It's Really Hard to Give Disabled Athletes a Level Playing Field

A British sprinter recently returned her medal, feeling that an inaccurate classification had given her relay team an unfair advantage.
s.e. smith

Getting Back on the Ice

For the women of the U.S. national sled hockey team, finding the ice was a way of salvation.
Chandrima Chatterjee

Once Paralyzed, Victoria Arlen Emerged from a Coma to Become a Champion Athlete

The paralympic gold medalist opens up about waking up from a coma, living with paralysis, and learning to walk again.
Diana Tourjée
VICE Specials

RJ Mitte of 'Breaking Bad' Tells Us About Living with Cerebral Palsy

RJ Mitte was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of three, but he hasn't let that stop him from accomplishing his goals and using his success to help others.
VICE Staff

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Police are searching for a suspect they believe is responsible for bombs found in New Jersey and New York, the FBI probes Minnesota stabbings as a potential terrorist attack, Clinton loses support among millennials, and more.
VICE Staff

Iranian Cyclist Dies After Crashing at the Rio 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
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

Meet the Wounded Soldiers Finding Meaning at the Warrior Games

Wounded soldiers competed against one another in the Warrior Games, the military's version of the Paralympics.
Leander Schaerlaeckens
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