Summer Paralympics

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.

Ride Across Britain participants will help support Rio 2016 ParalympicsGB athletes, claims BPA

By Daniel Etchells

The British Paralympic Association is the official charity of the 2015 Deloitte Ride Across Britain ©BPAThe British Paralympic Association (BPA), official charity of the 2015 Deloitte Ride Across Britain (RAB), claims participants in the fundraising challenge will be playing an important role in support of ParalympicsGB athletes at Rio 2016. 

Tokyo 2020 will change social perception towards impairment, claims Japanese Paralympic chief

By Emily Goddard

Yasushi Yamawaki has said Tokyo 2020 will change social perception towards impairment in Japan ©Getty ImagesTokyo 2020 will create a more inclusive society in his nation by shifting social perception towards impairment, Yasushi Yamawaki, President of the Japanese Paralympic Committee, has claimed. 

IPC pleased with preparations for Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

By Daniel Etchells

The International Paralympic Committee has completed its sixth project review of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games ©Rio 2016/Alex FerroThe International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has claimed it is pleased with the "significant progress" that has been made towards staging the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games following its latest visit to the host city.

London 2012 gold post box vandalised

By Duncan Mackay

Mickey Bushell won the T53 100 metres at London 2012 ©Getty ImagesA special postbox painted in gold to celebrate the victory of Britian's Mickey Bushell at London 2012 has been vandalised.

Celebrations beginning to mark 50 years since Tokyo 1964 Paralympics

By Nick Butler

The Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 1964 Paralympic Games, exactly fifty years ago ©Hulton Archive/Getty ImagesFive days of celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of the Tokyo 1964 Paralympic Games are due to begin in the Japanese capital tomorrow.

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.
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