13 Aussies ready for Para-cycling Road Worlds

Australia will be represented by a lucky thirteen Para-cyclists at the 2014 UCI Para-cycling World Road Championships which will be held in Greenville, USA from August 28 -  September 1.

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Australian women’s goalball on the up

The Australian women’s goalball team have continued their progress on the international stage, with an impressive showing at the recent Japan Goalball Championships.

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Para-sports Draft to target more athletes

Applications are now open for the Para-sports Draft – a joint initiative of the Australian Paralympic Committee and the Australian Institute of Sport.

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Vale Marie Little OAM

The Australian Paralympic movement has lost a passionate and influential champion, with the passing yesterday of Marie Little.

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McGrath and Kennedy win Gold and Silver in Moscow

Australia has made a superb start on the opening day of the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Moscow, Russia winning two medals.

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Australia wins first ever IWRF World Championship

The Australian Steelers have won the gold medal at the 2014 IWRF Wheelchair Rugby World Championships, defeating Canada 67-56 in the final overnight in Odense, Denmark.

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Help send our Paralympians to the Games

Six of Australia’s most exciting Paralympic athletes have today been unveiled as the faces of a new fundraising campaign from the Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) urging members of the public to ‘pledge their belief in the Australian Paralympic Team.

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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