The Wheelchair Dance Sport Association (UK) (WDSA (UK)) is happy to announce the official Wheelchair Dance Sport Competition in the UK and the first Inclusive Dance Festival, taking place on Saturday 22nd October 2016. The WDSA (UK) is really excited to announce that the national competition and festival which will take place in Hertfordshire at […]

The ball game, which can be played by the severely disabled, first appeared at the Games in 1984 and is growing fast   Nigel Murray of Great Britain throws a Boccia ball during a match against Ireland. Photograph: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images.     It is a sport many have never heard of, but it’s one […]

Welcome to the Paralympics from WDSAUK!   Great Britain won 120 medals at the London 2012 Paralympics and aim to surpass that total despite UK Sport admitting it will be ‘incredibly challenging’   Bryan Lenon/Getty Team GB are aiming to beat their total from London 2012 in the Paralympics The incredible Rio 2016 Olympics are […]

Olesya Vladykina has won two Paralympic gold medals in the S8 category at Beijing 2008 and London 2012 More than 100 Russian athletes have written to the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) asking to compete at the Rio Games. Russia were banned by the IPC after the McLaren report identified evidence of a state-sponsored doping programme. […]

The Olympic Stadium in Deodoro will stay in use as a stand-alone venue but the Olympic Park around it will be closed and dismantled. The International Olympic Committee should help with funding for the Rio Paralympics, says the vice-chairman of the British Olympic Association. The Paralympics face major budget cuts and, although delayed travel grants […]

Home needed for wheelchair dancing group

    ‘WHEELCHAIR’ and ‘dancing’ are not two words that you would usually put together, but a new movement is taking the world by storm.   The Wheelchair Dance Sport Association UK was founded in 2006 and has gone from strength to strength ever since, and the International Paralympic Committee holds a world cup every […]

Service for Stephen Boyne, 1967 – 2016

The funeral for Stephen Boyne has been arranged for Tuesday, 30th August 2016 at Torquay Crematorium at 10.30am. the family have asked for no flowers. Instead, any money that you wish to donate in memory of Stephen will be going to The Beacons Wheelchair Dancers to help fund their dance floor. Afterward they will be […]

Oscar Pistorius competed in both the Paralympics and Olympics in 2012.Paul Gilham / Getty Images On August 21, the streets of Rio de Janeiro will begin to empty of fans and the world’s media as the Olympic Games draw to a close. But it’s not until September 7 that the world’s best disabled athletes — […]

This article is part of a ParaSport News series of articles looking at athletics world records and world records progression. ` The T54/F54 class continues the T50s/F50s classes for people with spinal cord or spinal cord like disabilities who use a wheelchair in competition.  The class is for paraplegics with normal hand and arm function, […]