World Games

The CPISRA World Games are held every 4 years and are our premier multi-sports event, embracing performance and development. CPISRA and the International Wheelchair & Amputee Sports Federation are currently in merger discussions and the two organisations are likely to merge by 1st January 2023. As a result, the IWAS Games scheduled for Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand between 1st December and 9th December 2023 will be the first CP/IWAS Games. More details of these games can be found at

IWAS World Games 2022

All CPISRA Members are also invited to attend the 2022 IWAS Games, even if you are not also a member of IWAS. The 2022 IWAS World Games will be held in Vila Real de Santo Antonio, Portugal from the 23rd – 29th November 2022.

The sports proposed to be carried over onto the new 2022 Games programme are athletics, CP Football and swimming, with the new addition of powerlifting.

If you have any questions regarding the Games, please contact IWAS on

More information can be found here

World Games Gallery


The Games’ emphasis is to provide a development and learning experience to help prepare athletes for future sporting success at high profile events such as the Paralympics, World Championships, Commonwealth Games, ASEAN Para Games and ParaPan American Games.

The World Games is aligned to the following CPISRA strategic aims:

  • Increase CP participation in sports and recreation across the world.
  • Facilitate international competition pathways for CP athletes to progress from grass roots participation to elite competition, with emphasis on Youth and High Dependency Athletes.
  • Increase and improve CP sport and recreational opportunities.
  • Following our development of Boccia and CP Football, to continue to facilitate and support the development of adaptive sports.


In accordance with the above aims, the key objectives of the CPISRA World Games are:

  • To allow CP athletes to achieve their best performance at international competition by providing appropriate conditions and services in an operationally sound environment.
  • To provide a multi-sport event that delivers a learning experience that will help prepare athletes for future sporting success at major events such as the Paralympics.
  • To create a friendly and supportive Games environment that encourages and develops athletes, team management, officials, coaches and volunteers.
  • To emphasize youth and enable high dependency athlete participation.
  • To act as a catalyst for enhancing CP opportunity and participation in sport and recreation.

2018 CPISRA World Games

In 2018, the CPISRA World Games were held in Sant Cugat, Spain and welcomed over 600 participants from 30 countries to the broadest and most exciting CPISRA World Games to date.

2018 CPISRA World Games Results

CP Football
Wheelchair Slalom

2015 CPISRA World Games

2015 saw the return of the CPISRA World Games after a 10 year break. The 2015 CPISRA World Games were hosted by CP Sport England and held in Nottingham, UK.