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De är årets stipendiater i Surahammar

 

 Vestmanlands Läns Tidning     2016-11-30 kl. 07:03     739 words

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Två blev tre när Surahammar kommun delar ut 2016 års kultur- och idrottsstipendium. "Jättekul", "Superkul" och "Väldigt förvånad", var de första reaktionerna hos mottagarna.

Ellinor Axelsson Vaughn, som tävlade i 10-metersskytte i
paralympics i Rio tidigare i år, är en av pristagarna. -... Superkul! Paralympics var stort men det här är också stort, att få sådan uppskattning här hemma, säger Ellinor.

 

 

 

Handbollen fick Almers att le igen

 

 Blekinge Läns Tidning     2016-11-30 kl. 06:13     730 words

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Besvikelsen över ett missat Paralympics ledde till en andra landslagskarriär. Snart spelar Niklas Almers om EM-medaljer i handboll. - Handbollen har hjälpt mig igenom den tuffa tiden, säger han.

Besvikelsen över ett missat
Paralympics ledde till en andra landslagskarriär.... Niklas Almers var helt inställd på att få göra sitta andra Paralympics i karriären.... Paralympics London 2012.

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Sydöstran (web)

 

 

 

Gulldén: "Jag blev väldigt chockad"

 

 GT     2016-11-29 kl. 09:06     372 words

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Hon är en av nyckelspelarna i hemma-EM som avgörs i december. I januari kan Isabelle Gulldén, 27, vinna Jerringpriset. - Jag blev väldigt chockad, säger Gulldén om att vara en av de 15 nominerade.

OS-guld. Karl Forsman, simning
parasport. -... Guld Paralympics. Maja Reichard, simning parasport. -... Två silver och två brons Paralympics.

 

 

 

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Curtis McGrath's triumph over tragedy

 

 Yahoo! 7 TV     2016-11-30 kl. 08:45     20 words

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The Afghanistan veteran, Paralympian and Invictus Games Ambassador speaks to The Daily Edition about going from soldier to sporting superstar.

The Afghanistan veteran,
Paralympian and Invictus Games Ambassador speaks to The Daily Edition about going from soldier to sporting superstar.

 

 

 

Google doodle honours scientist Jagadish Chandra Bose

 

 Business Standard India     2016-11-30 kl. 08:09     309 words

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Google marks Father's Day with doodle Google celebrates Paralympics with animated doodle has celebrated the remarkable contributions of scientist

Google marks Father's Day with doodle Google celebrates
Paralympics with animated doodle has celebrated the remarkable contributions of scientist. ...Jagadish Chandra Bose, pioneer of electro-magnetic waves and inventor of an early version of

 

 

 

Badminton World Federation wins creativity vote at Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award

 

 Sport 360     2016-11-30 kl. 08:08     358 words

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The Badminton World Federation’s innovative voting system has been recognised in this year’s prestigious Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award in Dubai.

BWF will be honoured along with winners in other categories of the Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award, including the British
Paralympic Association which won the International Paralympic Federation of the Year Award.

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Dotemirates.com (web)

 

 

 

BBC Sports Personality of the Year Nominations REVEALED, Andy Murray leads odds!

 

 Tennis World USA     2016-11-30 kl. 08:07     154 words

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  NEWS   Akshay Kohli - 30-11-2016 - View: 114 Tennis: Complete list of athletes Andy Murray is competing against inside! Recently crowned World No.1 Andy Murray is the front runner for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

Thirteen Gold Medallists from the Rio 2016 Olympics and
Paralympics are included on an extended shortlist, up from 12 nominations for both the 2012 and 2015 awards.... The three non-Olympians or Paralympians to be nominated are footballers Gareth Bale...

 

 

 

'I hadn't stood up in 36 years': Empowering people with disabilities to play golf

 

 Special Broadcasting Service     2016-11-30 kl. 07:37     314 words

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A specially-designed wheelchair is helping people with disabilities to play golf, with the ultimate goal to get the sport included in the Paralympics.

A specially-designed wheelchair is helping people with disabilities to play golf, with the ultimate goal to get the sport included in the
Paralympics.By John Hayes Bell 30 Nov 2016 -... The technology in adaptive equipment such as the Para Golfer wheelchair has helped enable a former Paralympic...

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Sydney to Hobart 2016 – 'harder to pick than winner of Melbourne Cup'

 

 The Guardian     2016-11-30 kl. 07:08     452 words

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Skipper of last year’s winner, Paul Clitheroe, says it will be a tight race Balance ‘highly improbable’ to win for second year in a row Last year’s

Australian
Paralympian robbed at gunpoint now set for sailing gold Read more “Unless you can beat the other eight TPs you’ve got no chance of winning the race,” Clitheroe said. “The real issue for us is to see how we go against our little

 

 

 

Paralympian David Smith: A letter to my younger self

 

 Latest Nigerian News.com     2016-11-30 kl. 07:03     14 words

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Paralympian David Smith reads out a letter ' written to his younger, pre-surgery self.

Paralympian David Smith:... Paralympian David Smith reads out a letter ' written to his younger, pre-surgery self.BBC on Wed, 30 Nov.

 

 

 

Aussie teen set for slam debut

 

 Brisbane Courier-Mail     2016-11-30 kl. 06:18     260 words

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QUEENSLAND teenager Lizette Cabrera will get the chance to continue her meteoric rise up the world tennis rankings at next year’s Australian Open after she was awarded a wildcard entry.

Dylan Alcott has been recognised as the best tennis player in Australia, after the
Paralympian took out the John Newcombe award.

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Next level for Coasters

 

 Northwest Tasmania Advocate     2016-11-30 kl. 06:18     405 words

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Twelve elite athletes from the North-West Coast have been handed a chance to take their sport to the next level. Twelve elite athletes from the North-West Coast have been handed a chance to take their sport to the next level.

Dykstra, Ambleside cyclist Morgan Gillon, Devonport netballer Hannah Lee, Burnie hockey player Linden McCarthy, King Island runner Stewart McSweyn, Riana hockey star Maddy Murphy, Moriarty equestrian star Cailtin Radford and
Paralympic swimmer Jacob

 

 

 

Japanese cities bet on non-hotel alternatives in face of supply crunch

 

 TTG ASIA     2016-11-30 kl. 06:04     316 words

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Local governments in Japan are encouraging the use of non-hotel accommodation in anticipation of the expected visitor boom during the 2019 Rugby World Cup and Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Local governments in Japan are encouraging the use of non-hotel accommodation in anticipation of the expected visitor boom during the 2019 Rugby World Cup and Tokyo 2020 Olympic and
Paralympic Games.Following the proposed deregulation of short-term

 

 

 

European Sports Ministers vow to work closer with WADA to improve drugs testing practices

 

 Insidethegames.biz     2016-11-30 kl. 05:58     378 words

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A framework towards boosting relations with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to improve drugs testing practices has been agreed at a meeting of European Sports Ministers in Budapest.

efficiently." Solving anti-doping problems has been a major issue discussed at the meeting © WADA President Sir Craig Reedie is also thought to be attending the meeting along with the likes of International
Paralympic Committee President Sir Philip...

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Inside The Games (web)

 

 

 

Giving Tuesday Message from 2016 Paralympic Bronze Medalist McKenna Dahl

 

 USA Shooting.org     2016-11-30 kl. 05:53     629 words

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) On this #GivingTuesday, 2016 Paralympic bronze medalist McKenna Dahl reflects on how someone giving back to our sport led her to fulfilling a dream in Rio this past summer.   Give back to your sport any number of ways:   http://www.usashooting.

Giving Tuesday Message from 2016
Paralympic Bronze Medalist McKenna Dahl. ) On this #GivingTuesday, 2016 Paralympic bronze medalist McKenna Dahl reflects on how someone giving back to our sport led her to fulfilling a dream in Rio this past summer.

 

 

 

Calgary Set to Honour Canada’s First Ever Paralympic Triathlon Medallist Stefan Daniel

 

 Triathlon Canada     2016-11-30 kl. 05:17     248 words

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Gala reception in YYC, December 1, to raise funds for para-triathlon development and Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation CALGARY–Stefan Daniel

Calgary Set to Honour Canada’s First Ever
Paralympic Triathlon Medallist Stefan Daniel.... Gala reception in YYC, December 1, to raise funds for para-triathlon development and Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation CALGARY–Stefan Daniel. ...made history this summer by winning the silver medal in triathlon’s debut at the Paralympic...

 

 

 

Ultrarunner Scott Jurek to lead blind champion in California International Marathon

 

 Sacramento Bee     2016-11-30 kl. 04:12     775 words

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Scott Jurek, one of the most highly regarded trail runners in the world, is worried about keeping up with legally blind marathoner Matt Rodjom this Sunday.

For the past three years he’s also been helping visually impaired runners train as a volunteer with the Boulder chapter of Achilles International, a nonprofit group that helps
disabled athletes participate in mainstream running events.

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Sacramento Bee (web)

 

 

 

Paralympic medal winner talks for kids with special need

 

 Times of India     2016-11-30 kl. 03:56     101 words

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HYDERABAD: Padma Shri awardee and India's first Paralympic medal winner in tennis Boniface Prabhu has made a strong case for government policies to promote empowerment and education for children with special needs.

Paralympic medal winner talks for kids with special need.... HYDERABAD: Padma Shri awardee and India's first Paralympic medal winner in tennis Boniface Prabhu has made a strong case for government policies to promote empowerment and education for children...

 

 

 

Sport: Charlie Faumuina, Counties Manukau sportsman and sportsperson of the year

 

 Manakau Courier     2016-11-30 kl. 03:39     822 words

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Olympians at the Counties Manukau Sporting Excellence Awards were artistic gymnasts Theodora Gotz (Tokyo 1964), Barbara Kendall sail boarding gold,

They included sportswoman of the year, Valerie Adams, coach of te year Darryl Suasua, junior sportsman of the year, Jason Matthews (baseball/Alfriston College), junior sportswoman of the year, Tupou Neiufi (
Paralympian/Otahuhu College), team of the

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Auckland Eastern Courier (web)

 

 

 

Godfrey goes cross country for world title

 

 Albury Border Mail     2016-11-30 kl. 02:52     480 words

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Albury paratriathlete Justin Godfrey has overcome one of his toughest races to claim a fourth world title. Albury paratriathlete Justin Godfrey has overcome one of his toughest races to claim a fourth world title.

But the major aim is the 2020
Paralympics in Tokyo. “My event wasn’t at Rio, but I’m hoping it will be available in Japan,” he said.

 

 

 

ITV is going all out and giving us a documentary about Prince Harry for

 

 Metro     2016-11-30 kl. 02:44     578 words

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Rebecca Lewis for Metro.co.uk Wednesday 30 Nov 2016 12:01 am

He had two tours of Afghanistan with the British army and set up the Invictus Games, an international
Paralympic-style sporting event for armed services personnel and veterans.

 

 

 

Leadership lessons: Reflections on Rio

 

 Changeboard     2016-11-30 kl. 02:26     673 words

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Former Paralympic champion and commentator at the Rio 2016 Paralympics, Lord Chris Holmes, highlights leadership lessons learned from the Games.

Leadership lessons: Reflections on Rio. Former
Paralympic champion and commentator at the Rio 2016 Paralympics, Lord Chris Holmes, highlights leadership lessons learned from the Games.Less than four weeks before the opening ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic...

 

 

 

Finalists announced for the 2016 Australian Paralympic Awards

 

 Radio Sport 927     2016-11-30 kl. 01:44     225 words

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The Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) has today announced the finalists for the prestigious 2016 Australian Paralympic Awards.

Finalists announced for the 2016 Australian
Paralympic Awards.... The Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) has today announced the finalists for the prestigious 2016 Australian Paralympic Awards.  Seven awards will be presented at the Gala Ceremony in...

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Australian Swimming (web)

 

 

 

Talented crop get support

 

 Tasmanian Examiner     2016-11-30 kl. 01:36     352 words

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An athletic crop of 73 talented sportsmen will benefit from Tasmanian Institute of Sport scholarships in 2017. An athletic crop of 73 talented sportsmen will benefit from Tasmanian Institute of Sport scholarships in 2017.

Recipients include Rio Olympians Hamish Peacock (javelin), Amy Cure, Georgia Baker and Richie Porte (cycling), Scott Bowden (mountain bike), Tim Deavin and Eddie Ockenden (hockey) and Meaghan Volker (rowing) and
Paralympians Deon Kenzie (athletics)

 

 

 

Hlongwane engages British ambassador

 

 Zimbabwe Chronicle     2016-11-30 kl. 01:06     589 words

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Makhosini Hlongwane Harare Bureau THE Minister of Sport and Recreation Makhosini Hlongwane yesterday met the British Ambassador to Zimbabwe Catriona Laing to deliberate on possible areas of co-operation between the two countries.

In response, the British ambassador said they would look into the issues and added that they are also interested on the two countries working together on the Olympics and
Paralympics with capacity development of administrators. “I think on

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Sledge hockey players looking to make move to sit-skiing

 

 Banff Crag & Canyon     2016-11-30 kl. 00:42     615 words

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Former sledge hockey players are dabbling in sit-skiing and are looking to place a second Olympics under their belt.

Ludwig competed with Team Canada to win the bronze medal in the 2014 Winter
Paralympics in Sochi. “It would be very cool to go to another paralympics for a different sport,” said Ludwig, who travelled from Brampton, Ont. “Right now, I’m just

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Banff Crag & Canyon (web)

 

 

 

Azamgarh DM returns with gold medal from Asian Paralympic Championship

 

 Indian Express     2016-11-30 kl. 00:25     453 words

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The Asian Paralympic Championship was Yathiraj’s first championship under the Badminton World Federation. AZAMGARH DISTRICT Magistrate Suhas Lalinakere Yathiraj on Tuesday returned to a hero’s welcome from China.

Azamgarh DM returns with gold medal from Asian
Paralympic Championship.... The Asian Paralympic Championship was Yathiraj’s first championship under the Badminton World Federation.... AZAMGARH DISTRICT Magistrate Suhas Lalinakere Yathiraj on Tuesday returned to a hero’s welcome from China.The 33-year-old IAS officer, who was on leave for seven days to pursue his passion, badminton, bagged the gold medal at the Asian Paralympic...

 

 

 

Giroud out, Perez in for Gunners

 

 Electric New Paper     2016-11-30 kl. 00:04     623 words

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LEAGUE CUP QUARTER-FINAL ARSENAL v SOUTHAMPTON (Tomorrow, 3.

The 29-year-old - who won the individual award in both 2013 and 2015 - is one of 16 nominees unveiled on Monday, with the great majority reflecting Britain's record success at the Rio Olympics and
Paralympics.

 

 

 

For First Native Hawaiian Canoe Paralympian, Life Is 'Being Extraordinary'

 

 Pechanga.net     2016-11-29 kl. 23:53     85 words

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Growing up on the island of Oahu in Hawaii, Ann Yoshida always felt at home in the water. "Water is quite a big part of life. My dad was a fisherman. My mom was a surfer.

For First Native Hawaiian Canoe
Paralympian, Life Is 'Being Extraordinary'.

 

 

 

Annette Antoniak named RMWB interim CAO

 

 CJOK FM 93.3     2016-11-29 kl. 23:38     237 words

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Annette Antoniak will be the interim Chief Administrative Officer for the RMWB starting in the position next Wednesday, December 7. The current CAO, Marcel Ulliak, announced he would retire effective next Thursday, December 8.

Olympic and
Paralympic Games Secretariat. “I am pleased to be joining the RMWB in the role of Interim CAO,” said Ms.

 

 

 

will be up against it afte

 

 Wales Online     2016-11-29 kl. 23:37     574 words

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Wales and Real Madrid star Gareth Bale has been shortlisted for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award.

However Bale faces stiff competition if he's to follow in Ryan Giggs' footsteps and win the award, having been nominated alongside a host of successful Olympic and
Paralympic athletes.... Paralympian Sophie Christiansen, who won three golds in the dressage in Rio is also on the list, as well as Paralympic...

 

 

 

Murray heads Spoty list but no place for Froome and others

 

 Gulf Times     2016-11-29 kl. 23:32     366 words

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By Sean Ingle The Guardian Murray will again miss the awards ceremony in Birmingham on December 18 Andy Murray heads an expanded 16-strong

Olympic and
Paralympic stars.... Paralympians are also well represented with Kadeena Cox, who won gold in cycling and athletics, the cyclist Dame Sarah Storey and the equestrian rider Sophie Christiansen all on the shortlist.

 

 

 

Council announces funding package for next generation of Nottinghamshire

 

 Nottingham Post     2016-11-29 kl. 23:31     788 words

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JemmaPage Posted: November 29, 2016 Emilia McAllister-Jepps (pictured), a sprint kayaker based at the National Watersports Centre, is one of those who will receive a £400 grant from the Talented Athlete fund.

"Like many Nottinghamshire people, I was bursting with pride as I watched the amazing performances of Ollie Hynd, Charlotte Henshaw and the Downie sisters at the Olympics and
Paralympics this summer.... Emilia McAllister-Jepps, a sprint kayaker based at the National Watersports Centre, is one of those - alongside Charlotte Henshaw and Ollie Hynd MBE, who both won medals at the Rio Paralympics...

 

 

 

Winter Games NZ Para-snowboard event a coup: Murphy

 

 stuff.co.nz     2016-11-29 kl. 23:21     472 words

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Wanaka Paralympian Carl Murphy is delighted World Cup-level para snowboarding is on the 2017 Winter Games NZ programme, after a five year hiatus.

Murphy. Wanaka
Paralympian Carl Murphy is delighted World Cup-level para snowboarding is on the 2017 Winter Games NZ programme, after a five year hiatus.The return of the World Cup Para Snowboard event was announced this week by event organisers and...

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Murray in mix for record third BBC award

 

 The Gulf Today     2016-11-29 kl. 23:11     280 words

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London: Andy Murray could round off his sensational year which has seen him finish as men’s tennis world number one and win both Wimbledon and the Olympic title with a historic third BBC Sports Personality of the Year award.

individual award in both 2013 and 2015 -- is one of 16 nominees unveiled on Monday with the great majority reflecting Britain’s record success at the Rio Olympics and
Paralympics.... There’ll be plenty of competition for the prestigious award with amongst other strong contenders two-time women’s Olympic gold medalist Nicola Adams and Paralympic...

 

 

 

Houdet and Reid to battle for world number one spot at Wheelchair Tennis

 

 Inside The Games     2016-11-29 kl. 22:43     654 words

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Max Winters Tuesday, 29 November 2016 Stephane Houdet of France and Great Britain's Gordon Reid will be aiming to finish 2016 at the top of the men's singles wheelchair tennis standings with the 2016 NEC Masters, the final chance to gain important ranking points, beginning in London tomorrow.

His points from reaching the semi-finals of the Rio 2016
Paralympics will come into play if the 2011 winner fails to go beyond the round-robin group stage of this year's event.... Rio Paralympic champion Reid, meanwhile, has no points from last year's...

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Athletes on Wheels Sport Camp rolls into Platte Community Center

 

 KansasCity.com     2016-11-29 kl. 22:41     777 words

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Athletes on Wheels sports camp A sports camp for youth who want to play wheelchair basketball and other wheelchair sports is Dec. 28 to 30 at the Platte County Community Center.

Several area
paralympics athletes, including two who participated in the Rio Paralympics, will speak to campers on Dec.

 

 

 

Wheelchair athletes rolling success on centre court

 

 Coffs Coast Advocate     2016-11-29 kl. 22:39     196 words

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FORMER paralympic silver medallist David Johnson took out the singles title at the Key Employment Northern NSW Wheelchair Tennis tournament.

FORMER
paralympic silver medallist David Johnson took out the singles title at the Key Employment Northern NSW Wheelchair Tennis tournament.A record 14 wheelchair athletes rolled up to the even with a total of 24 matches played at Westside Tennis

 

 

 

Jessica Ennis-Hill set to become triple world champion as CAS strips

 

 London Evening Standard     2016-11-29 kl. 22:10     1056 words

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Tom Doyle Tuesday 29 November 2016 19:09 BST Retired British athletics star Jessica Ennis-Hill is set to be awarded a third World Championship gold medal after Russian heptathlete Tatyana Chernova was stripped of her 2011 title and a 2012 Olympic bronze medal because of a doping offence.

medal winning Heptathlete Jessica Ennis holds her gold medal as she takes part in the parade passing Royal Courts of Justice during the London 2012 Victory Parade for Team GB and
Paralympic...

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London Evening Standard (web)

 

 

 

Ellie Simmonds celebrates Sainsbury’s Active Kids for All Inclusive PE Training success

 

 British Paralympic Association     2016-11-29 kl. 22:01     919 words

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6 hours ago In the same week as the International Day for Disabled People, today (29 November) Ministers, MPs and senior sporting figures joined a celebration event held at the House of Lords.

Paralympic champion swimmer, Ellie Simmonds OBE, was amongst the 60 guests who celebrated the superb impact the Sainsbury’s Active Kids for All Inclusive PE training programme has had on thousands of young disabled people across the country.

 

 

 

Dina Asher-Smith believes extra bulk can power her into sprinting elite

 

 The Guardian     2016-11-29 kl. 21:47     785 words

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The 20-year-old student is eating more and training harder after her Rio 2016 heroics in a bid for an individual medal at the London world

and
Paralympic shortfall Read more But Asher-Smith does not intend to settle into the life of a full-time athlete for she knows her brain will get itchy. “After university I will take a break from education but within a couple of months I will

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The Guardian (web)

 

 

 

Young Sports Personality 2016: Jess Stretton Q&A

 

 BBC     2016-11-29 kl. 21:27     597 words

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29 November 2016 Jess, 16, won the gold medal in archery (W1 individual) at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games where she was the youngest competitor in the archery events.

Jess Stretton Q&A. 29 November 2016 Jess, 16, won the gold medal in archery (W1 individual) at the Rio 2016
Paralympic Games where she was the youngest competitor in the archery events.In winning she also set a new Paralympic record and was joined on...

 

 

 

90th year of New York City Thanksgiving Day parade started by immigrants

 

 Travellady     2016-11-29 kl. 21:25     595 words

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When did Chengdu, China, started sending floats to the New York City Thanksgiving Day parade! This year’s was a stunning production, with people dressed in the costumes of the traditional Chinese opera and even a couple of pandas.

Here are the girl scouts and Olympian and
Paralympian athletes floats.

 

 

 

CAS bans Chernova, Ennis-Hill set for third world title

 

 Yahoo! Singapore     2016-11-29 kl. 21:00     370 words

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Russian heptathlete Tatyana Chernova was banned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Tuesday for doping and stripped of her 2011 world title, effectively handing the crown to Jessica Ennis-Hill.

Russia's image in world sports has been badly tarnished by evidence of state-sponsored doping that saw its athletics team and entire
Paralympics squad excluded from the Rio Games this summer.

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NATO needs to rebuild its capabilities

 

 Troy Media     2016-11-29 kl. 20:46     4087 words

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WASHINGTON, D.C. Nov. 29, 2016/ / – NATO, the world’s most successful military alliance, finds itself under pressure from within and without.

NATO participated in protecting public events, deploying forces in support of the 2004 Olympic and
Paralympic games held in Athens with Operation Distinguished Games and the Riga Summit in Latvia in 2006.

 

 

 

Olympic Medalist Elana Meyers Taylor: Your Donations Mean More Than I Can Put Into Words

 

 US Olympic Team     2016-11-29 kl. 20:46     1013 words

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By Caryn Maconi | Nov. 29, 2016, 12:53 p.m. (ET) Elana Meyers Taylor, Lauren Gibbs, Terra Evans and Kehri Jones compete in four-man bobsled at the IBSF World Championships for Bobsled and Skeleton at Olympiabobbahn Igls on Feb.

In fact, your gift today will be matched – having double the impact on America’s Olympians,
Paralympians and hopefuls.... Olympic and Paralympic Teams do not receive funding from the federal government.... At these state-of-the-art facilities, Olympic and Paralympic...

 

 

 

Young Sports Personality 2016: Lauren Rowles Q&A

 

 BBC     2016-11-29 kl. 20:45     1153 words

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29 November 2016 Para-rower Lauren won the gold medal at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in trunk-arms mixed double skulls, with her boat partner 25-year-old Laurence Whiteley. They recorded a world best time in the process.

Lauren Rowles Q&A. 29 November 2016 Para-rower Lauren won the gold medal at the Rio 2016
Paralympic Games in trunk-arms mixed double skulls, with her boat partner 25-year-old Laurence Whiteley.... Before competing in Rio my sole motivation was to win a gold medals - there was no other focus other than becoming Paralympic...

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Govt. policies need to be PwD-friendly, says Prabhu

 

 The Hindu     2016-11-29 kl. 20:30     322 words

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India’ first paralympic medal winner inaugurates annual sports tournament at Government Girls High School at Nallagutta Policies need to promote inclusion, empower and educate students who come under the category of Persons with Disabilities (PwDs).

India’ first
paralympic medal winner inaugurates annual sports tournament at Government Girls High School at Nallagutta Policies need to promote inclusion, empower and educate students who come under the category of Persons with Disabilities

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The Hindu (web)

 

 

 

Willmott Dixon raises £100,000 for Action Medical Research

 

 Inspace     2016-11-29 kl. 20:21     434 words

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Company raises more than any other corporate ride this year for children's medical charity Willmott Dixon’s first ever company cycle ride has

Estate. The inaugural Willmott Dixon Classic also saw
Paralympian gold medallist Jody Cundy greeting the riders and seeing them off.... Jody won gold in Rio by regaining his Kilo Paralympic title in a new Paralympic record of 1:04.492 and then taking gold...

 

 

 

Santa Claus parade platform in disabled parking spot taken down after complaints

 

 CBC     2016-11-29 kl. 20:20     587 words

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Postponed parade least of problems for people who need blue zone parking, says advocate A camera platform occupying a handicapped parking spot in downtown St.

Joanne MacDonald Joanne MacDonald, a
Paralympian who uses a wheelchair, told CBC she would have been very disappointed to see the platform remain all week.

 

 

 

UK Sport makes last-ditch funding plea to Government as it warns of severe

 

 The Telegraph     2016-11-29 kl. 20:16     584 words

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Team GB and ParalympicsGB won a combined 214 across a record 34 sports in Rio but faces a funding shortfall for 2020 Credit: PA

UK Sport makes last-ditch funding plea to Government as it warns of severe. ...cuts.Team GB and
ParalympicsGB won a combined 214 across a record 34 sports in Rio but faces a funding shortfall for 2020 Credit:... PA. Ben Rumsby 29 November 2016 • 7:08pm UK Sport has written to the Prime Minister in a last-ditch attempt to end a cash crisis which threatens to leave medal-winning athletes without funding for the next Olympics and Paralympics...

 

 

 

Authorities release details of fatal morning wreck in Cornelia

 

 Now Habersham     2016-11-29 kl. 20:15     235 words

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The Habersham County Coroner’s Office has released the name of the man killed in an early morning wreck in Cornelia. Deputy Coroner Ken Franklin identifies the victim as 53-year old Soubanh Tenakoun of Cornelia. The accident happened around 6:41 a.m.

Toccoa Clinic to honor
Paralympian McKenzie Coan Farmers market needs vendors Officials Urge Conservation During Level 1 Drought Glow in the Park 5k coming to Clarkesville Voter registration deadline is Tuesday Funeral Wednesday for Mt.

 

 

 

Rowers Can Change Lives on Giving Tuesday

 

 USRowing     2016-11-29 kl. 19:44     617 words

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Teamwork. Camaraderie. Dedication. These characteristics are hard-coded in the DNA of the athletes in our sport. What drives rowers to push themselves beyond barriers and keep returning to the start line for more is not only unique.

powerful time in our sport,” said Beth Kohl, USRowing Chief Marketing Officer. “Across the country, we see the impact rowing has had on people of all ages and demographics — from middle schoolers to the Olympic and
Paralympic team.

 

 

 

General construction firms aiming for overse...

 

 The Japan News     2016-11-29 kl. 19:26     528 words

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The Yomiuri Shimbun Top general construction companies are strengthening their overseas operations, in a bid to use construction demand in emerging

The domestic market has been healthy lately due to a rush of redevelopment projects in urban areas, but there are concerns it will turn downward after the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and
Paralympics.

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Hartford Financial declares $0.23 dividend

 

 Seeking Alpha     2016-11-29 kl. 19:26     112 words

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Nov. 29, 2016 1:24 PM ET|About: Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. (HIG) Hartford Financial (NYSE:HIG) declares $0.23/share quarterly dividend, 9.5% increase from prior dividend of $0.21. Forward yield 1.96% Payable Jan.

Facebook tanks on guidance at CNBC.com (Oct 28, 2014)
Paralympic athletes gain mass marketing clout at CNBC.com (Mar 11, 2014) Early movers:

 

 

 

Leeds Beckett alumni on BBC Sports Personality shortlist

 

 Leeds Beckett University     2016-11-29 kl. 19:13     300 words

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- Leeds Beckett University alumni feature heavily in the shortlist for BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2016.

Kadeena was the first Briton to win gold in different sports at the same
Paralympic games since 1984 with her double triumph in the C4-5 time trial cycling and T38 400m athletics.... Meanwhile Dame Sarah became the most decorated female Paralympian after...

 

 

 

Alcott hopes to inspire disabled children

 

 Special Broadcasting Service     2016-11-29 kl. 19:07     411 words

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Tennis medal winner Dylan Alcott says he wants to be a role model for children with impairments.

The wheelchair whiz won Tennis Australia's top prize to cap a stunning year that included his third
Paralympic Games gold medal from two sports and two grand slam triumphs.... He planned to defend his Paralympic titles in Tokyo in 2020 but before then,...

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BME woman blocked from Channel 4 board as four white men join

 

 The Guardian     2016-11-29 kl. 19:04     411 words

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Culture secretary rejects appointment of minority ethnic female candidate, meaning board will remain solely white The government has approved the

and Christopher Holmes, the former
Paralympic swimmer who runs his own consultancy.Mark Sweney.

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True Sport asks parents to focus on fun

 

 Strategy Magazine     2016-11-29 kl. 18:51     261 words

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“So, not your best practice.” So begins a lecture from a dad in a new spot from True Sport , focused on getting parents to change the way they talk to their kids about sports.

He’s taking the joy and fun out of the sport and unwittingly driving his kid out of the game.” The spot drives to a “ Ride Home” website , which hosts interviews with the parents of Olympic,
Paralympic and professional athletes, as well as

 

 

 

UK Sport braced for Tokyo 2020 funding reduction due to falling Lottery

 

 Evening Express (Aberdeen)     2016-11-29 kl. 18:40     572 words

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Great Britain's hopes of repeating the success of Rio 2016 in Tokyo in four years' time could be significantly reduced by falling National Lottery ticket sales, UK Sport has warned.

Sport has warned.The amount of money each Olympic and
Paralympic sport will have to spend in the build-up to Tokyo will be decided by the funding agency next week, with a public announcement on Friday, December 9.... Speaking to reporters at its World Class Performance Conference in London, UK Sport chairman Rod Carr said this drop in sales could cost Team GB and ParalympicsGB...

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Perfect Park Presents

 

 Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park     2016-11-29 kl. 18:01     351 words

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Whether you’re buying for a thrill-seeker, fitness addict, music lover or an all-round curious mind, we have gift vouchers for everyone during the festive season.

Why not spread the legacy and unrivalled spirit of the London 2012 Olympic and
Paralympic Games by purchasing a part of the authentic track used throughout the 2012 Games?

 

 

 

Sports Scene: Nov. 22-28

 

 TaableNote News     2016-11-29 kl. 17:58     70 words

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Sign up to receive Team USA Sports Scene, a weekly digital newsletter that highlights standout performances of U.S. athletes and teams from the previous week. Stay up-to-date with news from around the U.S.

Stay up-to-date with news from around the U.S.Olympic and
Paralympic family, and track Team USA athletes as they compete around the globe wi...

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University College School Hampstead student sets sights on Olympic Games

 

 Ham & High     2016-11-29 kl. 17:52     318 words

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14:05 29 November 2016 Douglas Brierley from University College School Hampstead, has been selected for the Royal Yachting Association UK 420 Youth Squad. Credit: Szabo Leonard

He added: “Squad sessions with
Paralympians who showed me what I could achieve and how exciting and rewarding professional sailing could be. “I am now aiming for a top 20 slot at the World Championships next year in Australia.” RYA youth

 

 

 

Japan and Czech Republic begin IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships

 

 Inside The Games     2016-11-29 kl. 17:51     225 words

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Dan Palmer Tuesday, 29 November 2016 Hosts Japan and the Czech Republic began their International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships B-Pool campaigns with victory in Tomakomai today.

Japan and Czech Republic begin IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships. ...B-Pool with victories.Dan Palmer Tuesday, 29 November 2016 Hosts Japan and the Czech Republic began their International
Paralympic Committee (IPC) Ice Sledge Hockey World

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Sports Scene: Nov. 22-28

 

 US Olympic Team     2016-11-29 kl. 17:47     600 words

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By United States Olympic Committee | Nov. 29, 2016, 10:10 a.m. (ET) Mikaela Shiffrin competes in the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup women's slalom on Nov. 27, 2016 in Killington, Vt.

Olympic and
Paralympic family, and track Team USA athletes as they compete around the globe with a preview of upcoming events.

 

 

 

Hawking gives moving speech on major world issue

 

 AOL.com     2016-11-29 kl. 17:46     1888 words

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PRINCETON, NJ - OCTOBER 10: Cosmologist Stephen Hawking on October 10, 1979 in Princeton, New Jersey. (Photo by Santi Visalli/) Stephen Hawking (born in 1942), British mathematician and scientist, 1989.

AUGUST 29: Professor Stephen Hawking speaks during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012
Paralympics at the Olympic Stadium on August 29, 2012 in London, England.

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Top 25 virals of 2016: Chewbacca, shoplifters and Periscope puddles

 

 Net Imperative     2016-11-29 kl. 17:23     2728 words

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From Periscope puddles to Buster the Dog, 2016 was another big year for video viral marketing case studies. Virtual reality, live video and uplifting tales of unity were key themes this year.

(30m views on Facebook and YouTube) In an unconventional approach for a sporting event, Channel 4 made a music video to promote its coverage of the
Paralympic Games in Rio.

 

 

 

Asian Paralympic General Assembly Closes with Clear Mandate for Change...

 

 Around The Rings     2016-11-29 kl. 17:20     459 words

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The 4th Asian Paralympic Committee (APC) General Assembly closed today in Bangkok, with the members voting overwhelmingly for a change in the APC constitution.

Asian
Paralympic General Assembly Closes with Clear Mandate for Change...The 4th Asian Paralympic Committee (APC) General Assembly closed today in Bangkok, with the members voting overwhelmingly for a change in the APC constitution.The amended

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EFL: £1.1 million project launched for disability football

 

 Carlisle United     2016-11-29 kl. 17:15     705 words

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Every Player Counts Image by: Every Player Counts EFL Trust and Wembley National Stadium Trust announce Every Player Counts project Disability football in England has received a major boost following the announcement of Every Player Counts, a new £1.

improving health and championing the social benefits of taking part in football.    Former England and Leeds United defender Danny Mills and
Paralympian Jack Rutter were present at Wembley Stadium to watch some of the programme’s newest

 

 

 

Universal confirms Nintendo presence for all of its parks

 

 Leisure Management     2016-11-29 kl. 17:11     249 words

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Universal will expand its Nintendo presence beyond Japan by building similar attractions in its Orlando and Hollywood theme parks.

The expansion will take four years to develop, with the opening timed to coincide with the 2020 Olympics and
Paralympic Games, which are to be hosted in Tokyo.

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True Sport Launches National "Ride Home" Campaign

 

 3 WRCB-TV     2016-11-29 kl. 17:07     484 words

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SOURCE True Sport Changing the way Canadian parents speak to their kids about sport OTTAWA Launched today, "The Ride Home" campaign focuses on the

Record Holder and three-time
Paralympic gold medallist swimmer Jean Calvé – Parent of Caroline Calvé, Olympic snowboarder and first Canadian female World Cup Snowboard Champion Martine Valin – Parent of Karine Thomas, Olympic synchronized

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Dubai doctors fix paralympian’s shoulder

 

 Gulf News     2016-11-29 kl. 17:03     450 words

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Dubai: A team of surgeons at Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery in Dubai has successfully operated on gold winning Paralympian, Hany Abdul Hadi’s right shoulder.

Dubai doctors fix
paralympian’s shoulder.... Dubai: A team of surgeons at Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery in Dubai has successfully operated on gold winning Paralympian, Hany Abdul Hadi’s right shoulder.A tear in his rotator cuff that could have...

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New Board appointments for Channel 4

 

 Channel 4     2016-11-29 kl. 16:53     301 words

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Ofcom today announced the appointment of four new non-executive directors to the Board of Channel 4. Simon Bax is Chairman of media group Archant and Chairman of Wispire, which provides rural broadband services.

Britain’s most successful
Paralympic swimmer, Chris is also a non-executive director of the Equality and Human Rights Commission and was a non-executive at UK Sport.

 

 

 

Irrfan Khan urges people to donate organs

 

 Morung Express     2016-11-29 kl. 16:53     221 words

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Actor Irrfan Khan flagged off the NDTV-Fortis ‘More To Give’ Walkathon to raise awareness about organ donation on the occasion of Indian Organ Donation Day on Sunday.

Please donate your organs, make someone else live their life,” Irrfan, who was accompanied by
Paralympic silver medallist Deepa Malik to the event, said in a statement.

 

 

 

Manchester Alumni Network Launch - February 2017

 

 Lancaster University Management School     2016-11-29 kl. 16:52     214 words

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Lancaster University Alumni will have this venue exclusively for the evening where you will have time to explore the museum and enjoy a few glasses of fizz and canapes. Book online now for the  early bird ticket price of £7.

Nick Hope  will talk about his prominent career with the BBC as a sports broadcaster and his recent coverage of the Olympics and
Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro .

 

 

 

Taleah Williams soars in Rio: UNO track and field athlete competes in Paralympics

 

 University of Nebraska at Omaha Gateway     2016-11-29 kl. 16:46     611 words

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Daylee Olson CONTRIBUTOR Sand flies. As the sand settles Taleah Williams emerges from the long jump pit, brushes off her practice gear and makes her way back to her coach.

UNO track and field athlete competes in
Paralympics....old UNO track and field student athlete, and now a 2016 USA Paralympic Track and Field competitor.... Although the pit is a home away from home for Williams, she says “I didn’t even know anything about the Paralympics...

 

 

 

Carl Frampton reacts to SPOTY shortlist snub with angry BBC accusation

 

 GiveMeSport.com     2016-11-29 kl. 16:45     448 words

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The shortlist for one of the most prestigious awards in British sport was announced yesterday but not everyone is happy with the final 16 contenders for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

"But I think at least one of Jonny Rea (Superbike champion), Bethany Firth (
Paralympian) and myself should have been on it.

 

 

 

Refugee swimmer Al-Hussein: 2016 ‘the best year of my life’

 

 International Paralympic Committee     2016-11-29 kl. 16:40     867 words

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Ibrahim Al-Hussein represented refugees everywhere when he competed at Rio 2016, and has been reflecting on an amazing 12 months. “I cannot imagine my life without sport. I can stop from eating but I cannot stop having sport in my life.

Syrian refugee swimmer Ibrahim Al-Hussein has said that 2016 was the best year of his life after he competed at the Rio 2016
Paralympic Games as part of the Independent Paralympic Athletes (IPA) Team.... Al-Hussein, who was one of two refugee and asylee Para athletes to travel to Brazil, has also vowed that the Paralympics...

 

 

 

Japan, Czech Republic take opening wins at Worlds

 

 International Paralympic Committee     2016-11-29 kl. 16:40     488 words

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A thrilling opening game for hosts Japan highlighted the first day of action at the 2016 Worlds B-Pool in Tomakomai.

The top three finishers from the 2016 IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships B-Pool will progress to the Qualification Tournament for the PyeongChang 2018
Paralympic Winter Games .

 

 

 

Holiday events take over things to do in McKinney Dec. 1-4

 

 Community Impact Newspaper     2016-11-29 kl. 16:39     436 words

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As the winter weather finally hits North Texas, the city of McKinney is bustling with holiday events that beckon residents to bundle up and be merry. From 5:30-8:30 p.m. Volunteer McKinney will be hosting the Polar Express Pajama Party at MPAC.

The Jive Aces. The Jive Aces was the first band to reach the semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent in 2012, followed by performances for Her Majesty The Queen as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations and the Olympic and
Paralympic celebrations.

 

 

 

Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Estimated Cost Skyrockets To $17.7 Billion Amid Security, Transportation Spending

 

 International Business Times     2016-11-29 kl. 16:37     440 words

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The cost of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics just keeps rising. Hosting the games could now come with a price tag as high as 2 trillion yen, or about $17.7 billion, the Japan Times reported Tuesday. That's about 2.

However, that sum does take into account the bill for hosting both the Olympic and
Paralympic Games.

 

 

 

Largest EDGA Annual Assembly yet

 

 Golf Business News     2016-11-29 kl. 16:33     565 words

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Story published at 12:50, Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 Manuel de Los Santos of the Dominican Republic A record number of entrants will be

Progress in linking golfers with disability with the
Paralympic movement is sure to be a key discussion point, as EDGA members strive to have golf become a Paralympic sport after golf’s success in the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

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BBC Sports Personality of the Year shortlist: Andy Murray and Jamie Vardy nominated

 

 UK Nigeria Online     2016-11-29 kl. 16:23     818 words

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Nicola Adams, OBE Sport : Boxing Age : 34 Honours in 2016 : Won gold in the Flyweight division at the 2016 Rio Olympics and won World Amateur Championship. Why have they been nominated?

Equestrian Age : 29 Honours in 2016: Won gold in the Freestyle test grade la, Championship test grade la and the Team Championship at the 2016 Rio
Paralympics.... Earned triple gold at this summer’s Paralympics, leaving her with a grand total of 10 Paralympic...

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Christmas Gift Wish List

 

 H2Open Magazine     2016-11-29 kl. 16:18     1039 words

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Jonathan Cowie Editor29th November 2016 If you haven't yet decided what to put on your Christmas list, check out our selection of perfect open water swimming gifts.

Worn by Team GB Olympic and
Paralympic swimmers, divers and triathletes in Rio 2016.

 

 

 

True Sport Launches National "Ride Home" Campaign

 

 Yahoo! Finance     2016-11-29 kl. 16:06     599 words

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Changing the way Canadian parents speak to their kids about sport OTTAWA, Nov.

Record Holder and three-time
Paralympic gold medallist swimmerJean Calvé – Parent of Caroline Calvé, Olympic snowboarder and first Canadian female World Cup Snowboard ChampionMartine Valin – Parent of Karine Thomas, Olympic synchronized swimmer

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Caring for the disabled

 

 Oman Observer     2016-11-29 kl. 15:56     806 words

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By — I was dismayed the other day seeing an auto-rickshaw driver wave his hand firmly in refusal while three school children were pleading hard with him as they had perhaps got late and were trying to reach their classes in time.

What we read recently in newspapers as complaints from the two
Paralympians who brought pride to the billion others proves that.  Deepa Malik, who won a silver medal in shot put at Rio Paralympics, lodged a complaint for poor-handling of

 

 

 

Adam Peaty nominated for BBC Sports Personality of the Year

 

 Solonews.net     2016-11-29 kl. 15:38     258 words

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Andy Murray, who has taken the award twice in the past three years, is favourite to take the crown once again after winning Wimbledon, an Olympic gold and rising to No 1 in the world in 2016.

The 29-year-old - who won the individual award in both 2013 and 2015 - is one of 16 nominees unveiled yesterday with the great majority reflecting Britain's record success at the Rio Olympics and
Paralympics .

 

 

 

E-sparks - where fledgling firms find their wings

 

 South West Business     2016-11-29 kl. 15:36     2112 words

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It is the biggest free business incubation project in the world, and Entrepreneurial Spark – or E-Sparks – is a vibrant environment.

Local
paralympian James Brown has found a solution.... James, who won a cycling bronze medal at London 2012 (one of the 14 World & Paralympic medals he has won during his career), has five per cent vision in his right eye, and three per cent in his...

 

 

 

Exclusive: Ricci Bitti calls for 2024 Olympic bid presentations to be re-introduced during ASOIF General Assembly in 2017

 

 Insidethegames.biz     2016-11-29 kl. 15:34     726 words

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Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) President Francesco Ricci Bitti believes cities bidding for the 2024 Games should be able to give presentations during their General Assembly at the SportAccord Convention in April.

Olympic and
Paralympic bid presentations have historically been given during the week-long meeting but the practice was scrapped by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) during the 2022 Winter race last year.

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Murray in the mix for record third BBC award

 

 Equilibrio Informativo     2016-11-29 kl. 15:30     289 words

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Andy Murray heads an unprecedented 16-strong shortlist for this year's BBC Sports Personality Award which will be announced in Birmingham on December 18.

Andy Murray heads an unprecedented 16-strong shortlist for this year's BBC Sports Personality Award which will be announced in Birmingham on December 18.
Paralympians...

 

 

 

Wembley and the world's most expensive sporting stadiums

 

 MSN UK     2016-11-29 kl. 15:28     1091 words