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, […]

Newport’s Wales National Velodrome   GREAT Britain’s paralympic cyclists will be coming to Newport later on this month for their final training preparations before heading out to Brazil. The team travelling to Rio was announced back in June. Fifteen riders make up the team, with twelve of them specialising in track disciplines. While many training […]

RIP Stephen Boyne

Dear Colleagues, Instructors and Members, We regret to inform you that WDSA (UK) dancer and founding supporter Stephen Boyne has sadly passed away. He had only been ill a short time but he passed peacefully with those he loved around him!!  Stephen Boyne was definitely one in a million with a unique way. He was […]

(The Paralympic Games run from 7 to 18 September). Athletes’ chances of travelling to the Paralympics in Rio are “precarious” despite a day of emergency talks, says International Paralympic Committee president Philip Craven. Rio 2016’s organising committee is two weeks late in paying 8m euros (£7m) in travel grants to athletes. It is thought up […]

  Rashmi Becker, who recently became a Patron for the WDSA (UK) was recognised for her Outstanding Contribution to Innovation at National Learning Disabilities and Autism Awards which took place at the ICC Birmingham. The glittering awards ceremony took place on Thursday 14th July and was attended by over 700 people from the learning disabilities […]

407 disabled people from 18 London boroughs inspired to be more active by day of activity and GB Paralympians On Friday 22nd July Disability Sports Coach hosted it’s largest Festival to date at The Westway Sports and Fitness Centre in west London. Over 400 disabled young people and adults took part in 20 different sports, […]

An award winning dance and exercise teacher from Stourport proved no match for a Kidderminster HCW wrestling champion in rehearsals for a show this week. Elaine Ball, who recently won the UnSung Hero award for the district in a national competition, runs a theatre company with her daughter Ellie Mouzer. The cast are in rehearsal […]

(By: BBC Get Inspired). Fast Answers Why get into sport? Being active is a great way to improve your health, clear your mind and put you into a better mood. Who is it for? Everyone! There are sports clubs around the UK that cater for people with all kinds of impairments or health conditions. See […]

(Jess Thom performs as Touretteshero at the Southbank Centre in 2014. Photo: Rachel Cherry) (News by David Hutchison – Jul 25, 2016) A new website has been launched to help disabled performers promote their work internationally. Set up by the British Council, Disability Arts International also aims to help connect artists and disability-led companies with each […]