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Rhodes Iris 2009 Open Athletics Chapmpionship is over!
Check out the analytical results in our pages: Countries, Events, Results, Medals
This website will remain online at least until 31/12/2011.

Note: We have a large collection of professional photographs of various athlletes in the competition, if you are interrested in photos from the athletes / event, contact us, giving the athlete number, name, surname country and events.

If you are an athlete and havent sent us your photo yet, please send it at to add it to the system for to complete athlete information.

We hope we provided acceptable registration / management / information system for Rhodes Iris 2009, if you think we could improve we would be happy to hear your oppinion. In addition, we intended to make this website friendly to visitors with disabilities. If you think we could improve in that area, please send us your comments/suggestions or any problems you may have encountered.
We plan to use this system in other championships also, and any help for improvement to meet your needs we hope would be benneficial to you too.
Please use the Contact form for your comments.

Thank you for visiting our website,

Emmanouil Filippou
BrainSoft Software
FINAL Medal standings (all results in) Click Here

Day 3 Medal Ceremony

The 2009 Open European Championships in Athletics, regarded as one of the International Blind Sports Federation’s (www.ibsa.es) top competitions, is to be held on the Greek Island of Rhodes.
Rhodes Island Town - Panoramic view- Elli beach, The lighthouse fort, the 2 deer statues (believed to be the base of Colossus statue), Mandraki historical market, the old town and the Magister's palace on the background
It will be the first time that Greece will host such a competition which will include all 14 Paralympics events involving blind athletes. Medal winners and top performers from the 2008 Peking Paralympics are expected to compete in the championships.

At least 500 competitors, representing national federations from 35 European countries are expected to take part along with athletes from other areas such as Canada, Japan and Australia in the Open category.

The championships will run over l0 days from June 4 until June 14 2009. Competition will take place at the Kallipatera track and field stadium, on the Rhodes-Kallithea Ave, three kms from the Rhodes town centre.
Rhodes Kalipatera Sports Center

The international athletics meeting will be organized according to international regulations with recognized records, official opening and closing ceremonies, team march past, national anthems and with IBSA Open European Championship “IRIS” Rhodes 2009 medals, emblem and mascot.

The promotion of Greece and in particular Rhodes his already underway, building up to the competition during the summer. Along with the promotion of the island’s natural attractions and its outstanding services and facilities Rhodes’ sporting facilities will be highlighted to ensure ready information is available on the extensive pre-competition and training facilities that Rhodes offers.

The championships are expected to forge and strengthen developing ties between competitors, fans and sporting bodies and institutions involved in special needs athletics and will have the full support of the island’s well established technical and medical support groups, officials and judges.
Rhodes Island Aquarium and Elli beach - Panoramic view
FINAL Medal Standings Analytical
#CountryFlag GSBTOT
1Russia 10 4 8 22
2Spain 9 9 5 23
3France 8 2 1 11
4Poland 5 2 2 9
5Greece 4 8 3 15
6Belarus 4 5 2 11
7Portugal 3 4 4 11
8Germany 3 1 4 8
9Azerbaijan 2 1 0 3
10Ukraine 1 1 3 5
11Austria 1 1 0 2
12Bulgaria 1 0 2 3
13Slovak Republic 1 0 1 2
14Italy 1 0 0 1
15Croatia 0 3 3 6
16Great Britain 0 1 1 2
17Finland 0 1 0 1
18Lithuania 0 1 0 1
19Sweden 0 1 0 1
20Turkey 0 1 0 1
21Switzerland 0 0 2 2
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