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Defi Sportif

April 28 - May 1

From April 22 to May 1, 4,000 athletes with functional limitations, both up-and-coming and elite, will meet for the 39th Défi sportif AlterGo in Montreal and Longueuil. After 2 years of virtual and hybrid competitions due to the pandemic, the largest multi-sport event in Canada will make a return in person in 2022.

Team Ontario Para-Cycling Defi-Sportif Project guide

For details Contact: [email protected]

The Défi sportif AlterGo 2022 will offer a program including 3 components :

  • A reduced face-to-face component, with provincial, national and international competitions for team and individual sports, as well as school competitions for team sports;
  • A local face-to-face component, in schools and rehabilitation centers for individual school sports;
  • A virtual component for rhythmic gymnastics competitions.

2022 includes :

  • 10 days of competition
  • 6 provinces of Canada and 10 regions of Quebec
  • The UCI Gary Longhi Para-cycling Challenge international event
  • National events such as the Wheelchair Rugby National Championships, Boccia, Powerchair Soccer and Wheelchair Basketball competitions
  • Approximately 100 schools and rehabilitation centers across Quebec
  • A school component at the competition venues and locally in the schools
  • A virtual rhythmic gymnastics competition
  • All types of functional limitations (hearing, intellectual, motor, visual, language/speech, mental health and autism spectrum disorders)
  • 12 sports: track and field, baseball, basketball, boccia, CrossFit, rhythmic gymnastics, field hockey, para-cycling, pickleball, rugby, volleyball and soccer
  • 1,000 volunteers
  • 7 competition venues in Montreal and Longueuil
  • Over 100 partners who contribute to the success of the event

The Défi sportif AlterGo organizing committee has the health of all participants* as a priority and is committed to creating a safe competition environment for all. A set of sanitary measures will be put in place by the organizing committee. We strongly recommend that ALL participants be adequately protected against COVID-19 through vaccination. If the epidemiological situation remains stable, the vaccine passport would no longer be required as of March 14, 2022, according to government guidelines.

*Competition participants include, but are not limited to, athletes, chaperones, coaches, officials, volunteers and guests.


UCI Para-cycling Challenge: The competition will be held on April 30 and May 1 on the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve in Montreal. Approximately 50 athletes are expected to attend. This competition will be an opportunity for athletes to earn world ranking points.


April 28
May 1
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Montreal, PQ
275 Notre-Dame St. East
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