Australian crews continue strong form at World Rowing Championships

The Australian Rowing Team continued to make positive progress today at the 2015 World Rowing Championships. Twelve crews raced for Australia (Monday), with the Para-rowing events also beginning today in Aiguebelette, France.

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ASC boosts support for Australia’s Paralympians

Australia’s Para-athletes have received a further boost to preparations for the 2016 Rio Games, the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) providing financial assistance of up to  $3.5 million to the Australian Paralympic Committee (APC).

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Four new directors appointed to the APC Board

The Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) is pleased to announce the appointment of four new directors to the Board, including former News Limited CEO John Hartigan.

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Para-rowers discover teamwork in diversity

This is a boat with a difference: four rowers, three types of disability, two genders, but one collective goal.

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APC Board appoints new Chief Executive

The Board of the Australian Paralympic Committee today confirmed the appointment of Lynne Anderson as its new Chief Executive Officer.

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$1m partnership sees Paralympians mentor injured workers, accident victims

NSW Minister for Finance, Services and Property, Dominic Perrottet today announced a new $1 million partnership with the Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) that will see Paralympians mentoring young people seriously injured at work or on the road.

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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