Paralympics

Taekwondo to be added to Paralympic programme at Tokyo 2020

By Nick Butler

Taekwondo will be one of 22 Paralympic sports featuring at Tokyo 2020 ©IPCTaekwondo will make its Paralympic debut at Tokyo 2020, it was decided by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Governing Board today, meaning a total of 22 sports will feature, but sailing and football 7-a-side will miss out.

Group stage draw made for European Wheelchair Basketball Championship

By Michael Pavitt

The draw was conducted at Worcester Cathedral in Worcestershire, England ©Great Britain Wheelchair BasketballThe 2015 European Wheelchair Basketball Championship group stages were drawn today in Worcester Cathedral.

Home favourite into Australian Open final as two wheelchair titles decided

By Michael Pavitt

Dylan Alcott will face David Wagner in the quad wheelchair singles final ©Getty ImagesAustralia's Dylan Alcott is through to the final of the quad wheelchair singles at the Australian Open in Melbourne, having come through the group stage in impressive style, winning all three matches without losing a set.

American wins in St Moritz to claim maiden Para-skeleton World Cup series

By Nick Butler

Eric Eierdam celebrates after his Para-skeleton World Cup victory ©TwitterUnited States' Eric Eierdam sealed first place in the inaugural Para-skeleton World Cup series today with the narrowest of victories over British rival Matt Richardson in St Moritz.

Exclusive: Cycling "dropped the ball" over Tokyo 2020 Paralympic inclusion admits UCI President

By Duncan Mackay

UCI President Brian Cookson is confident that cycling will be added to the Paralympic programme for Tokyo 2020 ©Getty ImagesInternational Cycling Union (UCI) President Brian Cookson has admitted they "dropped the ball" over the sport's application to be part of the programme for the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo but is confident they will be among the sports included.

Experts meet in Amsterdam to discuss visually impaired classification

By Paul Osborne

Visually impaired experts discuss the components of a sport-specific classification system under the IPC Classification Code in Amsterdam ©Getty ImagesVisually impaired experts from 15 sports have met in Amsterdam to discuss the components of a sport-specific classification system under the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Classification Code.

Lapthorne and Wagner seal quad doubles title at Australian Open

By Paul Osborne

Andy Lapthorne and David Wagner have won the Australian Open wheelchair tennis quad doubles title ©Getty ImagesGreat Britain's Andy Lapthorne has won his fourth Australian Open wheelchair quads double title following victory in Melbourne today.

Final day of Para-Alpine World Cup cancelled due to bad weather in Tignes

By Nick Butler

Heavy snowfall forced the cancellation of the final day of action in Tignes, with the resort pictured here in 2013 ©AFP/Getty ImagesBad weather has forced the cancellation of the final day of action at the World Cup in Tignes, meaning the Para-Alpine skiing community has shifted its gaze north-east to St Moritz for next week's final.

Channel 4 launch new talent initiative to find people with disabilities for Rio 2016

By Paul Osborne

Channel 4 is investing $500,000 in two new initiatives to help promote people with disabilities in the industry ©Channel 4Channel 4 has announced a £500,000 ($755,102/€665,034) investment in two of its new talent initiatives which will support the broadcaster's commitment to ensure that 10 per cent of the production team working on its coverage of the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games are people with disabilities.
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