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19/11/2014

ParalympicsGB Chef de Mission announced as leadership team takes shape for Rio 2016

The British Paralympic Association (BPA) today announced that the ParalympicsGB leadership team structure utilised so successfully at London 2012 and Sochi 2014 will be implemented once more for Rio 2016. Led by President and Head of Delegation Tim Reddish, the BPA’s Director of Sport, Penny Briscoe has been named as the team’s Chef de Mission and CEO Tim Hollingsworth as Secretary General.

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21/11/2014

Manchester hosts Britain’s best in Para-Swimming

This weekend Paralympic, World and Commonwealth medallists will be in Manchester for the British Gas Disability Open Short Course Swimming Championships. For the first time in its event history, the Aquatics Centre will play host to the country’s best in Para-Swimming. They include European champion Steph Slater, World Champion Amy Marren, London 2012 double gold Paralympic medallist Eleanor Simmonds OBE, six-time Paralympic champion Sascha Kindred OBE and Commonwealth bronze medallist Erraid Davies. 

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21/11/2014

Whiley and Lapthorne into Nottingham Indoor semis

British women’s No. 1 Jordanne Whiley and defending quad champion Andy Lapthorne have reached the semi-finals of the Nottingham Indoor Wheelchair Tennis Tournament.

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18/11/2014

North American tour for British Wheelchair Curlers

The British Curling Wheelchair Squad has arrived in Richmond, BC. The team consisting of the 2014 Paralympians Aileen Neilson, Gregor Ewan, Robert McPherson, Jim Gault and Angie Malone are in North America for three weeks of training and competition.

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17/11/2014

Phil Hogg and Lauren Steadman named British Triathlon Elite Paratriathletes of the Year

Britain’s leading elite paratriathletes Phil Hogg and Lauren Steadman collected the British Triathlon Elite Paratriathlete of the Year awards at the annual British Triathlon Awards Evening, hosted at Loughborough University on Friday evening (14 November 2014).

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14/11/2014

Registration now open for the UK’s ultimate cycle challenge – Deloitte Ride Across Britain

Those looking to take it up a gear in 2015 can now sign up to take on the UK’s ultimate cycle challenge, the Deloitte Ride Across Britain (Deloitte RAB), by registering for a place to fundraise for the British Paralympic Association (BPA).

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13/11/2014

IPC pleased with “significant progress” made by Rio 2016

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has said it is pleased with the "significant progress" made by the Rio 2016 Organising Committee following completion of a sixth IPC Project Review.

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12/11/2014

GB powerlifters set for final major competition of 2014

GB athletes are preparing for the UK Para-Powerlifting Open, the leading competition for disability bench press in the UK, which takes place on Sunday December 7 at Middlesex University.

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11/11/2014

2014/15 British Athletics Futures Programme selections

Thirty-four athletes have been invited to join the British Athletics Futures Programme for 2014-15 with seventeen new athletes added to the list.

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11/11/2014

IPC Shooting reveals Rio 2016 qualifiers

IPC Shooting announced on Tuesday (11 November) that three World Cups in France, Australia and the USA will be qualifiers for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

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