Australian Paralympic Committee shines a light on workplace safety

Today the Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) is launching a new initiative, the Workplace Safety Alliance, to ignite action around workplace safety through the life-changing stories of Australian Paralympians. 

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Perth Mum Sally Pilbeam wins Paratriathlon Gold

Perth mother of two Sally Pilbeam will have a special present to show her two sons Ben and Nick when she arrives home to WA this week - a gold medal from the ITU World Paratriathlon Championships in the PT3 category.

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Para-equestrian team books spot for Rio 2016

Australia’s Para-equestrians concluded their World Equestrian Games campaign on Friday declaring their intention to come back bigger and better in Rio.

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Double gold and silver for Aussie Para-rowers

Australia kicked off its finals campaign in style at the 2014 World Rowing Championships when all three of its para-rowing crews claimed medals in Amsterdam overnight.

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Aussie Para-cyclists give back to the community

With only a few days until the 2014 UCI Para-cycling World Road Championships kick off in Greenville, USA, our para-cyclists took a step back from training to inspire a new generation of American students.

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New head coach for the Australian Para-snowboarding program

The Australian Paralympic Commitee (APC) is pleased to announce that Lukas Prem will take up the position of Head Coach of snowboarding, commencing on Monday, 1st September.

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Fitzgibbon & Tesch win 2014 IFDS World Championships

London 2012 Paralympic Gold medallists Daniel Fitzgibbon (NSW) and Liesl Tesch have won the 2014 IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championships in Halifax, NS, Canada overnight.

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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