Published Thursday, 26 January 2012
The 80 athletes from Poland, Italy, Great Britain and Turkey will also compete in an international wheelchair basketball competition in Co Antrim during their stay.
Sports Minister Carál Ní Chuilín said the teams and their officials are expected to arrive on 6 February and will take part in the contest the next day.
She has encouraged people to come along to the Antrim Forum and watch.
"We are hosting four of the best wheelchair basketball teams in the world, all of whom have qualified for the 2012 Paralympics," the Sinn Féin minister said.
"This training camp comes on the back of successful badminton, boccia and table-tennis pre-games events which not only bring elite athletes to the North but also generates much needed economic benefits.
"This event demonstrates strongly that we have the facilities and expertise to be part of the Olympic and Paralympic dream."
Mayor of Antrim, Councillor Paul Michael, said the competition and coaching events will be of great benefit to local sports teams.
He said: "We are delighted that Antrim Forum has been chosen to host this prestigious event, particularly as this is home to the Knights Wheelchair Basketball Team and the Irish Paralympics Pre Games Training Camp in June."
"Local teams such as the Knights, Northwest Eagles and Fermanagh Lakers will benefit greatly from the Paralympic challenge when they take part in a coaching session during the course of the tournament with the international teams."
Meanwhile Kevin O'Neill of Disability Sports NI said the prestigious coup will leave a "legacy" in showcasing the region's facilities.
He said: "The word legacy can be over-used but this International Wheelchair Basketball Challenge demonstrates exactly that.
"Showcasing our terrific facilities, providing many opportunities to increase participation in sport and welcoming international visitors to the province.
"Many teams prefer to train behind closed doors but this is a free fun event for the whole family to enjoy and I encourage everyone to come along to the Antrim Forum to cheer on our own elite athletes and the best in the world when they are here, right on our doorstep."