Paralympic Archive


Transformation from Olympics to Paralympics

London – GBR, August 22, 2012: Transformation, LOCOG is transitioning the look of London and the Olympic Park to reflect the Paralympic Games, now just a week away. After a spectacular Olympic Games, the London Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) has been undertaking a huge transitional operation to


London 2012 Paralympic Tennis Event

London – GBR, August 20, 2012: The International Tennis Federation (ITF) today confirmed the full list of singles and doubles entries for the London 2012 Paralympic Tennis Event at Eton Manor on 1-8 September. A total of 112 players from 31 countries will compete at the venue for six gold medals, with


Elena Sanctioned after Anti-Doping Rule Violation

Germany, August 16, 2012: The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced that the Russian athlete Elena Chistilina, who won two silver medals at June’s 2012 IPC Athletics European Championships, has been suspended for two years for an Anti-Doping Rule Violation. Chistilina returned an adverse analytical finding for Nikethamide metabolite N-ethylnicotinamide in a


Record Number of Female to Take Part

Germany, August 16, 2012: With just 13 days to go until the London 2012 Paralympic Games, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Committee announced on Thursday (16 August) that a record number of women will take part in the London 2012 Paralympic Games. At London 2012, a record 1,513 female athletes will compete


Commentary Line-up for London Live Streams

Germany, August 15, 2012: Streams, The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced the names of its nine strong commentary team who will talk viewers through more than 780 hours of live sport on during the London 2012 Paralympic Games. The team, who will provide English and Spanish commentary for the IPC,


USA Sprinter Voted Athlete of the Month

Germany, August 13, 2012: USA’s sprinter Blake Leeper was voted the International Paralympic Committee’s (IPC) Athlete of the Month for July by the public on after tying South African Oscar Pistorius’ world-record time of 10.91 seconds in the 100m T43 class. Leeper tied the benchmark at the Boiling Point Track Classic


New Edition of The Paralympian Magazine

August 06, 2012: Paralympian, The London 2012 Games-time edition of The Parlaympian, the International Paralympic Committee’s (IPC) award-winning magazine, has now been published online and is available to view here: The second edition of 2012 focuses on the build-up to the Paralympic Games, which are set to be a milestone in


IPC Website to Feature Revolutionary

London – GBR, July 31, 2012: IPC website, The International Paralympic Committee’s (IPC) website will feature a groundbreaking new video player for the London 2012 Paralympic Games which integrates live footage and results in a single unified and synchronized view. Developed by the IPC’s worldwide IT partner Atos, and integrated with


IPC President Picks Up GSD Humanitarian Award

London, July 29, 2012: International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Sir Philip Craven on Saturday (28 July) was presented with the 2012 Global Sports Development (GSD) Humanitarian Award at a ceremony at London’s Globe Theatre. As 2012’s honoree, Sir Philip was awarded a $100,000 grant which has donated to the IPC’s soon to


IOC and IPC Sign Co-operation Agreement

London, July 24, 2012: Co-operation,The Presidents of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Sir Philip Craven and Jacques Rogge, today (Tuesday 24 July) signed an agreement in London that ensures the Paralympic Games will be held in the same city as the Olympic Games through until 2020.