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Coliseum Cayetano Cañizares, where the best teams will compete during the Sixth Americas Cup of Wheelchair Basketball. 4-11 August.
Argentina Men's Wheelchair Basketball National Team. Photo: Press Americas Cup of Wheelchair Basketball
Brasil Men's Wheelchair Basketball National Team. Photo: Press Americas Cup of Wheelchair Basketball
Canada Men's Wheelchair Basketball National Team. Photo: Press Americas Cup of Wheelchair Basketball
Colombia Men's Wheelchair Basketball National Team. Photo: Press Americas Cup of Wheelchair Basketball
Mexico Men's Wheelchair Basketball National Team. Photo: Press Americas Cup of Wheelchair Basketball
Nicaragua Men's Wheelchair Basketball National Team. Photo: Press Americas Cup of Wheelchair Basketball
Puerto Rico Men's Wheelchair Basketball National Team. Photo: Press Americas Cup of Wheelchair Basketball
U.S. Men's Wheelchair Basketball National Team. Americas Cup of Wheelchair Basketball Champions 2011. Photo: PressU.S. Men's Wheelchair Basketball National Team. Americas Cup of Wheelchair Basketball Champions 2011. Photo: Press Americas Cup of Wheelchair Basketball Americas Cup of Wheelchair Basketball
Venezuela Men's Wheelchair Basketball National Team. Photo: Press Americas Cup of Wheelchair Basketball

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In the extra time, Brazil won 79 to 76.
Wednesday, 07 August 2013
In the extra time, Brazil won 79  to 76. Brazil and Mexico tied within regulation time on their paralympic performance.   Bogotá, 6 August, 2013. Kids from Brasilia School, in Kennedy, enjoyed the Brazil-Mexico match, where each teams scored 66 points and tied within regulation time. A 5-minute extra time was needed for Brazil to... Read More...
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Colombia beat Nicaragua 85-27
Wednesday, 07 August 2013
Colombia beat Nicaragua 85-27  In the Americas Cup of Wheelchair Basketball Bogotá, 5 August, 2013 - Colombia national wheelchair basketball team beat Nicaragua in the first match of the opening of the Sixth Americas Cup of Wheelchair Basketball, which takes place in the sports center Cayetano Cañizares, in Kennedy. More than... Read More...
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Colombian Team trains for the Sixth Americas Wheelchair Basketball Cup
Thursday, 01 August 2013
Colombian Team trains for the Sixth Americas Wheelchair Basketball Cup By: Héctor Torres* With a straight forward goal and the idea of one of the four spots for the Word Cup Korea 2014 in mind, the Colombian team trains and puts on the court their biggest effort for preparing their performance in other to sharpen the spirit of Paralympic... Read More...
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The twelve from Colombia at the Cayetano Cañizares
Monday, 29 July 2013
"A spot at the World Cup in Korea 2014” is the mission of the Colombian team of Wheelchair Basketball in Bogota. The twelve from Colombia at the Cayetano Cañizares  The Colombia Federation of Sport for People with Physical Disability-FEDESIR made official the team roster of the twelve players that have been registers to the... Read More...
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IDRD introduced the 17th edition of the Summer Fest
Tuesday, 30 July 2013
District Leisure and Sports Institute-IDRD introduced the 17th edition of the Summer Fest  By: Héctor Torres*   The 17th version of the summer Fest 2003 was opened with all the energy and furor for the residents of Bogota. During this time, it was also introduced officially the sixth Americas Cup of Wheelchair Basketball as one of the... Read More...
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IMAGE Interview to John Edward Asprilla, Coach of Colombia national team
Sunday, 28 July 2013
  “We are still hoping to have a Professional Wheelchair Basketball League” •    Colombia has between 80 and 90 first-level basketball players. •    Interview to John Edward Asprilla, Coach of Colombia national team. John Edward Asprilla —who managed to qualify Colombia for the 2012 Summer Paralympics, in London— has now taken up the challenge of obtaining one of the four spots left for teams from the Americas to participate in 2014 Men's Wheelchair Basketball World Championship, held in South Korea. Born in Valle del Cauca, Asprilla is Coach of Colombia national wheelchair basketball team for the 2013 Copa América, a major event held in Bogotá which will count on the presence of the best 9 out of 18 countries of the Americas. The coach is clear about the challenge, and this is what he told us. How are things going for this year’s Copa América? We are working with truly committed players so, hopefully, coaching will be up to par with their commitment and aspiration to obtain one of... Read More...
IMAGE Wheelchair Basketball, History of the game
Thursday, 04 July 2013
Wheelchair Basketball, History of the game The game of wheelchair basketball had its roots much earlier than the IWBF or ISMGF when World War II veterans who were former "running" basketball players invented wheelchair basketball in the USA in 1946. At much the same time World War II veterans in England at Stoke Mandeville were becoming active in net ball. The sport moved across the Atlantic Ocean to Europe in the mid 1950s with the participation of the Pan-Am Jets of the USA at the International Stoke Mandeville Games. Wheelchair basketball associations were then set up in Europe, the Americas, Asia and Oceania during the 1960s and 1970s with African and Middle Eastern countries following on in the 1980s. The first unofficial world championship for men was held in Bruges, Belgium in 1973 with only European teams involved; it was won by Great Britain. The first official World Championships for Men, named the "Gold Cup" by its founder Andres Raes, took place in Brugges, Belgium and this time it was won by Israel. 1979 was hosted in Tampa, Florida and won by the host USA. In 1983 the... Read More...
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Wednesday, 03 July 2013
IWBF, making history In 1973 the International Stoke Mandeville Games Federation (ISMGF) established the first Sub-section for wheelchair basketball. At that time ISMGF was the world governing body for all wheelchair sports. In 1989 ISMGF accepted the name of International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) for its former sub-section. With this step wheelchair basketball began its journey for full independence and in 1993 IWBF was established as the world body for wheelchair basketball with full responsibility for development of the sport. The first official World Congress of the new IWBF was held in Edmonton, Alberta on the occasion of the Men’s Gold Cup in 1994. Here Philip Craven who had served as the Chairperson of the ISMGF wheelchair basketball section from 1988 was elected the first President of IWBF. Moureen Orchard, President of IWBF, accompanied the draw of groups to the Sixth Americas Cup of Wheelchair Basketball . Over the next four years IWBF membership grew in size and the federation configured itself into 4 geographical Zones. IWBF studied several models... Read More...
IMAGE Some History: Americas Paralympic Committee (APC)
Sunday, 30 June 2013
Some History: Americas Paralympic Committee (APC)   The Americas Paralympic Committee (APC) was established in August 1997 when Xavier Gonzalez and Carol Mushett called for a summit of the Americas Region in Atlanta, USA with the purpose of creating the Americas Region, which did not existent at that time.   From that meeting on, the Americas Region has been growing continuously with very clear purposes and goals to achieve.    In the beginning, most of the countries did not have a National Paralympic Committee (NPC), and the majority of the members of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) from the Americas Region were federations for visually impaired or wheelchair athletes, or sometimes the government. Therefore, the process of education about the Paralympic Movement was a big challenge, and not until 2005 countries from the Americas Region had their NPC constituted. Up to date, there are 28 countries members of APC and most of them had participated in the Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, London 2012 Paralympic Games and there are big expectations... Read More...
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Sunday, 30 June 2013
Summer Fest, Cayetano Canizares Coliseum,Full Community Participation and Stands The Americas Cup of Wheelchair Basketball Bogota 2013 will be held within the framework of the Bogota Summer Fest, which every year joins citizens and visitors in a vast cultural, sport and leisure party that was created for the commemoration of the establishment as the capital city of Colombia. The venue will be the Cayetano Canizares Coliseum, located in the western part of the city. As an expression of the inclusive contact with the city by the official institutions, the Education office of Bogota will develop a participation and inclusion project with children and teenagers. They are going to have the task of understanding the ability and inclusion sports message transmitted by the elite athletes from all over the American continent brought together for the competitions during eight days.  “We will have schools adopt one of the national teams. They will become their fans to cheer them on and get to know more about this sport, its meaning, its message, and also the inclusive sport culture that... Read More...
IMAGE Bogotá capital city of inclusive and accessible sports
Sunday, 30 June 2013
Bogota reinforces its vocation as the capital city of inclusive and accessible sports The biggest, high performance show of wheelchairs athletes. The best players from around the world together with the citizens from August 2 to 11.   Americas Cup Press June 25. Photo: Wheelchair Basketball in London 2012 Paralympic Games The always-present-stars on the world podium of wheelchair basketball, which consist of the top ten national teams of America, will be playing in Bogotá from August 2, 2013 on the sixth Americas Wheelchair Basketball Cup, in order to compete to get one of the four spots that will allow them to play the Wheelchair Basketball World Cup in Korea 2014.   Led by the Canadian team, current Paralympic champion and holder of the gold medal in London 2012; USA, the three times world champion and current champion in America and the participation of the continent’s runner up Colombia, who will defend its place on the podium; ten countries will give us the best accessible and inclusive elite sports event.   Among the other countries that... Read More...
IMAGE "Bogota’s Government is committed to accessible and inclusive sports for everyone. Total Commitment"
Saturday, 29 June 2013
Bogota’s Government is committed to accessible and inclusive sports for everyone: Total Commitment The Government of Bogota reaffirmed its full commitment to carry out the Americas Cup of Wheelchair Basketball 2013 over the meeting that was held with the Organizing committee of the event on Monday, July 24 led by the Colombian Sport Federation of People with Physical Disability-FEDESIR. The Mayor of Bogota and the institutions from the city government, the Culture, Leisure and Sports office of Bogota, The Leisure and Sports District Institute-IDRD, The institute of Culture and Tourism of Bogota, The Health Secretary, Transmilenio, the manager of the Summer Fest of Bogota and the District System of Disability in fulfillment of the public disability policy, reaffirmed their commitment to carry out the Americas Cup with the support from all the governmental institutions. The Sport, Physical Culture and Leisure Administrative Department-Coldeportes reaffirmed its support as well.  Journalist report done by Americas Cup of Wheelchair Basketball 2013 Media and... Read More...

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