Paralympics

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).

United States names ice sledge hockey squad for 2014-2015 season

By Gary Anderson

The United States has announced it's ice sledge hockey squad for the 2014-2015 season ©Getty Images Fresh from retaining the ice sledge hockey Paralympic title in Sochi in March, USA Hockey has named a 17-strong squad for the 2014-2015 season, which sees 11 members of the gold medal-winning team return to action.

Record year for International Paralympic Committee

By David Owen

The International Paralympic Committee has reported a record €12.79 million revenue ©IPCThe International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has reported a record revenue of €12.79 million (£10.1 million/$17.2 million) for 2013.

Assistant Chef de Mission being sought in Canada for Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games

By Gary Anderson

The Canadian Paralympic Committee is now seeking an Assistant Chef de Mission for Toronto 2015 ©CPCThe Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) is inviting applications for the role of Assistant Chef de Mission at next year's Parapan American Games in Toronto.

Paralympic champions lead strong British team for Para-dressage World Championships

By Gary Anderson

Sophie Wells is one of five Paralympic medal winners in the British squad for the Para-Dressage World Championships ©Getty ImagesGreat Britain has named five riders who will compete at this year's Para-Dressage World Championships in a line-up that includes four riders who have tasted gold medal success at Paralympic Games.

No plans for a Commonwealth Paralympic Games

By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Glasgow

CGF President Prince Imran (right) reiterated his support for Paralympic events on the Commonwealth programme ©Getty ImagesCommonwealth Games Federation (CGF) President Prince Imran has reiterated his support for the increased number of Parasport events on the Glasgow 2014 programme, although he insisted there are no plans for a standalone Commonwealth Paralympic-style event.

Agitos Foundation to dole out €650,000 to 28 projects through Grant Support Programme

By Gary Anderson

The Agitos Foundation has awarded funding for 2014 to 28 projects ©Agitos FoundationThe Agitos Foundation has announced a list or organisations worldwide that are set to benefit from €650,000 (£513,000/$875,000) of funding through the second year of its Grant Support Programme.

Twelve-year-old joins online campaign to save Australian Pararoos football team

By Gary Anderson

12-year-old Claire Falls has launched a petition to save the Australian Pararoos after funding was axed ©TwitterTwelve-year-old Claire Falls has joined a growing online campaign to save the Australian Pararoos seven-a-side football team after the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) slashed the team's entire AUS175,000 (£97,000/$165,000/€123,000) funding.

Squad of 56 set to represent Great Britain at 2014 IPC Athletics European Championships

By Paul Osborne

David Weir was named among the 56-strong GB and NI team for the 2014 IPC Athletics European Championships in Swansea ©Getty ImagesGreat Britain and Northern Ireland has today announced the 56-strong squad set to compete at the 2014 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics European Championships in Swansea.

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