Sports / Olympic News Updates

Paralympics closing ceremony pays tribute to Bahman Golbarnezhad

2016-09-19 15:50

The president of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), Philip Craven, was among those to pay tribute to Iranian cyclist Bahman Golbarnezhad during Sunday's Paralympic Games closing ceremony.

China end Rio Paralympics with twin marathon golds

2016-09-19 10:00

China claimed two marathon victories on Sunday's last day of the Rio Paralympics to take their final gold medal haul to 107.

Chinese athletes reign in Rio

2016-09-19 01:43

China had won a total of 237 medals, including 105 gold, compared with the second-place UK's total of 147 medals, including 64 gold.

Paralympics roundup: Huang nets fourth swimming gold in Rio

2016-09-16 18:44

Huang Wenpan celebrated his fourth victory in Rio's pool on Thursday as China added another nine golds to its Paralympic Games medal tally here.

Paralympics roundup: China win 13 gold on day four

2016-09-12 15:28

China claimed another 13 gold medals - including four in the pool - to surge further clear at the top of the Rio Paralympic standings on Sunday.

China win 13 gold medals on second day

2016-09-10 11:50

China won five gold medals in the pool as they extended their lead at the top of the medal standings at the Rio Paralympics on Friday.

Paralympics roundup: China win seven gold medals on opening day

2016-09-09 14:34

China claimed seven gold medals to top the standings after the first day of competition at the Rio Paralympics on Thursday.

China's athletes primed for Paralympics

2016-09-09 05:33

The Chinese delegation to the Rio 2016 Paralympics, which opened in Brazil on Wednesday, features nearly 500 people including athletes, coaches and officials and is well-prepared for the challenges ahead, officials said.

Paralympics striving to create fairer world, says Rio 2016 chief

2016-09-08 15:00

The Rio Paralympics will strive to promote "a fairer, more fraternal world" while changing perceptions of people with disabilities, the head of the Rio 2016 organizing committee said on Wednesday.

Russia opens alternative event for national Paralympians

2016-09-08 13:59

Russia has opened an alternative event for national Paralympians banned from the Paralympic Games in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro, the Russian news agency TASS reported Wednesday.

Paralympic ticket sales hit 1.6 million

2016-09-07 09:28

Ticket sales for the Paralympic Games in Rio have hit 1.6 million as interest in the quadrennial event swells, according to organizers.

Chinese Paralympic delegates attend flag-raising ceremony

2016-09-06 10:00

Members of the Chinese delegation participate in the flag-raising ceremony at the Paralympic Village in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Sept 5, 2016.

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