Paralympic Archive

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Athlete of the Month shortlist for Best Team

Germany, Oct 16, 2012: The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has revealed the shortlist for the Best Team of the Month for August and September combined based on performances at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, and the public can now vote for the winner on www.paralympic.org. The finalists for the team award include:

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USA’s Muffy Davis Voted Best Female Athlete

Germany, Oct 15, 2012: USA’s Muffy Davis has been voted the International Paralympic Committee’s (IPC) Female Athlete of the Month for August and September after winning gold in all three of her handcycling events at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. On the Brands Hatch course, Davis claimed titles in the individual time

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Athlete of the Month shortlist for Best Male

Germany, Sept 24, 2012: The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has revealed the shortlist for the Best Male Athlete of the Month for August and September combined, based on their performances at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, and the public can now vote for the winner on www.paralympic.org The finalists for the award include:

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2012 Paralympics Prove to be Online Success

Germany, Sept 18, 2012: The London 2012 Paralympic Games proved to be a huge online success according to the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) with record breaking figures for its website and social media channels. Headline figures published on Tuesday (18 September) for the period 29 August to 9 September show: * Nearly

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FEI celebrates clean London 2012 Paralympic

Lausanne – Switzerland, Sept 14, 2012: Para-Equestrian at the London 2012 Paralympic Games has continued the clean sport success of the London 2012 Olympic Games with the news that all human and equine samples taken during the Para-Equestrian competitions at Greenwich Park have tested negative for prohibited substances. Para-Equestrian Dressage, the only

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The London Games may be over but their legacy

Geneva, Sept 10, 2012: Last night, the curtain came down on the London 2012 Paralympic Games, marking the end of a glorious summer not only for elite sport, but also for how sport can contribute to the betterment of our societies. A number of UN organizations and officials contributed to ensuring that

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Georgian and Russian Powerlifters have Suspended

London – GBR, Sept 8, 2012: The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced that the Georgian Powerlifter Shota Omarashvili has been suspended for two years for an Anti-Doping Rule Violation. Omarashvili returned an adverse analytical finding for Anabolic Androgenic Steroids in a urine sample provided on 27 August 2012 in an out

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McKillop and Zakayo win Whang Youn Dai Award

London – GBR, Sept 8, 2012: The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) on Saturday (8 September) announced the six elected members of the IPC Athletes’ Council for the next four years. The six council members include four newly elected athletes in Sitting Volleyball player Elvira Stinnissen of the Netherlands, track athlete Arnaud Assoumani

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IPC/Allianz to continue successful international partnership

London – GBR, September 5, 2012: Sir Philip Craven, President of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), and Michael Diekmann, CEO of Allianz SE, announced on Wednesday (5 September) they will renew the contract between their two organisations. The two are happy to continue their successful partnership between the Paralympic Movement and financial

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Agitos to create more inclusive society

London – GBR, September 04, 2012: The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) officially launched the Agitos Foundation on Tuesday (4 September), which will serve to lead the Paralympic Movement’s aim in making for a better world. The Foundation will act as the leading global organisation in developing sport activities for people with an