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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 »

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 »

New research finds demand for more disability sport news

With a week to go before the Rio Paralympics, new research from the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) has shown the public’s desire to see more disability sport in the media. With many media channels set to cover elite disability sport at the Rio Paralympics, the report flags the importance of coverage beyond the Games and on a par ... Read More »

The IPC selects Dailymotion to live stream 680 hours from Rio 2016 Paralympics

Around 680 hours of coverage from 13 sports will be live streamed on 15 High Definition (HD) channels on the International Paralympic Committee’s (IPC) website during the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. The IPC selected Dailymotion to provide the streaming services. Dailymotion is the world’s second largest video sharing website with three billion video views per month. It also has ... 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 »

Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

The eyes of the world have been on Rio de Janeiro over the past few days as the 2016 Olympic Games plays out, and while the athletes to have garnered so much recent attention will soon be returning home, the Brazilian city will be preparing to welcome many more sporting champions. On 7 September, the Paralympic Games will begin and ... Read More »

The IPC suspends the Russian Paralympic Committee with immediate effect

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has suspended the Russian Paralympic Committee with immediate effect due to its inability to fulfil its IPC membership responsibilities and obligations, in particular its obligation to comply with the IPC Anti-Doping Code and the World Anti-Doping Code. After evaluating all of the evidence before it, and allowing the Russian Paralympic Committee to present its case ... Read More »

Part II of special Rio 2016 preview edition of The Paralympian now available

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has published the second half of its special Rio 2016 edition of The Paralympian. Continuing from the first issue released in March, this latest edition profiles the top athletes contending for gold at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Download your copy at The first issue of the special edition can also be also viewed ... Read More »

UK Paralympian’s greatest challenge

Aaron Phipps has been a long term supporter of both Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) and Shaw Trust after contracting meningitis in 1999. As a result of the disease Aaron needed both legs amputating below the knee as well as the tips of his fingers. His determination has seen him compete in wheelchair races and representing Team GB at the London ... Read More »

Public Support for Empowering Paralympians to compete at the Olympic games

Just 29% of public oppose closer integration of competitions for disabled and non-disabled athletes Paralympian long-jumper Markus Rehm, an amputee, currently barred from competing at the Olympics Leonard Cheshire Disability’s pre-Paralympic Games survey of over 2,000 people has found there is an interesting level of public support for integrating sporting competitions for disabled athletes into the Olympic Games. 48 percent ... Read More »