Summer Paralympics

IPC ban ex-chairman of Interntional Blind Sports Federation for serious breaches of Code of Ethics

By Gary Anderson

April 11 - Spaniard Carlos Campos has been banned from all IPC events until after the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games ©sportanddev.orgThe former chairman of the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) Football five-a-side Sub Committee, Carlos Campos, has been banned from any involvement with the Paralympic Games and all International Paralympic Committee (IPC) events until September 2020 after being found guilty of multiple breaches of the IPC's Code of Ethics.

Paralympics Ireland holds first Rio 2016 training camp for medal hopefuls

By Zjan Shirinian

Paralympics Ireland is hosting a training camp for Rio 2016 medal hopefuls as well as emerging athletes ©Getty ImagesMarch 29 - Irish Paralympians with the best chances of qualifying for Rio 2016 are taking part in the first multisport training camp as preparations for the Games gather pace.

2014 World Para-taekwondo Championships awarded to Moscow as Tokyo 2020 vote looms

By Duncan Mackay

The 5th World Para-taekwondo Championships will be held in Moscow in June, it has been announced ©WTFMarch 20 - Moscow will host the 5th World Para-Taekwondo Championships, an event that will have extra significance because it will be the main opportunity to showcase the sport as it bids to join the Paralympic programme for Tokyo 2020.

Badminton must "harness momentum" to achieve Tokyo 2020 Paralympic inclusion says BWF President

By Gary Anderson

March 10 - BWF President Poul-Erik Høyer has wlecomed badminton's  move closer to inclusion on the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic programme ©Getty Images After being shortlisted for inclusion on the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic programme last week, Badminton World Federation (BWF) President Poul-Erik Høyer has urged everyone involved in the sport to "harness the momentum" generated by the decision which moves the prospect of badminton's debut in the Games closer.

Badminton and Para-taekwondo shortlisted in race to join Tokyo 2020 Paralympics

By Zjan Shirinian

Six sports and three disciplines have been vying for a spot on the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic programme ©AFP/Getty ImagesMarch 6 - Badminton and Para-taekwondo have been shortlisted in the race to be added to the programme for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

WTF President calls for more work to be done to develop Para-taekwondo in bid for 2020 inclusion

By Nick Butler

President Choue has outlined the steps being taken to raise the profile of Para-taekwondo as it bids for 2020 inclusion ©WTFMarch 5 - World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) President Chungwon Choue has outlined plans to further develop Para-taekwondo as the process continues to decide whether the sport will be included at Tokyo 2020.

Research project brings taekwondo classification code closer as drive for Tokyo 2020 Paralympics gathers pace

By Gary Anderson

February 20 - The World Taekwondo Federation has completed a Para-taekwondo classification project in Russia ©WTFAs part of its bid for inclusion at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) has carried out a four-day research project in Russia aimed at establishing a classification system for the sport.

IPC President Sir Philip opens British Rio 2016 training base in Worcester

By Emily Goddard

Sir Philip Craven has opened the University of Worcester Arena ©University of WorcesterJanuary 29 - Sir Philip Craven, President of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), has officially opened Britain's Rio 2016 training base in Worcester.

Rio 2016 qualification guide released by International Paralympic Committee

By Gary Anderson

January 23 - Qualification routes for 18 of the 22 sports on the Rio 2016 Paralympic programme have been revealed by the IPC ©AFP/Getty ImagesA qualification guide for 18 of the 22 sports on the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games programme was published today. 
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