APC appoints 2XU Exclusive Uniform Partner for Rio & beyond

Following a successful initial five-year tenure as the Official Uniform Partner to the Australian Paralympic Committee (APC), 2XU has been awarded an extension to its exclusive high performance APC designation through to the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games.

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Dylan Alcott wins British Open Tennis crown

Former Australian Paralympic basketball gold medallist Dylan Alcott beat world number three Andy Lapthorne 7-5 6-1 in the British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championship final in Nottingham to win his first Super Series crown.

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Defeat ends Belles’ hopes

The Australian Belles have bowed out of the 2014 IBSA Goalball World Championships after losing their final qualification game overnight in Espoo, Finland.

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Rollers are back-to-back World Champions

The Australian Rollers are the 2014 IWBF World Wheelchair Basketball Champions after defeating the USA 63-57 in the final to secure back-to-back titles in South Korea today.

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Gliders 6th at IWBF World Championships

The Australian Gliders have ended their 2014 IWBF Women’s World Wheelchair Basketball Championships campaign after a 77-70 overtime loss to Great Britain, finishing the tournament in sixth place.

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Name your moment and win a trip to Rio 2016!

To mark its 25th anniversary this September, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has launched (16 June) a global search to find the public's favourite moment from the Paralympic Movement of the last 25 years.

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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