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Paralympics and disability sport exhibition in 2019

From January 26th 2019 until June, the National Paralympic Heritage Trust will be holding an exhibition featuring local memorabilia and stories surrounding the Paralympics.  From modest beginnings in the late

New blade: my ‘catapult’ to a new life

On this day last year, London kicked off the 2012 Paralympic Games. Here, we hear from Adrian Howden, a Paralympic athlete who has found new life after getting a blade.

Q&A with disabled skier Talan Skeels-Piggins

With the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships starting this Thursday, we spoke to disabled alpine skier Talan Skeels-Piggins about his determination and passion for the Paralympic sport. Despite many setbacks in life,

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The Last Leg: what do you think?

Have you been watching The Last Leg? Regular Disability Horizons contributor, Sarah Ismail, tells us her thoughts on the show and how it may be playing a part in the

Rebecca Lawes: a paralympic swimmer in the making

The Paralympic Games 2012 may be over, but keen athletes are already preparing for the Paralympic Games 2016, in Rio. Rebecca Lawes is one such athlete. 19-year-old Rebecca was born with

Wheelchair pool and snooker: inclusive sports­

After the London 2012 Paralympic Games the eyes of the world have been on disability sport more than ever before. But how many people know about wheelchair pool or snooker?

Paralympic Games 2012: day 11

From the very best bits to what you’ve been talking about, we’ve got the Paralympic Games 2012 covered! It is with great honour and duty that I write these words

The Paralympic Games 2012: day 1

From the very best bits to what you’ve been talking about, we’ve got the Paralympic Games 2012 covered! So, we’ve just experienced day one of the London Paralympics 2012, kicked

Oscar Pistorius: a historic night in pictures

Paralympic athlete, Oscar Pistorius, has made history by being the first paralympian to compete in the Olympic Games 2012. Everybody is completely gripped with the excitement of this year’s Olympic

Paralympic Games 2012: the freedom of sailing

In our series of articles about the London Paralympic Games 2012 we talk to you about the Paralympic sports you love. This week, new Disability Horizons contributor, Emma Crees, tells

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