London 2012

IPC ban ex-chairman of Interntional Blind Sports Federation for serious breaches of Code of Ethics

By Gary Anderson

April 11 - Spaniard Carlos Campos has been banned from all IPC events until after the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games ©sportanddev.orgThe former chairman of the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) Football five-a-side Sub Committee, Carlos Campos, has been banned from any involvement with the Paralympic Games and all International Paralympic Committee (IPC) events until September 2020 after being found guilty of multiple breaches of the IPC's Code of Ethics.

British charity claim people's attitudes towards disabled not altered by London 2012 Paralympics

By Duncan Mackay

Charity Scope say the "jury is still out" on the long-term effects of London 2012November 13 - A major British charity is to launch a new advertising campaign after claiming that last year's successful Paralympics in London have not changed people's attitudes towards the disabled.

Agitos returns to Olympic Park to mark 100 days since re-opening

By Gary Anderson

November 8 - The Agitos will go on permnent display in the north of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic ParkParalympic symbol Agitos has returned to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to mark 100 days since the north of the Park was re-opened to the public and to act as a permanent reminder to visitors of London 2012, considered the biggest and most successful Games in history.

London 2012 have boosted Paralympic sport, claims Princess Astrid

By Nick Butler

Princess Astrid of Belgium arrives for the IPC Honorary Board meeting that she was hosting in BrusselsOctober 8 - Princess Astrid, sister of the Belgum's King Philippe, has claimed the London 2012 Paralympic Games have improved sporting opportunities for all of "our fellow citizens with a physical disability".

Sport England disability sport funding programmes now open for applications

By Gary Anderson

October 7 - Sport England's new funding programmes aim to increase disabled sports opportunities and participationSport England has today opened the application process for its funding programmes following its announcement last month of a further funding boost of £8 million ($13 million/€9.5 million) which aims to create more opportunities for disabled sports participation through its Inclusive Sport fund and a new disability equipment fund called Get Equipped.

Channel 4 London 2012 coverage continues to earn awards for deltatre

By Duncan Mackay

Channel 4's London 2012 Paralympic website is continuing to win awardsSeptember 13 - Sports media and technology company deltatre has won three more awards for its work on Channel 4's coverage of last year's Paralympics in London. 

Jordanian powerlifter Qaradhi to face sex charges trial

By Gary Anderson

September 11 - Omar Sami Qaradhi will face trial over alleged sexual assault chargesJordanian powerlifter Omar Sami Qaradhi is to stand trial in Northern Ireland after a judge concluded that he had a case to answer after being accused of sexually assaulting a woman and two girls, prior to the London 2012 Paralympics last year.

Disabled sport still facing barriers year after London 2012 success

By Gary Anderson

September 9 - Barriers to sport still exist for disabled people says the EFDSA report by the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) has claimed that disabled people are still experiencing barriers to participation in sport and physical activity.

Mayor presented with Paralympic Order for London 2012 contributions

By James Crook

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has been presented with the Paralympic Order for his contributions to the London 2012 Paralympic GamesSeptember 7 - Mayor of London Boris Johnson has been presented with the Paralympic order on National Paralympic Day for his contributions to the success of the Games in the British capital.
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