Paralympics




Alexander Ekman to choreograph Paralympics Opening Ceremony

Alexander Ekman to choreograph Paralympics Opening Ceremony

Internationally renowned choreographer Alexander Ekman has been selected as Stage and Choreography Director of the Opening Ceremony of the Paralympic Games Paris 2024 that will see thousands of Para athletes from 180 international delegations parade down the legendary Avenue des Champs-Elysées to the Place de la Concorde on 28 August. Thomas Jolly, artistic director of the ceremonies, has brought in the Swedish choreographer to shake up the traditions of the event and Ekman has chosen to place dance at the heart of the show.








World Sailing's Commitment to an Inclusive Sport: The Para Inclusive Strategy

World Sailing's Commitment to an Inclusive Sport: The Para Inclusive Strategy

World Sailing has launched its first Para Inclusive Strategy to guide the growth of the sport through to 2029 and facilitate its return to the Paralympic Games. The strategy emphasises the expansion of Para Sailing by working with Member National Authorities (MNAs), major events and the sport's global governing structure to create a more inclusive environment and increase international participation.



LA 2028 proposes para-climbing for the Paralympic programme

LA 2028 proposes para-climbing for the Paralympic programme

The organizers of the Los Angeles 2028 Paralympic Games would like to include para-climbing in the programme of the games. A corresponding proposal has been submitted to the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). Sport climbing is currently only in the Olympic program. Medals were awarded for the first time in Tokyo 2020.