Paralympics

Mountjoy joins top list of speakers for 2015 VISTA conference

By Liam Morgan

Margo Mountjoy of the Faculty of Family Medicine at McMaster University in Canada has been named as the latest speaker for the VISTA conference ©Margo MountjoyMargo Mountjoy of the Faculty of Family Medicine at McMaster University in Canada is the latest name to be added to the list of speakers for the VISTA 2015 conference in Girona, Spain, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced.

UK prepares to host first ever Boccia European Team and Pairs Championships

By Emily Goddard

British BC1/BC2 team Martin Davis, Josh Rowe, Will Hipwell, Claire Taggart, Nigel Murray and David Smith will be hoping to qualify for Rio 2016 on home turf ©GB BocciaGuildford in the United Kingdom is preparing to host the first ever Boccia European Team and Pairs Championships this year where the continent's best players will battle it out for qualification to next year's Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. 

Lapthorne and Ishikawa set up spicy quarter-final in Cajun Classic after opening day wins

By Michael Pavitt

US Open quad singles champion Andy Lapthorne will face Canada's Mika Ishikawa in the quarter-finals ©Getty ImagesBritain's US Open champion Andy Lapthorne will face Canada's Mika Ishikawa in the quarter-final stage of the Cajun Classic after both players recorded impressive victories at the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Series 1 event in Louisiana.

Para-cycling getting more attention from UCI but Cundy wants them to do more

By Duncan Mackay

This 2015 Para-cycling Track World Championships are due to open in Apeldoorn on Thursday ©Apeldoorn 2015Britain's double Paralympic gold medallist Jody Cundy has praised the International Cycling Union (UCI) for trying to promote Para-cycling following the embarrassment last year of missing the deadline to submit an application to be part of the programme for Tokyo 2020 but warned much more still needs to be done. 

Thriller for Ktila as Tunisian completes clean sweep at IPC Athletics Grand Prix

By Liam Morgan

World and Paralympic champion Walid Ktila completed a clean sweep of the sprint events at his home IPC Athletics Grand Prix in Tunis ©Getty ImagesTunisia's multiple world and Paralympic champion Walid Ktila celebrated the end of his home International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics Grand Prix by claiming his fourth gold medal of the event in Tunis.

FEI looks to future at inaugural Para-equestrian Forum

By Daniel Etchells

Great Britain's 10-time Paralympic gold medallist Lee Pearson was among the athletes at the Forum ©Getty ImagesA first ever Para-equestrian Forum has been held in Essen, with athletes and experts from 22 countries joining to tackle various key issues facing the sport. 

Algeria and Tunisia dominate second day of IPC Athletics Grand Prix

By Michael Pavitt

Algeria's Samir Nouioua was among the winners on the second day of competition ©AFP/Getty ImagesSaudi Arabia's Hani Alnakhli and Algeria's Samir Nouioua were among the most impressive performers on the second of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics Grand Prix in Tunis.

Sochi 2014 news agency named general information partner of 2015 Winter Deaflympics

By Daniel Etchells

R-Sport has been announced as the General Information Partner of the 2015 Winter Deaflympics ©R-Sport/TwitterR-Sport, the official host news agency for Sochi 2014, has been announced as the general information partner for the Organising Committee of the upcoming Winter Deaflympics in Khanty-Mansiysk and Magnitogorsk.

Wins for United States and hosts Canada at Americas Wheelchair Basketball Challenge

By Emily Goddard

Bo Hedges secured 13 points in Canada's 56-45 win against Argentina ©Wheelchair Basketball CanadaThe United States and hosts Canada have brought their winning tally up to two victories apiece at the Americas Wheelchair Basketball Challenge in Toronto.
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