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Austria beat Finland 2:1 to reach World Championships B-Pool

Austria's win secured their place at the 2015 IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships B-Pool. Congratulations and all the best for the World Championships B-Pool from the Austrian Paralympic Committee!


Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic mascots named - Vinicius and Tom.

The Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic mascots have been named. The Olympic mascot will be called Vinicius and the Paralympic mascot will be called Tom. 


IPC Governing Board approves first 16 sports to be included in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Para-badminton to make its Paralympic Games debut at Tokyo 2020.  

At a meeting in Berlin, Germany, on Tuesday (7 October), the IPC Governing Board approved the first 16 sports for inclusion in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games sports programme, including badminton which will make its Paralympic debut in six years' time.


Test Events Calendar RIO 2016

Rio 2016 today releases the draft version of its test event calendar, outlining the 45 competitions that will bring some of the world’s top sports stars to Rio de Janeiro before the Olympic and Paralympic Games have even started.