On June 17, 2020 The Asian Paralympic Committee(APC) announced that the 4th Asian Youth Para Games will take place in Bahrain from December(1-10) 2021. The event will be organised in partnership with the National Paralympic Committee(NPC) of Bahrain with the support of the local government.
- This is the 1st time Bahrain will host a big para-sport event
Venue– The competition will take place across numerous venues in Khalifa Sports City, a multi-use stadium in Isa Town, and Isa Sports City.
Participants & sports– About 800 under 20 years of age are expected to compete in 9 sports namely, Athletics, Badminton, Boccia, Goalball, Para Taekwondo, Powerlifting, Swimming, Table Tennis and Wheelchair Basketball.
Note– 1st Asian Para Youth Games was hosted by Tokyo(2009). The last edition in 2017 was held in Dubai
APC is the only official representative of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) in Asia, and the owner of the Para Games in the region.
Headquarters– Dubai, United Arab Emirates(UAE)
President– Majid Rashed, UAE
About Bahrain Paralympic Committee:
Chairman– Shaikh Mohammed bin Duaij Al Khalifa