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New NHS sports prostheses for future Paralympians

Children across England have begun to receive new running and swimming blades from the NHS, in a move by the government to help a future generation of young people get active and even become the next Paralympians. The introduction of children’s sports prostheses on the NHS follows the creation of a £1.5 million fund by the Department of Health to ... Read More »

Sainsbury’s Active Kids for All Inclusive PE Training success with Ellie Simmonds

In the same week as the International Day for Disabled People, on 29 November, Ministers, MPs and senior sporting figures joined a celebration event held at the House of Lords. The event was organised by the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) and hosted by the Chair of the Youth Sport Trust, Baroness Sue Campbell. The reception recognised the success ... Read More »

Golden wheels for a golden girl

Flag bearing Paralympian ‘Queen Kadeena’ returns to heroes’ welcome and gold Union Jack wheels courtesy of Carbon Black Forget golden post boxes in the home towns of returning Olympic and paralympian athletes, a company that manufactures F1 Wheelchairs has put a distinct twist on the tradition by welcoming their Rio hero home to a pair of golden union flag wheels. ... Read More »

One small step to create long lasting legacy of Paralympics, urges Revitalise

Study by disabled people’s charity reveals need for small changes from all to create lasting difference With memories of the most successful Paralympic Games of all time still fresh in everyone’s mind, a quiz designed to engage non-disabled people in a light-hearted conversation about respect for disabled people revealed that a majority of non-disabled people had no problem using facilities ... 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 »

Opening ceremony embraced by Brazil

Written by Barney Cullum  Faith in the continuing appeal of the Paralympic Games was rewarded last night as over 50,000 ticket-holders flocked to fill Brazil’s most famous arena, the Maracana. The opening ceremony was a true carnival, one that will be remembered for its warm light shows, tender Portuguese melodies and – perhaps more than anything else – its somersaulting ... Read More »

ParalympicsGB’s ‘ones to watch’

By Barney Cullum When people think of the Paralympic Games, most think primarily of David Weir and Ellie Simmonds. Rio 2016 will see new stars illuminate the stage though. With anticipation growing, Barney Cullum highlights a few to look out for. Kadeena Cox – athletics and cycling: A newcomer to the scene since the London Games, Kadeena looks set to be ... Read More »

ParalympicsGB ready to compete at Rio 2016

With 8 days to go until the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, Chef de Mission Penny Briscoe has declared that ParalympicsGB are ready to compete at their most competitive Games ever at Rio 2016. Last week’s delegation registration meeting (DRM) in Brazil confirmed that a total of 264 athletes will take to the field of play to ... 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 »

Rio 2016 Paralympic Games to deliver positive societal change

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced that September’s Paralympic Games will take place as planned, despite major budget cuts, and will act as a catalyst to positive social change in Brazil and Latin America. According to the IPC, the Rio 2016 Organising Committee’s budget to deliver the Paralympic Games is not at the level they originally committed to.  Despite ... Read More »

Charity CBM sponsoring Rwandan women’s sitting volleyball team for Rio

As Olympic fever is upon us with Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic games, overseas disability charity CBM is very excited to announce their sponsorship of the Rwandan women’s sitting volleyball team. This is ground breaking sponsorship, as it has enabled Rwanda to be the first African country to send a women’s team to the Paralympics. The team of 25 women ... 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 »