Summer Paralympics

Belgian Paralympic Committee appoint Olek Kazimirowski as Rio 2016 Chef de Mission

By Liam Morgan

The Belgian Paralympic Committee have appointed Olek Kazimirowski as their Chef de Mission for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro ©Belgian Paralympic CommitteeThe Belgian Paralympic Committee have announced the appointment of Olek Kazimirowski as their Chef de Mission for Rio 2016. 

Africa sets goal for more success at Rio 2016 Paralympics

By Duncan Mackay

Abderrahim Zhiou won the T12 800 and T13 1500 metres at London 2012, claiming two of Tunisia's nine Paralympics gold medals ©Getty ImagesA big effort will be made to get more African athletes to next year's Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, it has been claimed.

Boccia officials praise Rio 2016 Paralympic progress following inspection visit

By Nick Butler

Boccia action will take place at the Riocentro venue in the Barra Olympic Park during the Rio 2016 Paralympics ©WikipediaLeading officials from the Boccia International Sports Federation (BISFed) have predicted Rio 2016 will provide an "extraordinary experience" for athletes and spectators alike following an inspection visit. 

Japanese Government hold workshop to promote Para-sport and athlete development

By Michael Pavitt

Japan are attempting to promote para-sport ahead of the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo ©Japanese Paralympic CommitteeA workshop has been held by the Japanese Government in Tokyo to help identify partnership opportunities to support sports development for people with an impairment ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

Japanese schoolchildren introduced to Paralympic values with 2,000 days to go until Tokyo 2020

By Nick Butler

A five-a-side football event took place to mark 2,000 days to go until the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics ©Tokyo 2020/Shugo TakemiSchoolchildren in the Japanese capital were involved in commemorations today to mark exactly 2,000 days to go until the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

Rwanda aims to send its largest ever team to Rio 2016 Paralympics

By Emily Goddard

Rwanda wants to send its largest ever Paralympic team to Rio 2016 ©Getty ImagesRwanda has revealed it is aiming to send its largest ever Paralympic team to Rio 2016. 

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.
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