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Ett kometår av Johannesson
 
 Blekinge Läns Tidning     2016-12-24 kl. 06:33     692 words
 
En fantastisk säsong skickade honom vidare till juniorlandslaget. Ronneby OK:s Henrik Johannesson får BLT:s utmärkelse Årets komet 2016. -Det är ett kvitto på allt slit man lägger ner under säsongen.

2007 Niklas Almers, KA 2 IF (handikappidrott) 2008 Morgan Johansson, Karlskrona TK (tennis) 2009 Isabelle Olsson, Mörrums KK (konståkning) 2010 Felicia Tiri, Olofströms IBK (innebandy) 2011 Viktor Elvung Nilsson, FIF Gnistan (friidrott)

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Nu är det jul igen och som vanligt bjuder TA-sporten på frågesport.
 
 Trelleborgs Allehanda Plus     2016-12-24 kl. 03:16     1088 words
 
Ett år går fort. Nu är det jul igen och som vanligt bjuder TA-sporten på frågesport. Här kommer årets julnötter. Som vanligt blir frågorna betydligt enklare om du har läst sportsidorna under året.

Vem? 1. Nathalie. X. Eleonor. 2. Ida. 5) Bröderna Fatmir och Florim Seremeti var Trelleborgs bidrag till Paralympics.... Hur gick det för landslaget i goalball i Paralympics?

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De är nominerade till idrottsgalan
 
 Skövde Nyheter     2016-12-23 kl. 16:16     242 words
 
På fredagen presenterades det vilka som är nominerade i de olika kategorierna till årets idrottsgala i Skövde. Nomineringskommiténs ordförande Malin Toll Hägg presenterade tillsammans med Åsa Bogren de nominerade under fredagen.

Evelina Karlsson, Skövde Handikappidrottsförening.... Maria Weiner, Skövde Handikappidrottsförening.... Markus Bogar, Skövde Handikappidrottsförening.
 
   
LISTA: Här är länets 50 bästa idrottare
 
 Norrländska Socialdemokraten     2016-12-23 kl. 10:00     1480 words
 
Det är ett otroligt tufft jobb att utse årets bästa idrottare i Norrbotten. Här är NSD Sportens svar på vilka som varit bäst under 2016. Går det att jämföra olika idrotter?

20) Ingela Lundbäck (parasport) Siktade på medalj under Paralympics i Rio, men fick ge sig i båda bronsmatcherna.
 
   
Stenson kan vara den bäste skåningen någonsin
 
 Sydsvenskan     2016-12-23 kl. 09:02     436 words
 
Bild: Peter Morrison Henrik Stenson lyfter Skånebragden till en ny nivå. Trots tuffaste konkurrensen i Sydsvenskans utmärkelses historia, så var det liksom aldrig något snack i juryn.

Trots tuffaste konkurrensen i Sydsvenskans utmärkelses historia, så var det liksom aldrig något snack i juryn.Betänk att vi hade sex olympiska/paralympiska medaljörer att diskutera.
 
   
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What the area's sportsmen can look forward to next year - 2017 Sporting
 
 Grimsby Telegraph     2016-12-24 kl. 08:21     627 words
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Grimsby Telegraph Posted: December 24, 2016 A look ahead to the New Year.

The former Cleethorpes AC athlete ticked every box – winning gold at the Rio Paralympics and setting a new world record in her category.
 
   
Cookson claims “a year of real progress” for the UCI
 
 Road.cc     2016-12-24 kl. 08:13     490 words
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UCI President Brian Cookson says cycling has made progress in a number of areas over the course of 2016.

from the fantastic Olympic and Paralympic Games, our sport made great headway in many important areas over the year.” Cookson described 2016 as a ‘breakthrough year’ for women’s cycling, citing the introduction of the UCI Women’s WorldTour
 
   
John Furlong removed from UBC banquet based on letter detailing child abuse allegations
 
 University of British Columbia Ubyssey     2016-12-24 kl. 07:38     656 words
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John Furlong will no longer be the keynote speaker at the 18th annual LC Millennium Scholarship breakfast — scheduled to take place in February —

Furlong and the university have a long-standing relationship, as UBC granted him an honorary law degree in 2010 for his work as CEO of the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.
 
   
Pedal Magazine’s 2016 Cycling Awards Now Open – VOTE
 
 Pedal Magazine     2016-12-24 kl. 07:26     336 words
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by pedalmag.com December 23, 2016 (Toronto, ON) – Welcome once again to Pedal Magazine‘s annual Cycling Awards for 2016 honouring Canada’s top riders in ALL categories from this past season.

ITT ride at the Paralympics for his third gold, Emily Batty’s bronze at the MTB Worlds, the women’s Team Pursuit bronze in Rio along with the men’s Team Pursuit gold in the World Cup in Apeldoorn (Ned) and more… enough said.
 
   
How Sasikala became the kingmaker in Tamil Nadu
 
 Oneindia     2016-12-24 kl. 06:21     784 words
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Jayalalithaa is gone, but the buzz at her Poes Garden residence is far from over. The house has a new master. By the way things are going in Tamil Nadu there seems to be a new master for the state, the party as well as its cadre.

Sasikala congratulates a paralympic gold medalist, Sasikala holds a meeting before the chief minister calls for the first cabinet meeting, Sasikala appears in all AIADMK posters across the state and Sasikala accepts all condolence messages coming
 
   
Theresa May draws on her faith for Christmas message
 
 Town 102 FM     2016-12-24 kl. 05:52     521 words
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In her first as PM, she speaks about the meaning of the birth of Christ and of growing up in a vicarage, in contrast with the Christmas messages of Jeremy Corbyn and Tim Farron, which are more political.

The PM names the Queen's 90th birthday and the Olympic and Paralympic Games as highlights of 2016, though she does not mention the doping scandals that have tainted this year's games and those of London 2012.

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Olympic medalists’ champs24-December-2016, 08:24:15 AM
 
 PH House of Representatives     2016-12-24 kl. 05:19     1029 words
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Home Press Releases PRESS RELEASES SOURCE: Press and Public Affairs Bureau Olympic medalists’ champs 24-December-2016, 08:24:15 AM The House

Rep. Celso L. Lobregat (1st District, Zamboanga City) a provincemate of Hidilyn Diaz, said the bill seeks to give incentives to Olympic medal winners, not only the Summer Olympics, Winter Olympics but Paralympics as well.
 
   
Volunteers make a difference to Donabate housing project
 
 Fingal Independent     2016-12-24 kl. 04:49     362 words
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A Donabate housing project received a welcome shot in the arm when workers from a biopharmaceutical company volunteered to help out. The employees from AbbVie helped out during the company's third annual Week of Possibilities.

News Two Swords Paralympians have been honoured by the National Council for the...
 
   
Nintendo theme area will open in Universal Studio Japan before Tokyo Olympics
 
 Travelvoice.jp     2016-12-24 kl. 04:25     145 words
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SUPER NINTENDO WORLD, a Nintendo theme area, will open in Universal Studio Japan (USJ) in Osaka before Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics in 2020. Investment to the theme area is expected to reach 50 billion JPY or more.

SUPER NINTENDO WORLD, a Nintendo theme area, will open in Universal Studio Japan (USJ) in Osaka before Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics in 2020.
 
   
O Panneerselvam presenting Rs. 2 Crore Cheque to Rio Paralympic Gold Medalist Mariyappan
 
 Siasat Daily     2016-12-24 kl. 04:19     31 words
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December 24, 2016 India , Photos Tamilnadu Chief Minsiter O Panneerselvam presenting Rs. Two Crore Cheque to Rio Paralympic Gold Medalist Mariyappan at Secretariat, in Chennai on Friday.

2 Crore Cheque to Rio Paralympic Gold Medalist Mariyappan.... Two Crore Cheque to Rio Paralympic Gold Medalist Mariyappan at Secretariat, in Chennai on Friday.UNI PHOTO.
 
   
Despite odds, wanyoike fights for success
 
 Gulf News     2016-12-24 kl. 04:01     322 words
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Life was full of fun for Kenya's Henry Wanyoike, who was fast growing into a top athlete, till tragedy struck one day in 1995 DUBAI: Life was full

The Kenyan's hard work paid off when he won his first gold medal in Sydney, Australia in 2000 at the Paralympics games.
 
   
Girija Vaidyanathan takes over as Chief Secretary of Tamil Nadu
 
 Deccan Chronicle     2016-12-24 kl. 03:50     155 words
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Chennai : Seasoned bureaucrat Dr Girija Vaidyanathan took over as Chief Secretary of Tamil Nadu on Friday, a day after she was named to the top post by the government.

Paralympic high jumper who won Gold in 2016 Summer Paralympic games in Rio de Janeiro.
 
   
Vote for best Indian sportsperson of 2016
 
 DNA India     2016-12-24 kl. 03:36     727 words
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Virat Kohli (Cricket) The poster boy of Indian cricket had a Bradmanesque year both as a batsman and skipper. Be it T20Is, ODIs or Tests, Kohli with an average of 88.

Devendra Jhajharia (Javelin throw) The veteran javelin thrower repeated his 2004 Athens heroics to clinch gold in 2016 Rio Paralympics and thus became the only Indian to win two yellow metals at the quadrennial event.... That jump made the 21-year-old with a permanent disability on his right leg India’s third-ever gold medallist at the Paralympic...
 
   
Golden year for Special Olympians
 
 Gorey Guardian     2016-12-24 kl. 03:19     586 words
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Members of Wexford Special Olympics Sports Club are in celebratory mood at the end of a successful year of tough competition.

Members of Wexford Special Olympics Sports Club are in celebratory mood at the end of a successful year of tough competition.Ten athletes including Dean O'Connor, Darby Power, Jennie O'Brien, Shannon O'Farrell Molloy, Ruby Hardie Brown, Colleen Flood
 
   
Nu är det jul igen och som vanligt bjuder TA-sporten på frågesport.
 
 Trelleborgs Allehanda Plus     2016-12-24 kl. 03:16     1088 words
 
Ett år går fort. Nu är det jul igen och som vanligt bjuder TA-sporten på frågesport. Här kommer årets julnötter. Som vanligt blir frågorna betydligt enklare om du har läst sportsidorna under året.

Vem? 1. Nathalie. X. Eleonor. 2. Ida. 5) Bröderna Fatmir och Florim Seremeti var Trelleborgs bidrag till Paralympics.... Hur gick det för landslaget i goalball i Paralympics?

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Red, White & Trending: Dec. 16-22
 
 TaableNote News     2016-12-24 kl. 03:11     67 words
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teamusa.org What are Team USA athletes — Olympians, Paralympians and hopefuls — up to when they're not competing? They're training. They're practicing. They're traveling to competitions and meets and games and tournaments. They're relaxing.

Dec. 16-22. teamusa.org What are Team USA athletes — Olympians, Paralympians and hopefuls — up to when they're not competing?
 
   
The sporting life of Liam
 
 Fingal Independent     2016-12-24 kl. 03:09     1486 words
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As Portmarnock native, Liam Harbison prepares to leave his job as the driving force behind the Paralympics movement in Ireland to take up a new job at

As Portmarnock native, Liam Harbison prepares to leave his job as the driving force behind the Paralympics movement in Ireland to take up a new job at. ...the helm of the Sport Ireland Institute, he took time out to reflect on how far Paralympic
 
   
Emperor's abdication hope Japan's top story of 2016
 
 Mainichi Daily News     2016-12-24 kl. 03:04     978 words
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TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The Japanese emperor indicating his readiness to abdicate has been picked as the top domestic news story of 2016 by senior editors of Kyodo News and its member or subscriber newspapers and broadcasters.

In the Paralympics that followed, Japan won 24 medals, raising public interest in the event.... Koike also called a review of spending on the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics in hopes of slashing costs through measures such as a review of venues for some...
 
   
May Christmas message urges unity after Brexit vote
 
 BBC     2016-12-24 kl. 02:50     576 words
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From the section UK Politics Image copyright PA Theresa May has urged Britain to "unite and move forward" after the Brexit vote in her first Christmas message as PM.

In a video message, the prime minister said there had been much to celebrate in 2016 - with the Queen's 90th birthday and British successes in the Olympics and Paralympics.

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May calls for Britain to reunite
 
 Brief Report.co.uk     2016-12-24 kl. 02:32     108 words
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THERESA MAY has called for the country to put the divisions created by the European Union referendum behind it and unite in 2017 in her Christmas message.

She also describes 2016 as a year when the UK had “much to celebrate” in the shape of Olympic and Paralympic success and the Queen’s 90th birthday.
 
   
Red, White & Trending: Dec. 16-22
 
 US Olympic Team     2016-12-24 kl. 02:18     1088 words
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By Jamie MacDonald | Dec. 23, 2016, 7:05 p.m. (ET) What are Team USA athletes — Olympians, Paralympians and hopefuls — up to when they're not competing? They're training. They're practicing.

23, 2016, 7:05 p.m. (ET) What are Team USA athletes — Olympians, Paralympians and hopefuls — up to when they're not competing?...born on Dec. 5. Mic, Check Not only do the Olympics and Paralympics give athletes the opportunity to perform at the highest...
 
   
Akihito grateful to public for ‘lending an ear’ to his words December 23, 2016
 
 Asahi.com     2016-12-24 kl. 01:15     1863 words
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Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko view a Japanese folding screen painting and stroll through the grounds of the Imperial Palace.

December 23, 2016 His Majesty’s Answer to the Question by the Press on the Occasion of His 83rd Birthday Question This year the Olympic and Paralympic Games took place in Rio de Janeiro.... The Olympic and Paralympic Games took place in Rio de Janeiro in...

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What criteria should determine Sports Personality of the Year?
 
 Vavel     2016-12-24 kl. 01:11     1193 words
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World number one tennis player Andy Murray was the clear favourite to take the BBC Sports Personality of the Year title, following a remarkable 12 months that saw him win Wimbledon and an Olympic gold medal.

2016 was one of the best yet, with numerous World Champions from the Home Nations crowned and a record medal haul in both the Olympics and Paralympics in Brazil.... Paralympic equestrian athlete Sophie Christiansen won three golds and finished fifth,...
 
   
Theresa May urges Britons to unite in first Christmas message
 
 Brighton & Hove Independent     2016-12-24 kl. 01:10     576 words
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Theresa May has used her first Christmas message as Prime Minister to call on British people to "come together" after a year of divisions over the Brexit referendum.

Mrs May stressed that 2016 has seen much for Britain celebrate, including the Queen's 90th birthday and successes in the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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Team GB hockey stars are top of the tree as they pose for Sportsmail's
 
 Daily Mail     2016-12-23 kl. 23:42     231 words
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Team GB's hockey heroines won gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics, beating the Netherlands in the final

10) Crista Cullen, defender National Lottery players support Olympic and Paralympic athletes like the women's hockey team as well as community sport, arts, heritage and charity groups.

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Nigeria, Zimbabwe Fail To Honour Budget Pledges
 
 ZoBo.co.za     2016-12-23 kl. 23:17     44 words
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PRETORIA (Reuters) - Oscar Pistorius is "a broken man" who should not be jailed, a psychologist told a court sentencing the South African Paralympic gold medalist for the 2013 murder ...

Oscar Pistorius is "a broken man" who should not be jailed, a psychologist told a court sentencing the South African Paralympic gold medalist for the 2013 murder ...United Nations -
 
   
Surprises and shocks in Singapore sports 2016
 
 Business Times Singapore     2016-12-23 kl. 23:03     1065 words
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Singaporean Olympian, paddler Feng Tianwei,was kicked out of the national team by the Singapore Table Tennis Association, causing conjecture to run wild.

Paralympics, which saw Team Singapore swimmers Yip Pin Xiu (left) bag two gold medals and Theresa Goh (right) earn a bronze.... The issue of prize money for Singapore's athletes came to the fore after the Paralympics, which saw Team Singapore swimmers Yip...
 
   
Giants take second win over visiting Capitals
 
 itv.com     2016-12-23 kl. 22:49     449 words
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Belfast Giants 9 - 6 Edinburgh Capitals By Victoria Steveley The Belfast Giants took a big lead over the Edinburgh Capitals in their second of two games back-to-back before running out the 9-6 winners at the SSE Arena on Friday.

Paralympian Bethany Firth was then on hand to perform the ceremonial puck drop before the game got underway.

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Their hopes, dreams & targets
 
 Straits Times     2016-12-23 kl. 22:18     1353 words
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Michelle Sng, 29, high jumper Q Will you be training on Christmas and New Year's Day? A I won't be training on either day because they fall on Sunday and Sundays are my rest days (if it was any other day, I'm pretty sure I would be training).

A I've been on a break since Rio (Paralympics).

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STTA's axing of Feng stuns sports scene
 
 Straits Times     2016-12-23 kl. 22:16     698 words
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The year 2016 in Singapore sports was a season of bountiful harvests, with tireless toil giving way to the sweetness of success that was most celebrated at the Rio Olympics and Paralympics.

The year 2016 in Singapore sports was a season of bountiful harvests, with tireless toil giving way to the sweetness of success that was most celebrated at the Rio Olympics and Paralympics.So the unwelcome episode surrounding the Singapore Table

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Holiday Season "Captures the Ideals of the Olympics"...
 
 Around The Rings     2016-12-23 kl. 21:26     645 words
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The 2011 IOC Christmas tree. (ATR) (ATR) IOC, WADA, OCOGs,  ATR  and bid committees shutting down for holidays and share warm wishes. An IOC spokesperson tells ATR the IOC will be closed from December 24 until January 8.

also take a short break, closing from December 29 to January 3. “Our preparations are on course and we are ready to continue our efforts in 2017 to deliver a successful Olympic and Paralympic Games,” Tokyo 2020 said in a statement to ATR .“Very

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Terrorism and Trump dominate 2016 world headlines
 
 Queensland Times     2016-12-23 kl. 21:26     1496 words
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Clinton, and rest of the world, stumped as Trump wins US election ON January 20, 2017, polarising TV personality Donald Trump will become the most powerful man in the world.

Australian highs and lows at Olympics and Paralympics THIS year was an Olympic and Paralympic year.... The Paralympics attracted 4342 athletes from 159 countries.... Australian Paralympians easily out-performed the country's Olympians, as we scored fifth...

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Brazil government to run Rio's Olympic Park venues
 
 Myrtle Beach Sun News     2016-12-23 kl. 21:17     120 words
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Rio de Janeiro has given responsibility for the Olympic Park sports venues it built for the Summer Games to Brazil's federal government after a failed bid to auction them off.

He said during a Friday ceremony that exactly how the venues are used will be determined by Brazil's Olympic and Paralympic Committees.

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Return to Rio
 
 BBC     2016-12-23 kl. 21:16     80 words
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Better infrastructure, less crime, more housing, a boost to sport and tourism and equality for people with disabilities. All promised to the residents of Rio as a result of hosting the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic games.

All promised to the residents of Rio as a result of hosting the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic games.Four months on Sportsworld returns to Rio to ask whether these will ever be fulfilled.... Lee James travels around the city to meet former mayor Eduardo Paes, the Paralympic...
 
   
Brazil government to run Rio’s Olympic Park venues
 
 Washington Post     2016-12-23 kl. 21:16     123 words
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RIO DE JANEIRO — Rio de Janeiro has given responsibility for the Olympic Park sports venues it built for the Summer Games to Brazil’s federal government after a failed bid to auction them off.

He said during a Friday ceremony that exactly how the venues are used will be determined by Brazil’s Olympic and Paralympic Committees.

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A gift of vision on Christmas Day for inspiring North Miami Beach woman
 
 Miami Herald     2016-12-23 kl. 20:44     1107 words
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Frances Alvarez has a plan for Christmas Day — one that she aims to accomplish every day: Make someone happy. “Even though I have a disability, I love people,” the 25-year-old North Miami Beach woman said.

She also volunteers to help veterans in the Wounded Warrior Project and, with a guide at her side, is training for the Paralympics in rowing at the Miami Beach Rowing Club.
 
   
2016 Sports Quiz Results
 
 Galway Bay FM     2016-12-23 kl. 20:32     1236 words
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Well done to PETER LYONS in Raheen, Athenry who got the magic 100 out of 100 correct! Thanks to everyone who took part. Here are the answers: Who is the current NBA MVP? Stephen Curry Who is the current women’s Australian Open tennis champion?

Portumna How many medals did Eoghan Clifford win at this year’s Paralympics in Rio?
 
   
Haneda Airport decides 17 robots for airport operation demonstrations including cleaning, mobility support or guidance
 
 Travelvoice.jp     2016-12-23 kl. 19:53     252 words
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Haneda Robotics Lab of Japan Airport Terminal, managing Haneda Airport Terminals, has selected 17 kinds of robots to seek new airport operation.

After the demonstrations, Haneda Robotics Lab will evaluate productivity and introduce airport robots practically by the end of 2019 before the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics 2020.
 
   
Iran’s ‘The Salesman’ nominated for Golden Globe
 
 Iran Review     2016-12-23 kl. 19:48     4272 words
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Iran’s Oscar entry ‘The Salesman’ directed by Asghar Farhadi has been nominated for the 74th Golden Globe awards in the foreign-language category.

  Photographer awarded Best Paralympic Photography prize Iranian photographer Abolfazl Amanollah has been selected in Best Photography section by the Asian Paralympic Committee (APC) on Wednesday during award ceremony in Bangkok.
 
   
Best and Worst: Rambler
 
 Namibian     2016-12-23 kl. 19:35     527 words
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The Rambler again sparred with anyone who had the balls to go toe-to-toe with her (or is it him?) this year.

Paralympians. Not only do they have to overcome their disabilities, they also have to deal with the likes of Jerry Ekandjo and Agnes 'Inheritance' Tjongarero's debilitating incompetence.
 
   
Finsterau 2017 unveil medal design for World Para Nordic Skiing Championships
 
 Insidethegames.biz     2016-12-23 kl. 19:24     326 words
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Finsterau 2017 have revealed the medal design for the World Para Nordic Skiing Championships ahead of competition beginning in February.

Around 135 athletes from 25 countries are due to compete in what will be the last major competition ahead of the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang.
 
   
71 of 2016’s Best Books to Make You Successful
 
 Success     2016-12-23 kl. 18:21     9585 words
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Commit to becoming your best self. Live Your Startup Dream Without Leaving Your Day Job By Patrick J.

A Story of Resilience, Redemption, and an Unlikely Family By Lisa Fenn August; Harper Wave; $26 When Dartanyon Crockett took a bronze medal at the 2012 Paralympic Games, it was the latest chapter in a story that began at a Cleveland high school.

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Year of Mixed Blessings for Nigerian Sports
 
 Realnews Magazine     2016-12-23 kl. 18:18     1018 words
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siasts in Nigeria, 2016 witnessed mix feelings for the sport.

But the Nigerian Paralympics team to Brazil 2016 recorded impressive outing, the team won eight gold medals, two silver medals and two bronze medals.
 
   
Winners, Losers in 2016
 
 Realnews Magazine     2016-12-23 kl. 18:18     1024 words
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– THE year 2016 has its own fair shares of winners and losers. As the year was drawing to an end, the issue of winners and losers was more dramatic in many places and bloody in others.

In the Rio Paralympics held in September, Nigerian representatives won eight gold, two silver and two bronze medals.... The Nigerian Paralympics team emerged as the best in Africa.... The Nigerian Paralympics team also did far better its counterpart in the...
 
   
Red Sox-Yankees rivalry could be headed to London by 2018
 
 theScore.com     2016-12-23 kl. 18:18     262 words
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Foggy London town might be on the verge of hosting one of the best rivalries in all of sports.

Any baseball games hosted by London would be played in Olympic Stadium in Stratford, which was built for the 2012 Summer Olympic and Paralympic games.
 
   
Putin congratulates Assad as Hezbollah says Aleppo fall means rebels have 'failed'
 
 Middle East Eye     2016-12-23 kl. 18:01     714 words
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Nasrallah, whose movement is considered a terror group in the West and Middle East, described Assad's win as 'big victory' against 'terrorism' The

Putin phones as he watches the men's judo contest match of the London Paralympics Games in his residence outside Moscow late on 1 September, 2012 (AFP) Earlier, Putin hailed Aleppo's recapture, calling it a "very important part of the
 
   
Former Marine develops advanced mobility device
 
 EnvironmentGuru.com     2016-12-23 kl. 18:01     389 words
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Phil Eaglesham, a Paralympian and former Corporal in the Royal Marine Commandos, is working with the Medical Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (MAMRC) to design a new type of advanced mobility device.

Phil Eaglesham, a Paralympian and former Corporal in the Royal Marine Commandos, is working with the Medical Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (MAMRC) to design a new type of advanced mobility device.Having contracted Q fever while serving in
 
   
Pt. Pleasant's Tomaino shows basketball's power
 
 Asbury Park Press     2016-12-23 kl. 17:58     1545 words
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The relationship between the Monmouth men's basketball team and Point Pleasant teen Matt Tomaino is inspiring Point Pleasant's Matt Tomaino on the Monmouth men's basketball bench during Tuesday night's win over Princeton. (Photo: Noah K.

He's a wheelchair racer who competes in Paralympic-type events and has qualified for the National Junior Disabilities Championship.
 
   
WADA informant Rodchenkov turned doping use into private business – Putin
 
 Russia Today     2016-12-23 kl. 17:36     644 words
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WADA informant Grigory Rodchenkov, who used to head the Moscow Anti-Doping Laboratory, made a private business out of doping, President Vladimir Putin said during his final Q&A session with the media this year.

Based on those findings, WADA recommended that the IOC, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), and all international sporting federations exclude Russia from their competitions.... The WADA sanctions led Russian track-and-field athletes to be banned from the 2016 Rio Olympics and saw the whole of the country’s team missing the Paralympics...
 
   
Rio 2016 champion Devos named Belgian Paralympian of the year
 
 Inside World Parasport     2016-12-23 kl. 17:10     325 words
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Max Winters Friday, 23 December 2016 Laurens Devos has been crowned the Belgian Paralympian of the year after his stunning gold medal winning performance at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Rio 2016 champion Devos named Belgian Paralympian of the year.... Max Winters Friday, 23 December 2016 Laurens Devos has been crowned the Belgian Paralympian of the year after his stunning gold medal winning performance at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.The men's individual class nine Paralympic...
 
   
Holiday, what's that?
 
 Waikato Times     2016-12-23 kl. 17:08     1316 words
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Another wicket for Mitchell McClenaghan. Six of the best: athletes answer holiday questions, and reveal what they want from Santa. MITCHELL MCCLENAGHAN (Black Caps bowler) On Christmas Day I will be  ...

Photo: Reuters ANNA GRIMALDI (Paralympics long jump gold medallist) On Christmas Day I will be  ... hanging out with my family eating lots of food and relaxing.  I'm hoping Santa gives me  ... some hot and sunny weather!  For the holidays I will

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Iowa City awarded 2018 Freestyle Wrestling World Cup
 
 Insidethegames.biz     2016-12-23 kl. 17:06     477 words
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The Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City will host the 2018 edition of the Freestyle Wrestling World Cup, it has been announced.

The field for the 2018 Freestyle World Cup will be determined based upon the men’s freestyle team results of the previous year’s World Wrestling Championships in Paris, a candidate city for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. “It is a

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Olympics 2022: bid to lose
 
 The Munich Eye     2016-12-23 kl. 16:56     539 words
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Munich has already won one gold when it hosted the Olympics in 1972. Is it really prudent to bid on the 2022 Winter Games again?

And tourism for the London Games and Paralympic Games should bring in another £2.1bn.
 
   
Iranian Para-archer Nemati makes Olympic history
 
 Iran Daily     2016-12-23 kl. 16:49     695 words
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One of the most iconic scenes from the Paralympic Movement this year came from the Rio 2016 Olympics Opening Ceremony, where many witnessed Iranian Para- archer Zahra Nemati lead her nation’s delegation into the Maracana Stadium.

One of the most iconic scenes from the Paralympic Movement this year came from the Rio 2016 Olympics Opening Ceremony, where many witnessed Iranian Para- archer Zahra Nemati lead her nation’s delegation into the Maracana Stadium.The scene opened

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Ukrainians say Jamala's victory at Eurovision, Paralympic performance are top achievements of year
 
 Interfax-Ukraine     2016-12-23 kl. 16:40     330 words
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Ukrainians say Jamala's victory at Eurovision, Paralympic performance are top achievements of year.... Some 83% of respondents said the main success of the outgoing year is Jamala's victory at the Eurovision 2016 song contest, 76% marked the performance of Ukrainian athletes at the Paralympic...
 
   
News Makers 2016 | Ntando Mahlangu
 
 ENCA     2016-12-23 kl. 16:39     35 words
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- Ntando Mahlangu was born with legs that didn't fully develop below the knees?. The highlight of the year for the record-breaking 14-year-old runner was his participation in the Rio 2016 Paralympics.

The highlight of the year for the record-breaking 14-year-old runner was his participation in the Rio 2016 Paralympics.
 
   
Ukrainians say Jamala's victory at Eurovision, Paralympic performance are top achievements of year
 
 NewsReality.com     2016-12-23 kl. 16:35     50 words
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Some 88% of Ukrainians consider the situation with prices for basic food and services in 2016 to be unfavorable, 83% said the situation with the

Ukrainians say Jamala's victory at Eurovision, Paralympic performance are top achievements of year.

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Schools given the chance of winning prizes money couldn't buy as part of superfast broadband scheme
 
 MyNewsdesk     2016-12-23 kl. 16:14     770 words
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BT is giving schools the chance to win prizes which money couldn’t buy as part of a major scheme to extend the coverage of superfast fibre broadband.

school visit from Paralympic gold medal winner Jonnie Peacock MBE.... The school that bags the visit from Jonnie Peacock MBE will get the chance to meet the sprint runner who won gold at the 2012 and 2016 Summer Paralympics.
 
   
Women’s Sitting Squad Named USA Volleyball Team Of The Year
 
 TaableNote News     2016-12-23 kl. 16:14     85 words
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The U.S. Women’s Sitting Volleyball Team capped a stellar season that included Paralympic gold by being named USA Volleyball’s 2016 Team of the Year.

The U.S. Women’s Sitting Volleyball Team capped a stellar season that included Paralympic gold by being named USA Volleyball’s 2016 Team of the Year.Women’s Sitting Squad Named USA Volleyball Team Of The Year -... Women’s Sitting Volleyball Team capped a stellar season that included Paralympic...
 
   
India in sports this year
 
 TheWeek     2016-12-23 kl. 16:08     1013 words
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You win some, you lose some. In life, and in sports. For India, 2016 was a fairly impressive year in sports, in spite of a largely disappointing performance at the Rio Olympics.

Vijender Singh (L) in action against Tanzania's Francis Cheka during their WBO Asia-Pacific Super-Middleweight boxing match at the Thyagaraj Stadium in Delhi | AFP At the Rio Paralympics, too, a 45-year-old Indian woman shot putter—Deepa
 
   
Orange army upgrades railway and keeps customers moving in 2016
 
 Network Rail     2016-12-23 kl. 15:57     592 words
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Major segments of Britain’s Railway Upgrade Plan were delivered, including in Staffordshire, Oxfordshire, Cumbria, Cheshire and Worcestershire.

October - Network Rail, Virgin and Caledonian Sleeper transported 350 Team GB and ParalympicsGB athletes on a chartered train from Manchester to London as part of nationwide Rio 2016 celebrations.
 
   
Russian Ski Federation declines hosting 2017 FIS World Cup finals in Tyumen
 
 Russia Beyond The Headlines     2016-12-23 kl. 15:45     174 words
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The Russian Ski Federation (RSF) announced its decision on Dec. 23 to refuse hosting the 2017 FIS World Cup finals, scheduled to be held in the Western Siberian city of Tyumen on March 16-19.

According to the Part 2 report, delivered less than two weeks ago in London by the WADA Independent Commission and its chairman, Canadian sports law professor Richard McLaren, over 1,000 Russian athletes competing in summer, winter and Paralympic

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British Cycling 'had culture of fear'
 
 BBC     2016-12-23 kl. 15:17     530 words
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A "culture of fear and favour is endemic" within British Cycling, according to a former senior coach. Ken Matheson, 71, says he suffered a nervous breakdown and "seriously contemplated suicide".

Matheson worked for British Cycling from January 1999 to December 2002, coaching Team GB's men's road squad and managing the road programme, the women's endurance programme and the Paralympic team.... Discrimination against Britain's Paralympic team...

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Mangu Singh's extension cleared, to lead DMRC till 2020
 
 Business Standard India     2016-12-23 kl. 15:10     890 words
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Gold recovers, silver eases on subdued demand Rio Paralympics gold winner Mariyappan gets Rs 2 cr incentive Business Standard Delhi Metro

Gold recovers, silver eases on subdued demand Rio Paralympics gold winner Mariyappan gets Rs 2 cr incentive Business Standard Delhi Metro. ...Managing Director Mangu Singh, whose tenure was nearing completion, was granted a four-year extension
 
   
Rio Paralympics gold winner Mariyappan gets Rs 2 cr incentive
 
 Business Standard India     2016-12-23 kl. 15:10     220 words
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Rio Paralympics gold medallist T Mariyappan was today honoured by Tamil Nadu government with Chief Minister O Panneerselvam presenting him the Rs two crore reward, announced by his predecessor late Jayalalithaa.

Rio Paralympics gold winner Mariyappan gets Rs 2 cr incentive.... Rio Paralympics gold medallist T Mariyappan was today honoured by Tamil Nadu government with Chief Minister O Panneerselvam presenting him the Rs two crore reward, announced by his...

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Winning the Race for Brand Safety During Sporting Events 
 
 Target Marketing Magazine     2016-12-23 kl. 15:05     743 words
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From Worldwide Olympic Partner to Official Supplier, being in a position to sponsor the Olympic and Paralympic Games is something many brands aspire to, and are willing to pay hundreds of millions of dollars to achieve.

From Worldwide Olympic Partner to Official Supplier, being in a position to sponsor the Olympic and Paralympic Games is something many brands aspire to, and are willing to pay hundreds of millions of dollars to achieve.But association with the most
 
   
Belvoir Lincoln celebrates 20 successful years
 
 British Franchise Association     2016-12-23 kl. 14:26     712 words
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Paul and Sharon Collins of Belvoir Lincoln have ended 2016 on a high – celebrating 20 years in business with the high street-based property franchise company.

Paul and Sharon Collins of Belvoir Lincoln have ended 2016 on a high – celebrating 20 years in business with the high street-based property franchise company.Paul and Sharon, who are both keen horse riders, were delighted when Paralympic Gold
 
   
2016: It wasn’t all bad – the stories that made you smile
 
 itv.com     2016-12-23 kl. 14:22     924 words
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There has been a lot of serious news this year, but there have been moments during 2016 when even the most stone-hearted of us cracked a smile, or even ones that brought a tear to the eye.

the year. Rio Olympics and Paralympics How could you help but smile at the incredible achievements of our Olympians and Paralympians in Rio?... Team GB finished second at the Olympics with 67 medals, while ParalympicsGB scooped an incredible 147 medals.
 
   
Wikipedia's "most edited" gives an insight into the psyche of 2016
 
 TheInquirer.net     2016-12-23 kl. 14:12     407 words
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WIKIPEDIA HAS  been revealing the most edited posts of 2016 , and as you'd expect, dead celebrities are a big part of it. The "Deaths in 2016" page was easily the most edited with 18230 edits.

Great Britain at the 2016 Summer Paralympics got 1551 while the Olympic page got 2140.

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Design Council looks back on 2016
 
 Design Council.co.uk     2016-12-23 kl. 14:10     1285 words
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Writing an end of year blog is always a challenge. Writing a 2016 wrap is a particular challenge. There has been a huge amount of commentary on events of this year – I am not going to try and emulate these.

We were proud to launch our short film at the Rio Paralympics as part of the of the UK’s contribution to international discussions on inclusion.
 
   
Park life: 5 Things about British Cycling's new performance director
 
 Evening Express     2016-12-23 kl. 14:01     419 words
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Stephen Park has been announced as British Cycling's new performance director.

He has worked for the Royal Yachting Association for 15 years, leading Britain' sailing teams to the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympics and Paralympics, amassing 23 medals during that period.
 
   
IOC Opens Doping Cases Against Russian Olympic Athletes
 
 SlideShare.net     2016-12-23 kl. 13:59     194 words
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Upcoming SlideShare Loading in … 5 1. Special Report By http://www.isteroids.com/ 2. ?The International Olympic Committee has announced it will reanalyze samples of twenty eight Russian competitors.

The International Paralympic Committee barred the entire whole Russian Paralympic team from taking part in the 2016 Summer Paralympics.
 
   
CM hands over Rs 2 crore to Mariyappan Thangavelu
 
 News Today     2016-12-23 kl. 13:47     230 words
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Chennai: Tamilnadu Chief Minister O Paneerselvam today handed over a cheque for Rs 2 crore to Salem-based Mariyappan Thangavelu, who won a gold in high jump in the Paralympics held at Rio de Janeiro in August last.

Chennai: Tamilnadu Chief Minister O Paneerselvam today handed over a cheque for Rs 2 crore to Salem-based Mariyappan Thangavelu, who won a gold in high jump in the Paralympics held at Rio de Janeiro in August last.It may be noted that former Chief...

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IBSA announces two major football championships to be held in 2017
 
 Insidethegames.biz     2016-12-23 kl. 13:42     344 words
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The International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) has announced the hosts of two major regional football tournaments to be held in 2017.

The championships will be organised by FENADDIVI (National Sports Federation for the Visually Impaired) and the National Paralympic Committee of Chile.... IBSA World Champions and Paralympic...

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Russia 'stronger than any aggressor' - Vladimir Putin
 
 BBC     2016-12-23 kl. 13:38     639 words
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From the section Europe Image copyright AFP Image caption President Putin has prioritised military spending including the nuclear arsenal Russian

The scandal led to Russian athletes being banned from athletics and some other events at the Rio Olympics, and from the entire Paralympics.

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The 5 most heartwarming Dayton stories of 2016
 
 Dayton Daily News     2016-12-23 kl. 13:00     773 words
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There are stories that shock us, there are stories that scare us and then,  there are stories that warm our hearts.

I just feel like I want to hug everybody,” she told us.  GRACE’S RUN    Cedarville University freshman and Xenia Christian grad Grace Norman wins gold at the Paralympics Games in Rio de Janeiro.... CONTRIBUTED Staff Report    Local residents found Xenia Christian graduate Grace Norman ’s performance in the 2016 Paralympic...
 
   
Sailing guru in as performance director at British Cycling
 
 Raleigh News & Observer     2016-12-23 kl. 12:53     236 words
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One of the key figures behind Britain's recent success in Olympic sailing has been hired as performance director at the country's cycling federation.

In his role as British Sailing's Olympics manager, Park led Britain's sailors to the top of the Olympic medal table in Rio and helped Britain amass 23 Olympic and Paralympic medals in his 15 years at the helm.

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Colombian, Swedish athletes win national awards
 
 International Paralympic Committee     2016-12-23 kl. 12:44     317 words
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Para Sport Sweden presented the nominees for the Para sport awards whilst Colombian newspaper El Espectador presented theirs.

Para Sport Sweden presented the nominees for the Para sport awards whilst Colombian newspaper El Espectador presented theirs.Swimmer Carlos Serrano capped off a fantastic year which saw him claim Colombia’s first Paralympic gold in 36 years, at
 
   
Italy’s Morlacchi looks back on time of his life
 
 International Paralympic Committee     2016-12-23 kl. 12:44     701 words
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After leaving Rio 2016 with his first Paralympic title, the Italian swimmer is hungry for more success in 2017. “I trained a lot to achieve my dreams and finally they became a reality!

After leaving Rio 2016 with his first Paralympic title, the Italian swimmer is hungry for more success in 2017. “I trained a lot to achieve my dreams and finally they became a reality!” Italian swimmer Federico Morlacchi has enjoyed a
 
   
It's Showtime: Julius Obero, paralympic dancer | 12 Gifts of Christmas
 
 Dailymotion     2016-12-23 kl. 12:34     26 words
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Despite his disabilities, Julius Jun Obero, a paralympic dancer, won gold medal in IPC Wheelchair Dance Sport.

It's Showtime: Julius Obero, paralympic dancer | 12 Gifts of Christmas.... Despite his disabilities, Julius Jun Obero, a paralympic dancer, won gold medal in IPC Wheelchair Dance Sport.Author:
 
   
IOC: 28 Russians from Sochi Games probed over alleged manipulation of drug tests
 
 Northamptonshire Telegraph     2016-12-23 kl. 12:30     305 words
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The International Olympic Committee has opened disciplinary proceedings against 28 Russian athletes who competed at the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Professor Richard McLaren found evidence that over 1,000 Russian athletes in more than 30 Olympic and Paralympic sports were involved in a doping conspiracy that began at least as early as 2011 and ran until 2015.... McLaren's interim report in July led to Russian athletes being banned from several events at the Rio Olympics, including athletics, and from the whole of the Paralympics...

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Future stars kick off their taekwondo dreams at Newton Heath Olympic training base
 
 About Manchester.co.uk     2016-12-23 kl. 11:54     355 words
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A Manchester couple are coaching local children to become the taekwondo stars of the future – at the training base which is home to Team GB’s current crop of Olympic medallists.

complex in March, is a world-class facility designed for Britain’s Olympic and Paralympic stars – and is also open for schools and community clubs to use for 46 hours per week. “It’s been massively important for our club to move into the
 
   
Ukrainian athletes win over 3,500 medals in 2016
 
 Ukrinform News     2016-12-23 kl. 11:49     106 words
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Ukrainian athletes have won over 3,500 high awards at the international competitions this year. Youth and Sports Minister of Ukraine Ihor Zhdanov said this at a Ministry’s board meeting today, the press service reports.

In addition, Ukrainian athletes won 477 medals, including 203 gold ones, at Paralympics 2016. ol.

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DIVA Awards: Voting now open!
 
 Diva Magazine     2016-12-23 kl. 11:48     902 words
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Sue Perkins, Ruby Rose and more nominated for the inaugural awards!

Paralympic athlete at London 2012 Helen Richardson-Walsh -

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VIDEO: Golden girl Grace Clough is Sheffield’s latest star
 
 Brief Report.co.uk     2016-12-23 kl. 11:44     106 words
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Sheffield’s latest golden girl thanked her home city as she was unveiled as the 20th addition to the Walk of Fame.

Sheffield’s latest golden girl thanked her home city as she was unveiled as the 20th addition to the Walk of Fame.Paralympic rower Grace Clough, who won gold as part of the mixed fours team at the Rio games in September, beamed as she became the
 
   
The most striking photos of the year
 
 BBC     2016-12-23 kl. 11:28     1165 words
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Each week in 2016, art historians have taken photos in the news and compared them with an artwork for BBC Culture. Here’s our round-up of images that have shocked and inspired us.

EPA/Alexandra Wey) After the world’s first Cybathlon – an international competition for disabled athletes assisted by robotic technology – .
 
   
2016 was a year of highs and lows
 
 Berea Mail Online     2016-12-23 kl. 11:25     489 words
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WHAT a year this has been! I remember approaching 2016 with hope and anticipation, and while it may have delivered its fair share of highs, there have been equal number of lows.

But 2016 is not lost altogether, there were the highs of our Olympic and Paralympic athletes, in particular those who are valued members of our Berea communities.
 
   
Stephen Park appointed new British Cycling performance director
 
 Wear Valley Advertiser     2016-12-23 kl. 11:02     560 words
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British Sailing's Olympic manager Stephen Park has been named British Cycling's new performance director.

Great Britain won six gold medals from 10 track events at the Rio Olympics and were the dominant team at the Rio Paralympics.... He has worked for the Royal Yachting Association for 15 years, with Britain amassing 23 Olympic and Paralympic medals during...

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2016: A Year in Review
 
 TheBusinessDesk.com     2016-12-23 kl. 10:38     706 words
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IT has been a momentous 12 months and when historians look back on 2016 they will have plenty to occupy their time – from the seismic shift to Brexit to the shock US election to the heroics of Team GB at both the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

2016: A Year in Review. IT has been a momentous 12 months and when historians look back on 2016 they will have plenty to occupy their time – from the seismic shift to Brexit to the shock US election to the heroics of Team GB at both the Olympic and Paralympic...
 
   
Maria Lyle meets sporting legends at Sports Personality of the Year Awards
 
 East Lothian Courier     2016-12-23 kl. 10:21     276 words
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PARALYMPIC ace Maria Lyle was rubbing shoulders with some of sport’s biggest names at the weekend.

PARALYMPIC ace Maria Lyle was rubbing shoulders with some of sport’s biggest names at the weekend.Lyle, from Dunbar, won a silver medal and two bronze at the Rio Paralympic Games in the summer, and was one of many Team GB athletes to attend the
 
   
IOC set to delay launching bidding process for 2026 Winter Olympics and Paralympics until after Pyeongchang 2018
 
 Big News Network     2016-12-23 kl. 10:17     32 words
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Bidding for the 2026 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games is set to not be officially opened until after Pyeongchang 2018, it has been revealed.

IOC set to delay launching bidding process for 2026 Winter Olympics and Paralympics until after Pyeongchang 2018.... Bidding for the 2026 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games is set to not be officially opened until after Pyeongchang 2018, it has been...
 
   
20 Best Moments For Pinays In 2016
 
 Cosmo.ph     2016-12-23 kl. 10:10     2727 words
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IMAGE (HIDILYN) YouTube/Sports 5, (PIA) Judy Eddy/WENN.com The year 2016 has been quite challenging—but that doesn't mean there were no bright spots. Here's what inspired and had P inays cheering this year.

JOSEPHINE MEDINA WINS BRONZE MEDAL IN RIO PARALYMPICS Josephine Medina , 46, won the bronze medal in the Women’s Table Tennis class 8 event at the Rio Paralympics, which was held right after the Rio Olympics.... Medina's win ended the country’s 16-year medal drought in the Paralympics...
 
   
Lucy Edgar, Damon Culley honoured at the Surrey Sports Awards
 
 Haslemere Today     2016-12-23 kl. 09:41     492 words
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Lucy Edgar, winner of the Surrey Playing Fields Young Volunteer of the Year Award. FRENSHAM Sailability coach Lucy Edgar and Beacon Hill Juniors FC chairman Damon Culley have been crowned winners at the 10th annual Surrey Sports Awards.

Surrey’s Tim Durrans and welcomed Team GB Paralympians Tania Nadarajah, who competed in Rio in archery; canoeist and gold medal winner in the women’s 200m KL3 classification, Anne Dickens; and Olympian Liam Heath, gold medal winner in the men’s
 
   
Reputation of Russian Sport Seriously Damaged in 2016 - Deputy PM
 
 Sputnik     2016-12-23 kl. 09:12     275 words
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Russian sport faced significant problems in 2016, with its reputation having been seriously damaged, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko said on Friday. "This year we faced great problems.

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) later banned all Russian Paralympic athletes from the 2016 Summer Paralympics and the 2018 Winter Games.

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Top athletes honored in Minsk
 
 Belta     2016-12-23 kl. 09:12     223 words
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(BelTA) – The Best Athlete of the Capital winners were awarded in Minsk on 22 December.

Representatives of the National Olympic Committee of Belarus and the sports and tourism department of Minsk City Hall also honored the athletes and coaches for the results achieved at the 31st Summer Olympic Games and the 15th Paralympic Games in