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An interview with wheelchair tennis star Alfie Hewett – “A switch flicked and now I find myself making the most of what I CAN do”

A silver medallist at the Rio 2016 Paralympic games at just eighteen years old, a former world number one in wheelchair tennis, and an eight-time Grand Slam winner in both…

Pioneering the Paralympics: From persecution to progression

Four decades before it was destroyed by the Holocaust before its buildings were burnt to the ground and replaced with acres of barbed wire, the city of Chorzów, Poland was…

Paralympics must review classification in light of scandal

It has been a dark month for Paralympic sport. At the beginning of November, 11-time Paralympic champion Tanni Grey-Thompson spoke as a witness to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport…

Jonnie Peacock’s turn on ‘Strictly’ brings disabled issues to the fore

Watching Jonnie Peacock foxtrot, quickstep and paso-doble his way across the Strictly ballroom, you wouldn’t guess that the lower part of his right leg is a prosthesis. So, as the…

Rio success fuels hunger for Mullen in search of gold

The rain and wind of Festival Square in Edinburgh is a far cry from Rio de Janeiro’s famous sun and sand. That does not seem to be bothering Andrew Mullen,…

DEBATE – Is Lottery funding being spent on the right things?

Since its introduction in 1997, National Lottery funding has seen hundreds of millions of pounds ploughed into elite sport in the UK, with Team GB reaping the benefits at the…

The Paralympics and ‘Inspiration Porn’

The surprise success of the 2016 Paralympic games have given athletics enthusiasts an eleven-day patchwork blanket of enthralling sporting action. Packed with twists and turns enough to drive even the…