National and international sporting events in Switzerland for people with disabilities
PluSport – the umbrella organisation for disability sports in Switzerland – organises national and international sporting events both large and small in order to motivate young disabled individuals, make the public more aware of people with disabilities and offer our members and member clubs exciting highlights.
PluSport organises tournaments, sport days, competitions and other events for all types of recreational and competitive sports. PluSport also promotes the participation of its member clubs in major events such as the World Gymnaestrada and the Swiss Federal Gymnastics Festival.
Recreational sport highlights include the PluSport Day and many other multi-sport events such as Trend+Sport+Fun, discovery days, football tournaments and various sporting events organised by our member sport clubs.
Major competitive sport events include the World Para Alpine Skiing World Cup in St. Moritz and Swiss championship competitions organised with partners in various disciplines, including Alpine skiing, swimming, sailing, cycling, horseback riding, track and field and more – some of which are also featured in the Paralympics.
PluSport also actively contributes to various partner events, among other ways by organising special supporting programmes that increase awareness of people with disabilities and thus ensure the integrative character of such events. In this manner, PluSport promotes the health and exercise of disabled children, teenagers and adults.
Important and well known guests from the realms of sport, politics, culture and business are regularly invited to all events. Among other things, this makes it possible for us to effectively communicate with our partners and sponsors.
Information on our most attractive events can be found under “Highlights”.
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National disability sports Day
Every year, the PluSport Day offers more than 1,500 athletes a unique experience of fun, games and sport. This event for our member clubs and other participants is organised by our administrative office in cooperation with many volunteers and partners.
World Para Alpine Skiing World Cup in St. Moritz
For many years now, PluSport has been staging the IPC World Para Alpine Skiing World Cup, a major international sporting event, in cooperation with the sporting authorities in St. Moritz. PluSport also organises the PluSport Parallel Challenge, an integrative parallel slalom in which skiers without a disability can go up against world-class Paralympic skiers.
Swiss Handicap is the first Swiss trade fair that focuses on the needs of people with disabilities or disorders of a physical, mental, psychological or sensory nature. PluSport plays an important supporting role in the Swiss Handicap trade fair.
Cybathlon – PluSport at the world premiere !
ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) attracted a lot of attention worldwide when it organised the first Cybathlon. The event used six disciplines to demonstrate how modern assistance systems can support people with disabilities in their daily lives. During Cybathlon, PluSport presented the exhibition “From Captain Hook to Iron Man” and also staged hands-on demonstrations and organised a “Let’s fäz” programme of sports and games for kids. PluSport will be on hand once again for the second Cybathlon in May 2020.