2014 Paralympics

2014 Paralympics

Draft action plan




The City's new draft Inclusion (Disability) Action Plan 2014–2017 builds on the progress made from previous plans to improve access and inclusion across the City of Sydney. The draft plan is on public exhibition until Monday 31 March 2014.

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Inclusion and diversity

Increasing awareness of the contribution and needs of people living with a disability is an important part of the City of Sydney’s role to promote social inclusion and diversity. The City proudly sponsored the 2012 London Paralympics.

In 2014, Australia earned 2 bronze medals. Toby Kane won Australia its first medal for the super combined, followed by Jess Gallagher winning back-to-back bronze medals with her giant slalom triumph on the final day of competition in Sochi.

Sydney snowboarder Ben Tudhope will be Australia’s youngest flag bearer for a Paralympic Games when he leads the team out in today's closing ceremony.

Australia’s 2014 Sochi Paralympic team included 9 athletes and 2 sighted guides – including 3 snowboarders who competed in the first para-snowboarding event.

The ABC is broadcasting Paralympics highlights on television and online.

Keep up-to-date with our paralympians and follow them on Twitter, join their Facebook page or watch them on YouTube

Main image: Courtesy of the Australian Paralympic Committee.

Links

Australian Paralympic Committee

Last updated: Monday, 17 March 2014