Britain’s Paralympians announce their base for 2016

Britain’s Paralympic squad will prepare for the 2016 Rio Paralympics from a base in the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte.

The British Paralympic Association (BPA) made the announcement in the city, watched by Prince Harry as part of his South American tour.

BPA signed an agreement with the city and the state government of Minas Gerais that will see the ParalympicsGB team prepare and train in Belo Horizonte in the lead-up to Rio 2016.

TeamGB, Britain’s Olympic team, will also prepare for Rio 2016 in Belo Horizonte, which is in the south-east of Brazil, a one-hour flight from Rio. read more