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Ade Adepitan was a presenter for Channel 4’s Paralympics 2012 coverage.

A legend of the wheelchair basketball court, Ade achieved a lifetime ambition when he made the 2000 Paralympics.

Four years later he won a bronze medal at the 2004 Games in Athens, nailing two free throws in the dying seconds to beat world champions the USA along the way.

He showed his penchant for the dramatics was no luck when he hit the winning shot in overtime for GB in the final of the Paralympic World Cup in 2005 to seal gold.

Since retiring from wheelchair basketball, Ade has transferred that success to the TV screen, presenting numerous shows on sport, wildlife and travel..

The 2016 Paralympics in Rio take place from 7 September to 18 September 2016 with live TV coverage on Channel 4, More4 and All4 in the UK. The lead-up to these Paralympics have been met with major financial issues, which were primarily attributed to tepid…

Clare Balding has signed a new two-year deal with Channel 4. The deal will see the BAFTA-award winning presenter and journalist fronting the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, continuing her hosting of Crufts for 2015 and 2016 and leading coverage of the Cheltenham Festival and Royal…

Former Wales and Lions rugby player Gareth Thomas joins Clare Balding on her BT Sport show this evening. Balding will also be joined by double gold medal winning Paralympian Hannah Cockcroft and former NBA basketball player John Amaechi. Plus there’s a special report by Ade…

After years of working and waiting, countless months of heady anticipation, weeks of building excitement, the Paralympics have finally arrived. For 12 days, viewers will witness unfettered sporting brilliance, courage, talent, triumph and tragedy, as dreams are made and broken in the cauldron of top…