Paralympic Games

10.3.17

Meet the Future of Paralympic Swimming: The 16 Project

Ellie Robinson has set Paralympic records and won gold at Rio—all before turning 16. As a Paralympic athlete, she was born with a form of dwarfism known as cartilage-hair hypoplasia (CHH). Despite the obstacles, Ellie has let little get in her way.

3.31.17

The Olympics' Biggest Problem Is Its Unwavering Belief That It Has The Duty To Exist

"Have you ever asked yourself why you really love the Olympic and Paralympic Games?"

9.15.16

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.

9.15.16

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.

9.14.16

Paralympian Andrew Mullin Helped Design Medal-Winning Swimming Tech

The 19-year-old paralympic swimmer has already won a bronze medal.

9.13.16

The Cult: Alex Zanardi

In 2001, racing driver Alex Zanardi lost both of his legs in a high-speed crash. Now the owner of two Paralympic gold medals, he considers the accident to be "one of the greatest opportunities of my life."

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9.8.16

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.

9.7.16

"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.

9.7.16

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."

9.7.16

This Cyclist Is Debuting Her 3D Printed Prosthetic Leg at the Paralympic Games

German athlete Denise Schindler will become the first cyclist to compete with a 3D-printed prosthetic leg at the Paralympic Games.

11.18.14

Meet the Bats, Argentina's Blind Soccer Team

Playing soccer while blindfolded may sound impossible, but Argentina's blind soccer team proves otherwise.