Australia’s leading boccia players compete to qualify for Rio

Australia’s success at the 2014 BISFED World Championships in Beijing, China will play a key role in Australia qualifying Boccia athletes for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

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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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Wheelchair racer Richard Colman back in action for the Sydney Marathon

London gold medallist Richard Colman will be taking on his first race since the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games when he enters the Sydney Marathon this Sunday.

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Tapper wins Australia’s first ever ITTF Para-table tennis medal

Victoria’s Melissa Tapper says she’s ‘stoked’ to have won Australia’s first ever medal at a Para Table Tennis World Championships.

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$2.5 million for first all-abilities alpine accommodation at Falls Creek

More people with a disability can follow in the footsteps of their Paralympic winter sports heroes with Minister for Sport and Recreation Damian Drum announcing a $2.5 million Victorian Coalition Government investment in a new accessible athlete base at Falls Creek.

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Two years to go: Australian Paralympic Committee invites the nation on the road to Rio

Sunday, 7th September marks the two-year countdown to the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

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Australian Paralympic Committee embraces the opportunity for change

The Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) today welcomed the Australian Sports Commission’s announcement of a review into Australian athletics, and commends Athletics Australia for embracing the opportunity it represents.

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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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