Rio 2016

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.

Five-time Paralympian Petitclerc revealed as Canada's Rio 2016 Chef de Mission

By Emily Goddard

Chantal Petitclerc has been revealed as Canada's Chef de Mission for the Rio 2016 Paralympics ©Getty ImagesFourteen-time Paralympic champion Chantal Petitclerc has been revealed as Canada's Chef de Mission for the Rio 2016 Paralympics.

Ottobock Healthcare named official provider for Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

By Paul Osborne 

Ottobock Healthcare has been announced as the official provider of technical services for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games ©Getty ImagesWorld-leading supplier of innovative solutions for people with limited mobility, Ottobock Healthcare, has been announced as the official provider of technical services for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Success of Rio 2016 is vital to growth of Paralympic Movement, claims IPC President with two years to go to Games

By Paul Osborne

Sir Philip Craven believes the success of Rio 2016 is vital to the continued growth of the Paralympic Movement ©Getty ImagesWith today marking just two years to go until the start of the Rio 2016 Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee President Sir Phillip Craven has claimed the success of the Games is vital to the continued growth of the Movement.

Ireland launches Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Volunteer Programme

By Gary Anderson

Paralympics Ireland is searching for volunteers to help the Irish team at the Rio 2016 Paralympics ©AFP/Getty ImagesA Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Volunteer Programme has been launched in Ireland with two years to go until the start of the Games.

Second ParalympicsGB Potentials Camp preparing hopefuls to "thrive" at Rio 2016

By Nick Butler

Attendees participating in activities during Paralympics GB camp at Team Bath ©ParalympicsGBA ParalympicsGB Potentials Camp at the University of Bath this weekend provided another important stepping-stone for 60 budding athletes aiming to compete at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in less than two years' time.

Nissan offer fans chance to go to Rio 2016 by supporting Paralympic champion Richard Whitehead

By Gary Anderson

Richard Whitehead stars in a new interactive film launched by Nissan ©Getty ImagesFans are being offered the chance to win trips to the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games with the launch of a new interactive film, which allows users to take part in a unique initiative involving Paralympic champion Richard Whitehead and global car manufacturer Nissan.

Australian Paralympic Committee extends uniform partnership deal with 2XU for Rio 2016

By Gary Anderson

Sportswear firm 2XU will partner the APC up to the end of 2016 ©Getty Images The Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) has announced that 2XU will continue as its exclusive uniform partner up until Rio 2016 and beyond.
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