IBSA Open Europe Championships in Rhodes

The 2009 Open European Championships in Athletics, “IRIS”, will be hosted in Rhodes during the first days of June. The event is regarded as one of the International Blind Sports Federation’s top competitions, since it includes all the 14 Paralympics events involving blind athletes. Medal winners and top performers from the 2008 Peking Paralympics are expected to compete in the championships. The competition will take place at Kallipatira Athletic Center (Island Games 2007, Google Guinness World Record) and will see the participation of at least 500 international competitors.