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  • IWBF is the world governing body for wheelchair basketball. It is recognized by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) as the sole competent authority in wheelchair basketball world wide. FIBA has recognized IWBF under Article 53 of its General Statutes.

    IWBF is governed by an Executive Council that is elected at the World Congress every four years.

    As of 2006 82 member nations (NOWB�s) are actively participating in wheelchair basketball throughout the world with this number increasing each year. IWBF is divided into four zones, IWBF Africa, IWBF Americas, IWBF Asia Oceania and IWBF Europe.

    It is estimated that more than 100,000 people play wheelchair basketball from recreation to club play and as elite national team members. Wheelchair basketball is played by boys and girls, men and women.