Category: Paralympics

Wheelchair basketball schedules

Wheelchair Basketball Canada, May 13, 2021Photo Credit: Canadian Paralympic Committee – Scott Grant The International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) announced competition schedules for the Tokyo Paralympics through its official draw.   Canada’s Senior Men’s National Team will play in Group A with Korea, Spain, Turkey, Colombia and host… Continue Reading “Wheelchair basketball schedules”

Newkirk, Ens nominated

Swimming Canada, May 11, 2021  Nikita Ens is among seven athletes announced Tuesday by Swimming Canada as provisional nominees to the Paralympic team.  Swimming Canada’s Para swimming Selection Committee made the decision after the cancellation of the Paralympic Swimming Trials slated for June. The seven swimmers… Continue Reading “Newkirk, Ens nominated”

Updated information

Pools announced for Tokyo wheelchair rugby competition  While a roster is still be announced for the Tokyo Paralympic Games, the Canadian wheelchair rugby team and Regina hopeful Britt Mayer knows who they’ll face in the preliminary round after the pool information was announced on April 28.   Canada, who is… Continue Reading “Updated information”

Playbooks updated

Paralympic.org, April 28, 2021 The following joint statement was released on April 28, 2021. With 86 days left until the opening of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, and 118 days left until the opening of the Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, the International Olympic Committee… Continue Reading “Playbooks updated”

Shaw pursuing Paralympics

Canadian Paralympic Committee, March 30, 2021Photo Credit: Scott Grant, Canadian Paralympic Committee Originally from Moose Jaw, Para swimmer Krystal Shaw has been dreaming of competing in the Paralympics since she was 12 years old. That dream got more difficult in 2020 as not only were… Continue Reading “Shaw pursuing Paralympics”

Sask trio making waves

Photo Credit (Krystal Shaw): Canadian Paralympic Committee With dedication, record-breaking performances and podium finishes, Krystal Shaw, Shelby Newkirk and Nikita Ens are not only putting the Saskatchewan on the Para swimming map but inspiring the next generation. It’s representation and growth that’s been a… Continue Reading “Sask trio making waves”

One year away

Canada Paralympic Committee, March 4, 2021Photo Credit: Canadian Paralympic Committee Canada’s Paralympians will be taking to the slopes, ski course, and ice at the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games one year from today, as the countdown clock to the Opening Ceremony officially hit 365… Continue Reading “One year away”

Hudak update

CTV Calgary, March 2, 2021Photo Credit: Canadian Paralympic Committee Despite not being able to compete for a World Championship, Para nordic skier Brittany Hudak found a new passion. With an undergraduate degree in social work, Hudak has spent the last year working at a… Continue Reading “Hudak update”

COVID Playbooks released

Paralympic.org, February 9, 2021 Ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, a series of Playbooks have been released by the International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee that outline the responsibilities of all Games participants and the rules that must be… Continue Reading “COVID Playbooks released”

IOC Games Update

CBC Sports, January 27, 2021 With questions surrounding how the Olympics and Paralympics Games will move forward in summer 2021, the IOC and the Tokyo organizing committee will make public plans. The rules will include information on creating safe sport bubbles in Tokyo and… Continue Reading “IOC Games Update”