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This page contains the full list of articles and documents from the Disabled World Disability Sports News category. Though some documents may have since been updated, or revised, they are still listed by their original publish date, with the most recent documents first.

Disability Sports: News Updates and Information Publications

2018-06-21 : International Blind Sports Federation Paralympic Qualifier - Fort Wayne, IN - Summer 2019 : Community leaders and representatives from the US Association of Blind athletes gathered to announce 2019 International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) Goalball and Judo Paralympic Qualifying Competition which will be held in Fort Wayne, IN June 30 - July 10, 2019..

2018-05-21 : Turnstone Center Designated as Official Paralympic Training Site by US Olympic Committee : Community leaders and representatives from US Olympic Committee and US Association of Blind athletes announce official designation of Turnstone as a Paralympic Training Site for aspiring athletes.

2018-05-17 : Turnstone Endeavor Games Concludes with National Records Broken : 2nd Annual Turnstone Endeavor Games concludes in Fort Wayne, IN after welcoming 150 athletes and coaches from 17 states.

2018-05-07 : Goalball UK Trials Revolutionary Portable Goalball Goals : Newly-designed portable goalball goals could inspire blind athletes and help the sport of goalball to grow across the United Kingdom thanks to a trial supported by Goalball UK.

2018-03-17 : Registration Now Open for Turnstone Endeavor Games - April 20-22, 2018 : Registration now open for Turnstone Endeavor Games, an opportunity for athletes with physical disabilities to participate in sporting events on a competitive level.

2018-03-07 : IPC Approvals for Tokyo 2020 and Paris 2024 Venues and Dates : The International Paralympic Committee Governing Board has approved the Tokyo 2020 road cycling venue and the dates for the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games.

2018-02-05 : Disabled Veterans, Volunteers and Therapists to Benefit from VA Grant to Disabled Sports USA : Over 1,000 disabled veterans, volunteers and therapists to benefit from 2018 Department of Veterans Affairs grant to Disabled Sports USA.

2018-01-28 : International Paralympic Committee Key Decisions for Future Paralympic Games : IPC Governing Board concludes meetings in Bonn, Germany, having made a number of key decisions regarding PyeongChang 2018, Tokyo 2020 and Paris 2024 Paralympic Games.

2018-01-06 : United States Disabled Open Golf Championship, Orlando, Florida - May 8-10th 2018 : USDGA international golf tournament showcases golfers wiyh impairments such as amputees, wounded veterans, blind and partially sighted, special Olympians, stroke survivors, cerebral palsy, and others.

2017-10-25 : World Para Athletics Classification Rules and Regulation Changes for 2018 Season : World Para Athletics is revising its Classification Rules and Regulations for the 2018 season, update and revision of the rules will come into effect on 1 January 2018.

2017-07-14 : 2017 Veterans Wheelchair Games Cincinnati : The largest annual wheelchair sports event the 37th National Veterans Wheelchair Games comes to Cincinnati, Ohio on July 17-22.

2017-07-07 : Nations to Receive Para Ice Hockey Equipment - Actualising the Dream Project : PyeongChang 2018 Actualising the Dream project grants Armenia, Netherlands, Australia and Kazakhstan Para ice hockey equipment.

2017-06-21 : Athletes Warned About Consuming Clenbuterol in Meat Products : Clenbuterol is a substance banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency that is being used to increase growth in livestock and could be accidentally eaten by competing athletes.

2017-05-20 : Inspirational Bradford Handcyclist Set to Take Up Germany Ride : Alana Walker, a partially paralysed 24-year-old, is set to take on handcycle challenge from UK to Germany.

2016-12-30 : Kilimanjaro Climb Brought Together Athletes - Ten-Year Anniversary Recalls the Exceptional Achievement : Return to Kilimanjaro demonstrates athletes with disabilities can accomplish exceptional achievements.

2016-11-30 : Paralympic Sports Names Rebranded by IPC : The new identities for each Para sport clearly depict the sport as well as impairments in the logos and competition emblems.

2016-11-02 : 2017 World Para Nordic Skiing Championships Schedule : 2017 World Para Nordic Skiing Championships taking place in Finsterau, Germany, from 10-19 February.

2016-07-04 : Quadriplegic Racecar Driver Takes on Pikes Peak in Semi-Autonomous Motorcar : Quadriplegic racecar driver tackles the hairpin turns of Pikes Peak race in the Arrow Electronics SAM car.

2016-05-13 : 2017 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships Tarvisio, Italy : IPC Alpine Skiing announces 2017 Para Alpine Skiing World Championships will take place in Tarvisio, Italy, from 22-31 January.

2016-02-05 : IPC Athletics Grand Prix - Canberra, Australia : Canberra IPC Athletics Grand Prix is first in series of nine events taking place around the world this year.

2016-01-11 : 2016 National Veterans Wheelchair Games Open for Registration : 2016 National Veterans Wheelchair Games Salt Lake City, UT from June 27 to July 2, registration open until April 15.

2015-11-03 : Doha 2015 Best IPC Athletics World Championships to Date : Doha 2015 Athletics World Championships conclude with dazzling fireworks display after 10-days of incredible action.

2015-09-10 : Doha 2015 Launches My Incredible Story - IPC Athletics World Championships : First in a series of five films tells the story of Terezinha Guilhermina's remarkable journey from poverty to Paralympic hero.

2015-07-31 : Charlotte, North Carolina Selected for 2016 U.S. Paralympic Team Trials : Charlotte, North Carolina has been selected as the site of the 2016 U.S. Paralympic Team Trials for cycling, swimming and track and field.

2015-06-26 : International Paralympic Committee 2015 - 2018 Plan : IPC publishes Strategic Plan to consolidate growth of Paralympic Games, increase participation in para-sport and improve recognition and value of Paralympic brand.

2015-02-27 : 2015 Toronto Heroes Hockey Challenge : Canadian Armed Forces members from the Toronto Garrison faceoff against the Toronto Maple Leaf Alumni.

2015-01-05 : Improving Access for Disabled at Sports Stadiums : UK government calling on disabled sports fans to share experiences of viewing live sport at stadiums and sports grounds across Britain.

2015-01-02 : IPC President Looks Ahead to 2015 : IPC President Sir Philip Craven has described 2015 as possibly the busiest year yet for the Paralympic Movement.

2014-12-31 : Adaptive Sports Organizations to Serve Disabled Veterans Through VA Grant to Disabled Sports USA : Severely disabled veterans benefiting from winter sports rehabilitation programs through $500,000 Department of Veterans Affairs Adaptive Sports Grant.

2014-11-26 : National Wheelchair Basketball Association Receives 2014 Sports-Travel Award : NWBA announced as recipient of 2014 Sports-Travel Award, Best Amateur Single Sport Event, for National Wheelchair Basketball Championships in Louisville, Kentucky.

2014-11-25 : 2014-15 Alpine Skiing World Championships Athletes : Athletes to watch for 2014-15 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships, Panorama, Canada, from 28 Feb - 10 March.

2014-11-25 : Technology in Para-sport Growth - IPC President : IPC President praises the role information and communication technologies play in engaging global audiences in para-sport.

2014-11-17 : IPC President Stresses Importance of Para-sport in Rehabilitation : Sport and physical activity must play a major role in recovery from serious illness or injury.

2014-11-06 : IPC Alpine Skiing 2014 - 2015 Season Calendar : IPC Alpine Skiing announce season calendar featuring World and Europa Cups ahead of the 2015 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in Panorama, Canada.

2014-10-28 : Dubai 2016: IPC Athletics Asia-Oceania Championships : IPC Athletics announces Dubai, United Arab Emirates, will stage first ever IPC Athletics Asia-Oceania Championships between 3-8 March 2016.

2014-10-27 : Alpine Skiing Snowboard Sport Classes to be Split - IPC : IPC Alpine Skiing announces classification for lower-limb impaired snowboarders will be split into two sport classes.

2014-10-23 : 2015 London IPC Athletics Marathon World Championships : IPC Athletics announces 2015 IPC Athletics Marathon World Championships will be held in London, Great Britain, on 26 April in association with Virgin Money London Marathon.

2014-10-04 : 2014 Warrior Games Concludes : 2014 Warrior Games presented by Deloitte concluded in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with the Army winning the Chairmans Cup.

2014-09-16 : Paralympics Track and Field High School All-Americans 2014 : U.S. Paralympics announces the 2014 U.S. Paralympics Track and Field High School All-Americans.

2014-08-25 : Adventure Team Challenge in Colorado : Adventure Team Challenge 2014 Challenge three-stage outdoor event at Rancho del Rio resort northwest of Vail on September 12 to 14th.

2014-08-06 : National Veterans Wheelchair Games - Veterans Arriving in Philadelphia : U.S. disabled veteran wheelchair athletes are arriving in Philadelphia for 34th National Veterans Wheelchair Games held August 12th to 17th.

2014-07-23 : Agitos Foundation - EUR 650,000 of Paralympic Funding via Grant Support Program : Agitos Foundation announces 28 IPC Member organizations around the world to receive EUR 650,000 of funding through the Grant Support Program.

2014-06-30 : IPC Athletics Top Track and Field Stars : List of IPC Athletics track and field stars to watch out for over the next 12 months.

2014-06-27 : Paralympic Medalists to Receive Wearable Pins from IPC : IPC announces it will formally honor all medalists from Paralympic Games by awarding them with dedicated unique pins.

2014-06-15 : 2014 IPC Swimming European Championships News : IPC Swimming reveals list of athletes to watch out for over the next 12 months including 10 of Europes best swimmers.

2014-06-14 : Visually Impaired Shooting Demonstration Suhl 2014 : IPC Shooting has invited visually impaired athletes to take part in demonstration event during 2014 IPC Shooting World Championships Suhl Germany.

2014-05-18 : Van Rhijn Smashes 400m World Record in Nottwil : Marlou Van Rhijn was in form on the final day of the IPC Athletics Grand Prix and smashed her own 400m T43 world record.

2014-05-17 : Vervoort Marks Comeback with European Record in Nottwil : After months in hospital after a racing Marieke Vervoort capped a memorable comeback weekend with a European record in the womens 800m T52 at the IPC Athletics Grand Prix in Nottwil, Switzerland.

2014-05-17 : Hug Makes it 3 from 3 Against Weir in Nottwil : Marcel Hug laid down the gauntlet to David Weir ahead of the European Championships by beating his British rival twice at the IPC Athletics Grand Prix.

2014-05-16 : Cockcroft Smashes 200m World Record at IPC Athletics Grand Prix in Nottwil : Multi-world and Paralympic champion Hannah Cockroft obliterated her own T34 world record with a stunning performance on the opening day of the IPC Athletics Grand Prix in Nottwil, Switzerland.

2013-09-26 : 7th Annual DisAbility Sports Festival Highlights Ability over Disability : 2013 DisAbility Sports Festival with over 25 sports and physical activities, Sunday, October 20 at the campus of Cal State San Bernardino.

2013-08-04 : Montreal 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships : 2013 IPC Swimming Worlds Event Montreal Canada 12-18 August will also be streamed live at ParalympicSport.TV.

2012-01-12 : RIM-AU Wheelchair Basketball Tournament : 3rd Annual RIM-AU Wheelchair Basketball Tournament January 14 and 15 Beechwood Recreation Center Southfield MI 48033 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 pm Saturday and Sunday.

2011-09-01 : Sainsbury's UK School Games - Disability Sports : This years Sainsbury UK School Games hosted by Sheffield will see a number of disability sport demonstration events in judo cycling and sitting volleyball.

2011-08-22 : Hood to Coast Relay Race for Service Members with Disability : A team of U.S. service members severely injured in Iraq and Afghanistan will compete in Oregon 2011 Hood to Coast Relay race.

2011-08-05 : US Open USTA Wheelchair Tennis Championships : The US OPEN USTA Wheelchair Championships are being held Aug 30 to Sep 4 2011 at the Dwight Davis Tennis Center in Forest Park in St. Louis Mo.

2011-08-01 : 2011 Disabled Volleyball World Cup : German team wins the Disabled Volleyball World Cup at the landmark Olympic stadium in Phnom Penh July 29 2011.

2011-07-14 : National Veterans Wheelchair Games Pittsburgh : More than 600 wheelchair athletes from the United States Puerto Rico and Great Britain will convene in Pittsburgh for the 31st National Veterans Wheelchair Games.

2011-04-23 : Sudden Death Syndrome in Young Athletes : When a high school athlete drops dead the rare but fatal condition called sudden death syndrome dominates the headlines.

2011-04-05 : Inclusive Sports Event a Success : Initiative designed to make sport accessible to any-body no matter what their ability or past experience.

2011-02-23 : Inspiring Sport for All Event Gets Olympic Backing : Any-Body Month will encourage people to get fit and try new sports whatever their capabilities.

2011-02-13 : 2011 Canada Winter Games in Halifax Open : Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper opens Canada Winter Games in Halifax Nova Scotia Canada.

2010-10-20 : Dodge Brand Teams Up with Challenged Athletes Foundation : The Dodge brand today announced its partnership with the Challenged Athletes Foundation.

2010-10-03 : Soldiers to the Summit of Labouche East Mountain : Soldiers to the Summit brings veterans who suffered injuries in Iraq and Afghanistan on an expedition that passes through Nepal to attempt to summit the peak of Labouche East.

2010-08-30 : Paralympic Swimmer Tucker Dupree Wins Five Medals : Tucker Dupree a Paralympic Swimmer wins Silver Medal and four Bronze at 2010 International Paralympic Committee Swimming World Championships in Eindhoven Netherlands.

2010-08-06 : Former President George W. Bush Provides Encouragement to Disabled Veterans Embarking on Himalayan Climb : Injured soldiers to join Erik Weihenmeyer in mountain climb marking anniversary of historic summiting of Mt. Everest.

2010-07-10 : 2010 Boiling Point Wheelchair Track Classic : Government of Canada Supports the 2010 Boiling Point Wheelchair Track Classic.

2010-06-24 : Athletes Overcome Disabilities to Compete in Extreme Outdoor Challenge : In the Rocky Mountains of Colorado Adventure TEAM Challenge incorporates rafting hiking climbing and biking.

2010-06-22 : 2010 World Cup in International Sign Language : Video reports from all 64 matches of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa will be broadcast in International Sign on

2010-05-08 : Greater Toledo Aquatic Club Disability Open : Greater Toledo Aquatic Club Disability Open Coming Next Week.

2009-12-19 : United Nations International Day of Disabled Persons - World Record Sky Diving : Three world records and the first disability sky diving team in world history.

2009-10-03 : Paraplegic Chris Waddell Climbs Mount Kilimanjaro : Paraplegic Chris Waddell became the first paraplegic to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.

2009-08-29 : Blind Texan From Germany To Challenge 6 day Ultra-marathon Record : Jeffrey Taylor Norris a blind runner from Texas takes part in the 6 day Run for your Childrens Sake charity race in Gothenburg Sweden.

2009-08-24 : European and Open Para Equestrian Championship Results : News and results from the European and Open Para Equestrian Championship from the Epona Riding Center in Norway.

2009-08-16 : Crossing the Indian Ocean with a Disability : First disabled woman to not only row across the Indian but to have rowed across 2 oceans.

2009-07-31 : The Able Disabled: European Para Equestrian Championship : The European Para Equestrian Championship is only held every 4 years with riders from 23 countries participating in 2010.

2009-07-02 : AMS Vans Spotlights Atlanta Wolfpack : AMS Vans has chosen to highlight the Atlanta Wolfpack top competitors in wheelchair events in the South East.

2009-03-30 : North Pole to be Made Wheelchair Accessible : David Shannon and Christopher Watkins are preparing an expedition to the North Pole and will plant a Wheelchair Access Parking sign on the North Pole with a United Nations Canadian and Ontario flag.

2009-03-17 : Mt. Washington Wraps Up Nordic Skiing World Cup : Biathlon and Cross-Country Skiing World Cup Finals finished its run on the slopes of Mt. Washington in Canada.

2009-02-26 : USA Judo Will Host Blind Judo Athletes at Sr. National Judo Championships San Diego : USA Judo will host Blind Judo at the Senior National Judo Championships in San Diego on April 16-19-2009.

2009-02-12 : Paraplegic Angela Madsen Joins Crew Attempting to Row Across Indian Ocean : Paraplegic Angela Madsen who rowed across the Atlantic joins 8 person crew in effort to break records attempting to row across the Indian Ocean.

2009-01-27 : Blind Explorer Reaches South Pole : A blind athlete from Northern Ireland has reached the South Pole becoming the first blind person to ever do so.

2009-01-19 : Vuokatti Ready for IPC Biathlon and Cross Country Skiing Champs : Starting 23 January 2009 the Biathlon and Cross Country Skiing World Championships will take place in Vuokatti Finland.

2009-01-17 : The Weather Network Propels Para-Alpine Olympic Hopeful : The Weather Network announces a sponsorship agreement with Viviane Forest a visually impaired Canadian para-alpine skier.

2008-12-12 : Paraplegic Woman to Row across Indian Ocean : Long Beach rowing enthusiast Angela Madsen intent on setting speed record for rowing crossing the Indian Ocean.

2008-08-31 : Wheelchair Back Flip Video - Aaron Fotheringham : Video of Aaron Fotheringham the first person in history to do a backflip somersault in a wheelchair.

2008-01-01 : Ocean Rowing for Disabled Rowers : The Paralympics Committee have just announced they are including Rowing as one of the new events in the Paralympics 2008.

2008-01-01 : Autism Awareness Ribbons Freddie Flintoff and Mahela Jayawardene : Autism Awareness Ribbons were presented to the England captain Freddie Flintoff and Sri Lankan test skipper Mahela Jayawardene during the first test match at Lords.

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