A blue-checked character will be the mascot for the Olympics and a pink cherry blossom-inspired one for the Paralympics
In Syria, a bomb attack left Najib Alhaj Ali paralysed. He fled with his family across the Mediterranean to Greece, where para sports gave him hope for a better life.
A scheme to help disabled refugee children resume their lives though sport is taking off in Greece.
A Paralympic javelin thrower has died after a training accident.
Abdullah Hayayei was killed while training in London. He was preparing for the
More than 1000 athletes, including Olympic medalists, are implicated in the McLaren report on Russian state-sponsored doping.
After 11 days showcasing 23 different sports, the 2016 Paralympics have ended in Rio with a colourful closing ceremony.
An Iranian cyclist has died following a crash during the Paralympics.
Bahman Golbarnezhad, who was 48, was competing in the C4-5 road race when he
The 2016 Rio Paralympic Games are the 15th edition of the competition The Games first took to the world stage in Rome in 1960, a week after the regular summer Olympics ended in the…
Andrei Fomochkin has been banned from the Rio Paralympic Games after waving a Russian flag at the opening ceremony.
The Paralympic Games have begun in Rio, with a breathtaking opening ceremony.
Almost everything has been scaled back, from venues to seating and staffing, after the organising committee ran out of money.
Syrian refugee Ibrahim Al Hussein has been named as one of the two members of the Paralympic Refugee Team that will head to Rio de Janeiro hunting a gold medal.
Russia has lost its appeal against its ban from next month’s Rio Paralympics because of a state-sponsored doping programme.
Charities have hit out at the precarious state of the 2016 Paralympic Games, which is likely to take place under the shadow of a huge funding crisis
Russia won’t take part in next month’s Rio Paralympics after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) upheld a ban imposed over the state-sponsored doping…
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Rio Olympic organisers could be facing a massive cash shortfall as fears increased on Monday funds designated for the
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has imposed a blanket ban on Russian athletes from competing at the Rio Paralympics.
Ibrahim Hamato was 10 years old when he lost his arms in a train accident, despite that he has become a champion table tennis player and helped change the perception of disabled people in…
The final of the Afghanistan women’s wheelchair national basketball championship between Herat and Balkh provinces was held in the country’s capital
Japanese organisers revealed Friday the emblem of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, five years to the day before the opening
She’s been dubbed the world's first amputee pop artist: at the age of 20, Viktoria Modesta asked doctors to remove her lower left leg, which had been
South African prosecutors at the trial of Oscar Pistorius have shown a video of the athlete firing a gun at a shooting range as they began his
Athletes are breaking world records in the The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics World Championships which, this year, are held in