Lignano Sabbiadoro, in particular the Bella Italia EFA Village, will be hosting the 2018 World Powerchair Hockey World Championships, having prevailed over a rival bid from a prestigious competitor such as the Czech capital Prague. The Local Organizing Committee, the Italian Wheelchair Hockey Federation and the entire Italian powerchair hockey community are very proud to have had the opportunity to bring an event of such importance to Italy.
Our goal is to create a memorable, all-round event that reflects the growth of Paralympic sport in Italy, and of powerchair hockey in particular. The tournament will take place in the Friuli region in north-eastern Italy from 24 September to 1 October 2018, attracting the attention of many hundred fans worldwide, who will attend the matches in person or follow them online. The live stream will enable distant fans to feel as if they were inside the sports arena, appreciating the speed and tactics of the game and sharing the joy of cheering for their team.

Passion, competitive spirit, inclusion are the values that the organizing committee wants to convey through this World Cup. Over a period of seven days eight European and non-European teams will live in close contact, challenging themselves on the court, no holds barred, but holding onto a large, colourful hug outside the court, as only major sporting events allow to happen. Seven days of competitions that will involve not only athletes but also fans of the respective national teams, all united around a single ideal: to promote Paralympic sport at its highest levels.

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