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Latest news: Paralympics

The real cost of getting Olympians to the podium

Olympics is the pinnacle of sporting achievement and it may look exhilarating but it’s also expensive, so the ACT Government is chipping in $100,000 for 34 local athletes.  To give you an idea of...

$100,000 for Canberra’s Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls

With under two months remaining until the 2024 Paris Olympic Games, the ACT government has unveiled funding for 34 local athletes to aid them in covering the expenses linked to qualifying and gearing up for the Games.

ACT Government funds Olympic and Paralympic athletes

“The ACT has a proud history of supporting Olympic and Paralympic athletes,” Chief Minister Andrew Barr and sports minister Yvette Berry said.

World best leap for Paralympic champion Vanessa Low in Canberra

Canberra's own reigning Paralympic champion Vanessa Low has made a resounding entrance into the Games year, with a world best leap in the Long Jump T61 at the ACT Open and Under 20 Championships in Canberra on Friday night.

Local vision-impaired athlete seeks to compete at Winter Paralympics

Canberra-based vision-impaired athlete Taryn Dickens has been invited to represent Australia in the FIS Para Nordic Skiing World Cup in March 2023, putting her on track to compete at the 2026 Winter...

Bruce Paralympian to debut in first ever vision-impaired Commonwealth Games event

Bruce-based Paralympian, Sam Harding has been announced to represent Australia in the Men’s Para-triathlon vision impaired (PTVI) event - first of its name. The inaugural PTVI event is set to take place at...

Inspiring athlete says Women’s Adventure ACT is ‘hike-able’ for everyone

"We want to keep the outdoors accessible, safe, and affordable to women of all ages, experiences, and abilities,” says head of Women’s Adventure ACT, and 2022 ACT Woman of the Year, Kelli...

Health is wealth for local Paralympian

Eliza Stankovic-Mowle is a Canberran Paralympian and mum of three. Today, she is focusing on her family and her newfound love of cooking.

Canberrans recognised in Australia Day honours

Statisticians and scholars, academics and advocates, Paralympians and public servants are among the Canberrans recognised in this year’s Australia Day honours.

CBR Sport Awards 2021 finalists announced

Representing a broad cross-section of Canberra’s elite athletes, the CBR Sport Awards 2021 celebrate and honour our local sporting talent.

Aussie Alcott wins gold, defends Para tennis title

Dylan Alcott's dream of a "golden slam" is alive after the Australian won the Paralympics quad singles final against Dutchman Sam Schroder.

Canberra’s Vanessa Low breaks Para world record three times

Canberra long jump star Vanessa Low has capped a mighty romantic recruiting coup for Australia by breaking her own world record three times en route to a gold medal.