Rio 2016: Olympic and Paralympic parade dates announced

'As shown with its outstanding coverage of Rio 2016, Channel 4 continues to set the global benchmark for how Paralympic sport should be covered by a broadcaster, ' said IPC president Sir Philip Craven.

Carlos Nuzman, President of the Rio Olympic and Paralympic Organizing Committee, said that the Games had been a success despite the troubled build-up to the event. I lost my opportunity four year ago, I am not at my peak this time, so I needed to challenge myself to get this gold medal.

Team GB's triumphant Paralympic athletes have returned home in style aboard British Airways' gold-tipped Victorious 747.

Television viewing figures for the Games reached an all-time high, according to, with organizers expecting the cumulative global TV audience for the event to top four billion people.

Fellow cyclist Jody Cundy, who brought home double gold to make amends for his London 2012 disqualification and infamous foul-mouthed tirade, said: "I felt like a rock star". Team USA finished the games with 289 athletes winning a total of 115 medals - fourth in the overall medal count.

An investigation into the crash has begun, the IPC said. Before the Rio 2016 Paralympics, there was the main Olympic event where our Team Nigeria made up of able bodied men and women participated and won just a bronze medal in football.

At the Paralympics, Dame Sarah Storey capped off a successful games by winning a third gold medal in the cycling road race, taking her career total to 14 across swimming and cycling.

Ukraine (41) and the United States (40) followed China in the medals' tally, in eleven days of competition.

At the closing ceremony in Rio de Janeiro's Maracana football stadium Brazilian officials were officially to hand over to Tokyo for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The president of the International Paralympic Committee, Philip Craven passed the Paralympic flag to the governor of Tokyo, Yuriko Koike.

ParalympicsGB smashed their medal target of 121 medals and won medals across 15 sports.

Ekweremadu noted that with 12 medals, including eight gold medals, and six World Record-breaking performance, the Team had not only put up the best performance ever by any Nigerian contingent to the Paralympics, but had shown that ability was in the mind.

  • Julie Sanders