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Brazil’s women turn on the style at Olympic Games test event

Brazil are in pole position to win a 12th consecutive South American title after dominating day one of the Aquece Rio International Women's Rugby Sevens tournament at the Deodoro Olympic Park on Saturday. Brazil, who have won 55...

The IPC and Rio 2016 back public led #FillTheSeats campaign for Rio 2016 Paralympics

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the Rio 2016 Organising Committee and the Agitos Foundation, the IPC’s development arm, gave their full support on Tuesday (30 August) to a global fundraising campaign with an invitation to the world to fund 10,000 Brazilian youngsters to attend next month’s...

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...

Olympic Golf Course achieves recognition from Golf Environment Organization

The Rio Olympic Golf Course has today been recognised for its commitment and contribution to the enhancement of the environment. Following three years of extensive reporting, monitoring, evaluation and site visits from an independent auditor, spanning the design, construction and...

World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship names Club de Golf Chapultepec as host course

MEXICO CITY, Mexico – Tournament officials announced today that the World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship will be held at Club de Golf Chapultepec in Mexico City, Mexico, March 2-5, 2017. The tournament attracts a world-class field that features the...
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Pools announced for Rio 2016 sevens tournament

In another exciting milestone on the road to rugby sevens' Olympic Games debut, the pools have been announced for the 12-team men's and women's events at Rio 2016.  The announcement was made on Tuesday in the host...

The IPC not to allow individual Russian athletes to participate at Rio 2016

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) announced on Thursday (1 September) that it will not allow individual Russian athletes to participate as neutral athletes at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. The decision followed individual requests by more than 175 Russian...

UNDERSTANDING THE SPORT: Wheelchair Rugby

HOW IT ALL BEGAN First introduced in 1977, in Winnipeg, Canada, wheelchair rugby was the initiative of a group of quadriplegic athletes seeking alternatives to wheelchair basketball. It was initially named murderball because of the sudden impact between players. The...

UNDERSTANDING THE SPORT:Goalball

HOW IT ALL BEGAN First introduced in 1946, goalball was created to assist in the rehabilitation of veterans with a visual impairment. Its popularity has only grown since then: the sport is currently practised in 85 countries. It debuted in...

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...

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