Fans of Paralympic sport are set to have the chance to see world-class sporting competition in both Swimming and Athletics on National Paralympic Day this year, as the event joins up with the final day of the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games on July 26 at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Brazilian Paralympic champion Alan Oliveira says he wants to see arch rival Oscar Pistorius return to racing when he is released from prison.
The pair were embroiled in an argument about the length of Oliveira’s‘unfair’ artificial legs after he beat Pistorius to T44 200m gold at London 2012.
Two new major talent initiatives are being supported by an investment of £500,000 in order to ensure that 10% of the production team working on the coverage of the 2016 Paralympics are disabled people.
The commitment is a key element of Channel 4’s recently announced 360° Diversity Charter and is part of the production tender awarded to leading sports producer, Sunset+Vine.
Visually impaired tennis training camps begin at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on Saturday 31 January, providing specialist tennis coaching on the world class indoor courts that are of the same standard as those used for the US Open.
Supported by the Tennis Foundation, the sessions for participants aged over 11 will run on the last Saturday of every month from 14:00 to 17:00 and are free for all under 18s with adults paying just £2.50.