Monthly preview: September 2016

The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, the world’s biggest Para sport competition, will headline this month’s events. 01 Sep 2016
Aerial view on stadium

The Maracana Stadium will host the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

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Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

The world’s biggest Para sport event will be held from 7-18 September in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A record number of 4,350 athletes from more than 160 countries will compete in 528 medal events in 22 different sports. Canoe and triathlon will be included in the Paralympic programme for the first time in history.

“I am fully confident Rio 2016 will be the best Games ever in terms of athletic performance,” said IPC President Sir Philip Craven. “You only have to look at some of the achievements from Para athletes over the last two years to realise that we will witness some truly spectacular sport.”

More information can be found on Rio 2016’s official website or at’s dedicated pages.

Wheelchair Basketball Texas International Shootout

Pasadena, Texas, USA will host this event between 2-4 September. More information can be found on City of Pasadena’s website.

European Para Taekwondo Championships

The fifth edition of this event will take place in Warsaw, Poland, on 16 September. More information is available online.

Para Badminton International 2016

New Taipei City, Taiwan, will stage this event from 27 September-2 October. Find more information on the Badminton World Federation’s website.