Paralympics

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.

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. 

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.

Kononova secures fourth win as IPC Nordic Skiing World Cup draws to a close

By Paul Osborne

Oleksandra Kononova secured her fourth win of the IPC Nordic Skiing World Cup in Vuokatti, Finland ©Getty ImagesUkraine's Oleksandra Kononova secured her fourth win in five races at the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Nordic Skiing World Cup in Vuokatti as the competition came to an end.

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.

Russia win three of four biathlon sprints at IPC Nordic Skiing World Cup

By Daniel Etchells

Russia's Stanislav Chokhlaev triumphed in the men's visually impaired race ©Getty ImagesRussia continued their domination of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Nordic Skiing World Cup, winning three of the four biathlon sprint races on day five in Vuokatti, Finland.
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