Rio 2016

Paralympic medallists among members chosen for Belgian Rio 2016 Selection Committee

By Gary Anderson

The Belgian Paralympic Committee has appointed its Rio 2016 Selection Committee ©BPCThe Belgian Paralympic Committee (BPC) has announced the composition of its Selection Committee for Rio 2016, with a number of former medallists nominated to the body, including double gold medal winner Mark De Meyer.

Prince Harry on hand as Britain sign agreement to train in Belo Horizonte before Rio 2016 Paralympics

By Duncan Mackay

Prince Harry, posing with London 2012 judo bronze medallist Ben Quilter, witnessed the signing of an agreement for Britain's Paralympic team to base themselves in Belo Horizonte before Rio 2016 ©British EmbassyPrince Harry today witnessed the signing of an agreement for Britain to base themselves in Belo Horizonte before the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Paralympic events in danger of being removed from Rio 2016 programme

By Paul Osborne

A number of Paralympic track and field events are in danger of being removed or replaced ahead of Rio 2016 due to the numbers of athetes competing ©Getty ImagesA number of track and field events scheduled for the Paralympic Games at Rio 2016 are at risk of being removed from the programme due to a lack of athletes registered to compete.

Canadian Paralympic Committee sends last call for Rio 2016 Chef de Mission candidates

By Paul Osborne

The Canadian Paralympic Committee are looking for applications for a Chef de Mission for the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games ©CPCApplications for a Canadian Chef de Mission for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro are being sought.

Exclusive: Rio 2016 Paralympic venue switches for judo and sitting volleyball confirmed

By Nick Butler

Para judo and sitting volleyball will not take place at different venues at Rio 2016 it has been confirmed ©Getty ImagesSwitches in venues for the sports of judo and sitting volleyball at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games have now been confirmed, insidethegames has learned.

Exclusive: It is better to praise Rio 2016 than join in the criticism, insists IPC official

By Nick Butler

The IPC insist Rio 2016 can still be as successful as London 2012, 20 months after the Paralympic Flag was passed from one to the other at the Closing Ceremony ©Getty ImagesAlthough it is tempting to "jump on the bandwagon" and criticise preparations for Rio 2016, it is better to offer support and praise the positive aspects, an International Paralympic Committee (IPC) official has told insidethegames.

Parsons appointed Paralympic link to Rio 2016 as "encouraging progress" reported

By Nick Butler

Andrew Parsons appears the obvious link between Rio 2016 and the Paralympic Movement ©Getty ImagesInternational Paralympic Committee (IPC) vice-president Andrew Parsons has been appointed chair of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Integration Committee following reports of "encouraging progress" after a visit by senior officials. 

Much needed positive feedback for Rio 2016 following first National Paralympic Committee Open Day

By Nick Butler

The visit consisted of 40 delegates from 17 different National Paralympic Committees ©Rio2016Rio 2016 Organisers have received a welcome boost following a successful visit of delegates from 17 countries for the first National Paralympic Committee Open Day to a future host city.

Hellwig reappointed Australian Chef de Mission for Rio 2016

By Nick Butler

Jason Hellwig has been reappointed Chef de Mission of the Australian Paralympic team ©APCApril 24 - Jason Hellwig will be Chef de Mission of the Australian Paralympic team at Rio 2016, repeating the role he undertook at London 2012, it has been announced. 
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