Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko has claimed several International Federations have argued against the suspension of the country’s team from the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at the Opening Ceremony of their alternative competition in Moscow.
Rio 2016 Paralympics
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has confirmed that 159 countries will participate at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, which are due to get underway here today.
The Rio 2016 Paralympic Opening Ceremony today will be the first event of more than 300 hours of live coverage of the Games on the recently launched Olympic Channel.
By Daniel Etchells in the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro and Duncan Mackay, Dan Palmer, Michael Pavitt and Max Winters in London
British Paralympic Association (BPA) chief executive Tim Hollingsworth has rejected claims that the classification system for disabled athletes is being manipulated to boost medal chances.
Defending javelin champion chosen as Brazil's flagbearer for Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony
London 2012 gold medal-winning javelin thrower Shirlene Coelho has been chosen as hosts Brazil’s flagbearer for the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, which is due to take place at the Maracanã Stadium tomorrow.
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has entered into a strategic partnership with Chinese broadcaster Sina Sports on the eve of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games here.
Travel grants for the 10 countries depending on financial support from the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and National Governments to compete at Rio 2016 will be paid today, it has been confirmed.
British charity Kit Us Out is showing its support for Paralympians here by providing more than 1,000 items of gear to disabled athletes from developing nations.
Thomas Bach will miss the Opening Ceremony of the Paralympic Games here tomorrow - the first time the President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will not have attended the event for 32 years.
A further 84 Russian athletes have had appeals dismissed against their ban from the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, which are set to get underway here tomorrow.
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has said it is now more confident than ever that the Paralympic Games will reach a cumulative global audience of four billion for the first time after confirming Rio 2016 will be covered by television, radio and online outlets in a record 154 countries.
A German court has turned down an attempt from 10 Russian athletes to overturn their ban from the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, which are due to begin here on Wednesday (September 7).
Tickets for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games are expected to sell out, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has said, with sales here now passing the 1.5 million mark.
Three members of Spain’s athletics team here have reported robberies in their rooms at the Paralympic Village.