Paralympics

Call for groups and fans to get behind 2015 Inas Global Games with one year to go

By Zjan Shirinian

More than 1,000 athletes representing 40 nations are expected to compete at the 2015 Global Games ©InasAn appeal is being made for sponsors, suppliers and supporters to get behind the 2015 International Sports Federation for Persons with Intellectual Disability (Inas) Global Games.

IPC Athletics World Championships in 2015 brought forward by a month

By Gary Anderson

The 2015 IPC Athletics Championships in Doha have been moved forward by a month ©Getty ImagesThe 2015 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics World Championships have been brought forward by a month to avoid "infrastructure improvements" in host city Doha, it has been announced.

Host cities for three major regional powerlifting Championships in 2015 named

By Zjan Shirinian

Guadalajara, Almaty and Eger will each host a major powerlifting competition next year ©Getty ImagesThe host cities for three major regional powerlifting Championships next year have been named.

Mostafa quits as President of World ParaVolley

By Zjan Shirinian

Dr Hossam Mostafa has quit as President of World ParaVolley ©Twitter/Dr Hossam MostafaThe President of World ParaVolley has quit because of the "time pressures of his business".

"Milestone" as WADA approve new anti-doping rules by Asian Paralympic Committee

By Zjan Shirinian

The World Anti-Doping Agency's approval of the the Asian Paralympic Committee's new rules has been hailed as a "milestone" ©Getty ImagesThe World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has approved a new set of rules formulated by the Asian Paralympic Committee (APC) in what has been hailed a "milestone".

Public vote opens for IPC's Best Youngster of August award

By Zjan Shirinian

At 13, swimmer Chantalle Zijderveld is the youngest nominee ©Getty ImagesVoting has opened to pick the winner of the International Paralympic Committee's (IPC) Best Youngster award for August.

Australia announces cities and dates for Para-sports Draft campaign

By Gary Anderson

The APC has launched a new athlete recruitment drive with particular focus on athletes with neurological impairments ©Getty ImagesThe Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) has announced the dates and cities for its Para-sports Draft campaign, which aims to find the next generation of Paralympians with particular emphasis being placed on athletes with neurological impairments.

Russia enjoys Midas touch at IPC Wheelchair Dance Sport Continents Cup

By Emily Goddard

Russia won numerous gold medals at the 2014 IPC Wheelchair Dance Sport Continents Cup ©Facebook/IPCRussia has dominated the 2014 International Paralympic Committee Wheelchair Dance Sport Continents Cup on home turf with gold in most of the events.

Video of armless table tennis player reaches two million YouTube views

By Emily Goddard

The Nothing is Impossible video of Ibrahim Hamato has reached two million YouTube views ©ITTF/Rémy Gros1A video featuring armless Egyptian table tennis athlete Ibrahim Hamato playing at the 2014 World Table Tennis Championships has reached a staggering two million views on YouTube.
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