Paralympics

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.

Australian Paralympic Committee extends uniform partnership deal with 2XU for Rio 2016

By Gary Anderson

Sportswear firm 2XU will partner the APC up to the end of 2016 ©Getty Images The Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) has announced that 2XU will continue as its exclusive uniform partner up until Rio 2016 and beyond.

Better school sport for disabled children desperately needed, warns Paralympic champion Cockroft

By Emily Goddard

Hannah Cockroft has warned that better school sport for disabled children is desperately needed ©Getty ImagesBritish two-time Paralympic champion Hannah Cockroft has warned that better PE for disabled children is desperately needed as new research shows 81 per cent of teachers think Paralympic talent is being missed due to a lack of knowledge around disability sport in mainstream schools.

Prince Harry pays surprise visit to students training to report at inaugural Invictus Games

By Paul Osborne

Prince Harry paid a visit to students participating in a social media training day ahead of the Invictus Games in September ©Getty ImagesStudents in East London training to become digital media champions ahead of the inaugural Invictus Games in September have been treated to a surprise visit by Prince Harry.

South Korean claims victory with final shot on dramatic day at IPC Shooting World Championships

By Gary Anderson

The second day of action at the IPC Shooting World Championhips saw a dramatic end to the men's 10m air pistol event ©Getty ImagesSouth Korean Heejung Lee left it late to claim victorty in Suhl today over Russia's Sergey Malyshev with the final shot in a dramatic finish at the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Shooting World Championships.
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