Summer Paralympics

Taekwondo steps up Tokyo 2020 bid with demonstrations at IWAS World Junior Games

By Emily Goddard

Para-taekwondo was included as a demonstration sport for first time at the IWAS World Junior Games this week ©WTFTaekwondo was included as a demonstration sport for the first time at the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS) World Junior Games as it continued its campaign for inclusion at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. 

Nissan offer fans chance to go to Rio 2016 by supporting Paralympic champion Richard Whitehead

By Gary Anderson

Richard Whitehead stars in a new interactive film launched by Nissan ©Getty ImagesFans are being offered the chance to win trips to the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games with the launch of a new interactive film, which allows users to take part in a unique initiative involving Paralympic champion Richard Whitehead and global car manufacturer Nissan.

WTF submits final application for Para-taekwondo Tokyo 2020 bid

By Paul Osborne

The World Taekwondo Federation has submitted its final application for inclusion in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games ©WTFThe World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) today submitted its final application for inclusion on the programme at Tokyo 2020 to the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).

Australian Paralympic Committee extends uniform partnership deal with 2XU for Rio 2016

By Gary Anderson

Sportswear firm 2XU will partner the APC up to the end of 2016 ©Getty Images The Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) has announced that 2XU will continue as its exclusive uniform partner up until Rio 2016 and beyond.

Japan launches Paralympic talent ID programme for Tokyo 2020

By Duncan Mackay

Japan's performance at London 2012 was their worst in the Paralympics for 40 years ©Getty ImagesA talent identification programme for Tokyo 2020 is to be launched next month by the Japanese Para-Sports Association.

Paralympic medallists among members chosen for Belgian Rio 2016 Selection Committee

By Gary Anderson

The Belgian Paralympic Committee has appointed its Rio 2016 Selection Committee ©BPCThe Belgian Paralympic Committee (BPC) has announced the composition of its Selection Committee for Rio 2016, with a number of former medallists nominated to the body, including double gold medal winner Mark De Meyer.

Prince Harry on hand as Britain sign agreement to train in Belo Horizonte before Rio 2016 Paralympics

By Duncan Mackay

Prince Harry, posing with London 2012 judo bronze medallist Ben Quilter, witnessed the signing of an agreement for Britain's Paralympic team to base themselves in Belo Horizonte before Rio 2016 ©British EmbassyPrince Harry today witnessed the signing of an agreement for Britain to base themselves in Belo Horizonte before the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro.

World Para-Taekwondo Championships get underway with bang in Moscow

By Paul Osborne at the Dinamo Sport Palace in Moscow

Viktoriia Marchuk added a third world title to her collection at the 5th WTF World Para-Taekwondo Championships in Moscow ©ITGUkrainian Viktoriia Marchuk added yet another world title to her collection after strolling to victory at the 5th World Para-Taekwondo Championships here today.

Moscow ready for World Para-Taekwondo Championships

By Paul Osborne at the Kassado Plaza Hotel in Moscow

The final draw and competition details were explained at the Kassado Plaza Hotel in Moscow today ahead of the 5th WTF World Para-Taekwondo Championships ©ITGThe stage is set and final preparations are finally coming to an end as the 5th World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) World Para-Taekwondo Championships gets ready to commence at the Dinamo Sport Palace here tomorrow.
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