Iranian Cyclist Dies Following Crash at Paralympics

There will be a moment of silence for Iranian cyclist Bahman Golbarnezhad during tomorrow's closing ceremonies.
Liam Daniel Pierce
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

Meet the Wounded Soldiers Finding Meaning at the Warrior Games

These wounded soldiers compete against one another in the fierce surroundings of the Warrior Games, the military's version of the Paralympics.
Leander Schaerlaeckens
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
transcending disability sport

Britain's Most Underrated Athlete: In Conversation With Paralympian Richard Whitehead

Ahead of defending his 200 metres title this weekend, Paralympian Richard Whitehead remains Britain’s most underrated sporting champion.
Barney Cullum
Rio 2016

How The Paralympics Came To Be: Remembering The International Stoke Mandeville Games

Before the modern Paralympics, there were the International Stoke Mandeville Games. They were born out of a world at war, and changed perceptions of disability for good.
Will Magee
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
Thomas Bach

IOC President Won't Attend Any of the Paralympic Games

Thomas Bach has a pretty busy schedule and won't be able to make any of the Paralympics (which he's known about forever).
Sean Newell

Vogue Brazil Makes Actors Appear Disabled for Paralympic Ad Campaign

Vogue Brazil have decided to make a couple of good-looking actors appear disabled for a Paralympic ad campaign.
Mike Vorkunov
Rio 2016

Russia Receives Blanket Paralympic Ban After Doping Scandal

The decision stands in stark contrast with the International Olympic Committee's partial-ban decision.
Liam Daniel Pierce

The Champion Archer Who Doesn't Have Arms

Matt Stutzman has become one of the best archers in the world, and he's done so while being born without arms. He hangs out with Vice Sports and shows us how and why archery became his craft and how he provides for his family.
VICE Sports