Press Office

This BPA press office provides information on the British Paralympic Association, ParalympicsGB, sports and athletes.

Please note, these pages are designed for journalists and media professionals. If you are a member of the public, please direct your enquiry to

Contact us

Please direct media enquiries to the press office, via

To contact the press office in Rio please dial +55 212 022 6728

Useful information

Visit the news section for the latest on Paralympic sport and athletes.

To request addition to our media distribution lists, please email us on

Direct any enquiries for media accreditation to Rio 2016 via

You can download the Guidelines for Reporting on Disability Sport here.

Image requests

Recent images are available via Flickr.

Contact us to request specific images or request editorial permission.

The BPA does not own the rights to footage from the Paralympic Games, so these requests should be made directly to the International Paralympic Committee.

Rio 2016

For all of the latest information on the team, including athlete profiles and team stats, visit

You can download a media guide for the team by clicking on this link.

For a list of our selected athletes for Rio 2016 click here

For a list of when British athletes will be competing in Rio (correct at 30/08/2016), click here. Please be aware this should be treated as a planning document only, is subject to change and we recommend media organisations check the Rio 2016 website for any changes.

For a list of selected athletes for Rio 2016 by region click here.

Frequently asked questions

For answers to questions that the press office is asked regularly, please visit the FAQs section.

We are regularly asked about military athletes in the team for Rio.

Seven athletes competing in Rio have either come through the Front Line to Start Line programme or been otherwise supported by Help for Heroes:

      Nick Beighton (Canoe)
      Jo Butterfield (Athletics)
      Jon-Allan Butterworth (Cycling)
      Mikey Hall (Archery)
      David Henson (Athletics)
      Joe Townsend (triathlon)
      Mickey Yule (Powerlifting)

Help for Heroes have also supported an eighth athlete – Phil Eaglesham – who will compete for Ireland.

In addition, the following athletes have a military background but their rehabilitation pre-dates the BPA/H4H partnership:

Alan Ash (wheelchair rugby)

Ryan Cowling (wheelchair rugby)

Jamie Burdekin (Wheelchair Tennis)

John Robertson (Sailing)

Games archives

More information on ParalympicsGB performances at the Paralympic Games can be found in the history pages.

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