Paralympics

Paralympic equestrian champion Pearson opens new facility for disabled youngsters

By Emily Goddard

Lee Pearson and Headmistress Michelle Beard officially open the BT Multi-Sensory Room at Millstead School in Liverpool ©Dave ThompsonLee Pearson, Great Britain's ten-time Paralympic equestrian champion, has officially opened a new multi-sensory room for young people with physical and learning disabilities at Millstead School in Liverpool.

Hong Kong eyeing wheelchair fencing gold at Asian Para Games

By Zjan Shirinian

Chan Yui Chong has her eyes firmly fixed on gold at the Asian Para Games ©AFP/Getty ImagesHong Kong will be gunning for gold when the wheelchair fencing competition begins at the Incheon 2014 Asian Para Games, but Paralympic champion Chan Yui Chong is expecting stiff competition.

Ice sledge hockey gold medallist Roman lights cauldron to start Warrior Games

By Zjan Shirinian

Paralympic ice sledge hockey gold medallist Rico Roman lit the cauldron to signal the start of the fifth Warrior Games ©Getty ImagesParalympic gold medallist and retired Army Staff Sergeant Rico Roman has lit the cauldron to signal the start of the fifth annual Warrior Games.

Exclusive: There's a lot of work to do to increase world spread of athletes, says IPC President Sir Philip

By Mike Rowbottom

Sir Philip Craven, IPC President, pictured in China ©Getty ImagesThe International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has "a lot of work to do" to build up a wider spread of competitors worldwide, its President, Sir Philip Craven, has said.

Paralympic stars take honours at Boccia World Championships in Beijing

By Daniel Etchells

Pattaya Tadtong (left, centre) missed out on the medals in the BC1, while Vongsa Watcharaphon (right) dominated the BC2 ©Getty ImagesStars of the Paralympic Games have taken the medals in four categories at the 2014 Boccia International Sport Federation World Championships in Beijing.

Para-canoeist Young dreaming of Rio 2016 gold to complete remarkable journey after skiing accident

By Daniel Etchells

The Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas will host the rowing and canoeing events at the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games ©Getty ImagesNorthern Ireland's Para-canoeist Jonny Young is dreaming of a gold medal at Rio 2016 despite only embarking on a career as a Team GB Para-athlete last year, on the same day he was discharged from hospital after breaking his back in a skiing accident in France in 2012.

University of Illinois named official US Paralympic training facility

By Emily Goddard

USOC Board member and Paralympic Advisory Committee Chairman Jim Benson, BP senior vice-president Corey Correnti, Tanya Gallagher, University of Illinois Chancellor Phyllis Wise, Disability Resources and Educational Services founder Tim Nugent, USOC chief executive Scott Blackmun, Tatyana McFadden and Adam Bleakney at the announcement of the University of Illinois as a US Paralympic Training Site ©USOCThe University of Illinois has been named an official United States Paralympic Training Site after signing an agreement with the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).

Iranian athletes scale Damavand Mountain to mark IPC's 25th anniversary

By Emily Goddard

Nine Iranian athletes climbed Damavand Mountain to mark the IPC's 25th anniversary ©Iran NPCNine Iranian disability athletes have scaled Mount Damavand to reach its 5,671 metre-high summit in celebration of the International Paralympic Committee's (IPC) 25th anniversary.

Ottobock announced as partner of German wheelchair basketball teams

By Gary Anderson

Ottobock has been announced as a premium partner of the German national wheelchair basketball teams ©OttobockOttobock has been announced as a new premium partner for the German men's and women's wheelchair basketball teams.
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