Tokyo 2020(21) Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony taking place, a wide shot showing fireworks being set off from the roof of the stadium

A new strategic framework for world-leading Para performance sport in the UK

Powered by connection, collaboration and change

The story so far

Every two years the Summer and Winter Paralympic Games provide disabled athletes, who are eligible and classifiable, with an opportunity to achieve their dreams.

The Games also has the power to inspire – providing a platform to celebrate diversity and drive social change for disabled people.

ParalympicsGB has remained in the top three in the summer medal table since 2000 and has finished second in the last two Games. Since winning no medals in 2002, and a single medal in 2006, ParalympicsGB has secured at least six medals in every Winter Games since 2014.  

Continued success is vital to maintaining our world- leading performance status and provides us with a powerful platform to support the Paralympic movement on campaigning for disability visibility, inclusion and accessibility.

(L-R) Nathan McGuire, Ali Smith, Libby Clegg, guide Chris Clarke and Jonnie Peacock of Team Great Britain celebrate after winning silver in the 4x100m Universal Relay on day 10 of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on September 03, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

An evolving landscape

We have been through extraordinary times. A global pandemic has affected our ability to engage with the next generation of athletes and we have faced environmental, economic and social challenges which have tested our resilience.

With rising global standards and more nations investing in Para sport, keeping our aspiration to be world leading and doing the absolute best for our athletes means we need to be focused on what matters most more than ever.

A framework by the Para sport community for the community

A graphic that reads: Our vision for the future, World-leading Para performance sport that enable athletes to thrive, excel and win.

We, the Para performance sport community, have created a strategic framework to support our Paralympic performance ambitions over the next 10 years.

The framework will connect us around a shared vision for the future and drive greater collaboration.

The development of the framework has been led by UK Sport, with vital input from more than 60 members of the high-performance community, representing sports, multiple stakeholders and athletes.

If we embrace and advocate for this new framework, we can be better aligned and more deliberate in our efforts, optimising opportunities to connect and collaborate to create real and lasting change for our athletes and the sporting system.

Find out what role you can play in ensuring continued Paralympic success. Download the framework.

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