Summer Paralympics

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.

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.
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