Melbourne to host Para-cycling track event this December

The already packed summer of cycling is set to expand, with confirmation that Cycling Australia will be hosting a UCI Level C1 Para-cycling track event.

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NSW leads the way at the National Paralympic 7-A-Side Football Championships

Reigning champions, New South Wales have come up strong on day two of the 2014 National Paralympic 7-A-Side Football Championships and are on the way to winning their 10th title.

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Goalballers to show off their skills at the Australian Championships

Australia’s best goalballers in each state will fight fierce as they compete for this year’s title at the 2014 Australian Goalball Championships in Adelaide this week.

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Australia defeated at Boccia World Championships

Australian boccia athlete Jason Mayweather has missed out on a medal placing at the BISFed World Championships, after losing a knock-out match to Portugal’s Abilio Valente.

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London 2012 Paralympic Games voted best moment of the last 25 years

To mark its 25th anniversary on Monday 22nd September, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced that the London 2012 Paralympic Games has been voted as the number one Paralympic moment to have taken place in the last 25 years.

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"We should be proud of our achievements" says President as IPC turns 25

To mark the International Paralympic Committee's (IPC) 25th anniversary today, IPC President Sir Philip Craven has said people should be proud of the IPC's many achievements and stated that much more work still needs to done over the coming years to fulfil its vision.

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Para-sports Draft to offer equal opportunity for people with a neurological impairment

Young people with both a physical and neurological impairment will have more opportunities to participate in elite-level sport thanks to the upcoming Para-sports Draft, a drive developed to find the next generation of Australian Paralympians.

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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.

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