Paralympics

First Australian Para-sport Draft day in Melbourne uncovers four possible Paralympians

By Gary Anderson

Potential Paralympians have been uncovered in Melbourne on the first testing day of the APC's Para-sport Draft campaign ©Getty ImagesThe Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) has identified four possible Paralympians following the first day of its Para-sport Draft campaign in Melbourne.

Paralympics New Zealand in search of classification manager

By Paul Osborne

Paralympics New Zealand is currently recruiting a new classification manager ©PNZParalympics New Zealand (PNZ) is on the search for a new classification manager to help lead the organisation's classification strategy.

Australian students to take part in online workshop with Paralympic snowboarder

By Gary Anderson

Para-snowboarder Joany Broadenhorst and Australian Chef de Mission at Sochi 2014 Chris Nunn will take part in an online workshop with Australian students later this month ©Facebook/Joany BroadenhorstSchool children are to get an opportunity to take part in a special online workshop with Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) high performance manager Chris Nunn and Para-snowboarder Joany Badenhorst.         .

Antalya to stage the wheelchair tennis 2015 BNP Paribas World Team Cup

By Gary Anderson

Stephane Houdet will be out to defend Frances men's World Group crown in Antalya at next year's World Team Cup ©AFP/Getty ImagesThe International Tennis Federation (ITF) has announced that Antalya, Turkey, will host next year's BNP Paribas World Team Cup.

Paralympics New Zealand opens Rio 2016 volunteer programme

By Daniel Etchells

Paralympics New Zealand is on the look out for Rio 2016 volunteers ©PNZParalympics New Zealand (PNZ) has launched a volunteer programme ahead of Rio 2016, giving individuals the chance to take up roles as National Paralympic Committee (NPC) assistants at the Games.

Triple Paralympic champion Kurt Fearnley to release new autobiography

By Duncan Mackay

Kurt Fearnley's new book "Pushing the Limits" is due to be published on October 22 ©Penguin BooksAustralia's 11-time Paralympic medallist Kurt Fearnley is to his launch his new autobiography next Wednesday (October 22).

Pistorius to learn fate next week after court hears final arguments

By Daniel Etchells

Oscar Pistorius leaves the North Gauteng High Court today ©Getty ImagesOscar Pistorius is due to learn the outcome of his sentencing hearing in Pretoria on Tuesday (October 21) after Judge Thokozile Masipa heard the final arguments from both the defence and prosecution lawyers.

Tokyo 2020 will propel Paralympic Movement to "unimaginable heights" predicts IPC President

By Gary Anderson

IPC President Sir Philip Craven is confident that Tokyo 2020 will be a big success for the Paralympic Movement ©Tokyo 2020International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Sir Philip Craven has claimed that Tokyo 2020 will propel the Movement "to unimaginable heights".

Canadian Paralympic bronze medallist banned for two years after faking impairment

By Gary Anderson

Canadian Para-archer Norbert Murphy has been banned for two years after being found to have misled classifiers at a tournament earlier this year ©Getty ImagesCanadian Paralympic bronze medallist Norbert Murphy has been banned for two years by World Archery after he was found to have misrepresented the level of his impairment during classification for a competition earlier this year.
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