The International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA)
, is a nonprofit organization founded in 1981
. Its mission is to promote the full integration of blind
and partially-sighted people in society through sport and to encourage people with a visual impairment
to take up and practise sports. It is an independent international federation in charge of fifteen sports for the blind and partially sighted, including: Athletics, Alpine Skiing
, Showdown, Ten-pin Bowling
, Nine-pin Bowling, Nordic Skiing, and Cycling
IBSA is a full member of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).