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(TORONTO, Ont.) The International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) announced that Brazil will host the 2022 Americas Cup from July 9-19, 2022. 

“We are looking forward to returning to Sao Paulo for this important competition,” said IWBF Americas President Steve Bach. “The past three years have been difficult for the players with limited chances for the teams to compete, so everyone is excited to finally have a host and a date confirmed.” 

The Americas Cup will serve as the qualifier for the IWBF World Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (Nov. 16-27, 2022). 

The men’s division will see Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Canada, and the United States compete for four World Championship spots. 

Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Guatemala, Mexico, Canada, and the United States will battle for three World Championship spots on the women’s side.

About the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation
The IWBF is the international governing body responsible for wheelchair basketball. It is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide opportunities for persons with a disability to play the game of wheelchair basketball. For more information, please visit www.iwbf.org. 

About Wheelchair Basketball Canada
Wheelchair Basketball Canada is the national sports governing body responsible for the organization of the sport in Canada. It is a non-profit, charitable organization committed to excellence in developing, supporting, and promoting wheelchair basketball programs and services for all Canadians from grassroots to high performance. Wheelchair basketball is a fast-paced, hard-hitting, competitive sport in which Canada is held in high esteem worldwide for winning a combined six gold, one silver, and one bronze medal in the last seven Paralympic Games. For more information, please visit wheelchairbasketball.ca.

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Media Contact: 

Dhiren Mahiban
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Wheelchair Basketball Canada
C: 416-574-6682
dmahiban@wheelchairbasketball.ca