best chance for a US runner to qualify in the T20 class. Athletes ...

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Video: Swimmer Sarah Gilbert Featured on Florida News

Sarah Gilbert
Florida swimmer Sarah Gilbert is fundraising to help offset trip costs for the 2011 Global Games in Italy. She appeared on First Coast News on August 8 along with one of her swim coaches Justin Heights and her rowing coach Victoria Mattie. (Note, after the sponsor ad, use the slider to get to the interview, which  starts at 4:15). She also appeared with swim coach Justin Heights on WJXT and News4Jax.com. Use the link below to watch the full interview.

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2011 Global Games World Championships Italy

September 24- October 4, 2011 Liguria, Italy Athletes Without Limits is organizing the eligibility, team selection and travel for the US team competing at the 2011 Global Games. This will be our second trip to the Global Games following a strong showing and 5 US medals at the 2009 Games in the Czech Republic. Global Games is an Olympic-style, world championship competition for the top athletes with intellectual disability competing in: Athletics (Track & Field, Cross Country), Cycling, Basketball (team), Futsal (team indoor soccer), Swimming, Table ...

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