This year’s second edition of The Paralympian, the official magazine of the International Paralympic Committee, is now available to read online.
To celebrate the countdown to the London 2012 Paralympic Games, this edition is a ‘One Year to Go’ special. It features a guide to the London 2012 venues, and Channel 4 and the BBC, the host broadcaster and radio partner of the Games, choose their ‘12 for 2012’ – the British and international athletes they believe will be the star performers next year.
The Paralympian also features a guest interview by the Daily Telegraph’s award-winning writer Gareth Davies with Chris Holmes, London 2012’s Director of Paralympic Integration, about his vision for the London Games.
Readers can catch up on the latest progress from Sochi 2014, Rio 2016 and PyeongChang, which recently won the right to host the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games.
As usual, The Paralympian reviews and previews all the most exciting sporting events on the Paralympic calendar, including the 2011 IPC Swimming European Championships, the 2011 IPC Cross-Country Skiing and Biathlon World Championships, the BT Paralympic World Cup and November’s Parapan American Games in Mexico.
After staging a successful international forum on Sports for People with a Disability in Abu Dhabi in May, NPC United Arab Emirates are the NPC in Profile this edition whilst new developments in classification for Visual Impairment are the focus of the Medical and Science section.
The Sport Profile features Wheelchair Tennis, a sport which is growing in size and stature all the time, partly due to the success of Esther Vergeer, the Dutch tennis player who we spoke to during Wimbledon as part of the Athlete’s Profile.
You can also find out all the recent updates on Paralympic Education and Development, Partners and Patrons and the Paralympic Movement in the latest edition.
To view the latest online copy of The Paralympian, please visit: http://www.paralympic.org/Media_Centre/News/Paralympian/index.html
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