Rio 2016

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
chwarae teg jade

From North Wales To Rio: Talking Taekwondo With Olympian Jade Jones

Having become the UK’s first taekwondo gold medallist at London 2012 before winning once again at Rio, we chat to Jade Jones about her groundbreaking role in British martial arts.
Will Magee
woman of steel

The Cult: Jessica Ennis-Hill

Jessica Ennis-Hill is one of Sheffield’s steeliest exports, and an athlete who has captured the imagination of a nation. For that, she more than earns her place in The Cult.
Will Magee
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

Olympic Gold Medal-Winning Wrestler Kyle Snyder Wants to Compete in MMA

This time a *real* wrestler wants to try his hand at MMA. Judging by Kyle Snyder's career so far, he could be the real deal.
Jake Hughes
ryan lochte

Ryan Lochte Terrorised Live on 'Dancing with the Stars'

Did protesters rush the stage during Ryan Lochte's performance on "Dancing with the Stars"? Yeah they did, bro.
Joseph Flynn
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
Rio 2016

Report: Ryan Lochte to be Suspended For 10 Months, Banned from 2017 World Championships

Lochtegate is almost over for good now.
Sean Newell
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