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.
The district of Aomi has been provisionally approved to host the Paralympic Games football five-a-side competition during Tokyo 2020, it has been announced here today on the eve of Rio 2016.
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.
The Rio 2016 Paralympic Torch has visited the city of Natal in northeastern Brazil as it continues its journey around the host country ahead of the Games’ Opening Ceremony here on Wednesday (September 7).
London 2012 silver medallist Bethany Woodward has claimed that more able-bodied athletes are being wrongly classified to boost medal prospects.
The Chinese delegation for the Paralympic Games, featuring nearly 500 people including athletes, coaches and officials, has been well accommodated in Rio de Janeiro, a team official has said.
Four teams, including the two Independent Paralympic Athletes, were welcomed to the Athletes Village in Rio de Janeiro ahead of the start of the Paralympic Games.
Leading Russian news agency boycotting coverage of Rio 2016 Paralympics in sign of "solidarity" with banned athletes
Russia's state-owned media giants Rossiya Segodnya are boycotting the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro as a gesture of "solidarity" with the country's banned athletes, they have announced.
International Paralympic Committee and National Governments helping cover Rio 2016 costs as "great Games" predicted despite cutbacks
International Paralympic Committee (IPC) officials remain confident of a "great Games" in Rio de Janeiro despite the chaotic buildup in which the participation of at least 10 teams now depends on financial support from the IPC and National Governments.
Russian officials have taken another furious swipe at the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) after the apparent extinguishing of what appeared to be their last chance of having any involvement at Rio 2016.
A special Paralympic Heritage Flame has been lit at a ceremony held in Stoke Mandeville, the birthplace of the Movement, five days before the start of Rio 2016.