Media Centre

Please note, these pages are designed for journalists and media professionals. If you are a member of the public, please direct your enquiry to info@paralympics.org.uk.

Contact us

Please direct media enquiries to the press office, via
Email: press@paralympics.org.uk 

UK duty press phone number: 07717 587 055

Useful Information

Visit the news section for the latest on Paralympic sport and athletes.

To request addition to our media distribution lists, please email us on press@paralympics.org.uk

Direct any enquiries for media accreditation to Pyeongchang 2018 via media.accreditation@paralympics.org.uk

You can download the Guidelines for Reporting on Disability Sport here.

Image requests

Recent images are available via Flickr.

Contact us to request specific images or request editorial permission.

The BPA does not own the rights to footage from the Paralympic Games, so these requests should be made directly to the International Paralympic Committee.

Rio 2016

You can download a media guide for the team by clicking on this link.

Athlete profiles are available here

For a list of our selected athletes for Rio 2016 click here. 

For a list of selected athletes for Rio 2016 by region click here.

Frequently asked questions

For answers to questions that the press office is asked regularly, please visit the FAQs section.

We are regularly asked about military athletes that competed in Rio.

Seven athletes that competed in Rio have either come through the Front Line to Start Line programme or been otherwise supported by Help for Heroes:

      Nick Beighton (Canoe)
      Jo Butterfield (Athletics)
      Jon-Allan Butterworth (Cycling)
      Mikey Hall (Archery)
      David Henson (Athletics)
      Joe Townsend (triathlon)
      Mickey Yule (Powerlifting)

Help for Heroes have also supported an eighth athlete – Phil Eaglesham – who competed for Ireland.

In addition, the following Rio 2016 athletes have a military background but their rehabilitation pre-dates the BPA/H4H partnership:

Alan Ash (wheelchair rugby)

Ryan Cowling (wheelchair rugby)

Jamie Burdekin (Wheelchair Tennis)

John Robertson (Sailing)

 

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