Louise Sauvage inducted to Athletics Australia Hall of Fame

The Athletics Australia Hall of Fame was established to recognise the outstanding achievements of Australia’s truly great athletes across the course of this history and since then more than 35 people have been added to the illustrious list.

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Vale Peter Trotter

The Australian Paralympic community mourns the passing this week of 1984 and 1988 Paralympian Peter Trotter (1956-2014).

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First Paralympic swimmers featured on Path of Champions

Australia’s most successful Paralympian Matthew Cowdrey, eight-time Paralympic Gold medallist Jacqui Freney and six-time Paralympic gold medallist Siobhan Paton were the first Paralympic swimmers to receive a plaque on the Path of Champions at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre at a ceremony on Tuesday October 21.

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Media agency wins inaugural fundraising award for Paralympic Corporate Challenge

Social fundraising platform JustGiving has today announced media agency PHD Media as the recipient of the Company Fundraiser of the Year Award at the inaugural JustGiving Australia Awards for its efforts in raising much-needed funds for the Australian Paralympic Committee (APC).

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Talent discovered at inaugural Para-sports Draft testing day

The inaugural Para-sports Draft is successfully underway, with a quarter of participants at the first testing day showing they have the potential to become Paralympic athletes, says Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) Performance Talent Manager Tim Matthews.

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Online workshop to connect school students to the Australian Paralympic Team

In an effort to educate school children about Paralympic sport, the Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) has teamed up with Virtual SportsFest to allow students to interact with members of the Australian Paralympic Team and learn about achieving their potential.

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Australian Sailing Team opens National Training Centre extension to integrate Paralympic training

The Australian Sailing Team has opened an extended deck at the National Training Centre at Middle Harbour Yacht Club in Sydney, which upgrades the Team’s AIS Training Centre in order to integrate Paralympic training.

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What is classification?

Classification is a term used frequently when referring to Paralympic Sport. Classification in Paralympic sport exists to support as fair competition as possible, amongst athletes with different impairments. It forms the structure for all  Paralympic competition, by grouping athletes with similar levels of functional ability into classes for equivalent competition. The outcomes of Paralympic competition then become based on athletic performance rather than on differences that exist in athletes disabilities.

Learn more about Classification