IPC President’s speech at Closing Ceremony of Rio Games

Tonight is a celebration of the last 12 days of sport but it’s also a very sombre occasion following yesterday’s extremely tragic events.  The passing of Iranian cyclist Bahman Golbarnezhad has affected us all and left the whole Paralympic Movement united in grief. Tonight, I...

Strong showing for Team Canada at Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Triple gold medallist swimmer Aurélie Rivard led Team Canada in to the Opening Ceremony at Maracanã Stadium tonight in Rio. The 20-year-old from St-Jean-sur-Richelieu set two world records en route to winning three gold medals and a silver here...

Independent Paralympic Athlete team makes history in Rio thanks to the support of Allianz SE

Syrian refugee Ibrahim Al Hussein has described 2016 as the best year of his life and said the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games were a big part of that. Al Hussein, who had part of his leg blown off in a rocket attack when he went...

Canadian wrap-up on day 6: Rivard wins second gold at Games

RIO DE JANEIRO - Aurélie Rivard of St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., won the gold medal and set a Games record with a victory in the women's S10 100-m freestyle on Tuesday evening at the Paralympics. "I wanted the gold, which I got," said the 20-year-old, who set...

Paralympic Games to feature in global Snapchat Live Story

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) will partner with Snapchat for the world’s first global Paralympic Live Story on 15 September. Fans, athletes, and behind-the-scenes reporters will be able to contribute their unique experiences of the action from the Paralympic Games. Live Stories allow Snapchatters in and...

Canadian wrap-up on day 5: Canadians nipping at the podium

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Today was a day of ''close but no medal'' for Canada at the Paralympic Games, with nine top-eight finishes for Canada - including five top-five finishes and three top-four finishes. Wheelchair racer Josh Cassidy of Port Elgin, Ont. did...

Canadian women back on track in wheelchair basketball

RIO DE JANEIRO - Arinn Young of Legal, Alta., and Cindy Ouellet of Quebec City combined for more than half of Canada's scoring as they help put the women's wheelchair basketball team back on the winning track at the Paralympic Games. The Canadians defeated Brazil...

Chantal Givens Climbs into Eighth at Paralympic Triathlon

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil—Three Canadians put down a spirited effort as women’s triathlon debuted at the Paralympic Games on Sunday in Rio de Janeiro.   Winnipeg’s Chantal Givens was relentless in her eighth-place finish in the PT4 classification, while two women from the nation’s capital –...

Canada’s sitting team comes on strong, but falls to Netherlands

Sept. 11, 2016: Canada’s women’s sitting volleyball team came out swinging today, winning its first set, but then falling to the Netherlands 1-3 (25-22, 17-25, 17-25, 22-25) in front of 7000 fans at Riocentro. Felicia Voss-Shafiq of Burnaby, B.C. served up four aces in a row...

Women’s sitting volleyball team ready for Paralympic debut!

This Friday, the women’s sitting volleyball team will make history as the first squad ever to participate in the Paralympic Games in this discipline representing Canada. "We are feeling excited and ready to compete. We have had the chance to familiarize ourselves with the village,...

History could be made at Friday’s athletics sessions claims IPC President

Sir Philip Craven, President of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), believes history could be made on Friday (9 September), the second day of track and field competition at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. With many of the world’s top Para athletic sprinters likely to be...

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