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Typhoo and EFDS tea-m up in 2017 to support disabled athletes

Typhoo and the national charity the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) have teamed up again in 2017 to provide disabled athletes with more sporting opportunities to compete across England. It will be the third year that Typhoo will add an extra ‘OO’ to the National Junior Athletics Championships and nine regional qualifiers, aiming to increase the number of disabled ... Read More »

London launches resale scheme for summer of World Athletics tickets

London 2017 Ltd has launched a resale scheme to safeguard tickets for the World Para Athletics Championships 14-23 July and the IAAF World Championships London 2017 04-13 August The scheme will enable those wishing to re-sell their tickets to do so via their official ticket account to another genuine athletics fan Drive announced to avoid ticket touting with many sessions ... Read More »

Strathmore Water announces deal to hydrate world class athletes in 2017

Strathmore water has been announced as the national supplier of bottled water for both the IAAF World Championships London 2017 and the World Para Athletics Championships. Athletes, officials and volunteers at both events next summer will be hydrated by more than one million bottles of water being supplied by the water brand. This year will bring together more than 3000 ... Read More »

Ennis-Hill and Whitehead launch mascot design competition on Blue Peter

Olympic champion Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill and double Paralympic gold medallist Richard Whitehead MBE are ambassadors and part of the judging panel for entries Competition will select two mascots – one for the World Para Athletics Championships and one for the IAAF World Championships London 2017 Applications close on Friday 10 February with the winner to be announced live on Blue ... Read More »

Initiative launched for school children to attend World Para Athletics championships 2017

250,000 schoolchildren across Greater London given opportunity to attend the World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 Launched by Paralympic hero Jonnie Peacock on Tuesday 17 January 2017 at Marion Richardson Primary School Offer includes free TfL travel and dedicated volunteers for attending school parties Double Paralympic champion Jonnie Peacock today launched the official London schools ticket offer that will see ... Read More »

Rio Paralympics: Kadeena Cox on helping others, future goals and the ‘Kadeena the machiner’ myth

by Barney Cullum History was made here in Rio this weekend as Kadeena Cox became the first British Paralympian to win medals across two different sports at the same Games for almost 30 years. Sprint-cycling two laps of the ‘Velodromo’ in a world record time that left Dame Sarah Storey – Britain’s most successful female Paralympian – trailing behind, she ... Read More »

Multiple records set by ParalympicsGB athletes on the opening night of athletics action at the Olympic Stadium

Reigning champion Jonnie Peacock was among the athletes to impress in Rio on Thursday as he won his 100m T44 heat in a new Paralympic Games record of 10.81. Peacock laid down an early marker at the start of the evening session by cruising through the first heat, eventually qualifying as the fastest qualifier for Friday’s final. The 23-year-old said: ... Read More »

London 2017 announces ticketing information and competition schedule for 2017 World ParaAthletics Championships

The biggest sporting event of 2017 – with the world’s top athletes back at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 800,000 tickets will go on sale for World ParaAthletics Championships during the Summer of World Athletics Fantastic opportunity to see world-class Paralympic sport with ticket prices from £10 and all child tickets £5 Tickets will be available via ballot to general public ... Read More »

British Athletics and UK Sports Association statement on Classification of Athletes with Intellectual Disability

 As part of the UK Sport strategy to develop classification procedures nationally, the UK Sports Association (UKSA), in partnership with British Athletics, has been working together to further develop the classification application procedures for athletes with intellectual disability. All parties are keen to enable the sport to move to a position where the sport actively co-ordinates some of the administrative ... Read More »

Doha 2015 release second film in ‘My Incredible Story’ series as sponsors launch IPC Athletics World Championship competitions

 With less than one month to go, the build up to the Doha 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships has gained further momentum this week. Sponsors Qatar Airways and Ooredoo have launched their own World Championship competitions with fantastic prizes up for grabs, while the Local Organising Committee has released the second ‘My Incredible Story’ film featuring US athlete and 100m ... Read More »

Medal Hopes For Day 7

We have plenty more medal contenders competing today and hoping to add to the coveted collection of medals achieved so far. Read on to find out who you should be keeping an eye on today… Read More »

Relay Team Take Bronze

The women’s 4x100m T35-38 Relay quartet of Olivia Breen (from Liphook, Hampshire), Bethy Woodward (Ferndown, Dorset), Katrina Hart (Bath) and Jenny McLoughlin (Chepstow) rounded off a fantastic night last night by taking bronze behind Russia and China. Read More »