Major problems appear to be looming for the Paralympic Games, with a Brazilian news organisation claiming the organisers “may need to make cuts in the events structure” to help reduce expenses.
Rio 2016 Paralympics
Three multiple Paralympic medallists and world champion Guillaume Ouellet have been named as part of the 24-strong Canada’s athletics squad for Rio 2016, it has been announced.
A total of 28 athletes and coaches have been selected for the British Paralympic Association’s (BPA) Paralympic Inspiration Programme (PIP) ahead of Rio 2016.
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has been asked to help get Russia's ban from next month's Paralympic Games overturned.
Germany, The Netherlands and hosts Brazil have announced the riders who will compete in their respective Para-equestrian teams at Rio 2016.
Paralympics New Zealand (PNZ) has announced that 15-year-old Tupou Neiufi has been selected to represent the country in Para-swimming at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
Russia's Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko has called the decision by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to ban his country's competitors from Rio 2016 as "beyond belief".
The Australian Rollers, the national Paralympic wheelchair basketball team, have arrived in Sydney for their final training camp before the Rio 2016 Paralympics.
Claire Harvey has been forced to pull out of competing at Rio 2016 because of a hand injury.
Russia intends to appeal “in the near future” against today’s confirmation here by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) that all their competitors will be banned from the Paralympics due to take place here from September 7 to 18.
The International Paralympic Committee today confirmed its decision to ban Russian para-athletes from the Rio 2016 Games as IPC President Sir Philip Craven described the anti-doping system in Russia as "broken, corrupted and entirely compromised.”
Wheelchair tennis star Shingo Kunieda and world champion swimmer Keiichi Kimura are the headline names among a 127-strong Japanese team for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
A small group of refugee and asylee Para athletes will compete as part of an Independent Paralympic Athletes (IPA) team at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, it has been announced today.