Paralympics

UAE announces candidate for Asian Paralympic Committee Presidency

By Daniel Etchells

The UAE NPC has announced that Majid Al Osaimi will run for AFC Presidency ©IPCUnited Arab Emirates Disabled Sports Federation vice-president Majid Al Osaimi will run for President of the Asian Paralympic Committee (APC), the UAE National Paralympic Committee has confirmed.

Brazil cruise past Germany to advance to semi-finals of IBSA Blind Football World Championship

By Daniel Etchells

Brazil (left) proved far too strong for Germany (right) ©IBSABrazil were in ominous form as they beat Germany 4-0 to book their place in the semi-finals of the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) Blind Football World Championship in Tokyo.

Brazil edges closer to successful title defence at IBSA Blind Football World Championship

By Emily Goddard

Spain and South Korea drew 0-0 in dismal weather conditions at the IBSA Blind Football World Championship ©IBSA/FacebookReigning champions Brazil edged closer to successfully defending their title at the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) Blind Football World Championship with a victory over China in Tokyo.

Three riders secure back to back golds at Para-snowboarding World Cup

By Paul Osborne

Mike Shea has secured his second gold medal in as many days ©Getty ImagsMike Shea of the United States has made it two in two at the International Paralympic Committee's (IPC) Alpine Skiing two-day event in Landgraaf, The Netherlands, securing gold in the season opening Para-snowboarding World Cup.

Australian Paralympic champion attempting 24-hour tennis marathon for charity

By Nick Butler

Wheelchair tennis star Dylan Alcott is attempting to play for 24 hours straight for charity ©Getty ImagesAustralian wheelchair tennis star Dylan Alcott is seeking to play for a world record 24 consecutive hours in a bid to raise money for two charities that helped him as a child.

Shea wins historic gold as Para-snowboarders open season at Europa Cup

By Paul Osborne

Mike Shea took a historic gold at the IPC Apline Skiing Europa Cup ©Getty ImagesParalympic silver medallist Mike Shea has won a historic gold at the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Alpine Skiing Europa Cup in Landgraaf, The Netherlands.

Briscoe named ParalympicsGB Chef de Mission for Rio 2016

By Paul Osborne

Penny Briscoe has been named Paralympics GB Chef de Mission for Rio 2016 ©ParlaympicsGBLongstanding official Penny Briscoe has been named ParalympicsGB's Chef de Mission for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, it was announced today.

First ever Para-skeleton World Cup won by British ex-serviceman

By Nick Butler

Ex-serviceman Matt Richardson won the inaugural Para-skeleton World Cup event ©HelpforHeroesGreat Britain's former soldier Matt Richardson has won the first ever Para-skeleton World Cup event in Park City, hailed afterwards as a "historic official start of a Paralympic sport".

Mexico City replaces Guadalajara as host of 2015 IPC Powerlifting Americas Open Championships

By Paul Osborne

Mexico City has replaced Guadalajara as host city for the 2015 IPC Powerlifting Americas Open Championships ©Getty ImagesMexico City is set to host the 2015 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Powerlifting Americas Open Championships, replacing the original host city of Guadalajara.
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