Paralympics

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.

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.

Para-equestrian dressage athlete and service dog among winners at 2014 FEI Awards Gala

By Daniel Etchells

Sydney Collier and her service dog Journey were among the winners at the 2014 International Equestrian Federation Awards Gala ©FEIAmerican Para-dressage athlete Sydney Collier, and her service dog Journey, were among the equestrian heroes celebrated at the 2014 International Equestrian Federation (FEI) Awards Gala in the Azerbaijani capital Baku tonight.

Masters wins for US but Russia dominate yet again at IPC Nordic Skiing World Cup

By Nick Butler

Oksana Masters of the US pictured during Sochi 2014 secured a first World Cup victory ©Getty ImagesUnited States star Oksana Masters briefly halted the Russian dominance, winning the women's sprint sitting event at the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Nordic Skiing World Cup in Vuokatti.

Special training programme held to improve running of Gambia National Paralympic Committee

By Nick Butler

Gambian 800 metres wheelchair racer Isatou Nyang of Gambia competing during the women's T54 heats at London 2012 ©Getty ImagesA two-day "capacity building" training programme organised by the Gambia National Paralympic Committee (GNPC) in collaboration with the International Paralympic Committee has concluded in Bakau.

Armless table tennis phenomenon receives award for "bravery" and "fortitude"

By Nick Butler

Egyptian table tennis player Ibrahim Hamato will receive a special award ©TwitterEgyptian Para-table tennis player Ibrahim Hamato, whose exploits became a global internet sensation earlier this year, will receive a Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award in recognition of his "bravery" and "fortitude".
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