Paralympics

Russia and Ukraine to meet in semi-final of CPISRA Football 7-a-Side European Championships

By Zjan Shirinian

Russia played Ukraine in the Paralympic final at London 2012 ©AFP/Getty ImagesRussia and Ukraine will play each other in a crucial football 7-a-side semi-final amid ongoing tensions between the two countries on the political stage.

Wheelchair racers Tahti and Schuh in confident mood ahead of Swansea sprint showdown

By Zjan Shirinian

Four-time Paralympic champion Leo-Pekka Tahti is in confident mood ahead of competing in Swansea ©AFP/Getty ImagesThe two main players in the T54 wheelchair sprint races are talking up their chances ahead of their track showdown at next month's International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics European Championships.

Anti-doping campaign to take place at Wheelchair Rugby World Championships

By Gary Anderson

The IWRF is running a Say No To Doping campaign at the upcoming World Championships ©IWRFThe International Wheelchair Rugby Federation (IWRF) is set to run an anti-doping campaign at its World Championships which get underway in Odense, Denmark on Friday (August 1).

Two more powerlifters fail doping tests at World Championships

By Zjan Shirinian

Two more powerlifters have been suspended after failing doping tests ay April's World Championships ©Getty ImagesTwo powerlifters have been suspended after failing doping tests at the World Championships in Dubai, bringing to four the number of athletes who have been outed as cheating at the competition.

Pyeongchang launches awareness programme ahead of 2018 Winter Paralympics

By Gary Anderson

Pyeongchang Mayor Lee Seok-rae accepts the Paralympic flag at the Closing Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games ©Getty Images An initiative aimed at developing and raising awareness of Paralympic winter sports in South Korea has been launched by the Organising Committee of the Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games.

United States top gold medal table at final Para-cycling World Cup in Spain

By Gary Anderson

US riders claimed nine gold medals at the UCI Para-cycling World Cup in Segovia last weekend ©Getty Images The final International Cycling Union (UCI) Para-cycling World Cup of the season saw the United States emerge with nine gold medals in Segovia with five of its riders topping the podium.

Paralympic Committee of India chief denies knowledge of powerlifter's doping failure

By Paul Osborne

Sachin Choudhary could face a life ban from powerlifting according to reports in India ©Glasgow 2014The President of the Paralympic Committee of India has denied any knowledge of powerlifter Sachin Choudhary being sent home from the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games due to a failed doping test.

Website launched for 2015 IPC Alpine Skiing Championships in Panorama

By Gary Anderson

The website for the 2015 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships has been launched ©Getty Images A new website has been launched for next year's International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Alpine Skiing World Championships in Panorama, Canada.

WTF submits final application for Para-taekwondo Tokyo 2020 bid

By Paul Osborne

The World Taekwondo Federation has submitted its final application for inclusion in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games ©WTFThe World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) today submitted its final application for inclusion on the programme at Tokyo 2020 to the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).
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