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Exercise Class has Tenants Sitting Up and Taking Notice

Tenants at a retirement housing development in Stirling have been keeping fit with a novel exercise programme that is making everyone sit up and take notice. The seated exercise class, at Bield’s Allan Park House, meets once a week and has been keeping tenants active and social for a year. Everyone at the development is encouraged to get involved, with ... Read More »

More people to Get Out Get Active as programme goes lives across UK

On Saturday 1 October saw the start of the Get Out Get Active (GOGA) programme following January’s successful funding announcement. Spirit of 2012 is funding the £4.5 million initiative, which brings together 18 GOGA localities in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales and numerous national partners. In the first of its kind on such a scale, GOGA will support disabled ... Read More »

Paralympian completes in worlds toughest obstacle course

Wheelchair-Fencer, Dimitri Coutya took on Tough Mudder on Saturday in aid of disabled children in Africa. On Saturday 24 September, ParalympicGB fencer Dimitri Coutya, took part in the West Sussex Tough Mudder challenge. Arms, legs and wheels took on the gruelling SAS-style military course together with 10,000 others. 18-year old Dimitri returned from the Rio 2016 Paralympic games just days ... Read More »

ParalmympicGB athletes with learning disabilities win 12 medals despite event restrictions

Just 3 out of 23 sports open to athletes with a learning disability – Mencap petition calls for more events to be opened up. 8% of medals (12 out of 147) won by Team GB at the Paralympics were won by athletes with a learning disability, despite them making up just 3% of the overall Team GB. This success adds ... Read More »

Ottobock extends partnership with IPC until the end of 2020

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and Ottobock have extended their worldwide partnership until the end of 2020. An international partner since 2005 and the longest serving partner to the Paralympic Games, Ottobock has provided technical services for equipment used by Paralympians since the Seoul 1988 Paralympic Games, where the company’s ‘Passion for Paralympics’ was born. Today Ottobock’s Sportsline provides the equipment for Para athletes ... Read More »

Independent Paralympic Athlete team makes history in Rio thanks to the support of Allianz

Syrian refugee Ibrahim Al Hussein has described 2016 as the best year of his life and said the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games were a big part of that. Al Hussein, who had part of his leg blown off in a rocket attack when he went to the aid of a friend during the civil war in his home country, was ... Read More »

ParalympicsGB to return from Rio 2016 with third highest medal haul in British Paralympic history

ParalympicsGB will return from Rio with 64 gold medals – the most gold medals and indeed most medals of any British Paralympic team since Seoul 1988 – and won 12% of all gold medals awarded at the Games, which is the best performance since Tel Aviv in 1968. A series of exceptional performances ensured ParalympicsGB comfortably passed the 121 medal ... Read More »

Rio 2016 Paralympic Games brought to a close with tribute to Iranian cyclist

The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games were brought to a close inside a packed Maracana Stadium on Sunday evening. Singers, dancers and fireworks lit up the iconic stadium before tributes were paid to Iranian cyclist Bahman Golbarnezhad, who died on Saturday.   Britain finished the Games with 147 medals, 64 of which were gold. They were second behind China, who claimed ... Read More »

Kadeena Cox flys the flag for ParalympicsGB as record-breaking Games come to a close

Golden girl Kadeena Cox, crowned Paralympic Champion in both athletics and cycling on her Paralympic debut, was chosen as flagbearer for Great Britain at the Rio 2016 Closing Ceremony. As flagbearer Cox represented one of the most successful British Paralympic teams in history. The team has achieved the most gold medals by a British team since 1988, surpassing there medal ... Read More »

28 ParalympicGB athletes are former Back Up trust service users

The leading spinal cord injury charity Back Up Trust is proud to count 28 members of the British Paralympics team as former service users. For many, the charity offers the first opportunity to get back to being active following a spinal cord injury. Louise Wright, Back Up’s CEO, said: ‘‘We’re thrilled that Back Up’s services have helped so many to ... Read More »

#FilltheSeats – Samsung to join the campaign to support Rio 2016 Paralympics

#FilltheSeats – Samsung to join the campaign to support Brazilian children attend the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Samsung has announced it is donating USD 50,000 to help more Brazilian youngsters attend the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games and to ensure the stands continue to be packed with fans throughout the Games which run from 7 to 18 of September. Samsung’s donation will support the global ... Read More »

Rio Paralympics: ‘Brazil has delivered’, say GB athletes as Games reaches half-way point

By Barney Cullum The verdict at the half-way point here in Brazil is that the Rio Games have delivered. Not my words, but the words of Paralympics GB’s top athletes. Many thought the Games might flounder due to slow ticket sales, reports of inadequate accommodation and other issues. However, swimming royalty Ellie Simmonds – who won her first Rio gold ... Read More »