Special Reports

London 2012 Paralympic Games

The events, the athletes, and all the action in the London 2012 Paralympic Games

article 14 September 2012 UK
Ellie Simmonds launches ParalympicsGB legacy
Ellie Simmonds launches Paralympics legacy with Sainsbury's (Image: Getty)

As sponsorship for ParalympicsGB is confirmed until 2016, Ellie Simmonds tells Channel 4 News how she hopes becoming Britain's poster girl will inspire the next generation of athletes.

video 05 September 2012
The Paralympics - a deaf perspective

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Deaf athletes do not compete at the Paralympics, and with much of the focus on wheelchair accessibility at the Olympic Park, Channel 4 News asks a deaf couple about their experience of the Games.

article 29 August 2012 UK
Paralympic Games: a shared history of tragedy
Paralympic History (Reuters)

"Our country is known by genocide, now we have a chance to go there and Rwanda be known by the good players, not by genocide, by sport."


article 14 August 2012 UK
Work on paralympic stadium (getty)
Q and A: How to get Paralympic tickets

Tickets for the Paralympic Games are selling out fast - so what is the best way of getting hold of one of the few remaining seats? Here's our Q and A.

article 10 November 2015 World, Russia
Russia: athletics doping allegations are 'groundless'

The Kremlin dismisses allegations that Russian athletes engaged in widespread, state-sponsored doping that sabotaged the London 2012 Olympic Games.

article 10 November 2015 World
Jon Snow by Lord Coe: 'these allegations came as a shock to all of us'

The doping allegations engulfing athletics came as a shock, Lord Coe has insisted, despite his influential position at the top of the sport's governing body.

article 29 January 2015 UK
Swimming numbers sinking fast despite Olympic ambitions

Despite being the country's most popular sport, swimming in England has seen participation numbers plummet, with almost a quarter of a million fewer people heading for the pool in the last year.

article 05 July 2014 UK
Sophie Christiansen
'A long way to go' - Paralympian on attitudes to disability

As a survey suggest major improvements in attitudes towards disability as a result of the 2012 Paralympics, gold medalist Sophie Christiansen tells Channel 4 News it is time to stop focusing on sport.

article 12 February 2014 UK
What the Four? New interactive show
#WT4? Watch our new interactive show with Alex Brooker

On Monday 17 February, Channel 4 News launches a new online show where you ask the questions. Our first guest is Alex Brooker from The Jump and The Last Leg, ahead of the Sochi Winter Paralympics.

article 15 December 2013 UK
by Murray in pole position for Sports Personality - surely?

The BBC's Sports Personality of the Year award is rarely won by a team player, but Wimbledon champ Andy Murray may not be a shoo-in.