IPC to explore providing the opportunity for 10 sports to conduct classification at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

Suspending the IPC’s zero classification policy is a one-off to address the challenges some sports are facing to classify all athletes before the Games The IPC is working to ensure that no prospective Tokyo 2020 athlete misses out on competing due to the lack of access to classification opportunities The IFs and NPCs are urged Read more about IPC to explore providing the opportunity for 10 sports to conduct classification at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games[…]

Alexia Barrier: She did it!

In the early hours of Sunday morning under a full moon, Alexia sailed into the waters off the coast of Brittany and crossed the finish line at the Sables d’Olonne to complete the 9th edition of the Vendée Globe race. After 11 days, 17 hours and 3 minutes at sea, she arrived earlier than expected. Read more about Alexia Barrier: She did it![…]

Nominations open for IPC Athletes‘ Council election that will take place during the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has opened the nomination process for the IPC Athletes’ Council, ahead of an election that will take place at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. The IPC Athletes’ Council is a highly engaged group consisting of 12 current and retired Paralympians, and one from the IOC Athletes’ Commission Representative. Their mission Read more about Nominations open for IPC Athletes‘ Council election that will take place during the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games[…]

Costa Rican Para athlete Sherman Guity suspended for anti-doping rule violation

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has banned Costa Rican Para athlete Sherman Guity for two years after he committed an anti-doping rule violation (ADRV). The T64 sprinter returned an adverse analytical finding for a prohibited substance in a urine sample provided on 23 July 2019 in an out of competition test. The substance was Clostebol, Read more about Costa Rican Para athlete Sherman Guity suspended for anti-doping rule violation[…]

IPC publishes updated governance review proposal

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has published an updated version of its governance review proposal "Remaining Fit for Purpose" following 10 months of consultation with IPC members, Para athletes and stakeholders. Originally shared with stakeholders at October 2019’s IPC Conference in Bonn, Germany, "Remaining Fit for Purpose" focusses on nine key principles which aim to Read more about IPC publishes updated governance review proposal[…]

IWBF complete 97% of assessments ahead of Tokyo 2020

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has agreed to grant additional time to the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) to finish verifying the eligibility of all 4.0 and 4.5 sport class players set to compete at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Since January 2020, when the IPC declared the IWBF non-compliant with the 2015 IPC Athlete Read more about IWBF complete 97% of assessments ahead of Tokyo 2020[…]

IPC President Andrew Parsons urges US Open tennis to reconsider decision – statement

“The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is disappointed at the US Open’s decision not to include wheelchair tennis in this September’s event, a decision that has left a lot of the athlete community rightly upset and angered. We urge organisers to reconsider this decision which could potentially undo years of great work to promote and showcase Read more about IPC President Andrew Parsons urges US Open tennis to reconsider decision – statement[…]

IWBF granted more time on Tokyo 2020 athlete eligibility

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has agreed to extend until 1 August 2020 the deadline for the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) to verify the eligibility of all 4.0 and 4.5 class players set to compete at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. In January 2020, the IPC announced that the Read more about IWBF granted more time on Tokyo 2020 athlete eligibility[…]

Para powerlifter Esther Oyema receives a four-year ban for anti-doping rule violation

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has banned the former Paralympic champion Para powerlifter Esther Oyema for four years after she committed an anti-doping rule violation (ADRV). The Nigerian, who won gold at London 2012 in the Women’s 48kg, returned an adverse analytical finding for a prohibited substance in a urine sample provided on 28 January Read more about Para powerlifter Esther Oyema receives a four-year ban for anti-doping rule violation[…]

JMS meets Barracuda Racing Wheels: FlowForged rims on the Renault Mégane RS

Since the current model generation, the three-door variant of the Renault Mégane and therefore also the top model RS are history. In the predecessor generation, the most powerful version of the French compact car, on the other hand, still had a coupé-like, dynamic body style with just two doors on the sides. This attractive, 273-hp Read more about JMS meets Barracuda Racing Wheels: FlowForged rims on the Renault Mégane RS[…]