Paralympic Games and Athletes
The Paralympic Games take place once every four years (with a Winter Games two years after each summer edition of the Games) in the same city and year as the Olympic Games. The Paralympic Games is an elite multi-sport event for disabled athletes with a disability and are a direct “parallel” to the Olympic Games – hence the name.
Find information, games news and teams details with results along with individual UK Paralympic stars and links to their official sites and social media pages for you to discover more about them and their amazing achievements in Paralympic games.
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Offers details of event in the Paralympic games and lists the current sports taking place plus news and team details.
Official news, results and medal tables of the London 2012 Paralympics supplied by the BBC. Includes news from around the world for current and future Paralympic games.
An outstanding Paralympian wheelchair racer awarded an MBE in 2009 and winner of four medals at the Beijing Olympics as well as being a gold medalist in the Paralympics 2012.
The official website of Eleanor Simmonds the phenomenal swimmer and Paralympic gold medallist. Site offers video clips and highlights her profile with news and video clips.
A BBC site offering details and the history of the Paralympics from its start at Stoke Mandeville in 1948 up to today. Includes medal table results and interesting facts about the games.
Official site of Hollie Arnold Paralympiam champion, MBE and world record holder for the F46 Javelin. Site offers video clips, images, details of Hollie and her winning stats.
Official website of the Paralympic movement with news, details of disabled sports and the athletes taking part.
Dedicated site highlighting the many athletes participating in a range of Paralympic events representing Ireland. Site includes details of Team Ireland along with training programmes and how to qualify to compete as Paralympic athlete in Ireland.
Vision impaired Libby Clegg is one of the best ever GB’s and Scotland’s track and field athletes and holder of two Paralympic silver medals, World and European championship gold medals and far to many achievements to mention.
The official guide to visiting London in 2012 for the paralympic games with venue details, travel information and news of the games.
Official coverage of the 2012 Paralympic programme with games details, schedules, ticket sales and how to get involved.
Para-Cycling world champion gold medallist and proud GB Paralympian. Check out images, news and his life story.
The founder of the Paralympic Games and the founder of the spinal cord injuries hospital Stoke Mandeville. Site recognises his achievements in his lifetime from 1899 through to March 1980.
The official site Sophie Christiansen CBE; equestrian medal winner who has taken part three successive Paralympic Games. View details of her journey and how she inspires others.