APC Chief Executive stands down

Jason Hellwig has announced he is stepping down as Chief Executive of the Australian Paralympic Committee (APC).

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World records to Davidson & Donovan open Australian Athletics Championships with bang

World record breaking performances to para-athletes Brayden Davidson (SA) and Kobie Donovan (Qld) have launched the 93rd Australian Athletics Championships with a bang in Brisbane.

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Triple medal treat on opening day of Para Track Worlds

Team Australia collected three medals on the opening day of the 2015 Para-cycling Track World Championships in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands, on Thursday.

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Seven secures partnership with the Paralympic Games

Seven signs all-encompassing agreement for rights across all media platforms for 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio.

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Bellis and Ross claim gold in first finals of SIRR 2015

Para-rowing World Champions, Kathryn Ross and Gavin Bellis continued their winning ways today when the duo claimed the first medals of the 2015 Sydney International Rowing Regatta (SIRR). Ross took gold in the Trunk and Arms Women’s Single Scull, while Bellis claimed gold in the Men’s equivalent race.

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Triathlon Australia hails Paralympic Games Partnership with Seven

Triathlon Australia has hailed the commercial partnership between the Australian Paralympic Committee and the Seven Network as “another monumental step forward for Para-triathlon and Paralympic Sport in Australia.” 

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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