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Healthy Athletes: 20 years providing free medical treatment at Special Olympics

by Pablo Martinez Dorado, AIPS Young Reporter, Spain Sometimes, when athletes are competing in major events such as the Special Olympics, basics such as proper medical treatment in their home countries are taken for granted. However, this can be a difficult challenge in areas where incomes are modest or visiting a doctor regularly is not a priority. More than 200m ... Read More »

Peterborough Phantoms Sledge Team Win Fourth Consecutive League Title

After winning their final away match of the season against Kingston Kestrels in Hull, Peterborough Phantoms Sledge Hockey Team’s last home match on 6 August against Cardiff Huskies was setup to be the title decider. Leading up to the day, the anticipation of the game grew for the team, with lots of support from family, friends, sponsors Irwin Mitchell and ... Read More »

New display at Riverside museum displays para-sport track cycling Glasgow Commonwealth 2014 achievements

Athletes Aileen McGlynne OBE and Louise Haston view new display at Riverside Museum charting their Glasgow 2014 journey, featuring the Queens baton relay and life-sized statue of Mascot Clyde.  A display focusing on the double silver medal winning athletes, Aileen McGlynn, OBE and Louise Haston is on show at Riverside Museum, Glasgow.  Blood Sweat and Gears traces their personal journey ... Read More »

Largest ever para-sport programme announced for Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

On Commonwealth Day 2016, the CGF and Gold Coast 2018 mark history with announcement of increased para-athlete presence at the Games Team England hope that increased para-sport programme will help to finish top of the medal table for the second Games in succession In the build up to the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, it has been announced that the largest-ever ... Read More »

Charity Different Strokes 20th Year Campaign

Megan Giglia paracyclist for team GB and stroke survivor supports Different Strokes charity’s 20th year campaign. Celebrating 20 years of empowering younger stroke survivors.  2016 marks the charity’s 20th year and they will be celebrating this milestone by launching the campaign, ‘Around The World In 8 Ways’. Everyone can get involved raising awareness of younger stroke and raising vital funds for ... Read More »

Marking One Week To Go To Doha 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships

With just one week to go to the Doha 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships, multiple Paralympic and World Champions, Terezinha Guilhermina, Alan Oliveira and Johansson Nascimento of Brazil, hosted a session with students at Bilal bin Rabah School on Wednesday. The Doha 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships are the largest para-sport event ever to come to the Middle East and ... Read More »

Libby Clegg wins sprint gold for Scotland

Libby Clegg thrilled the Hampden Park crowd as she won Scotland’s first athletics gold of Glasgow 2014. The 24-year-old, who is visually impaired and runs with the aid of guide Mikail Huggins, set a season’s best of 12.20 seconds in the T11/12 100m. Clegg’s medal came after fellow Paralympian Dan Greaves won England’s first track and field gold in the Para-sport F42/44 ... Read More »

Scotland win Para-sport bowls silver

Scotland’s Robert Conway and Irene Edgar lost 14-10 to South Africa in the Mixed Pairs B2/B3 gold medal final for lawn bowlers with visual impairments. The South African team of Gwen Nel and Herman Scholtz led throughout but Scotland pulled it back to 10-10 with two of the 15 ends left. South Africa scored three in the penultimate end to ... Read More »

Bethy Woodward wins para-sport long jump silver

England’s Bethy Woodward produced a personal-best performance to claim silver in the para-sport women’s long jump T37/38 class. The 21-year-old, who also won two sprint medals at the London Paralympics in 2012, scored 750 points with a longest jump of 4.00 metres. Australia’s Jodi Elkington took gold with a world lead distance of 4.39m. Welsh duo Olivia Breen and Bev Jones were ... Read More »

Thornhill and Scott win second gold for England

Sophie Thornhill and Helen Scott won their second Commonwealth gold in the Para-sport 1,000m tandem time-trial for blind and visually impaired athletes. The English pair, who also won gold in the tandem sprint, set a new Games record of one minute, 8.177 seconds. Scotland’s Aileen McGlynn and Louise Haston, who won silver in the tandem sprint, were second again, over one and ... Read More »

Para-Commonwealth Games is a possibility, but not now says Glasgow 2014 chief

October 9 – Glasgow 2014 chief executive David Grevemberg has claimed that a separate Para-Commonwealth Games for the world’s top disability athletes is a long-term possibility but admitted it is not something he thinks will happen in the near future.  The Commonwealth Games have long existed as an integrated event, with able-bodied and disabled athletes Read More »