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

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...

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,"...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

UNDERSTANDING THE SPORT:Football 7-a-side

How it all began Football 7-a-side, an adaptation of Olympic football for players with cerebral palsy and similar impairments (traumatic brain injury or stroke sequelae), debuted at the 1984 New York/Stoke Mandeville Paralympic Games and has been featured in...

UNDERSTANDING THE SPORT:Canoe sprint

HOW IT ALL BEGAN From North America, all the way to Polynesia and even Greenland, kayaks have been used for different purposes throughout history. Originally intended for hunting and fishing, they were made with animal fur stretched over a wooden...

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