Paralympics

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The Invictus Games begins in Toronto on Saturday, with more than 500 athletes from 17 nations set to compete in front of packed stands and global TV audiences. Mark Bisson finds out why the event has proved such a success for athletes, fans and commercial partners since its launch in 2014. 

Prior to Channel 4’s coverage of the London 2012 Paralympic Games, broadcasters had treated the Paralympics like an add-on rather than the main event. Kevin Roberts speaks to Stephen Lyle, the channel’s commissioning editor for sport.

Allianz is no newcomer to sports sponsorship with presence in some of the world’s biggest sporting landscapes.  As their Paralympic commitments come to fruition with this summer’s games in Rio, SportBusiness International looks at the relationship between the insurance giant and disability sport.

Owen Evans asks the Paralympic Movement how it is planning on using lessons learned in Sochi to break down cultural barriers in the Middle East at the inaugural IPC World Championships in Doha.

The SportBusiness International Sports Innovator of the Year recognises the sports executives who have made the most original business decisions throughout the past 12 months. This year's winner is IPC (International Paralympic Committee) President Sir Philip Craven.

World Sailing has signalled its intention to bid for para sailing’s inclusion at the 2028 Paralympics in Los Angeles after missing out on a spot at the 2024 Games in Paris.

Lawmakers from Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) are set to carry out a study on how heatstroke can be prevented during next year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games amid stifling temperatures in …

The International Paralympic Committee has detailed its strategic plan for the three-year period from 2019 to 2022, with five new priorities having been outlined

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced today (Friday) that it will launch its first official video game in a move designed to raise the profile of Paralympic sports

Features

Owen Evans talks to Sir Philip Craven – peacemaker, broadcast negotiator and marketer – about winning the SportBusiness International 2014 Innovator of the Year title.

Elisha Chauhan looks at whether this month’s inaugural Invictus Games is a competitor, or potential partner, for the long-established Military World Games.

Two years on from the 2012 London Games, Elisha Chauhan finds out how medal supplier Rio Tinto’s co-operation with Imperial College London is making positive waves for the Paralympic community.