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International Sports Organization for Disabled


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[ISOD flag] image located by Esteban Rivera, 22 January 2021

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On March 26, 1961 in Paris, under the auspices of the World Veterans Federation (WVF), the International Sports Organization for Disabled (ISOD) was established, first as as International Working Group on Sports for the Disabled -- Conseil international des sports pour handicapés (CISH). ISOD offered opportunities for those athletes who could not affiliate to ISMGF (now ISMWSF): blind, amputees, cerebral palsied and paraplegics The Statutes were presented and adopted on June 18, 1964 (that is most likely the year in which the logo and the flag were adopted). In 2004 (other sources mention October 2003) it was decided that the ISMWSF and ISOD should merge to continue to help grow the Paralympic movement – and Para sport more generally. As a result the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS) was formed in 2005 and is still based in Aylesbury. The flag used by ISOD was their logo in blue color the middle over a white horizontal background.
Esteban Rivera, 22 January 2021