London 2012 Paralympics

Less Than 100 Days to Rio Paralympics: Attitudes To Disability Still Lagging Behind

Mark Atkinson | Posted 02.06.2017 | UK Sport
Mark Atkinson

With the Rio 2016 Paralympics opening ceremony less than 100 days away, the Games will put disability in the spotlight. But do the Paralympics have the power to make a lasting change in attitudes to disabled people? Our research shows that the majority of disabled people in Britain are treated differently because they're disabled.

The Greatest Threat to Our Planet - Youth Unemployment or Global Warming?

Aldwyn Cooper | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Aldwyn Cooper

The unemployment rates of young people - held back by political, physical, family, economic or educational obstacles - continue to increase. It is bad in many developed nations, but is in fact far worse in economies that are still in a state of development.

All Eyes on Us

Steve Moffitt | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK Sport
Steve Moffitt

The truth is that in the year since London 2012 discussion of disability has focused on funding cuts, particularly to disability benefits, and once again the future seems very fragile for disabled young people - if not bleak.

Samuel Luckhurst

'I Didn't Expect To Win The Marathon This Time' | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 25.04.2013 | UK Sport

London 2012 Paralympic hero David Weir has admitted he did not expect to win the 2013 London Marathon. Weir fell short of winning his seventh Marat...

Record TV Audiences and a Nation Smiling: You Are Experiencing the London 2012 Paralympic Games

Chris Holmes | Posted 07.11.2012 | UK Sport
Chris Holmes

It's only a week since the Opening Ceremony burned into our consciousness and yet as individuals, as a nation, we have travelled such a distance.

Has Harry Had Vegas Flashback?

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.09.2012 | UK

Prince Harry watched Great Britain storm to a 5-0 win over Denmark at the Women's Goalball on day six of the Paralympic Games. In his second public...

Is Pistorius Right To Apologise?

Posted 02.11.2012 | UK Sport

Oscar Pistorius has issued a speedy apology for his comments about 200m rival Alan Fonteles Oliveira in which he claimed the race was 'unfair' because...

PICTURES: Sport Pictures Of The Week

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 31.08.2012 | UK Sport

Real Madrid got one over in the Clásico, Andrew Strauss stepped down as England's Test captain and retired altogether while the Paralympic Games got ...

The First Of Many? Colbourne Wins GB's First Paralympic Medal Of London 2012

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 30.08.2012 | UK Sport

Mark Colbourne won Great Britain's first medal of the XIV Paralympic Games at the London 2012 velodrome this afternoon, with silver in the C1-2-3 one-...

The Funniest Responses To THAT Edwina Currie Tweet

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.08.2012 | UK Comedy

You know something? Edwina Currie really is rather gorgeous for someone who has her foot permanently in her mouth. Yes, the former Tory minister - ...

Edwina Currie: 'Italians Are Gorgeous, Even In Wheelchairs'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.08.2012 | UK Politics

Former Tory health minister Edwina Currie has caused controversy after she said that Italian athletes taking part in the Paralympic Games were attract...

'Paralympic Sport Has Power To Change The World'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.08.2012 | UK

One of Britain's greatest ever Paralympians said London 2012 would make people think differently about disabled sport at a service in honour of the Ga...

Paralympic Athletes Who Harm Themselves To Perform Better

BBC | Posted 23.08.2012 | UK Sport

Would you break your own toe to win a Paralympic medal? Would you sit on a sharp object or strangulate your testicles? It's cheating, but a scientist ...

GALLERY: Team GB's Paralympians

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 22.08.2012 | UK Sport

The London 2012 Paralympics begin on 29 August to offer the Great British public an additional 11 days' multi-sport event this summer. Ahead of the...