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Handikappidrott, Sverige (3 news)

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Handikappidrott, Sverige (3 news)

 

 

VM-guldmedaljör gästar Axevalla

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  Expressen - 2016-04-05 16:32

Landslagsman sedan 2005 VM-guld 2009. I år hoppas simmaren Mikael Fredriksson på guld i Paralympics. På lördagen gästar han Axevalla och Olympiatravets andra deltävling.

I år hoppas simmaren Mikael Fredriksson på guld i Paralympics.... På lördagen gästar han Axevalla och Olympiatravets andra deltävling.Olympiatravet är ett samarbete mellan ATG, Sveriges Olympiska Kommitté och Sveriges Paralympiska Kommitté som hittills...

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Nu drar kälkhockey-EM igång i Östersund

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  Svenska Handikappidrottsförbundet - 2016-04-05 10:49

Kälkhockey: Klockan 12:00 möts Italien och Tyskland i EM:s öppningsmatch. I öppningsmatchen av kälkhockey-EM i Östersund ställs regerande europamästarna Italien mot Tyskland.

Jag tror att Italien kan överraska igen, precis som för fem år sedan (när förra EM-slutspelet avgjordes), säger Italiens försvarare Gianluigi Rosa till Paralympic.org.

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Nu drar EM i kälkhockey igång

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  SVT Nyheter Jämtland - 2016-04-05 10:00

Nu är EM i kälkhockey igång i Östersund. Sex länder med totalt cirka 120 atleter deltar: Sverige, Ryssland, Norge, Tjeckien, Italien och Tyskland.

Det smäller verkligen på i Kälkhockey, en tuff parasport för de med rörelsehinder.Peter Ojala och hans 12 man starka trupp som ska spela EM här i Östersund från och med ikväll och fram till söndag. -... Det betyder jättemycket för våran region för vi håller...

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Manifesta 11 in Zurich: Preparations for the European Biennial of Contemporary Art enter their final phase

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  Artdaily.org - 2016-04-06 08:13

Manifesta 11 will open in Zurich under the title What People Do for Money: Some Joint Ventures.

Maurizio Cattelan is working together with a Paralympic athlete.

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USOC preps for August in Rio

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  KOAA.com - 2016-04-06 07:39

COLORADO SPRINGS - Problems surrounding the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro aren't phasing the United States Olympic Committee.

There is always an "issue" with any Olympics, no matter the venue.  "We're making arrangements so that if there are transportation issues, we can address it," Rick Adams, USOC CEO of Paralympic Sport said Tuesday.

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Program targets social barriers for people with disabilities

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  Japan Times - 2016-04-06 07:37

Ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the enactment of a law banning discrimination against the disabled on April 1, a program called “disability equality training” has attracted attention from municipalities and universities in Japan.

The scheme was adopted at the time of the 2012 London Olympics and Paralympics for the event’s volunteers.

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TT for NepALL set for launch

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  Kathmandu Post - 2016-04-06 07:26

Melissa Tapper, table tennis player who is the first player to be selected for both the Olympics and Paralympics in Rio, plays with physically challenged children in Kathmandu on Tuesday.

Melissa Tapper, table tennis player who is the first player to be selected for both the Olympics and Paralympics in Rio, plays with physically challenged children in Kathmandu on Tuesday.Post photo Apr 6, 2016-

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$80,000 given to Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls

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  Foreign Affairs.co.nz - 2016-04-06 07:16

MIL OSI – Source: Government of Australia Capital Territory – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Released 06/04/2016 30 local athletes on the

$80,000 given to Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls.... Headline: Released 06/04/2016 30 local athletes on the. ...road to Rio will receive $80,000 in financial support to help with the costs of training, competition and equipment as they strive to represent Australia at the 2016 Rio Olympic and Paralympic...

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UAE must focus on grassroots development rather than Olympic medals

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  7 Days - 2016-04-06 06:59

Amna Al Haddad is one UAE athlete hoping to compete at the Rio Olympics, but she has received little support from her home country.

hear about the emirate’s development plans and also the UAE’s target for 20 medals at the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.... If the UAE is to win medals at the Olympics and Paralympics, there should not be a timeline for this.

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Childersburg's Wilson signs basketball scholarship with Illinois

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  The Daily Home - 2016-04-06 06:22

CHILDERSBURG — Erica Wilson signed a wheelchair basketball scholarship with the University of Illinois on Tuesday afternoon in the library of Childersburg High School.

said going to Illinois puts her in the best position to accomplish her goal of representing the United States in the Paralympics. “Signing with Illinois is probably the biggest accomplishment that I have succeeded with so far,” Wilson said. “I

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Fruitful Easter meeting

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  Times of Malta - 2016-04-06 06:12

This year’s traditional Easter International Meeting, again sponsored by Klikk, proved to be another fruitfulstepping stone towards more progress for

The races, held over five sessions from Thursday to Saturday, drew about 350 swimmers from 12 teams, three overseas and nine local, which included the Paralympic Swimming group.

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Fashion parade for autumn race style

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  Warrnambool Standard - 2016-04-06 06:02

Gala fashion event on Sunday. AUTUMNAL style will be on show at a gala event on Sunday. The May Racing Carnival fashion parade, at the Highline Bar and Bistro, will showcase the latest in men and women’s racing attire.

All proceeds from the door and raffles will be donated to Brenton Primmer to help him in his endeavour to go to the Paralympics in 2020.

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A Kiwi history of dodgy DJ moments

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  Sunday Star-Times - 2016-04-06 05:40

At the NZ Fashion Week Jockey after-party, Mike Lane, Matt Heath, Jeremy Wells. Radio Hauraki's radio hosts for broadcasting a conversation with the mother of England cricketer Ben Stokes when she believed they were off air.

While more famous thesedays for his social media gaffs ("accidentally" sending pictures of his anatomy of paralympians and tweeting about celebrity crotches), Harvey first found himself in hot water when he wrote and sang on air a coarse song to the

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Kenzie one step closer to realising Rio dream

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  Northwest Tasmania Advocate - 2016-04-06 05:28

Deon Kenzie is another step closer to gaining selection at the 2016 Paralympic Games Competing at the Olympic Games was just a pipe dream a for Deon Kenzie a few years ago.

Deon Kenzie is another step closer to gaining selection at the 2016 Paralympic Games Competing at the Olympic Games was just a pipe dream a for Deon Kenzie a few years ago.But come April, 2016, the Forth para-athlete is now another step closer to

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State success for duo

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  Singleton Argus - 2016-04-06 05:04

Ethan McLouglin and Samantha Odgers win back-to-back medals at state championships. SINGLETON Track and Field athletes Ethan McLouglin and Samantha Odgers have done it again.

All-rounder, Odgers also competed in the Under 15-17 girls paralympic division 800m, 100m, and long jump events.

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2016 Rio could shape U.S. Paralympics for years to come

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  Colorado Springs Gazette - 2016-04-06 05:01

Every Summer Olympics holds promise for American athletes, but 2016 Rio could prove to be a watershed moment for U.S. Paralympians.

Paralympics for years to come.... Paralympians.The most television exposure ever on NBC Universal and its networks -... 66 broadcast hours total - gives the Paralympic sports a huge opportunity to develop their grass-roots programs.

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Road to Rio: Oleksiak and MacLean set Canadian swim records at Olympic Trials

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  Weyburn Review - 2016-04-06 04:31

TORONTO - Penny Oleksiak and Brittany MacLean wanted to swim well enough at the Olympic Trials to get under the qualifying standard needed for the Rio Games. They did just that Tuesday night and set Canadian records to boot.

The Para-swimming Trials are also being held here this week but different criteria is used for nomination for the team that will compete at the Paralympics.... Veteran Benoit Huot of Longueuil, Que., who is looking to qualify for his fifth Paralympics,...

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Canadian swim records fall at Olympic Trials

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  Flamborough Review - 2016-04-06 04:07

TORONTO — Penny Oleksiak and Brittany MacLean wanted to swim well enough at the Olympic Trials to get under the qualifying standard needed for the Rio Games. They did just that Tuesday night and set Canadian records to boot.

The Para-swimming Trials are also being held here this week but different criteria is used for nomination for the team that will compete at the Paralympics.... Veteran Benoit Huot of Longueuil, Que., who is looking to qualify for his fifth Paralympics,...

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Class By Class: What To Expect From The Olympic Wrestling Trials

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  Noodls - 2016-04-06 03:13

United States Olympic Committee (via noodls) / Print By Stuart Lieberman | April 05, 2016, 6:13 p.m. (ET) The U.S.

Stuart Lieberman covered Paralympic sports for three years at the International Paralympic Committee, including at the London 2012 and Sochi 2014 Games.

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Rio's Olympic Park is 98 percent ready

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  China.org.cn - 2016-04-06 02:51

The Olympic Park facilities in Rio de Janeiro are practically ready four months before the inauguration of South America's first Olympic Games, announced the director of projects for the Municipal Olympic Company, Roberto Ainbinder, on Monday.

Located in the Barra da Tujica region, the Olympic Park covers an area of 1.18 million square meters and includes the Cariocas Arenas (1,2 and 3), the Future Arena which will house the basketball tournament and paralympic sports, the Aquatic

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Snow Challenge draws athletes of all abilities

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  Park Record - 2016-04-06 02:27

Paralympic gold medalist Monte Meier makes his way down the Snow Challenge course at Park City Mountain on Saturday, April 2.

Paralympic gold medalist Monte Meier makes his way down the Snow Challenge course at Park City Mountain on Saturday, April 2.(Photo by Jeff Swinger) The costumes matched the sky on Saturday at Park City Mountain as skiers of all ages and abilities

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Nothing holding her back

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  Innisfil Examiner - 2016-04-06 02:16

WASAGA BEACH -  Twelve-year-old Abby Curtis will shoot for the stars when she represents Canada at the Inclusive Skating Event (ISE) in Scotland this weekend.

ISE was started in 2012 because ice skating is not yet a sport in the Winter Paralympics Games.... Wimmer said she expects to gather valuable experience from Curtis' Scotland skate to bring back to Canada, because the goal is to get more disabled people skating locally and to have skating events included in the Paralympics...

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Local Doc Joins Olympic Panel to Advise on Infectious Diseases

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  NBC San Diego - 2016-04-06 02:12

A San Diego doctor has been selected to join a U.S. Olympic Advisory Group on infectious diseases to help communicate, in part, the latest information on the Zika virus ahead of the athletes' trip to Brazil. Dr.

In particular, the group will take a look at how athletes and staff traveling to the Olympic and Paralympic games will be impacted by the issues.

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Boys from Hethersett secure Community Sport Achiever grants

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  Noodls - 2016-04-06 02:04

South Norfolk Council (via noodls) / Boys from Hethersett secure Community Sport Achiever grants Released on 04/04/2016 00:00:00 Two aspiring young

The Community Sport Achiever Grants are open to young people who live in South Norfolk and are aged 18 and under (25 for disabled athletes), in full-time education who can demonstrate that they excel in a sporting discipline.

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Intelligentsia Cup cycling series could make stop in Glen Ellyn

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  Chicago Daily Herald - 2016-04-06 01:56

Pro and amateur cyclists from around the globe could race along tree-lined streets near Lake Ellyn in a new event in the Intelligentsia Cup series.

Paralympic athletes and veterans also would compete in a handcycling race.

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Minister held hostage

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  Zimbabwe Daily - 2016-04-06 01:46

Bulawayo Bureau A MINISTER was held hostage for four hours after the officials who ran the 2016 Zimbabwe National Paralympic Games, most of them on wheelchairs, lost patience over their unpaid allowances for the games which ran from March 31 to April 4.

Bulawayo Bureau A MINISTER was held hostage for four hours after the officials who ran the 2016 Zimbabwe National Paralympic Games, most of them on wheelchairs, lost patience over their unpaid allowances for the games which ran from March 31 to

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ACC to sponsor Paralympic Games coverage

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  Newstalk ZB - 2016-04-06 01:39

ACC is going to sponsor Television New Zealand coverage of the 2016 Paralympic Games. Through ACC and New Zealand On Air, 180 hours of dedicated coverage will be available free-to-air.

ACC to sponsor Paralympic Games coverage.... ACC is going to sponsor Television New Zealand coverage of the 2016 Paralympic Games.... She said New Zealand paralympians have made a major contribution to changing public perceptions of disability and have shown...

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Mipcom to honour Japan

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  C21 Media - 2016-04-06 00:54

MIPTV: Japan has been named the Mipcom 2016 Country of Honour, with the event set to focus specifically on the country’s 4K and animation production. Mipcom organiser Reed Midem made the announcement this afternoon here in Cannes.

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics are due to be broadcast in 4K and 8K.

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Almost 300 nominees under new senate process

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  Simcoe.com - 2016-04-06 00:44

OTTAWA — Almost 300 Canadians were nominated to become the first senators appointed under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's new process aimed at turning the Senate into a less partisan, more independent chamber of sober second thought.

The others appointed by Trudeau are former justice Murray Sinclair, former senior bureaucrat Peter Harder, former Ontario NDP cabinet minister Frances Lankin, Paralympic athlete Chantal Petitclerc, immigrant advocate Ratna Omidvar and former

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Kilimanjaro Challenge 2016

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  Institution of Mechanical Engineers - 2016-04-06 00:44

Description The Kilimanjaro Challenge is a project led by the Institution's Iberia Group volunteers to design and build a human-powered wheelchair that will help a disabled athlete to summit Mt.

Description The Kilimanjaro Challenge is a project led by the Institution's Iberia Group volunteers to design and build a human-powered wheelchair that will help a disabled athlete to summit Mt.Kilimanjaro in Tanzania -almost 6,000 meters above sea

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Minister held hostage

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  Metro Tell.co.za - 2016-04-06 00:36

Bulawayo Bureau A MINISTER was held hostage for four hours after the officials who ran the 2016 Zimbabwe National Paralympic Games, most of them on wheelchairs, lost patience over their unpaid allowances for the games which ran from March 31 to April 4.

Bulawayo Bureau A MINISTER was held hostage for four hours after the officials who ran the 2016 Zimbabwe National Paralympic Games, most of them on wheelchairs, lost patience over their unpaid allowances for the games which ran from March 31 to

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New Zealand to get record Paralympics TV coverage

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  stuff.co.nz - 2016-04-06 00:34

TVNZ will provide more than 180 hours of free-to-air coverage from the Paralympics in Rio. TVNZ and rights holders Attitude Pictures announced plans on Wednesday, centring around New Zealand participation at the Games from September 7-18.

New Zealand to get record Paralympics TV coverage.... TVNZ will provide more than 180 hours of free-to-air coverage from the Paralympics in Rio.... The production team is led by three Paralympic gold medallists: wheelchair rugby athlete Jai Waite as programme editor, former captain of the New Zealand Wheel Blacks Dan Buckingham will be the anchor, and and former Paralympic...

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This Bike Has MS

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  AZ Family - 2016-04-06 00:17

The debilitating symptoms of multiple sclerosis have been hidden inside a bike to raise awareness of this misunderstood disease.

The MS bike, the only one of its kind, was designed earlier this year by Paralympian gold medalist, Carol Cooke and a team including neurologists, physiotherapists, bike mechanics and people living with multiple sclerosis in Australia.

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KT Tape[R] Announces Partnerships with Six U.S. National Governing Bodies in Advance of 2016 Olympic & Paralympic Games in Rio De Janeiro

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  HighBeam Research - 2016-04-06 00:11

(NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health & Medicine Week -- Category leader in kinesiology tape and sports medicine taping products, KT Health (dba KT Tape) announced official partnerships with six U.S.

National Governing Bodies in Advance of 2016 Olympic & Paralympic Games in Rio De Janeiro....2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. https://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20160321/346579LOGO Partnering with USA Cycling, USA Gymnastics,...

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Sweden's Reppe makes strong start to Rio 2016 qualification at European

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  Inside The Games - 2016-04-06 00:11

...Para-Archery Championships.
Daniel Etchells Tuesday, 5 April 2016 Two-time Paralympian Zandra Reppe of Sweden posted the highest women's compound score as the Rio 2016 continental qualification tournament began at the European Para-Archery Championships in Saint-Jean-de-Monts in France today.

Sweden's Reppe makes strong start to Rio 2016 qualification at European. ...Para-Archery Championships.Daniel Etchells Tuesday, 5 April 2016 Two-time Paralympian Zandra Reppe of Sweden posted the highest women's compound score as the Rio 2016

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Extensive free-to-air coverage of Paralympic Games announced

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  ONE News - 2016-04-06 00:05

TVNZ has today announced the most extensive live and free-to-air coverage of a Paralympic Games ever with more than 180 hours of coverage.

Extensive free-to-air coverage of Paralympic Games announced.... TVNZ has today announced the most extensive live and free-to-air coverage of a Paralympic Games ever with more than 180 hours of coverage.Source:... Paralympic Games Focusing on the New Zealand...

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McNay and Hughes (Men’s 470) Look to Defend European Title in Palma

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  US Sailing - 2016-04-06 00:01

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 5, 2016 Stu McNay & Dave Hughes, Men’s 470 Palma de Mallorca, Spain – After medal-winning performances at

The top boats in each Olympic and Paralympic class are selected annually to be members of the US Sailing Team Sperry.

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Rollin' Hornets Headed to NWBA National Championships

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  NBA - 2016-04-05 23:50

- There's more than one Charlotte Hornets team headed to the playoffs this season. Three Charlotte Rollin' Hornets teams are headed to Louisville, KY this week for the 68th Annual NWBA National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament.

Kiley, who coaches the JV team and was head coach for the USA National Women's Team at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, has announced that this will be his last season as a player.

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RT @eis2win: In his latest @eis2win blog @PhysioReel reflects on his recent reconnaissance trip to Rio with @BritishJudo https://t.co/q6oG6…

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  British Judo Association - 2016-04-05 23:42

In his latest @eis2win blog @PhysioReel reflects on his recent reconnaissance trip to Rio with @BritishJudo bit.ly/1MPD4ir   For the athletes we work with day to day, the Olympic and Paralympic Games are the pinnacle of their careers.

In his latest @eis2win blog @PhysioReel reflects on his recent reconnaissance trip to Rio with @BritishJudo bit.ly/1MPD4ir   For the athletes we work with day to day, the Olympic and Paralympic Games are the pinnacle of their careers.As such, it is

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News – FEI Sports Forum 2016 – Day 2

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  Global Herald - 2016-04-05 23:35

Equestrian 0 Views [embedded content] Olympic, Paralympic and FEI World Equestrian Games™ competition formats and Eventing rules revisions took centre stage on the second day of the Forum. Subscribe to our YouTube channel ( http://bit.

Equestrian 0 Views Olympic, Paralympic and FEI World Equestrian Games™ competition formats and Eventing rules revisions took centre stage on the second day of the Forum.

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NBC Olympics President delivers keynote at Data X Symposium

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  Noodls - 2016-04-05 23:29

Lehigh University (via noodls) / 'The Olympics is not just a sports event. It's a cultural event.

and Paralympic Games; the second includes U.S. media rights to all Olympic and Paralympic Games through 2032, the longest agreement for U.S. media rights to the Olympics in history.

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Keefer waits on Rio Olympic’s confirmation

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  Toowoomba Chronicle - 2016-04-05 23:23

RIO Paralympics qualifer Claire Keefer is waiting for official confirmation she’ll be on the plane to Brazil with the Australian team later this year.

RIO Paralympics qualifer Claire Keefer is waiting for official confirmation she’ll be on the plane to Brazil with the Australian team later this year.However, after another superb performance, the Ipswich and District Athletic Club thrower has

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Barcelona 2-1 Atlético Madrid: Luis Suarez wins it for FCB but should he have been on the field?

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  SportsNews Ireland - 2016-04-05 23:13

Home / Soccer / Soccer: Worldwide / Barcelona 2-1 Atlético Madrid: Luis Suarez wins it for FCB but should he have been on the field?

Olympics2016 OCS Ireland continue sponsorship of Irish Paralympic Team There were big celebrations at OCS Group Ireland headquarters in Dublin on...

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