Rio bids farewell to the Paralympics with GB taking second place in the medals table!
Over the last two weeks' Rio has showcased 23 Paralympic sports from which GB secured a total of 147 medals. A staggering 64 medals were gold which has been the most successful since 1988 leaving GB finishing second in the medals table behind China.
Kadeena Cox took the title of flagbearer for the closing ceremony, after her historic performance this Games medalling in two sports events. Taking four medals in total, two gold, the 25-year-old became the first Briton in 28 years to win medals in two sports at the same games.
The ceremony paid tribute to the Iranian cyclist Bahman Golbarnezhad, who sadly passed away on Saturday after suffering a fatal heart attack, following a crash in the C4/C5 Men's road race. Sir Philip Craven, International Paralympic Committee president reflected on the incident, “The passing of Bahman Golbarnezhad has affected us all and left the whole Paralympic movement united in grief.”
Iran's sitting volleyball team were triumphant in winning gold and dedicated their win to the cyclist.
Rio has brought out the best in Team GB with credit to Sporting Equals ambassador Ali Jawad for his great efforts claiming a Silver medal in his chosen sport. Team Gb now looks ahead to Tokyo 2020 to set a new standard to rise to the occasion once again.
The holy month of Ramadan will start at the end of May this year, marking a period of fasting and religious focus for millions of Muslims across the globe.
Tribute to Dame Di Ellis -Trustee Sporting Equals
It is with great sadness that Sporting Equals reports that its Trustee Dame Di Ellis passed away peacefully on Thursday (18 May) following a short illness. During her life, Di was an inspiration and champion to so many, her grace and fortitude will never be matched; she will be dearly missed by all.
Launch of Government new Cycling and Walking Strategy
The government has recently published its new Cycling and Walking Strategy, which sets out how it will invest £1.2 billion to make cycling and walking 'the natural choice for shorter journeys. By publishing this strategy the government has demonstrated its commitment to getting more people cycling and walking to help create an active nation.
Code for Sports Governance
A new Code for Sports Governance sets out the levels of transparency, accountability and financial integrity that will be required from those who ask for Government and National Lottery funding from April 2017.
MIND - CAMPAIGN BURST
As part of the MIND Campaign burst Sporting Equals is working with grassroots community projects to deliver a number of events in key locations to help raise the importance of keeping active to maintain an active and healthy mind.
BEDSA 2017 Award Winners
The third annual British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards (BEDSA) took place on Saturday 18th March. The ceremony was hosted by Sir Lenny Henry and attended by over 800 guests. Click below for a full list of all the winners.