Paralympics

Wagner, Kunieda and Kamiji top wheelchair tennis world rankings

By Nick Butler

David Wagner will end the season as quad singles world number one ©Getty ImagesUnited States' quad tennis star David Wagner will end 2014 as the world's top ranked singles and doubles player, while Japanese duo Shingo Kunieda and Yui Kamiji lead the male and female wheelchair singles standings.  

Workshop held to develop Paralympic sport in Sierra Leone despite Ebola crisis

By Nick Butler

A workshop has taken place to improve Paralympic sport in Sierra Leone ©Getty ImagesA workshop to discuss ways of improving Paralympic sport in Sierra Leone has taken place, as the West African nation looks to continue its sporting growth despite the devastating impact of the Ebola outbreak.

Schaffelhuber reclaims top spot as giant slalom races unfold at IPC Alpine Skiing Europa Cup

By Paul Osborne

Anna Schaffelhuber reclaimed top spot in the women's sitting events at the IPC Alpine Skiing Europa Cup in Austria ©Getty ImagesThere was a reversal of fortunes on the second day of action at the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Alpine Skiing Europa Cup as five-time Sochi 2014 champion Anna Schaffelhuber beat Austrian sitting-class rival, Claudia Loesch.

Canadian Paralympic Committee launches search for Toronto 2015 and Rio 2016 volunteers

By Daniel Etchells

The Canadian Paralympic Committee is calling for volunteers to join its Operations Mission Staff team for the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games and the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games ©CPCThe Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) is building its operations mission staff team for Toronto 2015 and Rio 2016. 

Rivalries resurface as Alpine skiers take to the snow at IPC Alpine Skiing Europa Cup in Kuhtai

By Paul Osborne

Claudia Loesch secured gold on the first day of the IPC Alpine Skiing Europa Cup ©Getty ImagesOne of the biggest rivalries on the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Alpine Skiing circuit resurfaced today as five-time Sochi gold medallist Anna Schaffelhuber and seven-time Paralympic medallist Claudia Loesch went head to head at the IPC Alpine Skiing Europa Cup in Kuhtai, Austria.

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.
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