Paralympic Games

Introducing Disability To Children

Jessica Smith | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK Parents
Jessica Smith

everybody banner Pulling your child away or telling them to "shh" when they make a statement out loud about someone with a disability isn't a great response. Instead it reinforces the idea that disability is a taboo subject. So, here are some ideas to keep in mind when introducing disability to your children.

Sammi Kinghorn Is An Inspiration In The Sporting World And Here's Why

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Scottish wheelchair racer Sammi Kinghorn is a sporting inspiration to us all. The 21-year-old was left paralysed in December 2010 after she was crush...

Queen's Speech Honours 'Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things'

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 25.12.2016 | UK

The Queen used her Christmas Day address to highlight the achievements of those who inspire others, from Olympic and Paralympic athletes to “ordinar...

We Need More Disabled Models in Ad Campaigns

Jack Eyers | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jack Eyers

We filmed it at Scope's West Hampstead shop and had a great laugh making it. The other stars of the ad - the shop manager Cathy, volunteer Maureen and all the other people in the ad who react to my strip were great.

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 17.05.2014 | 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 | 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...