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  • Great Britain Victorious Against Turkey in Gold Medal Match at the 2017 Men’s U23 World Wheelchair Basetball Championship

    Jun 16, 2017
    (Toronto, Ont.) In the final day of competition of the 2017 Men’s U23 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship, Great Britain has claimed first place after defeating Turkey. Australia joins them on the podium after their win against Japan in the bronze medal match. Final Standings 1 – Great Britain 2 – Turkey 3 – Australia 4 […]

  • Canada Admits Defeat After Admirable Effort Against Germany To Place 6th at the 2017 Men’s U23 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship

    Jun 15, 2017
    Game 36: United States v Italy Following their previous win, the United States continued to build on their winning momentum to find a 65-48 victory against Italy and place ninth in the tournament. With the loss Italy places 10th. Both teams were eager to finish the tournament on a winning note after each going 1-4 […]

  • Canada Falls to Japan in Close Match, Goes on to Play Germany for 5th Place in 2017 Men’s U23 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship

    Jun 15, 2017
    (Toronto, Ont.) Team Canada has made their way to the classification matches at the 2017 Men’s U23 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship and will take on Germany for fifth place Thursday at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in downtown Toronto. Game 31: Brazil v South Africa Brazil battled South Africa to claim their first win of the […]

  • Canada to Face Japan in Quarter-Finals at 2017 Men’s U23 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship

    Jun 12, 2017
    (Toronto, Ont.) The host Canadians have advanced to the quarter-finals at the 2017 Men’s U23 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship and will take on Japan on Wednesday at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in dowtown Toronto. Australia, France, Germany, Great Britain, Iran and undefeated Turkey also advanced to the quarter-finals after the conclusion of preliminary round play. […]

  • Day 4 of the 2017 Men’s U23 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship

    Jun 12, 2017
    Game 19: South Africa v Great Britain Great Britain opened the fourth day of competition at the 2017 Men’s U23 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship with a 119-23 win against South Africa. The British team came into the game looking for an opportunity to boost their point differential in the event of a tie in their […]

  • Day 3 of the 2017 Men’s U23 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship

    Jun 11, 2017
    Game 13: United States v France Day three of the 2017 Men’s U23 World Championship kicked off with France edging the United States 62-54 to improve their record to 2-1. France went into halftime with a 16-point lead and held off a late surge by the Unites States team in the fourth quarter to take […]

  • Day 2 of the 2017 Men’s U23 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship

    Jun 09, 2017
    Game 7: Brazil v Italy The second day of the 2017 Men’s U23 World Championship started off with a heated match between Brazil and Italy. The Italian team sought redemption after a loss on their first day of the tournament and secured a convincing 61-35 win against Brazil. While Brazil found themselves behind early in […]

  • Day 1 of the 2017 Men’s U23 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship

    Jun 09, 2017
    Game 1: Iran v Australia Iran opened the 2017 Men’s U23 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship with a 72-68 victory over Australia. World-class athletes representing 12 nations have converged at the Mattamy Athletic Centre to showcase wheelchair basketball’s elite skill and athleticism at the tournament. Iran raced to an early 22-14 lead through an efficient offensive […]

  • Bright Future Ahead As 2017 Men’s U23 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship Officially Opens in Toronto

    Jun 08, 2017
    (Toronto, Ont.) The future of wheelchair basketball looks very bright as the next generation of stars representing 12 national teams hit the hardcourt in front of an energetic, sellout crowd on Thursday for the official opening of the world championship for junior men at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto. The International Wheelchair Basketball Federation […]

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    Live Coverage Of 2017 Men’s U23 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship Available On Facebook Live and CBCSports.ca

    Jun 08, 2017
    (Toronto, Ont.) Canadian fans will witness the best in the world under the age of 23 in wheelchair basketball as the next generation of Paralympic stars at the Men’s U23 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship from June 8-16, 2017 in Toronto. Live coverage of these championships will be made possible through a partnership between the Canadian Paralympic […]

  • Top Junior Teams on the Globe Set to Face Off in Men’s U23 World Championship in Toronto

    Jun 02, 2017
    (Toronto, Ont) The top junior wheelchair basketball teams on the globe are making final preparations for what promises to be eight days of fierce competition as the Men’s U23 World Championship returns to Toronto. The 2017 Men’s U23 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship runs from June 8-16 and features 12 teams from four International Wheelchair Basketball Federation […]

  • Opening Ceremony June 8th To Commence 2017 Men’s U23 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship In Toronto

    Jun 01, 2017
    (Toronto, Ont.) The 2017 Men’s U23 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship begins on June 8 at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto, Ont., and members of the media are invited to attend the Opening Ceremony at 12 p.m. ET immediately prior to Team Canada’s first game of the tournament. World-class athletes representing 12 nations, including host Canada, […]

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    Call For Media Accreditation For 2017 Men’s U23 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship

    May 04, 2017
    (Toronto, Ont.) – Wheelchair Basketball Canada is now accepting applications for press accreditation from members of the media for the 2017 Men’s U23 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship from June 8-16, 2017 at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in downtown Toronto. World-class athletes representing 12 nations, including host Canada, will converge at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in […]

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    ITO’s for 2017 U23 Men’s World Wheelchair Basketball Championships Announced

    Apr 04, 2017
    (Ottawa, Ont.) IWBF is pleased to announce the Technical Officials that will be present in Toronto for the U23 Men’s World Wheelchair Basketball Championships. Serving as Technical Delegate is Craig Moorgas from South Africa. Craig was a member of the Tournament Technical Committee in Rio 2016 and has an extensive knowledge of the game having played, […]

  • Wheelchair Basketball Canada Celebrates Inclusive Sport With Launch Of Schools Program

    Mar 30, 2017
    (Toronto, Ont.) Wheelchair Basketball Canada (WBC), in collaboration with the Ontario Wheelchair Sports Association (OWSA), celebrated the official launch of its Schools Program this morning in front of 350 students at Banting and Best Public School in Scarborough. The Schools Program is designed to educate teachers and students about the sport of wheelchair basketball and encourage […]

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    Competition Schedule Released For 2017 Men’s U23 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship In Toronto

    Mar 23, 2017
    (Toronto, Ont.) Wheelchair Basketball Canada, in collaboration with the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF), is pleased to unveil the competition schedule for the 2017 Men’s U23 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship taking place June 8-16, 2017 at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto, Ont. A total of 42 games will be played over eight days of […]

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    Wheelchair Basketball Canada Welcomes Justin Vaughan as Community Outreach Coordinator

    Mar 14, 2017
    (Ottawa, Ont.) Wheelchair Basketball Canada is pleased to welcome Justin Vaughan to the organization in the role of Community Outreach Coordinator for the 2017 Men’s U23 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship. “We are thrilled to welcome Justin to the Wheelchair Basketball Canada family,” said Wheelchair Basketball Canada Executive Director Wendy Gittens. “His enthusiasm and experience will […]

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    Volunteers Wanted For 2017 Men’s U23 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship In Toronto

    Feb 28, 2017
    (Toronto, Ont.) With 100 days to go until opening tip-off of the 2017 Men’s U23 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship in Toronto, the organizing committee is pleased to launch the application process to recruit a dynamic and enthusiastic team of volunteers in order to support the successful delivery of this world-class sporting event from June 8-16, […]

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    Groups Set for 2017 Men’s U23 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship

    Feb 25, 2017
    (Ottawa, Ont.) Wheelchair Basketball Canada, in conjunction with the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF), is pleased to announce the competition groups for the 2017 Men’s U23 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship (2017 U23WWBC) following the conclusion of the official draw. The 2017 U23WWBC will take place June 8-16, 2017 at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto. Over 400 […]

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    Teams Set For 2017 Men’s U23 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship in Toronto

    Feb 21, 2017
    (Toronto, Ont.) The International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) and the 2017 Men’s U23 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship (2017 U23WWBC) organizing committee are pleased to announce the 12 countries that will compete at the world junior championship from June 8-16, 2017 at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto, Ont. The Canadian Men’s U23 National Team will join […]