Tag Archive: Paralympic Games

Meet our latest Bader Grant Recipient of the Month – Sophie Harris

We’re very pleased to introduce you to our latest Bader Grant Recipient of the Month, Sophie Harris, who had her leg amputated last February, and is now pursuing her goal to represent Team GB in the Paralympic Games. We were delighted to be able to acknowledge her courage and determination with a Bader Grant. Sophie… View Article
Latest from PACE: Pioneering prosthetic knee system aids Paralympic hopeful on her road to Rio 2016

Latest from PACE: Pioneering prosthetic knee system aids Paralympic hopeful on her road to Rio 2016

‘Converting Patients into People’ We’re grateful to Scott Richardson of PACE for sending in the following hugely encouraging Press Release. This was scribed by Ottobock in conjunction with PACE and relates to a young female athlete that both have been supporting in her sporting ambitions. ******************************   15 year-old confirms switch to athletics as innovative… View Article
Introducing A Great New Invention – The Mountain Trike!

Introducing A Great New Invention – The Mountain Trike!

I was delighted to receive news about this wonderfully enabling new invention which should give more freedom and scope to wheelchair users.    If you’d like to know more about the Mountain Trike, please contact Roger Crawford, whose details are at the bottom of the article. If you try out one of these great Trikes,… View Article

Glorious Pistorius: Blade Runner gets 400 meter gold

By: “Gayle Falkenthal for Communities at WashingtonTimes.com” South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius provided the grand finale to a glorious 10 days of competition at the 2012 London Paralympic Games Saturday with a world record winning time in his signature event, the men’s 400 meter T44 final. It’s been a dream Games for Pistorius, the unofficial… View Article

Some amazing images from Day 4 of the London 2012 Paralympics

Here is a link to the San Francisco Chronicle for an amazing selection of images showing highlights from Day 4 of the Paralympic Games including this cracker of Australia’s Kelly Cartwright competing in the Women’s Long Jump F42/44. These links tend to be short-lived so please let me know if you hit a blank page!

Another wonderful selection of images from the Paralympics

Here, courtesy of Huff Post Sports, The Internet Newspaper, is a wonderful selection of images taken at the London 2012 Paralympic Games inclucing this gem of Richard Whitehead celebrating after his amazing victory in the men’s 200m T42 Final. Please click HERE for the link to see more. (You’ll need to scroll down the page… View Article

Martine’s journey from Tube horror to Paralympics Games celebration

When the faces of the people who died in the 7 July bomb attacks in London were broadcast the world over, during the Olympic Opening Ceremony, Martine Wright could have been forgiven for shuddering. She came closer than most to being in that sad roll of honour. On that day seven years ago she had… View Article
Sitting Volleyball – Read this if you’d like to give it a try

Sitting Volleyball – Read this if you’d like to give it a try

We received an email directed to the LLIC Website from Ben Richards, representing the Lincolnshire arm of Sitting Volleyball. As he says, it’s a wonderful sport and unique in that it can be played and enjoyed by all. Please check out the Website Link below and contact info@lincolnshiresittingvolleyball.co.uk for more information or to talk to someone… View Article
Sitting Volleyball – Read this if you'd like to give it a try

Sitting Volleyball – Read this if you'd like to give it a try

I received an email from Ben Richards, representing the Lincolnshire arm of Sitting Volleyball. As he says, it’s a wonderful sport and unique in that it can be played and enjoyed by all. Please check out the Website Link below and contact info@lincolnshiresittingvolleyball.co.uk for more information or to talk to someone about perhaps having a… View Article
Paralympics – London 2012 Paralympic Games receives National Lottery funding boost

Paralympics – London 2012 Paralympic Games receives National Lottery funding boost

By Tom Degun December 4 – The London 2012 Paralympic Games have received a major funding boost after the National Lottery confirmed their grant of £66 million ($103 million/€77 million) for the competition as part of the overall Public Sector Funding package. As part of the public funds already agreed in the bid commitment, the… View Article

The remarkable Baroness Grey-Thompson could teach Sepp Blatter a thing or two

By Alan Hubbard I am not sure if Tanni Grey-Thompson has ever met Sepp Blatter – or  even desires to do so – but I would like to be the proverbial fly on the wall should they ever have a conversation which embraces the FIFA poobah’s growing list of apparent prejudices. Slippery Sepp – hard… View Article

Paralympics – Disabled rider on target for London 2012 Paralympics

Published on Monday 14 November 2011 09:51 A DISABLED rider who trains out of stables in Papplewick has become a world and European equestrian champion — after overcoming an allergy to horses! Sophie Wells (21), who rides from the Angela Weiss Stables on Mansfield Road, now has her sights set on the Paralympic Games. In… View Article
Paralympics – 2012 games project cash

Paralympics – 2012 games project cash

TWO OLYMPIC-inspired events in South Holland have been awarded grant funding. The Ruby Hunt Centre in Donington and the Big Bloomers group in Sutton Bridge shared almost £300 from a cash pot set up to fund projects inspired by next year’s Olympic and Paralympic games in London. The Ruby Hunt has been given £125 for… View Article

Paralympics – Paralympic and Olympic-inspired swimming gala for Sleaford

A PARALYMPIC and Olympic inspired swimming gala will take place in Sleaford next year thanks to grant funding. The University of the Third Age (U3A) has been awarded £120 to run an Olympic Swimming Gala after receiving £120 to hire a swimming pool for the event to be held in April 2012. The gala will… View Article

Paralympics – Josie Pearson aims for Paralympic Double

By Ian Morgan – Hereford Times JOSIE Pearson is making a track-and-field bid for a Great Britain place at next year’s Paralympics in London. The 25-year-old has taken up the discus and thrown just 12 centimetres short of a world record. “I started to do some throwing at the beginning of the summer and threw… View Article

The Freedom Chair – see this and be inspired!

Words by Jeff Schmuck Switchback Entertainment’s Mike Douglas and Jeff Thomas, producers of Salomon Freeski TV, are proud to present the short version of their critically acclaimed film, The Freedom Chair. The Freedom Chair, which just last week won Best Mountain Sports Film at the Banff Mountain Film Festival, documents the trials, tribulations and triumphs… View Article

Olympics/Paralympics – London 2012 Official Posters

* Please click HERE to see a slideshow of the 12 designs * The London 2012 Olympic Committee unveiled its 12 official Olympic and Paralympic posters, created by the UK’s top contemporary artists. The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) commissioned 12 artists (six for the Olympics and six for the… View Article

Paralympics – The 2012 Paralympics Medals Offer Inspired, Tactile Interpretation Of Victory

Jewelry designer Lin Cheung evokes Nike, the Greek goddess of victory, with textured imagery. By: Belinda Lanks – Senior Editor at Co.Design Historically, Olympic medals haven’t been the medium of daring, Olympic-caliber design. Take Omer Arbel’s design for the 2010 Vancouver Games. Originally, he proposed a two-piece medal, which would be held together by concealed… View Article
Paralympics – Paralyzed local athlete training for 2014 Paralympics

Paralympics – Paralyzed local athlete training for 2014 Paralympics

by Sharon Sullivan GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — After his girlfriend died, Chris Jefferson took off in his wheelchair pushing and pushing his chair into the next county for 35 miles, before stopping. Then, he turned around and pushed his way back home, knocking out 70 miles altogether. “It built my stamina, my endurance,” Jefferson said…. View Article
Paralympics – Hoteliers set to capitalise on tourist segment for disabled people

Paralympics – Hoteliers set to capitalise on tourist segment for disabled people

As the London hotel market gears up for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, the question isn’t whether hoteliers will be able to provide the minimum required accommodations for guests with disabilities, but will they be able to capitalize on the more than £2-billion (US$3.2-billion) tourist segment for disabled people that could visit the market as a result…. View Article
Paralympic News – Para-Equestrians Get Grant Boost for London 2012

Paralympic News – Para-Equestrians Get Grant Boost for London 2012

Para-Equestrians bidding to compete at the London 2012 Paralympic Games can now apply for funding as part of a brand new grant scheme to help with training expenses. Eurovestech plc, the pan-European development capital fund, has put up a €25,500 grant to support 15 equestrian athletes around the world as they prepare for London 2012…. View Article
Dakota Wesleyan’s Hunter Bork sets national record with performance

Dakota Wesleyan’s Hunter Bork sets national record with performance

By: Justin Rust, The Daily Republic Hunter Bork did not just win the high jump title at the Paralympic Games on June 16-19 in Miramar, Fla., he also set an American record in the event. On Monday morning in a text from Dakota Wesleyan track and field coach Pat Belling, Bork found out his winning mark… View Article
Paralympics-Sochi 2014 ambassador inspires with story of success after serious car crash

Paralympics-Sochi 2014 ambassador inspires with story of success after serious car crash

With less than 1000 days to go before the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, one of Russia’s top paralympians, swimmer Olesya Vladykina, is using her incredible life-story to inspire others to overcome their disabilities. Olesya Vladykina struck gold, and set a new world record in the women’s 100 meter breaststroke at the 2008 Paralympic Games… View Article

Pioneering Paralympian Frank Ponta dies, aged 75

From: The Australian JUST five days after the passing of Australia’s oldest Olympian Bill Roycroft, the Australian Paralympic Committee is mourning the death of 75-year-old Frank Ponta. Like five-time Olympian Roycroft, Ponta represented his country at five Paralympic Games starting with the very first held in Rome in 1960. Ponta, who dies in Perth last… View Article
Parson Wins Wellington Disabled Athlete of the Year Award

Parson Wins Wellington Disabled Athlete of the Year Award

World Champion cyclist Jayne Parson has been named the Pelorus Trust Disabled Athlete of the Year at the 2011 Wellington Sportsperson of the Year Awards held in Wellington, New Zealand. The New Zealand cyclist won the award after another successful year, which included becoming World Champion (with her tandem partner Sonia Waddell) in the Women’s… View Article

Paralympics-An Olympic inspiration for artists

Published on Wednesday 1 June 2011 08:03 FYLDE flyer Shelly Woods will be picture perfect for the London 2012 Paralympics. The 24-year-old wheelchair racer, from St Annes, is set to pose for young artists during drawing classes set up to mark the 2012 Games. The free three-day summer school will be held for 14 to… View Article
Be inspired by the Olympic and paralympic games

Be inspired by the Olympic and paralympic games

Saturday June 11th see’s Moyle District Council host an inaugural Boccia Competition for the area, “The Greenlight Boccia Championships”. This competition is the culmination of several taster sessions which have been delivered in local schools and within the wider community. Cross & Passion College is the venue for this exciting event when teams will gather… View Article
Paralympics-Fastest man on no legs eyes Olympic glory. Yes! It’s Oscar Pistorius again!

Paralympics-Fastest man on no legs eyes Olympic glory. Yes! It’s Oscar Pistorius again!

In 2012 blade runner Oscar Pistorius aims to make history by becoming the first disabled athlete to compete in both Olympic and Paralympic Games. Keme Nzerem went to meet him. With a clutch of gold medals to his name South African athlete Oscar Pistorius is known as the blade runner. Oscar Pistorius was born 24… View Article
500 Days to go to the Paralympic Games 2012

500 Days to go to the Paralympic Games 2012

24 May 2011 On the eve of Paralympic Games 2012 in London a reception was held at the British Embassy in Moscow. In May 23, 2011 a reception dated to the celebration of 500 Days to go to the Paralympic Games 2012 in London and opening of the “REHA Moscow International 2011” was held at… View Article
Grants available for Olympic and Paralympic Games themed events

Grants available for Olympic and Paralympic Games themed events

SMALL grants of up to £300 are available to groups of people aged 50 plus to run Olympic-themed events to promote physical activity in Lincolnshire. Silver Spirit is a community project run by Lincolnshire Sports Partnership to encourage people across the county to get involved with the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The project offers small… View Article
Paralympics-Rehearsal time as Paralympic show seeks to widen its appeal

Paralympics-Rehearsal time as Paralympic show seeks to widen its appeal

Organisers are determined that London’s other 2012 Games will engage the public and bring the athletes deserved recognition What does the Paralympic World Cup in Manchester this week have to do with a pop concert on London’s Clapham Common featuring the girl group The Saturdays? Improbably enough, they represent different strands of a concerted attempt… View Article
Paralympics-Newquay swimmer Jonathan Fox aiming for golds at Berlin Euros

Paralympics-Newquay swimmer Jonathan Fox aiming for golds at Berlin Euros

By Gerard Meagher NEWQUAY swimmer Jonathan Fox has been smashing records left, right and centre of late – and he’s vowed to break new ground at this summer’s European Championships in Berlin. The 19-year-old has rewritten the record books in the 50m and 100m backstroke events in recent months and has the world best for… View Article
Search is on for Olympic torchbearers

Search is on for Olympic torchbearers

THE OLYMPIC torch will blaze a trail through Coventry in the build up to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The flame will make an overnight stop in the city on July 1 before continuing on its 8,000 mile journey around the UK. Starting at Land’s End in Cornwall on May 18, the 70-day torch… View Article
Paralympics-Ireland Announces Team for European Championships

Paralympics-Ireland Announces Team for European Championships

Ireland has announced its team for the IPC Swimming European Championship which will takes place from 3 -10 July in Berlin. The nine strong team features many swimmers who will not only be hoping to challenge for medals in the German capital but also qualify for the London 2012 Paralympic Games. David Malone, Ireland Team… View Article

Paralympics-Inspiring Paralympic athletes speak of their 2012 fever

As British Paralympic stars compete in the World Cup, one basketball player, who is an amputee, tells Channel 4 News why life is “easier” for him than soldiers who have lost their legs in war zones. More than 240 athletes from 34 countries are competing in this week’s BT Paralympic World Cup, including “blade-runner” Oscar… View Article
Paralympics-Croatia’s Spanja Set to Renew Rivalries at European Championships

Paralympics-Croatia’s Spanja Set to Renew Rivalries at European Championships

Croatia’s double World champion swimmer Mihovil Spanja says his rivalries with Great Britain’s Jonathan Fox and Germany’s Christoph Burkhard are one of his main driving forces in the pool. At July’s International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Swimming European Championships in Berlin and this week’s BT Paralympic World Cup in Manchester, the 27 year old Croat will… View Article
Paralympics-Paralympic gold medallist Oscar Pistorius visits Olympic Stadium

Paralympics-Paralympic gold medallist Oscar Pistorius visits Olympic Stadium

Paralympic gold medallist and world-record holder Oscar Pistorius today visited the Olympic Stadium to see for himself where he may be competing in under 500 days time. Oscar Pistorius, a BT Ambassador, was given a tour of the Olympic Stadium ahead of his appearance at the BT Paralympic World Cup which starts today. Oscar Pistorius,… View Article

Paralympics-Oscar Pistorius insists World Championship qualifying time is now just weeks away

By: Gareth A Davies Oscar Pistorius, the double amputee sprinter, is convinced he will achieve the International Association of Athletics Federation’s crucial 400 metres qualifying time for the World Championships within a month. Oscar Pistorius, the double amputee sprinter, is convinced he will achieve the International Association of Athletics Federation’s crucial 400 metres qualifying time for… View Article

Paralympics-Cadburys latest global corporate to break into Paralympic movement

By: Gareth A Davies Gareth A Davies has been a sports journalist for The Daily Telegraph since 1993. He is Boxing and MMA Correspondent. Has been intrigued by fight and combat sports from a young age. Personal sporting passions are rugby, cricket, and martial arts. Also covers the Paralympic Games. Hates getting his hair cut…. View Article

Paralympics-Caroline Maclean is optimistic of ending GB’s bronze age

Haverhill wheelchair basketball player Caroline Maclean believes Great Britain are more than capable of bringing an end to their European bronze age – and with London 2012 just a year away, she thinks there’s no time like the present. The 36-year-old is set to compete in her fourth Paralympics in the capital next year, hoping… View Article

Paralympics-Accident helped turn Nathan Stephens into an international Paralympic athlete

Gareth A Davies reveals how a train accident helped to turn Nathan Stephens into an international athlete Barrie and Helen Stephens always look skywards and thank the Lord, come April 11 every year. It happens to be the birthday of their son, Nathan Stephens, a 23-year-old with the potential to become a superstar at the… View Article
Paralympics-Happy First Birthday Mandeville!

Paralympics-Happy First Birthday Mandeville!

To celebrate its first birthday (19 May), London 2012 Paralympic Games mascot Mandeville today invited a group of school children involved in the Get Set network – the official London 2012 education programme – to a special birthday party in central London. Since its arrival on the scene last year Mandeville, whose name is taken… View Article
Paralympics-6 of Great Britain’s most inspiring athletes tell us why… There’s no limit

Paralympics-6 of Great Britain’s most inspiring athletes tell us why… There’s no limit

The BT Paralympic World Cup begins in Manchester on Monday with 300 dedicated athletes from 31 countries competing in the largest annual international multi-sport competition in elite disability sport. Most of those athletes have an inspiring and uplifting story to tell. Here Sportsmail catches up with six of them before the action kicks off… LOUISE… View Article
Bywater Seeking Revenge

Bywater Seeking Revenge

WHEELCHAIR basketball player Terry Bywater insists a healthy dose of revenge is on the menu at next month’s BT Paralympic World Cup – admitting Great Britain have some unfinished business to attend to. The 28-year-old, who has featured for GB at three Paralympic Games, securing two bronze medals in the process, will line up against… View Article
Swim star pursues Olympic dream despite amputation

Swim star pursues Olympic dream despite amputation

STORY HIGHLIGHTS Swimmer Natalie du Toit is the first female amputee to ever compete at the Olympics She’s won gold medals at the Paralympics and the Commonwealth Games South African du Toit plans to retire after the London 2012 Olympic Games Every week CNN International’s African Voices highlights Africa’s most engaging personalities, exploring the lives… View Article
Sitting Volleyball to Make Debut Appearance During BT Paralympic World Cup

Sitting Volleyball to Make Debut Appearance During BT Paralympic World Cup

The Great Britain men’s Sitting Volleyball team will be making their debut at the BT Paralympic World Cup in Manchester next month, ahead of the European Championships in Rotterdam in October. The team will be taking on The Netherlands in an International Match staged during the annual elite disability sporting event. The team, who have… View Article
Record Coverage of IPC Swimming World Championships

Record Coverage of IPC Swimming World Championships

Bonn, Germany – The 2010 International Paralympic Committee (IPC*) Swimming World Championships in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, will be seeing more coverage than any previous IPC Swimming World Championships. Through the IPC’s official internet channel www.ParalympicSport.TV, a live stream of the competitions will be available everyday, giving Paralympic fans around the world a chance to watch… View Article
James Stuck hopes to lead U.S. sitting volleyball team to Paralympic Games

James Stuck hopes to lead U.S. sitting volleyball team to Paralympic Games

He’s referring to the day in December 2005 when his convoy struck a roadside bomb near Karkuk in northern Iraq. The blast destroyed his Humvee and most of his right leg. “Another guy lost an arm, and the other two people with us were fine,” said Stuck, who served in the Army 101{+s}{+t} Airborne Division…. View Article
Penn State Student Working Toward Paralympics After Leg Amputation

Penn State Student Working Toward Paralympics After Leg Amputation

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State student Jake Schrom was eager to be home for the summer. It was May 15, 2008, and he had just begun his usual summer job, working for his family’s tree service and landscaping business in Carlisle. He was at the job site, getting ready to dump a full load of debris… View Article
1,000 days to go to London 2012 Paralympic Games and time to get involved

1,000 days to go to London 2012 Paralympic Games and time to get involved

Thursday 3rd December marks exactly 1,000 days to go until the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Please click on the link below for an update as to the state of play at this stage in the Game(s). http://www.aroundtherings.com/articles/view.aspx?id=33841
3 years to go to start of London 2012 Paralympic Games

3 years to go to start of London 2012 Paralympic Games

London 2012 Media Release 8/27/2009 Saturday 29th August represents exactly three years to go to the start of the London 2012 Paralympic Games and the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) marked the milestone date by announcing the appointment of Chris Holmes MBE as its new Director of Paralympic Integration…. View Article
3 years to go to start of London 2012 Paralympic Games

3 years to go to start of London 2012 Paralympic Games

London 2012 Media Release 8/27/2009 Saturday 29th August represents exactly three years to go to the start of the London 2012 Paralympic Games and the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) marked the milestone date by announcing the appointment of Chris Holmes MBE as its new Director of Paralympic Integration…. View Article

Paralympic Talent Search Comes To London

Are you disabled? Are you sporty? If so, do you fancy a go at seeing if you’ve got what it takes to compete internationally and bring home the medals in 3 Years Time? ParalympicsGB, the UK’s team that will represent us at the Paralympic Games in London 2012, is currently scouting for talent. It’s 3… View Article