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Handikappidrott, Sverige (3 news)

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Handikappidrott, Sverige (3 news)

 

 

Halmstadbowlare - i själ och hjärta

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  Hallandsposten - 2016-03-23 20:24

Halmstad I Halmstad finns en förening där hjärta bara är förnamnet. Bowlarna i Tre Hjärtan är ett stolt gäng som aldrig tappar modet. HP följde deras resa från Rejmes till Båstad - med drömmar om en ny hemmahall.

Förbundet hette fram till förra veckan Hallands Handikappidrottsförbund, men beslutade om nytt namn på årsmötet.

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Två stipendier till KFUM Kometerna

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  Sundsvalls Tidning - 2016-03-23 11:22

I helgen hade Västernorrlands Parasportförbund årsmöte i Härnösand och då blev två personer från KFUM kometerna prisade. Ylva Söderholm tilldelades ett stipendium som "årets idrottare" och fick då diplom, blommor och 1000 kronor.

Västernorrlands Handikappidrottsförbund (VHIF) bytte på årsmötet namn till Västernorrlands Parasporförbund.Eric Westlund.

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Framgångsrikt år för parasport

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  Skövde Nyheter - 2016-03-23 10:39

Som traditionen bjuder inom Västergötlands Parasportförbund så delar förbundet ut en rad olika utmärkelser till välförtjänta idrottskvinnor och idrottsmän. Utmärkelser delas även ut till lag, som årets fotbollslag och årets innebandylag.

Framgångsrikt år för parasport.

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Bullpup athletes return for another run to Cessna

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  McPherson Sentinel - 2016-03-24 08:25

The McPherson High School track and field teams are set to kick off the season with a wealth of returning talent.

Kimiko Bullis is back and holds the distinction of being the nation record holder in the 800 in the Paralympics.

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NEWCASTLE ATHLETICS TRACK SET FOR UPGRADE

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  MyInforms - 2016-03-24 08:22

Wheelchair athletes will soon have a better training ground in Newcastle – with the Baird Government announcing an $800,000 grant towards improving the city’s athletics track.

Wheelchair athletes will soon have a better training ground in Newcastle – with the Baird Government announcing an $800,000 grant towards improving the city’s athletics track.A dedicated lane will be created for disabled athletes – the surface

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On This Day: Mar 24 2002: Peter Canavan fires Tyrone to NFL victory

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  The Irish News - 2016-03-24 08:18

ON THIS DAY 1877: The Oxford-Cambridge University Boat Race ended in a dead heat. 1889: Middle-distance runner Albert Hill was born.

Great Britain's two-time Paralympic 100m silver medallist, born 1990.

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ENSA Launches "Sports Insurance"

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  Angola Press - 2016-03-24 08:01

The board of director’s chairman, Manuel Gonçalves, who guided the measure, said the creation of this product is due to the concerns raised by a number of sports agents and is intended to ensure personal injuries that athletes and other members may suffer.

During the ceremony, which was also attended by the Secretary of State for Sports, Albino da Conceição, the first insurance policies were delivered to former handball player Ilda Bengue, paralympic athlete José Sayovo, among others recognized for

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2016 Foothill League boys track and field preview

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  Santa Clarita Valley Signal - 2016-03-24 07:42

A A A It’s easy to ask the Foothill League coaches how they see the Foothill League shaking out. And, without them having a crystal ball, it’s easy for them to answer, ‘It’s anyone’s league.

Also highlighting the Indians’ season is senior distance runner Justin Gallegos, who will try to qualify for the state’s first-ever Paralympics events for the California State Meet.

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Help Matt get to Rio

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  Daily Telegraph Australia - North Shore - 2016-03-24 07:09

BEING born without the physical abilities people take for granted has been no barrier for Matt Levy, who has the Rio Paralympics within his reach.

BEING born without the physical abilities people take for granted has been no barrier for Matt Levy, who has the Rio Paralympics within his reach.

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Olympics will show the best side of Rio

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  7M Sport - 2016-03-24 07:05

7msports > Water sports Video > Olympics will show the best side of Rio Thursday, March 24 2016 by SNTV Alan Campbell looks ahead to Rio 2016

It was a great three and a half weeks of the Olympics and Paralympics with the eyes of the world looking in towards London and very much that's what's going to be happening in Rio.

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Pair compare bikes

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  Oamaru Mail - 2016-03-24 06:17

Bikes from opposite ends of the spectrum were pedalled in Oamaru last week. A father and son who arrived on a German tandem during their cycle trip the length of New Zealand were taught how to ride a penny-farthing.

Paralympians from New Zealand and Britain have also accompanied the McKenzies, as has London Olympics men’s double sculls rowing gold medallist Joe Sullivan.

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Wheelchair basketball relay raises scholarship funds, disability awareness

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  University of Missouri Maneater - 2016-03-24 05:57

By Tess Vrbin March 23, 2016 The sounds of people shouting and balls bouncing filled the Historic Brewer Fieldhouse at the Student Recreation Complex on Friday night.

Head Coach Ron Lykins has coached both the men’s and women’s U.S. national wheelchair basketball teams, and he will coach the 2016 men’s team in the Rio de Janeiro Paralympic Games this September.

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Help Matt get to Rio

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  Daily Telegraph Australia - North Shore - 2016-03-24 05:53

BEING born without the physical abilities people take for granted has been no barrier for Matt Levy, who has the Rio Paralympics within his reach.

BEING born without the physical abilities people take for granted has been no barrier for Matt Levy, who has the Rio Paralympics within his reach.The Cremorne swimmer is legally blind and has cerebral palsy but it is a lack of financial resources

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‘Some British athletes look at me and think I'm inferior because I'm in a

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  The Times - 2016-03-24 05:16

...chair' .
Cockroft's two brothers keep her motivated in her quest for Paralympics goldBuda Mendes/Getty Images

‘Some British athletes look at me and think I'm inferior because I'm in a. ...chair' .Cockroft's two brothers keep her motivated in her quest for Paralympics goldBuda Mendes/Getty Images.... Cockroft will not need to lap up the sights and sounds of the city when the Games beginBuda Mendes/Getty Images Alyson Rudd Published at 12:01AM, March 24 2016 Hannah Cockroft is aiming for triple Paralympic...

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Paralympian Seeks Justice after Devastating Westchester Home Burglary

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  Marina del Rey Argonaut - 2016-03-24 04:32

Gold-medal ski racer hopes to recover Olympic rings and priceless footage of her inspiring life story By Bonnie Eslinger Stephani Victor hopes

Paralympian Seeks Justice after Devastating Westchester Home Burglary.... That’s what Victor, a gold-medal Paralympic ski racer, recalls thinking as she surveyed her ransacked Westchester home in December.

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Paralympics games moved forward

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  Zimbabwe Chronicle - 2016-03-24 04:19

Sikhumbuzo Moyo Senior Sports Reporter THE three-day Zimbabwe National Paralympics Games, which were scheduled to start on April 5 in Gwanda, have now been brought forward to April 1.

Paralympics games moved forward.... Sikhumbuzo Moyo Senior Sports Reporter THE three-day Zimbabwe National Paralympics Games, which were scheduled to start on April 5 in Gwanda, have now been brought forward to April 1.According to Sports and Recreation...

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Indongo gets world rating boost

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  Namibian Sun - 2016-03-24 04:14

National football team coach Ricardo Mannetti is confident of a good result when his team takes on... Namibian T46 sprinter Albertina Johannes has potentially qualified for the 2016 Paralympic Games in...

Namibian T46 sprinter Albertina Johannes has potentially qualified for the 2016 Paralympic Games in...World number one Novak Djokovic backed off comments that men’s tennis players should make more than...

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Uruguay to host Special Olympics South American Football Cup

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  China Economic Net - 2016-03-24 04:05

Some 260 athletes with disabilities from Latin America and the Caribbean will take part in the third edition of the Special Olympics South American Football Cup to be held in Uruguay's Maldonado, local media reported on Monday.

Martin Laventure, Maldonado's director general of sports, hailed the importance of the event as it promotes inclusion for people with disabilities, while generating spaces and opportunities for the participation and integration of disabled athletes.

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'In hospital one of the first things I thought was, what will get me up every morning?'

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  Irish Independent - 2016-03-24 03:48

Sport is often described as a game of inches but for Irish Paralympic shooter Sean Baldwin, the margins are even more minuscule, like hitting "a one-euro coin from the width of a football pitch away".

Sport is often described as a game of inches but for Irish Paralympic shooter Sean Baldwin, the margins are even more minuscule, like hitting "a one-euro coin from the width of a football pitch away".With 30 years of Defence Force experience it's

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Rhythm Rally Banked Slalom returns to Copper Mountain with Amy Purdy, fellow Paralympians

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  Summit Daily News - 2016-03-24 03:28

It’s not every day you get to charge gates with a Paralympic medalist. But this isn’t every day.

Rhythm Rally Banked Slalom returns to Copper Mountain with Amy Purdy, fellow Paralympians.... It’s not every day you get to charge gates with a Paralympic medalist....Stars,” “The Amazing Race,” a viral TED Talks video and, let’s not forget, a bronze medal at the 2014 Paralympic...

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Oscar Pistorius Asked For Bribe By Fake Official To Overturn Murder Conviction

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  ZoBo.co.za - 2016-03-24 02:32

A man pretending to be an official for the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) tried to scam Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius out of a bribe in order to overturn Pistorius’s murder conviction for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steencamp....

A man pretending to be an official for the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) tried to scam Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius out of a bribe in order to overturn Pistorius’s murder conviction for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva

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Trudeau’s picked some smart people for the Senate. That could be a problem.

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  IPolitics - 2016-03-24 02:30

It would be foolish to question the calibre of the people Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has appointed to the Senate. They’re all highly accomplished in their fields.

No washed-up politicians or party bagmen getting a taskless thanks here; Trudeau’s appointments include a prominent judge, a champion paralympian, a former university president and the former editor-in-chief of La Presse .

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Fortune Triumphs in Dubai Grand Prix; Shot Putt Victory for Sabrina, Willis Wins XC International

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  HighBeam Research - 2016-03-24 02:18

SABRINA FORTUNE won the F20 shot putt at the International Paralympic Committee Dubai Grand Prix last week. Fortune, of Deeside Athletic Club and Wrexham Special Olympics, threw a new personal best of 12.45 metres to win the competition.

SABRINA FORTUNE won the F20 shot putt at the International Paralympic Committee Dubai Grand Prix last week.

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Tapper looks to create history

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  Noodls - 2016-03-24 01:39

TTA - Table Tennis Australia (via noodls) / Born with brachial plexus, Melissa Tapper has not let her disability stand in her way.

Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.... Following success in the Class 10 events, the Australian Paralympic Committee, and the ITTF Para Table Tennis Division have since ratified her place, and her seat on the plane to Rio is booked.... However, the Hamilton born table tennis player didn't want to just compete at the Paralympic Games, she has had her eyes set on creating history, and becoming the first Australian to compete in both the Olympic Games and Paralympic...

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Para-cycling champs making final push for Rio

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  3 News - 2016-03-24 01:36

Fresh of their UCI track world championship defence in Italy, Kiwi para-cycling duo Emma Foy and sighted pilot Laura Thompson are looking good for the Rio Paralympics.

Fresh of their UCI track world championship defence in Italy, Kiwi para-cycling duo Emma Foy and sighted pilot Laura Thompson are looking good for the Rio Paralympics.Foy and Thompson retained the rainbow jersey for a second consecutive year in the

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IOC Officials to Visit S. Korea to Inspect 2018 Olympics Preparations

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  Solonews.net - 2016-03-24 01:34

At a closing news conference with PyeongChang 2018 Organising Committee (POCOG) President Yang-ho Cho, Coordination Commission Chair Gunilla Lindberg

The 11-person Coordination Commission will be joined by Sarah Lewis, secretary general of the International Ski Federation (FIS); some 30 officials from the IOC and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC); and 40 other representatives from

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Wheelchair wheels worth $2300 stolen from Paralympic hopeful in Vancouver

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  Vancity Buzz - 2016-03-24 00:22

A Paralympic hopeful, who is currently training for Rio 2016, is attempting to replace expensive equipment after his car was broken into on Monday morning.

Wheelchair wheels worth $2300 stolen from Paralympic hopeful in Vancouver.... A Paralympic hopeful, who is currently training for Rio 2016, is attempting to replace expensive equipment after his car was broken into on Monday morning.The specialist...

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Shirley Robertson OBE and BBC’s Chris Hollins join The London School of Samba at RYA Sail for Gold Ball

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  Noodls - 2016-03-24 00:19

RYA - Royal Yachting Association (via noodls) / Shirley Robertson OBE and BBC’s Chris Hollins join The London School of Samba at RYA Sail for Gold Ball Prepare to be entertained!

'The Ball is such an important element in the sailor's Olympic or Paralympic journey.

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Letter from Jamaica - The excitement of the Jamaican dream

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  Namibian - 2016-03-24 00:17

Sport - Columns | 2016-03-24 Letu Hamhola How is it possible that an island so small, a population of 2,8 million nearly the same as Namibia, so

With Namibia winning silver in the 4x100m relay, and bronze in the 400m and 400m hurdles at the 2015 All Africa Games, and with the likes of Junius Jonas, Mathias Hamunyela, Beata Naigambo, Gaby Ahrens, and the Paralympians setting the track alight

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DISABILITY CRICKET: Disability Day returns to Hove for 2016

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  Sussex County Cricket Club - 2016-03-23 23:54

Sussex Cricket is delighted to announce the return of its annual Disability Day on Monday 16th May at The 1st Central County Ground, Hove.

Activities for 2016 include - the Multi Sport Paralympic Village, Sussex VI Sharks Skill Centre and Sid the Shark’s Biggest Hit Challenge!

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Israel in Connecticut – Tzahal Shalom celebrates 38 years in Stamford

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  Jewish Ledger - 2016-03-23 23:51

By Cindy Mindell STAMFORD – Among the longest-running cultural-exchange programs in Jewish Connecticut is the JCC Tzahal Shalom program, organized

Israeli athletes returning home after the Summer Paralympics in Toronto were invited to a fundraising reception at the Stamford home of Nusia and Aron Chilewich.

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38th Annual Aztec Track & Field Invitational Info

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  Aztecs - 2016-03-23 23:49

SAN DIEGO - - MEET INFORMATION - MEET SCHEDULE (updated after 8:30 p.m. PT Wednesday) - HEAT SHEETS (updated after 8:30 p.m.

The Aztec Invitational will also include open, invitational, master, Paralympic and high school competition.

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Worthy senators join a tarnished institution

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  Hamilton Community News - 2016-03-23 23:11

Last week Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed seven new senators. If you somehow missed that, don't feel badly. While the news was covered, it didn't get the profile of past Senate appointments.

Chantal Petitclerc was a Paralympic athlete and leading speaker on disability matters.

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On My Own Two Feet

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  MoonoftheSouth.com - 2016-03-23 23:06

Amy Purdy & Michelle Burford [1 year ago] Oprah Winfrey calls Amy Purdy her inspiration. Now, read Amy's story in her own words and prepare to be inspired . . .

Amy seized her second chance at life and earned a bronze medal in adaptive snowboarding at the 2014 Paralympic Games.

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Car fire, rollover briefly shut down I-93 southbound

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  Topix - 2016-03-23 22:22

Belgian police are hunting an Islamic State suspect seen with two supposed suicide bombers shortly before they struck Brussels Airport in the first of two attacks that also hit the city's metro,...

impression at the International Paralympic Committee's Alpine Skiing North America Races at Loon ... (more) Start the conversation, or Read more at UnionLeader.com.

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The 4D spectacle of Motionhouse

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  Londondance.com - 2016-03-23 22:15

Although they are one of the UK’s most popular, long established dance companies who tour widely with their theatre based and open air ‘4D’ spectacles, Motionhouse aren’t often seen in London.

Peacock in April, we asked Co-Director and Founder Kevin Finnan to tell us about his company’s winning mix of dance, physical theatre, circus, music and video, choreographing the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games – and his

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New barriers blocking more than errant cyclists

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  Straits Times - 2016-03-23 22:09

Bright yellow barriers installed on walkways at two housing estates last week may be hindering more than errant cyclists.

Paralympic swimmer Theresa Goh, 29, said she understands where the authorities are coming from, but navigating such barricades is "cumbersome and a hindrance" for those using mobility aids like herself.

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NewportFILM Announces Creation of New Sports-Centric Film Festival

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  indieWIRE - 2016-03-23 21:55

EDT 2016 Who doesn't want another film festival? 00000153-a4e1-dabd-a957-b7f13a1d0000 "Touch the Wall" Are the hundreds of film festivals not enough for you? Do you wish that sports movies would get the attention they deserve?

Through candid i nterviews with tennis legend, Martina  Navratilova, golf great, Jack Nicklaus, Olympic gymnastics icon, Nadia Comaneci, track and field star, Edwin Moses, and Dutch Paralympian, Esther Vergeer, as well as archival footage of their

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Facebook taps artificial intelligence for users with disabilities

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  USA TODAY - 2016-03-23 21:43

MENLO PARK — Matt King, a software engineer who has been blind since college, came to Facebook last summer with a mission: to make web sites and mobile apps friendlier for people with disabilities like him.

He's also a three-time Paralympian, one of the world's top tandem cyclists and a classical pipe organist.

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Biomechanics: Right prosthetic legs have the edge

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  Nature - 2016-03-23 21:42

An athlete racing with a left-leg prosthesis might run more slowly than a competitor with a right-side prosthesis ( pictured ) at the Paralympic Games, because races are run in the anticlockwise direction.

An athlete racing with a left-leg prosthesis might run more slowly than a competitor with a right-side prosthesis ( pictured ) at the Paralympic Games, because races are run in the anticlockwise direction.Michael Svoboda/Getty The speed at which

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800 boats and 1000 sailors in Palma Curtain opens at 47th Trofeo Princesa Sofía IBEROSTAR

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  Yachts and Yachting Online - 2016-03-23 21:28

Photo © Pedro Martínez The 47th edition of the Trofeo Princesa Sofía IBEROSTAR for Olympic and Paralympic Classes was presented today in Playa de

Photo © Pedro Martínez The 47th edition of the Trofeo Princesa Sofía IBEROSTAR for Olympic and Paralympic Classes was presented today in Playa de. ...Palma, at the SEASOUL RESTAURANT & LOUNGE of IBEROSTAR Bahía de Palma hotel, with a large

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B.C. Paralympic hopeful pleads for return of custom wheels

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  CTV News - 2016-03-23 21:16

Wheelchair rugby player Byron Green was left without custom wheels, worth $2300, after his car was broken into.

B.C. Paralympic hopeful pleads for return of custom wheels.

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Disability Conference at City Uni

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  HighBeam Research - 2016-03-23 21:05

FOLLOWING on from its success in 2012 and 2014, the Disability Sport Conference is once again making a return to Coventry University. This year's event runs from June 27 to June 29 and poses the question: why do we 'Dis' people's abilities?

This year's event runs from June 27 to June 29 and poses the question: why do we 'Dis' people's abilities?The conference is being held at the university's Centre for Business in Society ahead of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio this summer

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Australian quartet close in on Rio 2016 berths at ITTF Oceania

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  Inside The Games - 2016-03-23 20:59

...Championships.
Liam Morgan Wednesday, 23 March 2016 Australian quartet Jian Fang Lay, Sally Zhang, Zhenhua Dederko and Melissa Tapper all moved a step closer to securing a Rio 2016 place by reaching the semi-finals of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Oceania Championships in Bendigo.

Tapper, who could become the first Australian Olympian and Paralympian, also went the distance before claiming an 11-5, 11-9, 7-11, 3-11, 11-3, 14-12 success in her quarter-final contest against compatriot Miao Miao.

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Athletes use sense of hearing instead of sight in goalball

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  Ball State Daily News - 2016-03-23 20:55

The Daily News | Tyler Walker Published 1 hour ago Updated 3 minutes ago Ball State students try out goalball after olympic athletes teach them how to play on March 22.

In 1980, it was added to the Paralympics and has gained popularity since.... At the center, they are able to work year-round in preparation for the Paralympics.... Pesjaka is one of ten hopefuls trying to make the United States team and compete in Rio de Janeiro this September at the Paralympics...

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Community members honored Tuesday night

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  Fairfield Daily Ledger - 2016-03-23 20:23

Photo by: Nicole Hester-Williams/Ledger photo Stutzman Intelligence is less important to success than grit, determination and perseverance, head of

Stutzman, a Paralympic silver medal-winning archer who recently made world-record history after hitting a target 310 yards away using his feet, was one of four residents honored for their contributions to the community during the event.

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Touch nominee scoops the pool in Bundaberg Rum Local Sports Legends competition

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