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David Weir competing in the parasport 1500m T54 heat on July 29, 2014
David Weir 'feels cheated' following unsuccessful Rio 2016 campaign
David Weir hints at discontent in the Great Britain ranks, as a crash in the men's marathon on Sunday saw him end his Rio 2016 campaign without a medal of any sort.
Sep 18, 22:08
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Iranian Para-cyclist dies at Paralympics
Bahman Golbarnezhad, an Iranian Para-cyclist, dies after being involved in a crash during the men's C4-5 road race at the Rio Paralympics.
Sep 17, 22:09
Britain's David Weir celebrates winning the men's wheelchair race in the Great North Run half marathon in South Shields, near Newcastle in northeast England on September 15, 2013
David Weir to retire from track after Rio 2016 Paralympics
Six-time Paralympic medallist David Weir is to retire from competing in 2017 after taking part in the London Marathon.
Sep 15, 20:04
Sarah Storey wins gold for ParalympicsGB in Rio de Janeiro on September 8, 2016
ParalympicsGB surpass London gold-medal tally on day seven of Rio 2016
Dame Sarah Storey continues her incredible run at the Paralympics by winning another gold medal, taking Britain's tally at Rio 2016 to 39 - five more than London 2012.
Sep 14, 20:00
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Belgian Paralympian Marieke Vervoort denies planning to kill herself after Rio
Belgian wheelchair racer Marieke Vervoort denies reports that she will kill herself after the Paralympics in Rio.
Sep 12, 11:22
British Paralympic gold medal winning cyclist Sarah Storey waves to the crowd during the London 2012 Victory Parade on September 10, 2012
Sarah Storey breaks record to qualify for C5 3000m individual pursuit final
Great Britain's Dame Sarah Storey breaks her own world record in order to qualify for the C5 3000m individual pursuit final on the opening day of the Rio Paralympics.
Sep 8, 17:08
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Lee Pearson named ParalympicsGB flagbearer in Rio 2016 opening ceremony
Ten-time gold medallist Lee Pearson is named as flagbearer for ParalympicsGB ahead of tomorrow's opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro.
Sep 6, 16:06
Hannah Cockroft at the Olympic stadium on July 15, 2015
Hannah Cockroft fears lack of Rio Paralympics interest
Hannah Cockroft expresses concern regarding a lack of public excitement about the upcoming Paralympic Games.
Sep 2, 11:12
Russian President Vladimir Putin at a meeting with upcoming Olympic games' volunteers in Sochi on January 17, 2014
Russia to hold 'special competitions' for banned Paralympic athletes
Russia will host its own version of the Paralympic Games on home soil following the decision to ban all 267 athletes from Rio 2016, Vladimir Putin announces.
Aug 25, 18:45
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ParalympicsGB swimmer Tully Kearney pulls out of Rio Games
Great Britain's four-time world champion swimmer Tully Kearney pulls out of the Paralympics due to injury.
Aug 23, 14:45
A general view of the IOC Anti-Doping Laboratory based at the Richmond Olympic Oval on February 9, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada
Russia lose appeal against exclusion from Paralympics in Rio
Russia will not compete at the Paralympic Games in Rio after losing an appeal against exclusion following allegations of state-sponsored doping.
Aug 23, 11:03
Mayor of London Boris Johnson, President of the IPC Sir Philip Craven MBE and Mayor of Rio de Janeiro Eduardo Paes perform the Paralympic flag handover ceremony during the closing ceremony on day 11 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games
Rio Paralympic Games to go ahead amid major budget cuts
The Rio Paralympic Games will go ahead next month but will face major budget cuts, the International Paralympic Committee confirms.
Aug 19, 18:46
The Olympic rings are unfurled on August 5, 2016
Russian athletes banned from Rio Paralympics
The International Paralympic Committee bans Russia from competing in the 2016 Paralympics.
Aug 7, 17:36
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GB thrower Claire Harvey withdraws from Rio Paralympics due to injury
British thrower Claire Harvey withdraws from the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro due to a hand injury.
Aug 5, 18:17
Jordanne Whiley of Great Britain in action in their match with Yui Kamiji of Japan against Sharon Walraven of the Netherlands and Katharina Kruger of Germany during the Australian Open 2015 Wheelchair Championships at Melbourne Park on January 29, 2015
Jordanne Whiley in 10-strong wheelchair tennis team for Rio 2016
Jordanne Whiley is named in a 10-strong ParalympicsGB wheelchair tennis team for Rio 2016.
Jun 28, 11:14
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Wheelchair basketballer Simon Munn picked for seventh Paralympic Games
Great Britain wheelchair basketball veteran Simon Munn, 48, is set to represent his country at a seventh Paralympic Games after the squad was announced on Monday.
Jun 20, 15:11
A general view of the IOC Anti-Doping Laboratory based at the Richmond Olympic Oval on February 9, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada
Russian para-athletes able to compete at Rio Paralympics
The International Paralympic Committee announces that Russian para-athletes will not be affected by the IAAF's ban at this summer's Rio Games.
Jun 20, 13:39
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Great Britain name table tennis team for Paralympics in Rio
Great Britain name a 12-person table tennis squad, including world number ones Will Bayley and Rob Davies, for the Paralympic Games in Rio.
Mar 8, 10:35
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IPC names nominees for 2015 Paralympic Sport Awards
The International Paralympic Committee announces the Sochi 2014 nominees for the 2015 Paralympic Sport Awards.
Sep 29, 09:46
David Weir competing in the parasport 1500m T54 heat on July 29, 2014
David Weir: 'I had a point to prove in Berlin'
David Weir says he wanted to prove that he is still capable of winning a marathon solo when he took to the track in Berlin.
Sep 28, 15:23
British Paralympic gold medal winning cyclist Sarah Storey waves to the crowd during the London 2012 Victory Parade on September 10, 2012
Dame Sarah Storey's Podium Ambition team turn professional
Dame Sarah Storey's Podium Ambition road cycling team is to turn professional for the 2016 Women's World Tour.
Sep 28, 15:11
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Rachel Choong makes history in Para-Badminton World Championships
Rachel Choong becomes the first English player to win three gold medals at a Para-badminton World Championships.
Sep 22, 10:14
Jonnie Peacock of Great Britain celebrates after winning mens 100m T44 final during day one of the IPC Athletics European Championships at Swansea University Sports Village on August 19, 2014
Jonnie Peacock: 'Withdrawing from IPC World Athletics Championships wasn't easy'
British sprinter Jonnie Peacock admits that withdrawing from the upcoming IPC World Athletics Championships was not an easy decision.
Sep 18, 13:26
Jonnie Peacock of Great Britain celebrates after winning mens 100m T44 final during day one of the IPC Athletics European Championships at Swansea University Sports Village on August 19, 2014
Jonnie Peacock was 'never going to concern' Richard Browne
Richard Browne says Jonnie Peacock was 'the least of his worries' as the British sprinter pulls out of the IPC World Championships.
Sep 18, 10:36
Jason Smyth of Ireland competes in the mens 200m T12 semi final during day three of the IPC Athletics European Championships at Swansea University Sports Village on August 21, 2014
Jason Smyth, Omara Durand become fastest para-athletes
Irishman Jason Smyth and Cuban woman Omara Durand are named as the world's fastest para-athletes after winning 100m challenges in Rio de Janeiro.
Sep 10, 13:11
Jade Jones of Great Britain competes in the Women's 400m - T54 heats on day 5 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 3, 2012
Rio Paralympic Games 'will be the biggest to date'
International Paralympic Committee president Sir Philip Craven says that the event is on course to break records.
Sep 7, 17:27
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Great Britain men's wheelchair basketball team qualify for Paralympics
Great Britain men's wheelchair basketball team secure their place at the next Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Sep 4, 09:57
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Great Britain women's wheelchair basketball team qualify for Paralympics
Great Britain women's wheelchair basketball team earn a place at the next Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Sep 3, 12:53
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England penalty defeat costs Great Britain's blind football team a place at Rio
Great Britain's blind football team will not be at the Rio 2016 Paralympics after England lost on penalties to Russia at the IBSA Blind Football European Championships.
Aug 28, 19:05