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Olympic & Paralympic Games – Rio 2016

Date August 2016         Hosts Rio, Brazil

Rio 2The modern Olympic Games are the leading international sporting event and the most watched and participated in the World.  The Olympics are the pinnacle to an athletes career and thousands dream of that elusive Gold Medal.

This years games will be held in Rio de Janeiro and will be the first to be held in South America.  Over 10,500 athletes from 206 countries will compete…and we hope the figure of only 11% female coaches will increase at these games!

 

 

rio paraplympics

The 2016 Summer Paralympics (Brazilian Portuguese: Jogos Paralímpicos de Verão de 2016), the fifteenth Summer Paralympic Games, are an upcoming major international multi-sport event for athletes with disabilities governed by the International Paralympic Committee, to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 7 September to 18 September 2016, making them the first Summer Paralympics to be held during the host city’s wintertime. This will mark the first time a Latin American and South American city hosts the event, the second Southern Hemisphere city and nation, the first one being the 2000 Summer Paralympics in Sydney, and also the first time a Lusophone (Portuguese-speaking) country hosts the event. These Games will see the introduction of two new sports to the Paralympic program: canoeing and the paratriathlon.

Meet our Rio 2016 team of reporters!




Karen Brown

Karen Brown

- Sep 2016
Sport: Hockey
Role: Assistant Coach
Organisation: Team GB & England Hockey
Nationality: British
Date: Sep 2016
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Paula Dunn

Paula Dunn

- Oct 2016
Sport: Track & Field
Role: Head Coach to Paralympic GB Athletics
Organisation: British Athletics
Nationality: British
Date: Oct 2016
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Paula García Pizarro
Laurel Bailey

Laurel Bailey

- Jul 2016
Sport: Swimming
Role: Head Coach
Organisation: Warrender Baths Club (UK)
Nationality: Australia
Date: Jul 2016
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Liz McColgan-Nuttall
Joan McDonald

Joan McDonald

- Jun 2016
Sport: Archery
Role: Team Canada’s National Recurve Coach
Organisation: Team Canada
Nationality: Canadian
Date: Jun 2016
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Carla Nicholls

Carla Nicholls

- Apr 2016
Sport: Track & Field
Role: Lead of Olympic High Performance Development for Canada’s Athletics Team
Organisation: Team Canada
Nationality: Canadian
Date: Apr 2016
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Yihua Li

Yihua Li

- Apr 2016
Sport: Diving
Role: Head Coach
Organisation: Team Canada
Nationality: China
Date: Apr 2016
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Helen Potter

Helen Potter

- Mar 2016
Sport: Women’s Artistic Gymnastics
Role: Head Coach & Personal Coach of Claudia Fragapane
Organisation: Bristol Hawks Gymnastics Club & GB Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Team
Nationality: British
Date: Mar 2016
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Kitty Chiller

Kitty Chiller

- Feb 2016
Sport: Pentathlon
Role: 2016 Olympic Games Chef de Mission
Organisation: Australian Olympic Team
Nationality: Australia
Date: Feb 2016
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Vickie Croley

Vickie Croley

- Feb 2016
Sport: Track & Field
Role: Head Coach at Western University & Lead Coach to Damian Warner
Organisation: Western University, Canada
Nationality: Canada
Date: Feb 2016
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Vera Pauw

Vera Pauw

- Nov 2015
Sport: Football / Soccer
Role: Head Coach to South Africa Women's Football Team
Organisation: Banyana Banyana
Nationality: Netherlands
Date: Nov 2015
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Rikki Bingham

Rikki Bingham

- May 2015
Sport: Archery
Role: Compound Bow Specialist Coach
Organisation: Archery GB and Paralympic Squad
Nationality: British
Date: May 2015
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Mel Marshall

Mel Marshall

- Nov 2014
Sport: Swimming
Role: Coach to Adam Peaty
Organisation: Team GB
Nationality: British
Date: Nov 2014
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Carla Nicholls

Carla Nicholls

- Nov 2014
Sport: Track & Field
Role: Head Coach & Leader of the High Performance Athlete Development Programme
Organisation: Athletics Canada
Nationality: Canadian
Date: Nov 2014
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Sophie Christiansen

Sophie Christiansen

- Nov 2015
Sport: Equestrian / Dressage
Role: Multiple Gold Paralympic Medallist
Organisation: GB Equestrian Team
Nationality: British
Date: Nov 2015
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Anne Smillie

Anne Smillie

- Aug 2014
Sport: Badminton
Role: CEO
Organisation: Badminton Scotland
Nationality: British
Date: Aug 2014
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Liz Nicholl
Danielle Bouchard
Jennifer Huggins

Jennifer Huggins

- Apr 2015
Sport: Boxing
Role: Coach, Gym owner, Charity Founder & Official
Organisation: Kingsway Boxing, Fight To End Cancer & AIBA
Nationality: Canadian
Date: Apr 2015
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Mandy Bujold

Mandy Bujold

- Apr 2015
Sport: Boxing
Role: International Boxer & Coach
Organisation: Team Canada
Nationality: Canadian
Date: Apr 2015
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Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie
Christilot H. Boylen
Diane Modahl

Diane Modahl

- Aug 2014
Sport: Track & Field
Role: Olympian, Commonwealth Games Champion & Coach
Organisation: Diane Modahl Sports Foundation
Nationality: British
Date: Aug 2014
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Katrina Powell

Katrina Powell

- Oct 2014
Sport: Hockey
Role: Head Coach of Australian Women's Hockey Programme
Organisation: New South Wales Institute of Sport, Australia
Nationality: Australian
Date: Oct 2014
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Tegla Loroupe

Tegla Loroupe


Sport: Marathon
Role: Chef de Mission for the Refugee Team at the Rio Olympic Games
Nationality: Kenya
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