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[…]

Opel Zafira-e Life as Wheelchair-Accessible „Lounge on Wheels“

Emission-free mobility for all: Battery-electric Zafira-e Life with special conversion Strong partner: Specialist AMF-Bruns makes Opel models wheelchair-compatible Broad portfolio: Combo Life and Movano also with certified wheelchair equipment The Zafira-e Life combines driving comfort and plenty of space for passengers with an electric, emission-free and quiet journey. From now on, people with limited mobility Read more about Opel Zafira-e Life as Wheelchair-Accessible „Lounge on Wheels“[…]

IPC reveals 2021 International Women’s Day Recognition award winners

On this day as the world collectively raises its voice towards gender equality, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is lifting up three notable leaders who have done just that to earn the 2021 International Women’s Day Recognition awards. Kate Caithness of World Curling Federation (Builder category), Iranian Para archer Zahra Nemati (Next Generation Leader category) Read more about IPC reveals 2021 International Women’s Day Recognition award winners[…]

International Paralympic Committee unveils shortlist for 2021 International Women’s Day Recognition awards

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has released the shortlist for the 2021 International Women’s Day Recognition, with winners to be announced on 8 March’s global celebration of women and gender equality. This is the second year, since its inception in 2013, the International Women’s Day Recognition has expanded into categories, awarding primarily women in the Read more about International Paralympic Committee unveils shortlist for 2021 International Women’s Day Recognition awards[…]

Para bobsleigh left out of Milano Cortina 2026 Winter Paralympics

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Governing Board has finalised the Milano Cortina 2026 Paralympic Winter Games sport programme by deciding not to include the sport of Para bobsleigh. In December 2020, the IPC announced that the five sports of Para alpine skiing, Para ice hockey, Para Nordic skiing, Para snowboard and wheelchair curling were confirmed Read more about Para bobsleigh left out of Milano Cortina 2026 Winter Paralympics[…]

Key Board decisions taken related to future Paralympic Games

The IPC Governing Board concluded four days of online meetings on Tuesday (15 December) making key decisions relating to the Milano Cortina 2026 Paralympic Winter Games sport programme and Paris 2024 venue masterplan, as well as receiving updates on preparations for Tokyo 2020. Five sports so far included for Milano Cortina 2026 The IPC Governing Read more about Key Board decisions taken related to future Paralympic Games[…]

Scewo mit treppensteigendem Rollstuhl und Roboterarm am Cybathlon

Am 13. und 14. November  findet der Cybathlon 2020 Global Edition statt. Scewo, ein Schweizer Start-up, steht mit seinem Elektrorollstuhl in der Kategorie «powered wheelchair race» an der Startlinie. Das Team um Bernhard Winter, CEO und Mitgründer von Scewo, tritt gegen sieben internationale Entwicklerteams an. Das Ziel des Wettkampfes ist es, alltagsrelevante Hindernisse mittels assistierender Read more about Scewo mit treppensteigendem Rollstuhl und Roboterarm am Cybathlon[…]

UTS World Virtual Youth Festival finalists revealed

United Through Sports (UTS) World Virtual Youth Festival finalists for the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) ‚Inclusive Sports‘ Challenge have been confirmed on 5 November following a review process by an expert panel of seven judges. A total number of 138 applications from across all regions in the world were received for both the under-12 and Read more about UTS World Virtual Youth Festival finalists revealed[…]

IPC supports UTS World Virtual Youth Festival

To get youngsters around the world active during the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and multiple other sport organisations have partnered with United Through Sports to launch the 2020 World Virtual Youth Festival. More than 60 organisations including the IOC, IPC and Special Olympics are supporting the event which will invite youngsters from Read more about IPC supports UTS World Virtual Youth Festival[…]

Channel 4 continues longstanding commitment to Paralympic sport securing Paris 2024 Paralympic Games rights

– Channel 4 secures the UK rights to broadcast the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games – Channel 4 to build on legacy of ground-breaking London 2012 and Rio 2016 coverage With exactly four years to go until the Opening Ceremony, Channel 4 on Friday, 28 August been awarded the UK television rights to the Paris 2024 Read more about Channel 4 continues longstanding commitment to Paralympic sport securing Paris 2024 Paralympic Games rights[…]