The International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Thursday welcomed the decision to include the game for intellectual disabled athletes in the 2023 Special Olympics World Games in Berlin as a “demonstration sport“.
The event will be known as either ParaHockey ID or Hockey ID in the 2023 Special Olympics World Games.
In its last meeting of the year held virtually on Thursday under the chairmanship of FIH president Narinder Batra, the Executive Board (EB) expressed its great satisfaction for the inclusion of hockey for those with intellectual disabilities in the 2023 Special Olympics World Games in Berlin.
This is the first time that hockey will take part in the flagship event of the Special Olympics movement and the EB extended thanks to everyone involved in this achievement.
”… the EB approved the amendments in the FIH Statutes concerning gender-neutral terms, which will be presented…