In the Spotlight: Disability AthleticsSubscribe
Grace Cullen 13 December 2011
Each week from now until London 2012, UK Sport’s In the Spotlight will focus on a different Olympic or Paralympic sport. This week, Disability Athletics...
|Chief Executive||Niels De Vos|
|Peter Eriksson (Head Coach)|
|Funding Award (2009-2013)||£6,685,000|
|National governing body||UKA|
Past Performances (since 2000) Olympic Games, Sydney, 2000: Gold (16), Silver (14), Bronze (18), Athens, 2004: Gold (6), Silver (5), Bronze (6), Beijing, 2008: Gold (2), Silver (7), Bronze (8)
Milestone Events in 2011
IPC Athletics World Championships (21-30 Jan) in Christchurch, New Zealand
Medal Target Minimum (15), Maximum (25), Achieved (38)
Disability Athletics at London 2012
Venue: Olympic Stadium (track and field events), the Mall (road events)
Dates: 31 Aug-9 Sep
Medal events: 170
Athletics has been on the Paralympic programme since the first Games in Rome, 1960. With 1,100 athletes set to compete across a number of classes at London 2012, athletics will be the largest sport on the programme.
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In the News
Listen to Head Coach, Peter Eriksson talk about the sports' highlights of 2011 and preparations for London 2012.