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International Sports Federation for Persons with and Intellectual Disability

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image by Zachary Harden, 26 February 2021

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"INAS (International Sports Federation for Persons with Intellectual Disability; originally called INAS-FMH, later INAS-FID, INAS and now as Virtus) was established in January 1986 by professionals in the Netherlands who were involved in sport and wanted to promote the participation of athletes with mental handicap in elite sports. The organisation's brand name is the International Federation for Intellectual Impairment Sport, promoting sport worldwide for athletes with an Intellectual Disability, Autism and Down Syndrome. In 1994, INAS-FMH became INAS-FID – the ‘International Sports Federation for Persons with Intellectual Disability’. On 19th October 2019, at the closing ceremony of the 5th Global Games, INAS announced a substantial rebranding and will henceforth be known as Virtus: World Intellectual Impairment Sport. (Source)
Esteban Rivera, 22 January 2021


Flag history

[IPSC flag]
image located by Esteban Rivera, 22 January 2021

The International Sports Federation for Persons with and Intellectual Disability was founded in 1986, using the former name of the International Association for Persons with Mental Handicap.
57 nations are affiliated with the federation. The logo in the center of the white flag is a world map surrounded by a band with the name of the Federation, which embraces the world. The outlines of the continents are blue.
Text: "Flags and Logos of International Sports Federations, Associations and Organizations" by Dr By Andreas Herzfeld, 2000, ISBN 3-935131-00-3.)
Picture: http://www.olympic.org/ioc/
Rob Raeside, 5 March 2004

[IPSC flag]
image located by Esteban Rivera, 22 January 2021

A second former flag was also seen, featuring the second logo variant (in blue as well), in use since 1999. The current flag is the current logo over a white horizontal background. The Virtus is the emblem of World Intellectual Impairment Sport. It represents how both the federation and the athletes join forces in sport for people with intellectual impairments. The rebranding process was carried out by the company Blue Strawberry Elephant.
Esteban Rivera, 22 January 2021