Paralympics

IPC to delay final decision on Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games sports programme

By Gary Anderson

Para-taekwondo is one of the sports vying for a place on the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games programme ©WTFThe International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced that a final decision on the make-up of the sports programme at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will be delayed until early next year.

Paralympic equestrian champion Pearson opens new facility for disabled youngsters

By Emily Goddard

Lee Pearson and Headmistress Michelle Beard officially open the BT Multi-Sensory Room at Millstead School in Liverpool ©Dave ThompsonLee Pearson, Great Britain's ten-time Paralympic equestrian champion, has officially opened a new multi-sensory room for young people with physical and learning disabilities at Millstead School in Liverpool.

Hong Kong eyeing wheelchair fencing gold at Asian Para Games

By Zjan Shirinian

Chan Yui Chong has her eyes firmly fixed on gold at the Asian Para Games ©AFP/Getty ImagesHong Kong will be gunning for gold when the wheelchair fencing competition begins at the Incheon 2014 Asian Para Games, but Paralympic champion Chan Yui Chong is expecting stiff competition.

Special Operations dominate cycling events on second day of action at Warrior Games

By Gary Anderson

Special Operations lead the medal table at the Warrior Games after a dominant cycling display ©US ParalympicsCompetitors from the Special Operations Command ended the second day of action at the Warrior Games in Colorado atop the medals table after claiming nine medals including five gold during cycling events.

Ice sledge hockey gold medallist Roman lights cauldron to start Warrior Games

By Zjan Shirinian

Paralympic ice sledge hockey gold medallist Rico Roman lit the cauldron to signal the start of the fifth Warrior Games ©Getty ImagesParalympic gold medallist and retired Army Staff Sergeant Rico Roman has lit the cauldron to signal the start of the fifth annual Warrior Games.

Exclusive: There's a lot of work to do to increase world spread of athletes, says IPC President Sir Philip

By Mike Rowbottom

Sir Philip Craven, IPC President, pictured in China ©Getty ImagesThe International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has "a lot of work to do" to build up a wider spread of competitors worldwide, its President, Sir Philip Craven, has said.

Paralympic stars take honours at Boccia World Championships in Beijing

By Daniel Etchells

Pattaya Tadtong (left, centre) missed out on the medals in the BC1, while Vongsa Watcharaphon (right) dominated the BC2 ©Getty ImagesStars of the Paralympic Games have taken the medals in four categories at the 2014 Boccia International Sport Federation World Championships in Beijing.

Para-canoeist Young dreaming of Rio 2016 gold to complete remarkable journey after skiing accident

By Daniel Etchells

The Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas will host the rowing and canoeing events at the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games ©Getty ImagesNorthern Ireland's Para-canoeist Jonny Young is dreaming of a gold medal at Rio 2016 despite only embarking on a career as a Team GB Para-athlete last year, on the same day he was discharged from hospital after breaking his back in a skiing accident in France in 2012.

Double delight for Sweden at IBSA Goalball European Championships as final places secured

By Gary Anderson

Sweden will contest both the men's and women's finals at the IBSA Goalball European Championships ©Kalocsai RichárdSweden have secured a place in the finals of both the men's and women's competitions at the International Blind Sports Federation Goalball European Championships Men & Women B in Budapest.
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