Rio 2016

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. 

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. 

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.

Rio 2016 Paralympic Games volunteer programme launched in Australia

By Gary Anderson

The APC has launched its search for volunteers to assist the Australian team at Rio 2016 ©Getty ImagesThe Rio 2016 Paralympic Games volunteer programme has been officially launched by the Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) as it begins its search for individuals to assist the team in Brazil.

Paralympics New Zealand opens Rio 2016 volunteer programme

By Daniel Etchells

Paralympics New Zealand is on the look out for Rio 2016 volunteers ©PNZParalympics New Zealand (PNZ) has launched a volunteer programme ahead of Rio 2016, giving individuals the chance to take up roles as National Paralympic Committee (NPC) assistants at the Games.

Schoolgirl wants foot amputated so she can run faster and fulfil Rio 2016 dream

By Zjan Shirinian

Danielle Bradshaw wants to have her left leg amputated so she can compete at Rio 2016 ©AFP/Getty ImagesA British schoolgirl who chose to have a leg amputated after suffering a rare congenital disorder which left her confined to a wheelchair, now wants surgeons to cut off the foot on her other leg so she can compete at the Paralympic Games.
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