28 Jan 2018

Insight: Paralympic Sport - Fair Play?

From Insight, 8:10 am on 28 January 2018

The ethos of the Paralympic movement is fair and equal competition.

At its heart is the classification system designed to ensure people of equal impairment compete against each other.

The International Paralympic Committee has warned that some athletes are exaggerating their disability - known as intentional misrepresentation - in order to get into a more favourable class.

BBC World Service's Jane Deith speaks to athletes, coaches and officials who are concerned that the system is being abused.

Paralympic Sport - Fair Play?