Introduction of International Abilympics

Having start in 1981 to commemorate the United Nation'International Year of Disabled Persons, the International Abilympics has been held with the aim of raising disable person's vocational independence and promoting greater understanding and awareness among the general public and employers regarding the employment of persons with disabilities, and furthermore to promote international friendship.

Event Schedule

November 13 (Tue) through 18 (Sun), 2007 (6 days)

Contest Schedule

International Abilympics Previously Held

Year 1981 1985 1991 1995 2000 2003
Total number of participating countries 56 45 83 32 29 33
Number of countries participating in vocational skills contests 49 47 32 23 21 23
Number of countries participating in leisure & living skills contests - - 10 13 14 19
Number of vocational skills contest categories 17 12 34 32 27 25
Number of leisure and living skills contest categories - - 5 5 8 8

Contact for Inquires

Japan Organization for Employment of the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
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