Belarus NPC President admits country feared Paralympic Games ban for carrying Russia flag at Opening Ceremony
Belarus were fearful their entire nation would be banned from competing at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro after a member of their delegation carried the Russian flag at the Opening Ceremony, the head of the country’s National Paralympic Committee (NPC) Oleg Chepel has admitted.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan met with the nation's athletes who won medals at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at the Presidential Palace on the outskirts of Ankara.
Belarusian who carried Russia flag at Rio 2016 Paralympics Opening Ceremony "rewarded" with Moscow apartment
The representative of the Belarusian delegation who carried a Russian flag during the Opening Ceremony at last month’s Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro will be given an apartment in Moscow as a gift, it has been reported.
Asian Paralympic Committee (APC) President Majid Rashed has praised the performances of athletes from the continent at Rio 2016 and vowed to build on the "incredible legacy" to "spur our nations on to success".
A reception for Serbia's Paralympians was held in Belgrade after the country's team brought home nine medals from Rio 2016.
The Indian Government has announced that cash rewards will be given to the country's Rio 2016 Paralympic Games medal winners.
Paralympic athletes will be eligible for India's Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award in future after being overlooked for this year's prize.
Thailand's Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has revealed his delight at the success of the nation's athletes at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Canadian Paralympians were welcomed back from Rio 2016 in seven cities across the country after a 29-medal haul in Brazil.
The Dutch team enjoyed a spectacular welcome home from the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro as their planes from Brazil were accompanied by two F16 fighter planes from the Royal Netherlands Air Force, the Koninklijke Luchtmacht.
Austria's Rio 2016 Paralympic team were given a warm welcome by a group of dignitaries from the worlds of sport and politics after returning home to Vienna International Airport.
The Paralympic flag today arrived in Tokyo from Rio de Janeiro and has been hung at the t the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Plaza alongside the Olympic one which arrived in the Japanese capital last month.
Namibia should increase its funding to its Paralympic athletes by nearly 50 times to help them move closer to achieving their target of finishing in the top 10 countries at Tokyo 2020 after the team enjoyed after its most successful-ever Games at Rio 2016.
Russian athletes who won gold medals at the country’s competition which was held after their ban from the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games will be awarded prize money of more than $61,800 (£47,400/€55,300), according to information posted on the official website of the Russian Government.