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9 October 2011

Denmark to host 2014 IWRF World Championships

The International Wheelchair Rugby Federation (IWRF) has announced that, following a competitive bid process, the city of Odense, Denmark, has been selected to host the 2014 IWRF Wheelchair Rugby World Championships. IWRF President John Bishop made the announcement awarding the bid at the conclusion of the 2011 IWRF European Zone Championship in Nottwil, Switzerland.


“The Danish Sports Organization for the Disabled submitted an excellent bid to host the 2014 World Championship,” said IWRF Competitions Committee Chair Kathy Newman, who conducted the official site visit during the bid process. “The International Wheelchair Rugby Federation is confident that Denmark will be a great host and will ensure the best possible experience for the teams attending the World Championships in Odense.”


The President of the Odense Organizing Committee, Mette Holstein, thanked IWRF for the opportunity to host the event, saying “On behalf of the whole organizing committee, we are looking very much forward to working together with IWRF on making the 2014 World Championships an amazing event.”


The event will be the sixth World Championship in the history of the sport and will feature the top twelve teams from around the world. This will be the third time the World Championship has been held in Europe and the first time in Denmark. The organizing committee will draw on the extensive hosting experience of the Danish Sports Organization for the Disabled, National Paralympic Committee Denmark, Sport Fyn, the City of Odense and Sport Denmark, which includes hosting IWRF European Championships in 2005 and 2009.


The 2014 IWRF World Championship will take place August 1-10, 2014.


Download the 2014 Worlds Brochure: Flyer-Denmark-2014.pdf