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Jody Cundy ready for Commonwealth Games challenge

Paralympics cyclist Jody Cundy has admitted he faces the biggest challenge of his career to win a place in England’s Commonwealth Games team.  The 33-year-old from Wisbech, who switched to cycling from swimming, wants to compete in Glasgow in 2014.  “It’s kind of shooting for the stars,” Cundy told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire. Read More »

Paralympics: GB sailors wait on final medal ruling

The Court of Arbitration in Sport is to decide whether Great Britain should win an extra Paralympics sailing medal.  ParalympicsGB is challenging a penalty imposed on John Robertson, Stephen Thomas and Hannah Stodel.  It dropped them from third to fifth in the Sonar three-person keelboat class and cost them a bronze medal. Read More »

London Olympics and Paralympics boost Wales sports clubs

Sporting clubs across Wales say they have seen an upsurge in members since the Olympics and Paralympics.  Sports as diverse as gymnastics, taekwondo and swimming all report a post-Games boost.  One gymnastics club in south Wales reported more than 150 children wanting to join up since London 2012. Read More »

Depression and exercise: a group to get you Up and Running

  If you were to stumble upon this women’s running group on an afternoon stroll around leafy Knole park in Sevenoaks, Kent, you would hear much banter, laughter and good-natured complaining. You would witness effort and determination to keep going (especially up the hills), great camaraderie Read More »

A hand-bike ascent of Cadair Idris

On 20th April 2013, a small group of disabled riders will attempt to scale Cadair Idris, one of the tallest mountains in Snowdonia, using specially designed mountain bikes. The bikes, which are pedalled by hand rather than by foot, have especially low gears which will be essential on the steep and rocky upper slopes of the mountain. Read More »

Teen footie star scores amazing goal – despite having only one leg

  THIS footballing wonderkid rises to meet a corner before volleying it effortlessly into the back of the net – even though he only has one leg. Football starlet Nico Calabria was playing alongside able-bodied pals for Concord-Carlisle Regional High School in Massachusetts when he fired home the goal. Read More »

Let the Paralympics legacy be an end to prejudiced attitudes

My children told me during the Olympics that I could not cry every time a woman or someone on a horse won a medal. They then told me I could not keep crying every time anyone won a medal in the Paralympics. The compassion, empathy, sympathy and growing understanding we all experienced during the latter part of the summer must ... Read More »

Paralympic Games Legacy: Sainsbury’s Invests £1million to Inspire Next Generation

At an event hosted at Chiswick School today, Sainsbury’s, the first ever Paralympic Games-only sponsor announced its legacy plans. The Sainsbury’s Active Kids For All scheme was launched by Sainsbury’s CEO Justin King and is a ground-breaking inclusive PE training programme for teachers. Read More »

London 2012 legacy plan published

The government has published a 10-point plan for securing a lasting legacy from the Olympic Games. Sports Minister Hugh Robertson said momentum needed to be maintained if the commitment to “inspire a generation” was to be achieved. Read More »

Blindfolding eight-year-olds to play blind football

What is the legacy of the Paralympics? Damon Rose spoke to a primary school teacher in East Anglia who used the Games to inspire his pupils and get them thinking and working differently with each other. Ryan Hunn is a teacher in year four at Morland Primary School in Ipswich. Read More »

Jonnie Peacock and Adam Gemili are going places fast

When I suggest to Adam Gemili that he and fellow teenager Jonnie Peacock are on similar career paths, Gemili, a little embarrassed, points out that while he failed to reach the 100m final at the Olympics, blade-runner Peacock won gold at the Paralympics. This was, as teenagers are wont to say nowadays, my bad. Read More »

Paralympic swimming gold medallist Josef Craig back to school

World record-breaking Paralympic gold medallist Josef Craig has received a colourful welcome back to school on South Tyneside. Hundreds of pupils surprised the 15-year-old with applause and cheered his name as he arrived. Read More »