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.

Japanese sportswear company Mizuno has agreed a deal to be the official sport shoe supplier of the 2020 Australian Paralympic Team, covering the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has published its financial report for 2018, showing that both revenues and expenditures surpassed €24m ($27m/£20.1m) for the year.

International Paralympic Committee president Andrew Parsons revealed that a record number of 390,000 Japanese residents took part in the first Paralympic ticket lottery for Tokyo 2020, more than three…

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has today (Friday) announced Dr Mike Peters as its new chief executive, replacing Xavier Gonzalez who left the organisation earlier in the year

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.