Paralympics

Toomey appointed Ireland Chef de Mission for Rio 2016 Paralympics

By Duncan Mackay

Denis Toomey has been appointed Chef de Mission for Ireland's Paralympic team at Rio 2016 ©TwitterDenis Toomey has been appointed Chef de Mission for Ireland's Paralympic team at Rio 2016, it has been announced. 

New world ranking system for Para-Taekwondo to be launched at Canadian Open

By Paul Osborne

A new World Ranking system will be introduced for Para-taekwondo events ©WTFNext year's Canadian Para-Taekwondo Open will be the first to implement a new world rankings system for Para-taekwondo, it has been announced.

International Parlaympic Committee pledge support to #TargetEbola campaign

By Duncan Mackay

The International Paralympic Committee has joined the World Olympians Association #TargetEbola campaign ©WOAA campaign launched by the World Olympians Association to help raise awareness and funds to tackle the spread of Ebola in West Africa has been joined by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), it was announced today.

Paralympics New Zealand appoints full-time classification manager

By Emily Goddard

Marguerite Christophers is now Paralympics New Zealand's full-time classification manager ©PNZParalympics New Zealand (PNZ) has named Marguerite Christophers as its full-time classification manager.

British Paralympic legend Dame Sarah to take on world hour cycling record

By Nick Butler

Dame Sarah Storey will attempt to break the world hour cycling record next year ©Getty ImagesDame Sarah Storey, Great Britain's most decorated female Paralympian, will attempt to break the women's hour world record in February, it has been announced.

Russia win three of four biathlon sprints at IPC Nordic Skiing World Cup

By Daniel Etchells

Russia's Stanislav Chokhlaev triumphed in the men's visually impaired race ©Getty ImagesRussia continued their domination of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Nordic Skiing World Cup, winning three of the four biathlon sprint races on day five in Vuokatti, Finland.

International Paralympic Committee "extremely pleased" with Tokyo 2020 progress

By Paul Osborne

The IPC has praised the progress of the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee following its first Project Review ©Tokyo 2020/Shugo TakemiThe International Paralympic Committee (IPC) claimed it is "extremely encouraged" by the progress of Tokyo 2020 following the conclusion of its first Project Review today.

New inclusive sports policy in Fiji backed by country's first-ever Paralympic medallist

By Duncan Mackay

London 2012 gold medallist and Fiji's Assistant Minister for Youth and Sports Iliesa Delana with executive director of FNCDP Sitiveni Yanuyanutawa at the launch of the new initiative designed to give every disabled person the opportunity to take part in sport ©FNCDPA new draft national inclusive sport policy has been published in Fiji which aims to give every disabled person in the country the opportunity to participate in sport. 

Stars on show as ticket sales open for Glasgow's IPC Swimming World Championships

By Nick Butler

British Paralympic swimming superstar Ellie Simmonds launched ticket sales this morning ©Getty ImagesTicket sales opened for next year's International Paralympic Committee (IPC) World Championships in Glasgow this morning, with Great Britain's best known Para-swimmer Ellie Simmonds on hand for the launch.
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