The Organizing Committee for the Los Angeles 2028 Paralympic Games has confirmed its sports program, which will feature 22 sports, to which surfing or climbing could be added, which have never been present in an appointment.

As reported this Monday by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the event in the Californian city will feature athletics, swimming, badminton, boccia, chair basketball, blind 5-a-side soccer, goalball, judo, rowing, canoeing, horse riding, table tennis, chair tennis, fencing, Paralympic shooting, archery, weightlifting, volleyball, taekwondo, triathlon, rugby and cycling.

In total, a record 33 applications were submitted to enter this Paralympic program, and the IPC warned that it has given the Organizing Committee “the opportunity to explore the potential of including climbing or surfing, sports that have not been in the Paralympics before.” Paralympic Games”. “If LA28 submits any sports for consideration, a final decision will be made by the IPC Governing Board at the end of 2023,” he added.

Andrew Parsons, president of the IPC, acknowledged that the selection process for these 22 sports has been “a tremendously difficult job for the IPC Governing Board” because they had received “33 excellent applications.” “We must congratulate all the International Federations that submitted applications for their quality, since they underline that all sports for people with disabilities are getting stronger,” he said on the agency’s website.

“The sports that we have included in the Los Angeles Paralympic Games provide a competitive and attractive sports program that will showcase the diversity of the Paralympic Movement,” added the Brazilian coach.

For his part, Casey Wasserman, president of the Organizing Committee of the Los Angeles event, assured that “the Paralympic Games will be an incredible moment for elite adapted sport in the context of one of the most diverse and inclusive cities on the planet.”

“We look forward to bringing to life a remarkable Paralympic sports program that will create an exceptional Games experience for athletes and fans. As we explore potential new sports, we will consider how best to elevate the experience for athletes and fans, and contribute to the general success of the Games”, he declared.