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 Paralympics. Launched last Tuesday (23 August)...

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 grow in phases of the...

Women’s sevens stars shine as rugby rocks Rio

New Zealand's birthday girl Kayla McAlister  jointly topped the try scoring leader board after day 1 of the Women's Rugby Sevens in Rio. France made history, becoming the first nation to win an Olympic Games women's rugby sevens match on a compelling and historic opening day at the Deodoro...

Meeke closes on Mexico win

Kris Meeke took a commanding 30.9sec lead over Sébastien Ogier at Rally Guanajuato Mexico to move closer to overall victory. The Briton won just one of the nine speed tests, most on dirt roads in the mountains near León, but it was a decisive victory....

100 days to go until the Rio 2016 Paralympics

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IPC President: “Rio 2016 will be the best ever in terms of athletic performance” International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Sir Philip Craven has said that with 100 days to go until the Rio 2016 Paralympics he fully expects September’s Games...

Five key moments from the thrilling 2019 Dakar Rally so far in Peru

The 2019 Dakar Rally is five stages in and already providing motorsport fans with a host of thrilling rally raid moments from the punishing Peruvian terrain. Here are the five key moments so far: 1) After a routine Stage One by Dakar standards, 13-time winner...

Australia make history with inaugural Olympic Games women’s rugby sevens gold

Australia's women's sevens team celebrate winning the inaugural Olympic Games women's rugby sevens gold medal with  a 24-17 victory over New Zealand.  Olympic Games history was made as Australia struck gold in the women's rugby sevens competition at the Deodoro Stadium on Monday. In defeating New Zealand...

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 athletes to compete at the...

Paula Findlay Fires into Fourth at Triathlon World Cup in Cozumel

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COZUMEL, Mex.—Canada's Paula Findlay took another major step forward in her long road back from injury to elite racing after narrowly missing the podium at a Triathlon World Cup sprint race in Cozumel, Mexico on Sunday. The 25-year-old Edmontonian was...

World Rowing Junior Championships Come to an End in Rio

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Junior men's quad which placed 7th in Rio.  Photo courtesy of Carol Love. Rio de Janeiro played host to the top junior rowers from around the world at this year’s World Rowing Junior Championships.  The regatta took place this past week in the...

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 first international championship was held...

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