Summer Paralympics

Britain leading campaign to overturn IPC decision to drop sailing from Tokyo 2020

By Duncan Mackay

A campaign has been launched to get sailing restored to the Paralympic programme for Tokyo 2020 ©Getty ImagesBritain have led the protests against the International Paralympic Committee (IPC)'s decision to drop sailing from Tokyo 2020 and, together with the International Sailing Federation (ISAF), have launched a campaign for the sport to be added to the programme.

Taekwondo to be added to Tokyo 2020 Paralympic programme as sailing and football seven-a-side miss out

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 seven-a-side will miss out.

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.

IPC leader Sir Philip and French President Hollande meet in Paris to discuss Paralympics

By Emily Goddard

Sir Philip Craven and French President François Hollande have met in Paris ©IPC/FacebookInternational Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Sir Philip Craven and French President François Hollande have met in Paris to discuss the impact and legacy hosting a Paralympic Games can have on a nation.

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. 

International Paralympic Committee "extremely pleased" with Tokyo 2020 progress

By Paul Osborne

The IPC has praised the progress of the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee following its first Project Review ©Tokyo 2020/Shugo TakemiThe International Paralympic Committee (IPC) claimed it is "extremely encouraged" by the progress of Tokyo 2020 following the conclusion of its first Project Review today.

Petitclerc leads praise for Rio 2016 Paralympic preparations but warns selling tickets will be tough

By Duncan Mackay

Delegates from 18 countries, including France, heard about the preparations for the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro ©FacebookA total of 39 representatives from 18 countries have taken part in the second Rio 2016 National Paralympic Committees Open Day, with most having left seemingly quite impressed.

Sunset+Vine to work alongside Channel 4 for coverage of Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

By Paul Osborne

Channel 4 has handed Sunset+Vine the production contract to its live coverage of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games ©Channel 4Channel 4 has awarded the production contract to its live coverage of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games to Sunset+Vine.

Briscoe named ParalympicsGB Chef de Mission for Rio 2016

By Paul Osborne

Penny Briscoe has been named Paralympics GB Chef de Mission for Rio 2016 ©ParlaympicsGBLongstanding official Penny Briscoe has been named ParalympicsGB's Chef de Mission for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, it was announced today.
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