Following an extensive International Federation application and review process, during which a record 33 Para sports submitted applications, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Governing Board has approved 22 sports for inclusion in the LA28 Paralympic Games.

They are:

1.    Badminton World Federation (BWF) – Para badminton

2.    Boccia International Sports Federation (BISFed) – Boccia

3.    International Blind Sport Federation (IBSA) – Blind football

4.    International Blind Sport Federation (IBSA) – Goalball

5.    International Blind Sport Federation (IBSA) – Para judo

6.    International Canoe Federation (ICF) – Para canoe

7.    International Equestrian Federation (FEI) – Para equestrian

8.    International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) – Para table tennis

9.    International Tennis Federation (ITF) – Wheelchair tennis

10.    International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS) – Wheelchair fencing

11.    International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) – Wheelchair basketball

12.    World Archery – Para archery

13.    World Para Athletics – Para athletics

14.    World Para Powerlifting – Para powerlifting

15.    World ParaVolley – Sitting volleyball

16.    World Para Swimming – Para swimming

17.    World Rowing Federation (FISA) – Para rowing

18.    World Shooting Para Sport – Shooting Para sport

19.    World Taekwondo – Para taekwondo

20.    World Triathlon – Para triathlon

21.    World Wheelchair Rugby (WWR) – Wheelchair rugby

22.    Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) – Para cycling

In accordance with the IPC Handbook, an Organising Committee of a respective Games may also propose to the IPC one or more additional events in new sports, with consideration for inclusion at the absolute discretion of the IPC Governing Board.

Casey Wasserman, LA28’s Chairperson, said: “The LA28 Paralympic Games will be an incredible moment for elite adaptive sport against the backdrop of one of the most diverse and inclusive cities on the planet. We’re looking forward to bringing a remarkable Paralympic sport programme to life that will create an exceptional Games experience for athletes and fans. LA28 has always been about integrating the creative energy of LA into sport tradition to bring new fans into the Olympic and Paralympic Movement. As we explore potential new sports, we will consider how best to elevate the athlete and fan experience and contribute to the overall success of the Games.”

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