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Disability Sports: News Updates and Information

  • Synopsis: Last Revised/Updated: 2017-12-23 - A round up of disability sports news and events from around the world concerning persons with disabilities.
Adaptive Sports

Adaptive sports also known as disability sports or parasports, are sports played by persons with a disability, including physical and intellectual disabilities. As many disabled sports are based on existing able bodied sports, modified to meet the needs of persons with a disability, they are sometimes referred to as adapted sports. Organized sport for athletes with a disability is generally divided into three broad disability groups: the deaf, people with physical disabilities, and people with intellectual disabilities. Each group has a distinct history, organization, competition program, and approach to sport.

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Disability sporting events around the world are becoming more and more common everyday.

Around the globe there are numerous organizations working towards improved accessibility of sports for disabled people at every level.

This section features a round up of disability sports news and events from around the world concerning persons with disabilities.

Read about all the action as it happens with news concerning disability in sports including, results, breaking news, videos, sporting events, audio and feature stories and articles.

Disabled World wants to make sure that the number of disabled people in sport increases across the board - whether as a participant, trainer or administrator. The aim being to ensure that people with physical, sensory and learning difficulties have equal access to sport and physical activity worldwide.

Learn more about the increasing broad aspects of disability sport and get practical tips on inclusion.

Latest Disability Sports News Publications
1 : Disabled Veterans, Volunteers and Therapists to Benefit from VA Grant to Disabled Sports USA : Disabled Sports USA.
2 : International Paralympic Committee Key Decisions for Future Paralympic Games : International Paralympic Committee (IPC).
3 : United States Disabled Open Golf Championship, Orlando, Florida - May 8-10th 2018 : United States Disabled Golf Association.
4 : World Para Athletics Classification Rules and Regulation Changes for 2018 Season : International Paralympic Committee (IPC).
5 : 2017 Veterans Wheelchair Games Cincinnati : Paralyzed Veterans of America.
6 : Nations to Receive Para Ice Hockey Equipment - Actualising the Dream Project : International Paralympic Committee (IPC).
7 : Athletes Warned About Consuming Clenbuterol in Meat Products : International Paralympic Committee (IPC).
8 : Inspirational Bradford Handcyclist Set to Take Up Germany Ride : Children Today Charitable Trust.
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