The Netherlands is set to host the first edition of the European Parasports Championships in 2023, according to the country's National Paralympic Committee.
As reported by Dutch broadcaster NOS, event ambassador Jiske Griffioen and the National Paralympic Committee of The Netherlands (NPCNL) representative Raymon Blondel announced the news.
"I think that parasport has earned an equivalent event," said Blondel to NOS.
Parasports championships already exist in Asia, but Europe does not have an equivalent.
Griffioen, a former wheelchair tennis player, added her support for the competition.
"It's really nice that The Netherlands came up with an innovative idea," she said.
"This is great news for the Paralympic sports world."
It is not yet known how large the event will be, as explained by Blondel.
"During planning, we proposed nine different sports and all were well received," he said.
These sports include rugby, basketball, tennis and table tennis, as well as athletics, judo and boccia.
"We want to organise it in a large city and in the centre," added Griffioen.
"I think that for parasports the best way to make them more visible is to allow a large audience to experience this sport."
The organisers hope that the European Parasports Championship will be held every four years.