Paralympics

London 2012 Paralympian named in Australian able-bodied table tennis squad

By Michael Pavitt

Melissa Tapper and Hu Heming compete at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow ©Getty ImagesTable Tennis Australia (TTA) have announced that 2012 London Paralympian Melissa Tapper has been named in the Australian able-bodied squad.

Major shock on opening day of IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships as Petushkov fails to medal

By Paul Osborne

Maksym Yarovyi captured gold on the opening day of the IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships ©Getty ImagesThere was a major upset on day one of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Nordic Skiing World Championships as Ukraine's Maksym Yarovyi powered his way to gold in the men's sitting event while six-time Sochi champion Roman Petushkov failed to make it onto the podium.

Mapp seals historic title with gold at inaugural Para-bobsleigh World Cup

By Liam Morgan

Corie Mapp won the inaugural Para Bobsleigh World Cup event in Austria ©bajanjoeGreat Britain's Corie Mapp made history as he became the first-ever gold medallist at the inaugural International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (FIBT) Para-bobsleigh World Cup event at Igls, Austria.

World's best Para-skiers prepare for IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships

By Paul Osborne

The IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships will get underway in Cable today with the Opening Ceremony ©Getty ImagesThe world's top Nordic skiers have finally made the trip to Cable, United States, as they touch up on final preparations ahead of the 2015 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Nordic Skiing World Championships.

Para-athletes to be given more sporting opportunities among US member colleges and universities

By Paul Osborne

The ECAC will more sports opportunities for disabled athletes in its league and championships ©ECACThe United States' Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) has made a historic decision to provide more sports opportunities for disabled athletes in its leagues and championships.

Iranian success at 2014 Asian Para-Games recognised by Supreme Leader

By Daniel Etchells

Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, praised the achievements of the Iranian athletes at the 2014 Asian Para-Games ©NPC IranIranian medallists from the 2014 Asian Para-Games have been congratulated by the country's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, at a ceremony.

Youth secretary of German National Paralympic Committee dies after 34 year career

By Nick Butler

DBS youth secretary Detlev Lutkehoff has died after a 34 year career with the National Paralympic Committee ©DBSDetlev Lutkehoff, youth secretary of the National Paralympic Committee of Germany, has died after a 34 year career with the organisation, it has been announced.

Contingency plan set-up to combat warm weather ahead of Para-snowboarding World Championships

By Liam Morgan

La Molina will host the 2015 Para-Snowboard World Championships from February 23 to 28 ©La MolinaRepresentatives of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Alpine Skiing governing body have claimed preparations for the 2015 IPC Para-Snowboarding World Championships in La Molina, Spain, are "progressing well."

International Paralympic Committee announces "zero classification" policy for future Games

By Liam Morgan

The International Paralympic Committee have announced changes to their classification policy for future Paralympic GamesThe International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced they are to adopt a "zero classification" policy for future Paralympic Games, which will see an end to athletes being controversially classified immediately beforehand.
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