ParalympicsGB Training Camp Achieves Silver ReSport Certification

Tom Aggar, gold medal winner in men’s single scull rowing at the Beijing Paralympics, demos the energy producing stationary hand cycle.


The Council for Responsible Sport (CRS) recently announced that the British Paralympic Association have successfully completed their application for Silver ReSport Certification of the ParalympicsGB August 2011 training camp at the University of Bath. This certification of a multi-day, residential event is a first for the Council; all previous ReSport Certified events have been one-day races like the Gold Certified EDF Energy Birmingham Half Marathon in the UK and the Big Sur Half Marathon in the U.S.


Catherine Humblet, Managing Director of the Council and CRS evaluator for the training camp had this to say: All the hard work this team has done will be of tremendous benefit to other groups who are committed to bringing sustainability to multi-day sporting events. The innovative approach to athlete and visitor education was particularly impressive, with the Low Carbon Arcade being my favorite – watching camp visitors use a hand-powered stationary bicycle, knowing they were experiencing something about what it takes to compete as a Paralympian while learning about generating power for electricity was a great lesson in connecting the dots.


A PDF file of the complete press release is available here.