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Paralympic heroes encourage British public to cheer them to victory on National Paralympic Day

Paralympic Champions David Weir and Ollie Hynd today called on the British public to back their athletes when world class competition in athletics and swimming returns to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park as part of National Paralympic Day on Sunday July 26.   National Paralympic Day, funded by Spirit of 2012, is a day of fantastic sporting competition held at Queen ... Read More »

Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games got off to a spectacular start with a star studded Opening Ceremony that celebrated Scottish talent and culture through music, dance and humour. Highlights of the night included performances from Rod Stewart and Amy MacDonald, a beautiful rendition of Loch Lomond by violinist Nicola Benedetti, a moving piece from Scottish Ballet and the amazing volunteers ... Read More »

David Weir to bid for record seventh London Marathon win

Paralympic champion David Weir will bid for a record seventh London Marathon wheelchair-race title on 13 April. The Briton, 34, equalled Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson’s record of six race wins in 2012. However, in 2013, he only finished fifth and also took a partial break from the sport. American Tatyana McFadden will head the women’s field the month after she makes her ... Read More »

Anger of paralympic hero forced to drag himself upstairs to the loo after being refused a home with a downstairs toilet

Paralympic hero David Weir is being refused a home with a downstairs toilet and is forced to drag himself up the stairs when he needs the loo, it emerged today.  The six-time gold medallist’s family have called the situation a national disgrace and said he is being treated like a ‘jailbird or a junkie’. Read More »

Paralympians David Weir, Sophie Christiansen and Ollie Hynd added to line up for National Paralympic Day

Quadruple gold medallist David Weir, triple gold medallist Sophie Christiansen and multi-medallist swimmer Ollie Hynd have been added to the line-up of Paralympic athletes who will be attending National Paralympic Day featuring the Mayor of London’s Liberty Festival at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on September 7.  Read More »

British Athletics name strong team for Lyon

British Athletics have named 28 London 2012 medallists in the 48-strong team for the IPC Athletics World Championships, which take place in Lyon, France from 19-28 July.  Read More »

Apply for funding for your disability sports club

Sports clubs continue to play an essential part in the development of Paralympic sport following the unforgettable scenes provided by disability athletes in London last summer.  Read More »

David Weir starts to focus on London Marathon

It comes as no surprise that David Weir has already set his first target for 2013.  The 33-year-old, who won four gold medals at the Paralympic Games in London, returned to training in January and has set his sights on victory in April’s London Marathon. Read More »

Series of Paralympic grand prix events announced for 2013

Six Paralympic grand prix events are being brought together in a bid to create an elite series.  The International Paralympic Committee Athletics wants to build on the success of London 2012 where big crowds saw David Weir and Jonnie Peacock win gold. Read More »

Sports Personality of the Year: BBC award shortlist named

Olympic and Paralympic athletes dominate the shortlist for the 2012 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award. Cyclists Bradley Wiggins and Sir Chris Hoy, tennis star Andy Murray, and athletes Jessica Ennis and Mo Farah are candidates in a 12-strong list. Paralympians Sarah Storey, Ellie Simmonds and David Weir also make the list for the award on 16 December. Read More »