Qantas strengthens support of the APC as its first Workplace Safety Alliance member

The Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) is pleased to announce Qantas has signed up as the first member of its new cause-related marketing initiative – the Workplace Safety Alliance.

Qantas' Alan Joyce and Tim Jenkins with APC CEO Jason Hellwig

Volunteer at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

The Rio 2016 Volunteer program has been officially launched.

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Integrated event for able-bodied and Para-table Tennis to be held for the first time in ITTF history

The 2015 ITTF-Oceania Cup and Para-table Tennis Championships will be the first event to integrate able-bodied table tennis with Para-table Tennis in the history of ITTF.

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Vale Peter Trotter

The Australian Paralympic community mourns the passing this week of 1984 and 1988 Paralympian Peter Trotter (1956-2014).

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Louise Sauvage inducted to Athletics Australia Hall of Fame

The Athletics Australia Hall of Fame was established to recognise the outstanding achievements of Australia’s truly great athletes across the course of this history and since then more than 35 people have been added to the illustrious list.

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First Paralympic swimmers featured on Path of Champions

Australia’s most successful Paralympian Matthew Cowdrey, eight-time Paralympic Gold medallist Jacqui Freney and six-time Paralympic gold medallist Siobhan Paton were the first Paralympic swimmers to receive a plaque on the Path of Champions at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre at a ceremony on Tuesday October 21.

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Australian Sailing Team opens National Training Centre extension to integrate Paralympic training

The Australian Sailing Team has opened an extended deck at the National Training Centre at Middle Harbour Yacht Club in Sydney, which upgrades the Team’s AIS Training Centre in order to integrate Paralympic training.

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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