Paralympic Games

The Paralympics One Year On: The Journey to Parity and Equality

Suzi Williams | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Sport
Suzi Williams

It took black footballers almost thirty years to gain the same level of acceptance and parity in some quarters of society as Paralympians achieved in under a fortnight on the global stage. Of course this sudden, mainstream respect for disabled athletes must not mask the need for the movement to progress further.

What Disability?

Martyn Sibley | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Sport
Martyn Sibley

Today, Thursday 5 September 2013, I embark on an unusual journey, which for me will also be a uniquely difficult challenge: I am going to travel the length of the UK, from John O'Groats to Land's End, in my electric wheelchair.

Has Paralympic Sport Become the Mainstream?

Suzi Williams | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK Sport
Suzi Williams

From the moment the Paralympians exploded into the Olympic Stadium and onto our screens, to the moment Cold Play dazzled at the Paralympic Closing Ceremony, something profound happened. Risks were taken, a moment seized, and a nation was lifted by the power of possibility.

G4S Loses 28% Of Olympics Security Pay After Locog Claws Back £70m

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Charlie Thomas | Posted 12.02.2013 | UK

G4S - the security firm whose bungled attempts to provide enough people for the Olympic Games made headlines worldwide, is to take a bigger-than-expec...

A Legacy to Stand On?

Jon Snow | Posted 22.12.2012 | UK Sport
Jon Snow

OK so we have hosed ourselves down, celebrated Jonnie Peacock, Ellie Simmonds and so very many more. But beyond our fading emotions, stirred in a way not one of us ever anticipated, what's left? For myself, and I guess many others, I do consider disability differently, visible disability for sure. I'm not so sure anything has advanced with regard to the less visibly disabled people amongst us.

Paralympic Tears

David J Constable | Posted 14.11.2012 | UK Sport
David J Constable

I cried because of the noise and entire experience, but mainly because with Dan and friends, and 80,000 people, we let it all pour out. That's the best I can sum it up. It's over now. "Our revels now are ended," announced Prospero. What loomed for so long has now tailed off, gleaming but inspiring us in its wake.

BBC To Change Sports Personality Format After Incredible Year?

PA | Posted 12.09.2012 | UK Sport

The wealth of British sporting success this year could lead to changes in the BBC's Sports Personality Of The Year award. The corporation is said t...

WATCH: Our NEW National Anthem

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.09.2012 | UK Comedy

Feeling a bit sad now that the Olympics and Paralympics are over? Don't! Simply be upstanding for our new national anthem - as revealed above. (Vid...

STATS: Which Paralympians Gained The Most Fans During The Games?

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 10.09.2012 | UK Tech

As the thousands of people who crowded into London to cheer Team GB's greatest athletes on Monday prove, the Olympics and Paralympic Games have been a...

Lord Coe Slams Football Coverage

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.09.2012 | UK Sport

Lord Coe today hit out at the British press for "resorting to type" by allowing England's football win bump the Paralympics off the back pages on Satu...

Golden Stone

PA | Posted 08.09.2012 | UK Sport

David Stone won Great Britain's 33rd gold medal of the London Paralympics on Saturday after an impressive performance at Brands Hatch. Yorkshireman...

Rihanna Planning Crazy Entrance For Paralympics Closing Ceremony?

WENN | Posted 08.09.2012 | UK Entertainment

Rihanna could steal the show when she arrives to perform alongside Coldplay and Jay-Z at the Paralympics closing ceremony, as she is set to arrive by ...

For Each Individual Denied The Correct Wheelchair, That's A Person That Cannot Fulfill Their Potential

George Fielding | Posted 06.11.2012 | UK Politics
George Fielding

Hats off to Lord Coe and Sir Philip Craven, London 2012 has been a sporting triumph but as an objective to make day to day life for disabled people that little bit easier, we've got a way to go. When the athletes leave the stadium and courts, and the applause has died down - it's up to all of us to pick up the baton and champion the rights of disabled people for every day inclusion.

Paralympic Gold For Zanardi 11 Years After Losing Legs In Crash

The Huffington Post UK/PA | David Hobbs | Posted 05.09.2012 | UK Sport

Former F1 driver and double Champ Car champion Alex Zanardi has won gold at the Paralympics 11 years after losing both legs in a horrific racing accid...

Pistorius Blade Row Reignites

PA | Posted 05.09.2012 | UK Sport

The Oscar Pistorius row was reignited on Wednesday amid fresh allegations by the South African team that athletes were changing blades between races. ...

Harry Joins Paralympics Crowd As Simmonds Wins Third Medal

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.09.2012 | UK

Prince Harry joined the crowds to cheer on Britain's Paralympic stars on Tuesday before hailing the "remarkable achievement" of war hero turned discus...

The Olympics Gave Us Moments to Cherish But the Paralympics Matters More

Suzi Williams | Posted 04.11.2012 | UK Sport
Suzi Williams

It's already proving to be a hugely enjoyable event. But it's an important one too. Because these Paralympics - more than any before them - have a real chance of weaving disabled life more closely into the fabric of our nation.

A Life Lesson From Watching Richard Whitehead Smash the 200m

Sam Feltham | Posted 03.11.2012 | UK Sport
Sam Feltham

Being British I never expect anything amazing to happen to us, and when I went to watch the Paralympics on Saturday I didn't expect anything spectacular to happen either... boy was I wrong!

An Athlete's Life Is a Tough One

Layla Anna-Lee | Posted 04.11.2012 | UK Sport
Layla Anna-Lee

I'm intrigued by the athletes we so quickly forget. The ones who spent the last four years sacrificing with one goal in mind... and missed.

Jay-Z To Perform At Paralympic Closing Ceremony

www.mirror.co.uk | Posted 04.09.2012 | UK Entertainment

It has been the Games to end all Games. And now, fittingly, the Paralympic closing ceremony will be the most spectacular in history with rapper Jay...

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...

Duchess Kate Gets Into The Paralympics Spirit

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.09.2012 | UK

The Duchess of Cambridge braved the rain on Sunday morning as she witnessed a golden moment for ParalympicsGB rowers. Dressed casually in a Games b...

Blunkett Banned From Paralympics Ceremony... Because He Had A Guide Dog

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.09.2012 | UK Politics

Former home secretary David Blunkett has personally written to Olympic chief Lord Coe after he was turned away from his seat at the Paralympics Openin...

Whitehead Smashes World Record On Way To One Of Four Golds For GB On Saturday

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.09.2012 | UK Sport

It's been an incredible day for Great Britain's Paralympic team, with four golds from action in the Olympic Stadium, the Velodrome and at Greenwich Pa...