Summer Paralympics

Exclusive: IPC "not promoting" the return of Pistorius, says President Sir Philip

By Mike Rowbottom

Sir Philip Craven, President of the International Paralympic Committee, pictured at the Sochi 2014 Games ©Getty ImagesSir Philip Craven, President of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), has stressed that while his organisation has said Oscar Pistorius, found guilty of culpable homicide, would be free to return to competition once he has satisfied the South African legal system, it is far from welcoming him back into the fold.

Pan American Para-Taekwondo Championships latest step in Tokyo 2020 campaign

By Paul Osborne

The WTF believes that the 2014 Pan America Para-Taekwondo Championships has hlp build momentum for the sports inclusion at Tokyo 2020 ©WTFThe World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) is continuing to build momentum in its efforts to see the sport included on the Paralympic programme at Tokyo 2020 following the conclusion of the Pan America Para-Taekwondo Championships.

Five-time Paralympian Petitclerc revealed as Canada's Rio 2016 Chef de Mission

By Emily Goddard

Chantal Petitclerc has been revealed as Canada's Chef de Mission for the Rio 2016 Paralympics ©Getty ImagesFourteen-time Paralympic champion Chantal Petitclerc has been revealed as Canada's Chef de Mission for the Rio 2016 Paralympics.

Ottobock Healthcare named official provider for Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

By Paul Osborne 

Ottobock Healthcare has been announced as the official provider of technical services for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games ©Getty ImagesWorld-leading supplier of innovative solutions for people with limited mobility, Ottobock Healthcare, has been announced as the official provider of technical services for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Success of Rio 2016 is vital to growth of Paralympic Movement, claims IPC President with two years to go to Games

By Paul Osborne

Sir Philip Craven believes the success of Rio 2016 is vital to the continued growth of the Paralympic Movement ©Getty ImagesWith today marking just two years to go until the start of the Rio 2016 Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee President Sir Phillip Craven has claimed the success of the Games is vital to the continued growth of the Movement.

Ireland launches Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Volunteer Programme

By Gary Anderson

Paralympics Ireland is searching for volunteers to help the Irish team at the Rio 2016 Paralympics ©AFP/Getty ImagesA Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Volunteer Programme has been launched in Ireland with two years to go until the start of the Games.

Tokyo 2020 celebrate Paralympic values with six years to go until Games

By Zjan Shirinian

Tokyo 2020 have marked six years to go until the start of the Paralympics by celebrating the values of the Games ©Tokyo 2020/TwitterThe values of the Paralympics have been celebrated by organisers of Tokyo 2020 as they mark six years to go until the Games begin.

Second ParalympicsGB Potentials Camp preparing hopefuls to "thrive" at Rio 2016

By Nick Butler

Attendees participating in activities during Paralympics GB camp at Team Bath ©ParalympicsGBA ParalympicsGB Potentials Camp at the University of Bath this weekend provided another important stepping-stone for 60 budding athletes aiming to compete at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in less than two years' time.

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. 
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