Paralympic Games

the future of the olympics

Could Unifying the Olympics and Paralympics Reignite Interest in Hosting the Games?

Something needs to change if more cities are to consider bidding to host the Olympics. Could consolidating them into a truly unified Games with the Paralympics be the answer?
Barney Cullum
the medallists of the pre-paralympic era

Remembering The Disabled Medallists Who Preceded The Paralympics

Long before the Paralympics were an open competition, there were disabled athletes competing for Olympic medals. From American gymnasts to Hungarian pistol shooters, these are their stories.
Will Magee
disability in china

Is China's Paralympic Dominance Reflected In Their Support For Disabled People?

While China is dominating the Paralympic medal table in Rio, the treatment of disabled people back home still falls painfully short.
Barney Cullum
The Project

The Cult: Alex Zanardi

In 2001, racing driver Alex Zanardi lost both of his legs in a high-speed crash.
Jim Weeks
it was just a bit of state-sponsored doping lads

Belarus Make Pro-Russian Protest At Paralympic Opening Ceremony

Belarus’ Paralympic team carried a Russian flag through the Maracana on Wednesday evening, in protest at their neighbours’ doping ban from the Games.
UK Sports Staff

Putin Is Using Paralympics Ban for Propaganda, But Is He Also Right?

Russian President Vladimir Putin has slammed the IPC's ruling as "outside the bounds of law, morality and humanity."
Josephine Huetlin

"Tonight We Made History" – Meet the Disabled Boxers Fighting For Paralympic Recognition

The Sweet Science is currently excluded from the Paralympic Games, but the Adaptive Boxing Organisation – who recently held their inaugural fight night in Warwickshire – are determined to change that.
David Moftakhar
2016 paralympic games

Has the Time Come for the Olympics and Paralympics to Merge?

Athletes are asking if it's time for the Olympics and Paralympics to merge. We spoke to competitors on both sides to gauge their feeling on the debate.
Barney Cullum