400m added to Rio programme

22The International Paralympic Committee has confirmed the addition of the 400m to the athletics programme for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

It builds on the 2012 programme which included Long Jump, Shot and 1500m and continues the process of re-inclusion of athletes with an intellectual disability into the Games.  The Inas/IPC research group, established in 2007, will be responsible for developing a sports-classification system over the coming months to support inclusion.

Confirmation of an additional swimming event is anticipated shortly.