Archive for the ‘Sports/Paralympics’ Category

Canada to play U.S. for gold after defeating Russia at para-hockey worlds

Friday, June 25th, 2021
Para-hockey worlds

Canada will play the United States for gold at the 2021 IPC World Para Hockey Championship after downing Russia 2-1 on Friday.

Canada clinches Paralympic berth, spot in men’s world para-hockey semifinals

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021

Tyler McGregor and Zach Lavin each scored three goals as Canada defeated the Czech Republic 10-0 Tuesday at the 2021 IPC World Para Hockey Championship. With the win, Canada became the first team to clinch a spot in the 2021 Beijing Paralympics.

Stefan Daniel wins para-triathlon gold for Canada in 1st race in 2 years

Sunday, June 20th, 2021

Stefan Daniel of Calgary won a gold medal in the men's standing division at a para-triathlon World Cup on Sunday in A Coruna, Spain. Daniel handily won his race classification in 59 minutes 48 seconds.

Canadian wheelchair racers Lakatos, Smyth show out in Switzerland with 5 combined medals

Sunday, May 23rd, 2021

Canadian wheelchair racers Brent Lakatos and Tristan Smyth had a very successful weekend at the Swiss Nationals in Arbon, Switzerland, capturing five medals at the event.

Canadian wheelchair basketball teams ‘grateful’ to gather for Paralympic prep

Sunday, May 16th, 2021
Erica Gavel Team Canada wheelchair basketball

The Canadian men's and women's wheelchair basketball teams know how fleeting the Paralympic feeling can be. Last year's Tokyo postponement, the cancellation of their typical pre-Games tournaments, as well as exhibition games and camps have them extra grateful to gather together ahead of the Aug. 24 opening of the Paralympics.

Cleanliness of Tokyo living spaces a priority for Canadian Paralympic Committee

Thursday, March 4th, 2021
Tokyo 2020 Labor

Making the transition from the Olympics to the Paralympics has always been a challenge for Games organizers, but the threat of COVID-19 has further raised the stakes as Canadian athletes and officials plan for this summer's competition in Tokyo.

Paralympians to get extra funding ahead of Tokyo Games

Thursday, December 3rd, 2020

The International Paralympic Committee pledged on Thursday to give members and athletes their biggest-ever grants fund of $2.2 million US next year.

Ottawa selected to host 2026 Wheelchair Basketball World Championship

Thursday, December 3rd, 2020

The 2026 Wheelchair Basketball World Championship will be the largest team sport event for high-performance athletes with a disability in the world. It also marks the first time Canada will host a joint wheelchair basketball world championship for senior men and women.

Josh Dueck, 2014 gold medallist, named Canada’s chef de mission for ’22 Paralympics

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020

Paralympic champion Josh Dueck was named Canada's chef de mission for the 2022 Beijing Games on Wednesday.

Alex Zanardi moved to new hospital after reaching clinical, neurological stability

Saturday, November 21st, 2020

Italian auto racing champion-turned Paralympic gold medallist Alex Zanardi was transferred to a hospital in Padua on Saturday to continue his recovery, more than five months after he was seriously injured in a handbike crash.