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Paralympian Olivia Breen dismayed after being told sprint briefs ‘too short’

• Female official made comment at English Championships• ‘Would a male competitor would be similarly criticised?’The double Paralympic world champion Olivia Breen says she was left speechless and outraged after being told that her competition briefs we…

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Paralympian Olivia Breen dismayed after being told sprint briefs ‘too short’

• Female official made comment at English Championships• ‘Would a male competitor would be similarly criticised?’The double Paralympic world champion Olivia Breen says she was left speechless and outraged after being told that her competition briefs we…

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Former NFL player to take charge of GB Wheelchair Rugby in Tokyo

Jason Brisbane is a former American football linebacker Team ranked fourth in world with hopes of Paralympic medalA former American football linebacker is to take charge of Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby, in what those within the sport hope will be a y…

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UK Sport eyeing 100 major events in next decade including 2030 World Cup

Plans to host Ryder Cup and Women’s Rugby World CupNew strategy will emphasise ‘how we win’ as well as medalsUK Sport plans to bring nearly 100 major sporting events over the next decade to Britain, including the 2030 World Cup and 2025 Women’s Rugby W…

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UK Sport eyeing 100 major events in next decade including 2030 World Cup

Plans to host Ryder Cup and Women’s Rugby World CupNew strategy will emphasise ‘how we win’ as well as medalsUK Sport plans to bring nearly 100 major sporting events over the next decade to Britain, including the 2030 World Cup and 2025 Women’s Rugby W…

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Paula Dunn: ‘I’m nice but I’m not weak. People get that mixed up’

The first woman to become a head coach at British Athletics believes it is possible to succeed in sport being kind and that the obsession with medals has gone too far“Do I think the obsession with medals has gone too far? Absolutely,” says Paula Dunn, …

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Ellie Simmonds: ‘Going into Rio, swimming for me had been life or death’

Having been pushed to the brink of retirement before the last Paralympics, the swimmer took a year out. Now, reunited with her old coach, she cannot wait for Tokyo“A lot of the time, when I swim, I close my eyes because it is definitely lonely,” Ellie …

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Charging Paralympians extra for accessible hotel rooms? I expect more from Japan | Anne Wafula Strike

As a Paralympic athlete, I know the Tokyo 2020 Games can be a catalyst for change. But Japan must shift how it treats disabilityThe Paralympic Games cannot, and should not, be expected to resolve every aspect of disability inequality or remove the prac…

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Paralympics GB stunned after Yokohama hotels demand payment for accessibility

• Paralympics GB team hit with ‘huge headache’ for training camp• Senior figure says hotels have shown a ‘total lack of interest’British Paralympic officials say they were left stunned when hotels near their training camp for the 2020 Games demanded th…

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Kare Adenegan finds ambition and sacrifice is a winning combination

Record-breaking 17-year-old British Paralympian is making great strides in her charge towards gold at Tokyo 2020The custom-built £4,000 racing wheelchair that transported Kare Adenegan to a world record in London earlier this month has been accord…

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Winter Paralympics 2018 – in pictures

As the curtain comes down on the Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, we bring you some of our favourite images from the action in South Korea Continue reading…

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Winter Paralympics: USA and Canada to meet in men’s ice hockey final

• Emphatic last-four victories set up Pyeongchang showpiece• Norway snatch final place in curling semi-finals as GB miss outA light programme in Pyeongchang meant the focus moved from the slopes to indoor arenas on Thursday, with para ice hockey and wh…

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Britain’s Menna Fitzpatrick wins her third medal at Winter Paralympics

• Fitzpatrick and Jen Kehoe second in visually impaired giant slalom• Kelly Gallagher and Gary Smith miss out on medal, finishing fifthOn a day with 36 medals up for grabs, Slovakia’s Henrieta Farkasova and Natalia Subrtova took their fourth gold medal…

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Millie Knight claims second medal with silver in the VI super-G at Paralympics

• Paralympics GB teenager claims second silver medal in two days• Menna Fitzpatrick wins bronze with guide Jennifer KehoeMillie Knight celebrated her “crazy” achievement in claiming a second Winter Paralympics medal in as many days in Pyeongchang.Knigh…

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Ten things to watch out for at the 2018 Winter Paralympics | Simon Burnton

From the US and Canadian ice hockey rivalry to Marie Bochet’s dominance for France and Millie Knight’s potential for Team GB, 10 potential highlights from PyeongchangNot only is Mike Schultz the world’s top-ranked snowboard-cross and banked slalom boar…

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ParalympicsGB’s Kelly Gallagher: It’s a special atmosphere to be part of

The Northern Irishwoman won GB’s first ever gold at Sochi and she tells Paul MacInnes the team now have three medal prospects in the visually impaired Alpine skiing for the return at PyeongchangIn her decade-long career as a ski racer Kelly Gallagher h…

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Jonnie Peacock: ‘My most embarrassing moment? Stepping out in front of millions in glitter’

The Paralympian on being late, changing perceptions and the things life teaches youBorn in Cambridge, Peacock, 24, had meningitis when he was five. As a result, his right leg was amputated below the knee. After training as a sprinter for four years, he…

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Para scandal: calla doctor or British cheats will continue to prosper | Sean Ingle

Classification scandal gripping British Para-sport is a consequence of its medal-based funding systemNot so long ago the gloriously grumpy playwright and national treasure Alan Bennett was asked what England excelled at the most. Hypocrisy, he replied,…

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Classification controversy marks terrible coming of age for Paralympic sport

The growth of Paralympic sport into an elite and lucrative competition means allegations of corruption and foul play have also increasedA couple of decades ago very few people paid attention to Paralympic sport. It was patronisingly considered by some …

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GB Para athletes threatened with losing places if they spoke on classification row

• Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson questions if system is fit for purpose• Breen supports claims made at DCMS select committee hearing British Paralympic athletes have been threatened with losing their places if they speak out on issues with classification…