FESPIC Games

The FESPIC Games or the Far East and South Pacific Games for the Disabled, was the biggest multi-sports games in the Asia and South Pacific region.

The FESPIC Games, which started in 1975, was held nine times and bowed out a success in December 2006, at the conclusion of the 9th FESPIC Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

For Asian countries, the FESPIC Games was replaced by the Asian Para Games starting with the inaugural 1st Asian Para Games in 2010 in Guangzhou, China after the 16th Asian Games. The Asian Para Games, the parallel event for athletes with physical disabilities, is a multi-sport event held every four years after every Asian Games. The FESPIC and Asian Games had adopted the strategy used by the Olympic and Paralympic Games of having both games in the same city.

Objectives:

to promote general interest and welfare for the disabled in the region through participation in sports events and other activities

to deepen mutual understanding and friendship of the disabled

to promote rehabilitation for the disabled in the region through sports activities