International Wheelchair Basketball Federation Appoints Canadian Contingent as International Technical Officials for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Summer Games


The International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) has announced that four Canadian officials have accepted their appointments as International Technical Officers (ITO) for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Summer Games.

Wheelchair Basketball Canada proudly congratulates the following Canadian officials selected by the IWBF for Rio 2016:

  • Steve Bach
  • Sergio Giordano
  • Sebastien Gauthier
  • Alexandre Lapointe

Giordano and Gauthier have previously been appointed at the Paralympic Games in 2004, 2008 and 2012 while Lapointe will be making his Paralympic Games debut. IWBF vice-president Steve Bach will serve on the technical committee.

Twelve men’s teams and ten women’s teams will compete in wheelchair basketball at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, which runs September 7-18, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. For more information visit the official website at

About the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation

The International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) is a non-profit international organization whose purpose is to provide opportunities for persons with a disability to play the game of wheelchair basketball. For more information about the IWBF, please visit

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