World ParaVolley looks to the sand with hopes to expand

Despite being a popular inclusion at the Olympic Games, beach volleyball has never featured at the Paralympics. World ParaVolley is ready for that to change.

Paralympics president Andrew Parsons commends work of the Italian Paralympic Committee as movement sets sights on 2026 Winter Games

Despite current political chaos in Italy, Parsons positively looks forward towards Milan-Cortina 2026. Among contributing factors, the IPC leader cites the continued growth and development of the Paralympic movement across Italy under Luca Pancalli’s leadership, as well as the success of the country’s athletes.

Two years until Paris 2024 Paralympics: IPC leader Andrew Parsons discusses the myriad challenges in a “changed world” along road to the Games

The Paralympics leader cites inflation, the ongoing Russia and Ukraine conflict and COVID-19 among obstacles facing Paris 2024 organizers and the International Paralympic Committee family. An ‘outside the box’ opening ceremony might be staged at the Place de la Concorde, while Parsons also teases major news to be revealed later this year

Para surfing attempting to ride wave of momentum into LA28 Paralympic Games

International Surfing Association (ISA) president Fernando Aguerre highlights progress of the sport since the inaugural Adaptive World Championships on the La Jolla shores in 2015. Aguerre: “My hope is to get as many people off their couch or out of their wheelchairs and into the water.”

Crowded field of sports vying for spot at LA28 Paralympic Games

The IPC will face a tough challenge finalizing the sports program for the 2028 Summer Paralympics after a record 33 sports submitted applications for inclusion.

International Ski Federation officially takes reigns of three snow sports from International Paralympic Committee

IPC president Andrew Parsons expresses his trust in Johan Eliasch and FIS to achieve a new level of growth for Para alpine skiing, cross-country and snowboard. Twelve-time Paralympic alpine skiing medalist: “I hope that this will be the best fit for the athletes and I’ve heard some encouraging things”

Wheelchair rugby breaks new ground at The World Games 2022

Low-point wheelchair rugby had promised to smash a few glass ceilings during its time in Birmingham, and it did not disappoint. The tournament was dominated by Great Britain, whose players spoke highly of the para sport’s historic inclusion at the multi-sport event.

IPC President doesn’t see inclusion of para sport events at multi-sports games leading to merge between Olympics and Paralympics

Over the last two decades, para sport has found a place in the spotlight outside the Paralympic Movement at various multi-sports games around the world. IPC President Andrew Parsons sees this as a positive promotion of para sport, but not one that will lead to an eventual merge between the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Women’s para ice hockey becomes first major beneficiary of PARA SPORT initiative

A new women’s para ice hockey competition was established as part of the IPC’s PARA SPORT initiative. The grassroots-to-high performance program seeks to increase participation in para sport through raising the international profile of para sport.

IPC looks to expand global impact with launch of PARA SPORT

The goal is to bring increased visibility and opportunities for people with disabilities

Putin uses awards ceremony to air grievances against sanctions placed on Russian athletes

Says figure skater Kamila Valieva “could not have achieved perfection while doping.”

Jen Lee 3, thief 0: Stolen Paralympic gold medals returned to Team USA goaltender after plea for help

Video of robber breaking into Lee’s car was seen by nearly three million people and led to an arrest

Russia holds alternative para sport event after being barred from Winter Paralympics

“We Are Together. Sports” an alternative winter para sports competition for Russian and Belarusian athletes was held in Russia last week. The event gave Russian and Belarus athletes the opportunity to compete after the nations were barred from competing at the Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympics.

Paris 2024 unveils ticketing program for the Olympic and Paralympic Games

Organizers are hoping to sell a record number of tickets at affordable prices

FIS given preferred status in pursuit to take over governance of three winter para sports

It was revealed on Tuesday the IPC and FIS held discussions over the transfer of governance for three para snow sports during the Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympics. The IPC subsequently awarded the FIS preferred status as a potential candidate to take over governance of para alpine skiing, para cross country skiing, and para snowboard

FIS given preferred status in pursuit to take over governance of three winter para sports

It was revealed on Tuesday the IPC and FIS held discussions over the transfer of governance for three para snow sports during the Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympics. The IPC subsequently awarded the FIS preferred status as a potential candidate to take over governance of para alpine skiing, para cross country skiing, and para snowboard

World Sailing kicks off 2022 Paralympic Development Program

The program is aimed at growing Para sailing worldwide, with an eye towards reinstatement for the LA28 Paralympics

Kiiveri charges to Finland’s first-ever Paralympic Alpine skiing gold, while Norwegian Pedersen displays his dominance

Big day for the Scandinavian skiers in Yanqing. Twelve-time Para Alpine skiing medalist Chris Waddell discusses the evolution of the sport as intriguing human interest and compelling stories continue to develop at the Beijing Paralympics

Russian, Belarusian athletes now banned from Paralympics

The International Paralympic Committee has changed its decision to allow athletes from Russia and Belarus to compete as neutral athletes under the Paralympic flag. The revised ruling follows protests and threats of boycotts from numerous athletes.

IPC will allow Russian and Belarusian athletes to compete in Paralympics

The athletes would compete as neutral athletes under the Paralympic flag

International Paralympic Committee introduces PLY title to recognize all Paralympians

Former Paralympians Kevin Coombs and Ranghild Myklebust are the first two athletes to receive the post-nominal title

IPC appoints Kristina Molloy as Chief Membership and Impact Officer

Her new role will promote accessibility and improve disability inclusion within the Paralympic movement

Paralympics set to expand in Latin America

New project will strengthen Para sports in Guatemala, Paraguay, and Trinidad and Tobago

World Sailing appoints Alexandra Rickham as Head of Sustainability

Two-time gold medalist left without route to Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympics

The world’s best adaptive athletes in winter sports will be chasing gold when the 2022 Winter Paralympics open in March. Brenna Huckaby, a two-time Paralympic gold medalist, won’t be amongst those contending for medals in Beijing though, after her classification was dropped from Beijing 2022 by the International Paralympic Committee.

Eight winter sport candidates to stand for IPC Athletes’ Council elections

Saudi Arabia merges Olympic and Paralympic bodies into single entity

The Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee has merged with the Paralympic Committee of Saudi Arabia to form the Saudi Olympic & Paralympic Committee. The new organization will oversee the activities of the Olympic and Paralympic movements in Saudi Arabia.

Spanish Paralympian disqualified from Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games after failed doping test

Wheelchair basketball player Amadou Diallo Diouf failed a doping test on September 5

Diede de Groot and Marcel Hug among 2021 Paralympic Sport Award winners

Governor Koike to speak about Tokyo 2020 learnings at 2021 Inclusion Summit