The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is greatly saddened by the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday (8 September).
IPC President Andrew Parsons has issued the following statement.
"The International Paralympic Committee sends its deepest condolences to the Royal Family of the United Kingdom following the very sad passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
"Our thoughts and that of the entire Paralympic Movement are with her family, the British people and the Commonwealth nations at this time.
"Queen Elizabeth provided the IPC with one of our most historic days when she officially opened the London 2012 Paralympic Games. The Royal Family have for many decades been very supportive of the Paralympic Movement and we are forever grateful of their patronage."