Summer Paralympics

Rio 2016 Paralympic Games volunteer programme launched in Australia

By Gary Anderson

The APC has launched its search for volunteers to assist the Australian team at Rio 2016 ©Getty ImagesThe Rio 2016 Paralympic Games volunteer programme has been officially launched by the Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) as it begins its search for individuals to assist the team in Brazil.

London 2012 Paralympic Games to be commemorated by new area in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

By Daniel Etchells

An artist's impression of Mandeville Place at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park ©LLDCPlans to create a new area in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, known as Mandeville Place, have been unveiled in celebration of the hugely successful London 2012 Paralympic Games.

Paralympics New Zealand opens Rio 2016 volunteer programme

By Daniel Etchells

Paralympics New Zealand is on the look out for Rio 2016 volunteers ©PNZParalympics New Zealand (PNZ) has launched a volunteer programme ahead of Rio 2016, giving individuals the chance to take up roles as National Paralympic Committee (NPC) assistants at the Games.

Tokyo 2020 will propel Paralympic Movement to "unimaginable heights" predicts IPC President

By Gary Anderson

IPC President Sir Philip Craven is confident that Tokyo 2020 will be a big success for the Paralympic Movement ©Tokyo 2020International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Sir Philip Craven has claimed that Tokyo 2020 will propel the Movement "to unimaginable heights".

Badminton to make Paralympics debut after IPC approve 16 sports for Tokyo 2020

By Gary Anderson

Para-badminton will make its Paralympic Games debut after being approved for Tokyo 2020 by the IPC ©Badminton EnglandBadminton will make its Paralympic Games debut at Tokyo 2020 after it was one of 16 sports approved today for inclusion on the programme for the Games.

IPC to delay final decision on Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games sports programme

By Gary Anderson

Para-taekwondo is one of the sports vying for a place on the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games programme ©WTFThe International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced that a final decision on the make-up of the sports programme at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will be delayed until early next year.

Schoolgirl wants foot amputated so she can run faster and fulfil Rio 2016 dream

By Zjan Shirinian

Danielle Bradshaw wants to have her left leg amputated so she can compete at Rio 2016 ©AFP/Getty ImagesA British schoolgirl who chose to have a leg amputated after suffering a rare congenital disorder which left her confined to a wheelchair, now wants surgeons to cut off the foot on her other leg so she can compete at the Paralympic Games.

Exclusive: IPC "not promoting" the return of Pistorius, says President Sir Philip

By Mike Rowbottom

Sir Philip Craven, President of the International Paralympic Committee, pictured at the Sochi 2014 Games ©Getty ImagesSir Philip Craven, President of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), has stressed that while his organisation has said Oscar Pistorius, found guilty of culpable homicide, would be free to return to competition once he has satisfied the South African legal system, it is far from welcoming him back into the fold.

Pan American Para-Taekwondo Championships latest step in Tokyo 2020 campaign

By Paul Osborne

The WTF believes that the 2014 Pan America Para-Taekwondo Championships has hlp build momentum for the sports inclusion at Tokyo 2020 ©WTFThe World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) is continuing to build momentum in its efforts to see the sport included on the Paralympic programme at Tokyo 2020 following the conclusion of the Pan America Para-Taekwondo Championships.
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