Paralympics

British wheelchair tennis players rack up most international titles in 2014

By Paul Osborne

Great British wheelchair tennis stars secured more titles than athletes from any other nation over the 2014 season ©Getty ImagesBritish wheelchair tennis stars have claimed more titles in 2014 than athletes from any other nation, year-ending figures have shown.

IPC leader Sir Philip and French President Hollande meet in Paris to discuss Paralympics

By Emily Goddard

Sir Philip Craven and French President François Hollande have met in Paris ©IPC/FacebookInternational Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Sir Philip Craven and French President François Hollande have met in Paris to discuss the impact and legacy hosting a Paralympic Games can have on a nation.

Browne and McFadden recognised at USA Track and Field sports awards

By Paul Osborne

Richard Browne has been named USA Track and Field Para Athlete of the Year ©Getty ImagesRichard Browne and Tatyana McFadden have been named Male and Female Para-Athletes of the Year by USA Track and Field, the National Governing Body for track and field, long-distance running and race walking in the United States.

Wagner, Kunieda and Kamiji top wheelchair tennis world rankings

By Nick Butler

David Wagner will end the season as quad singles world number one ©Getty ImagesUnited States' quad tennis star David Wagner will end 2014 as the world's top ranked singles and doubles player, while Japanese duo Shingo Kunieda and Yui Kamiji lead the male and female wheelchair singles standings.  

Workshop held to develop Paralympic sport in Sierra Leone despite Ebola crisis

By Nick Butler

A workshop has taken place to improve Paralympic sport in Sierra Leone ©Getty ImagesA workshop to discuss ways of improving Paralympic sport in Sierra Leone has taken place, as the West African nation looks to continue its sporting growth despite the devastating impact of the Ebola outbreak.

Schaffelhuber reclaims top spot as giant slalom races unfold at IPC Alpine Skiing Europa Cup

By Paul Osborne

Anna Schaffelhuber reclaimed top spot in the women's sitting events at the IPC Alpine Skiing Europa Cup in Austria ©Getty ImagesThere was a reversal of fortunes on the second day of action at the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Alpine Skiing Europa Cup as five-time Sochi 2014 champion Anna Schaffelhuber beat Austrian sitting-class rival, Claudia Loesch.

Canadian Paralympic Committee launches search for Toronto 2015 and Rio 2016 volunteers

By Daniel Etchells

The Canadian Paralympic Committee is calling for volunteers to join its Operations Mission Staff team for the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games and the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games ©CPCThe Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) is building its operations mission staff team for Toronto 2015 and Rio 2016. 

Rivalries resurface as Alpine skiers take to the snow at IPC Alpine Skiing Europa Cup in Kuhtai

By Paul Osborne

Claudia Loesch secured gold on the first day of the IPC Alpine Skiing Europa Cup ©Getty ImagesOne of the biggest rivalries on the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Alpine Skiing circuit resurfaced today as five-time Sochi gold medallist Anna Schaffelhuber and seven-time Paralympic medallist Claudia Loesch went head to head at the IPC Alpine Skiing Europa Cup in Kuhtai, Austria.

Toomey appointed Ireland Chef de Mission for Rio 2016 Paralympics

By Duncan Mackay

Denis Toomey has been appointed Chef de Mission for Ireland's Paralympic team at Rio 2016 ©TwitterDenis Toomey has been appointed Chef de Mission for Ireland's Paralympic team at Rio 2016, it has been announced. 
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