Rio 2016

Paralympics Ireland holds first Rio 2016 training camp for medal hopefuls

By Zjan Shirinian

Paralympics Ireland is hosting a training camp for Rio 2016 medal hopefuls as well as emerging athletes ©Getty ImagesMarch 29 - Irish Paralympians with the best chances of qualifying for Rio 2016 are taking part in the first multisport training camp as preparations for the Games gather pace.

IPC President Sir Philip opens British Rio 2016 training base in Worcester

By Emily Goddard

Sir Philip Craven has opened the University of Worcester Arena ©University of WorcesterJanuary 29 - Sir Philip Craven, President of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), has officially opened Britain's Rio 2016 training base in Worcester.

Rio 2016 qualification guide released by International Paralympic Committee

By Gary Anderson

January 23 - Qualification routes for 18 of the 22 sports on the Rio 2016 Paralympic programme have been revealed by the IPC ©AFP/Getty ImagesA qualification guide for 18 of the 22 sports on the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games programme was published today. 

Paralympic champions attend first Rio 2016 athlete preparation camp

By Gary Anderson

January 6 - Paralympic rowing champion David Smith, seen here with teammate Naomi Riches, was one of a number of London 2012 medallists who attended last weekend's Rio 2016 preparation camp in Bath organised by the BPA ©Getty Images Gold medallists Sophie Wells and David Smith were among a number of London 2012 stars on hand to offer advice and tips to young athletes at the British Paralympic Association's (BPA) first Rio 2016 multisport preparation camp at the University of Bath.

Triathlete moves step closer to Paralympic dream after friend raises thousands for Rio 2016 campaign

By Paul Osborne

A close friend has raised over £2,800 in support of Phil Hogg's dream of competing at Rio 2016 ©Getty ImagesDecember 31 - British paratriathlete Phil Hogg's dream of competing at Rio 2016 has drawn a step closer after a childhood friend helped him raise more than £2,800 ($4,600/€3,350) to put towards his training costs.

Paralympics Ireland to embark on three year strategic planning ahead of Rio 2016

By Nick Butler

Sprinter Jason Smyth should continue to be one of Ireland's leading lights on the road to Rio 2016 ©AFP/Getty ImagesDecember 13 - Paralympics Ireland have begun the process of formulating a three-year strategic plan with the aim of guiding the organisation to reach its "potential" by Rio 2016, it has been announced.

Channel 4 seeking company to produce coverage of Rio 2016 Paralympics

By Duncan Mackay

Channel 4 is seeking a company to produce its coverage of Rio 2016 ©IPCDecember 13 - Britain's Channel 4 has opened the tender process for the contract to produce its coverage of the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Dias and Schnarndorf named Brazilian Paralympians of 2013 as Rio celebrates 1,000 days to go

By Nick Butler

The two winners at the Brazilian Paralympic Awards celebrate 1,000 days to go until their home Games ©Alex Ferro/Rio 2016December 11 - Swimmers Daniel Dias and Susana Schnarndorf were named male and female athletes of the year at the Brazilian Paralympics Awards held alongside celebrations to mark 1,000 days to go until Rio 2016.

Details announced of first multi-sport preparation camp on 1,000 days road to Rio 2016

By Nick Butler

A repeat of Britain's London 2012 success at Rio 2016 is the ultimate aim of the multi-sport camps ©Getty ImagesDecember 11 - Details of the first in a series of multi-sport preparation camps to support athletes in the final 1,000 days of their preparations for Rio 2016 have been announced by the British Paralympic Association (BPA).
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