Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby has announced the appointment of Jason Leonard OBE as its first Patron. Leonard, current President of the RFU, was one of the most successful England Rugby players, winning Grand Slams in 1991, 1992, 1995 & 2003; the 2003 Rugby World Cup and a British and Irish Lions Test series (on the 1997 tour of South Africa).
Eleven of Britain’s thirteen Rio bound paratriathletes are set to take part in the Rotterdam ITU Paratriathlon World Championships on Sunday (24 July). Defending world champion, Lauren Steadman, will face her toughest test of the season with seven weeks to go until the sport makes its debut at the Paralympic Games in Rio.
The British Paralympic Association today committed to focusing harder than ever in the next five years on combining excellence on the field of play with inspiration off it, as it revealed its new Strategic Plan for 2016-2021.
ASOS, global fashion destination, has partnered with the British Paralympic Association (BPA) to design formal and ceremony wear for ParalympicsGB, creating a ‘capsule collection’ for the team to wear as the curtain rises on the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
Decca Records is proud to be releasing the toe-tapping charity single ‘Yes I Can’ from Channel 4’s Rio 2016 Paralympics trailer, performed by The Superhuman Band – a remarkable group of disabled musicians who have come together from across the globe.
The world’s best Paralympic athletes will compete in the IPC Athletics Grand Prix Final on the Saturday of the Müller Anniversary Games. The IPC Athletics Grand Prix Final will take place between 12-2pm before the IAAF Diamond League gets underway shortly after 2pm, offering spectators two events within one ticket.
Meet our team of 10 boccia athletes and four competition partners, including reigning individual BC4 World Champion and Pairs BC4 European Champion Stephen McGuire and London 2012 medallists David Smith and Nigel Murray MBE.
Meet the 11 athletes and two guides who will compete for ParalympicsGB and make history in just over 50 days’ time, as the sport makes its debut onto the Paralympic programme at Rio 2016.
UK Sport, the nation’s high performance sports agency, has announced targets of at least 121 Paralympic and 48 Olympic medals for the British teams heading to the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
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