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"Jag skulle kunna skriva en bok om det här året"
 
 Borås Tidning     2017-01-07 kl. 06:08     2419 words
 
BT-plaketten 2016 går till Pia Sundhage. Hon prisas för Sveriges OS-silver i fotboll i somras. -Oj, vad glad jag blir, nästan gråtmild, säger Sundhage.

1976: Göran Bengtsson, friidrott och Göran Eriksson, handikappidrott.
 
   
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Wheelchair Athletes Set for Battle Royal at Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon
 
 GoDubai.com     2017-01-07 kl. 08:22     627 words
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: Canadian wheelchair athlete Josh Cassidy, the fastest man ever to complete a marathon anywhere in the world, will be out to dethrone defending champion JohnBoy Smith when the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon gets underway on January 20.

But with three Paralympic Games as well as that extraordinary world record time under his belt, he is sure to attract a great deal of interest when he joins the Smiths, Spain's Rafa Botello and Irishman Patrick Monahan in a powerful line-up.

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Doping: Cycling chiefs criticised by anti-doping chief over evidence to parliament
 
 BBC     2017-01-07 kl. 07:16     1167 words
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Sir Dave Brailsford was questioned by the panel of MPs for almost an hour at last month's hearing Evidence given by cycling chiefs including Sir Dave

"The International Paralympic Committee in my view got it right - they banned Russia.

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Further recognition for cyclist Eve
 
 Argus - Independent     2017-01-07 kl. 06:29     48 words
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There was further recognition for the remarkable exploits of local cyclist Eve McCrystal before Christmas when the Jenkinstown native and Katie-George

following their tremendous performance at the Paralympics in Rio during the summer.
 
   
A grand fun day in Buninyong for Gran Fondo
 
 Radio Sport 927     2017-01-07 kl. 06:19     600 words
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Perfect conditions greeted an enthusiastic field of cyclists which lined up on Saturday morning looking to conquer Mt Buninyong in the MARS 2017 Cycling Australia Road Nationals Gran Fondo.

Riders of all ages and backgrounds including Cycling Australia CEO Nicholas Green OAM, three-time Paralympic Champion Carol Cooke OAM, masters road world champion Elizabeth Randall and a number of recently retired Subaru NRS athletes were amongst
 
   
Tokyo gov't may now pay for some temporary Olympic facilities
 
 Mainichi Daily News     2017-01-07 kl. 05:43     264 words
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The Tokyo Metropolitan Government is considering footing part of the costs for building temporary facilities in Tokyo for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, top metropolitan government officials suggested.

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government is considering footing part of the costs for building temporary facilities in Tokyo for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics...

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Chasing the Tokyo gold
 
 Fingal Independent     2017-01-07 kl. 05:09     1481 words
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Liam Harbison is hoping to see more athletes such as Olympic silver medalist Annalise Murphy make it to the podium in 2020 In the second part of

Liam Harbison is hoping to see more athletes such as Olympic silver medalist Annalise Murphy make it to the podium in 2020 In the second part of. ...our interview with the outgoing chief of Paralympics Ireland, Liam Harbison looks to the future and
 
   
Barney and his tractor run take to roads again
 
 Fingal Independent     2017-01-07 kl. 04:49     373 words
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This Sunday will see a very special 10th anniversary renewal of the Barney Greene Tractor Run from the Man O'War across much of north Fingal.

News In the second part of our interview with the outgoing chief of Paralympics...
 
   
Brothers in ARMS meet up
 
 Fingal Independent     2017-01-07 kl. 04:49     401 words
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For more than 25 years now, a wonderful airport tradition has been observed when retired tradesmen and maintenance workers for the daa gather for an end of year party to remember old times and catch up with some life-long friends.

News In the second part of our interview with the outgoing chief of Paralympics...

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Koike to field some 40 candidates in Tokyo assembly election
 
 Japan Times     2017-01-07 kl. 04:48     510 words
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Riding a wave of popularity, Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike plans to field some 40 candidates from her political group in the Tokyo metropolitan assembly election slated for the summer, it was learned on Friday.

The two are expected to exchange views on the assembly election, as well as on preparations for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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Prabhas wraps up Baahubali 2, Sandra Thomas’ assault case against Vijay Babu – meet the top 5 newsmakers of the week
 
 Bollywoodlife.com     2017-01-07 kl. 04:25     572 words
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2017 has officially begun! So what has the first week of 2017 been like? As a New Year gift, makers of several movies have released first looks to get all fans excited about the coming year, and it has worked!

Thangavelu. It’s a sport biopic based on the life of a Paralympic champion who won the gold medal for the Country in Rio Olympics 2016 in the long Jump T-42 category. the music will be composed by Sean Roldan, the cinematography will be handled by R...
 
   
NHS running blade fuels boy's Paralympic goal - BBC News
 
 Grub4Life     2017-01-07 kl. 03:39     139 words
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Early Years Cook's Training  Grub4life offer a range of specialist cookery master classes and ...

NHS running blade fuels boy's Paralympic goal -... BBC News. Early Years Cook's Training  Grub4life offer a range of specialist cookery master classes and ...  BBC NewsNHS running blade fuels boy's Paralympic goalBBC NewsShe says it also supports the...
 
   
Red, White & Trending: Dec. 30-Jan. 5 - US Olympic Team
 
 TaableNote News     2017-01-07 kl. 03:21     70 words
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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. 30-Jan. 5 - US Olympic Team. What are Team USA athletes — Olympians, Paralympians and hopefuls — up to when they're not competing?
 
   
Red, White & Trending: Dec. 30-Jan. 5
 
 US Olympic Team     2017-01-07 kl. 02:44     2155 words
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By Jamie MacDonald | Jan. 06, 2017, 8:13 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.

06, 2017, 8:13 p.m. (ET) What are Team USA athletes — Olympians, Paralympians and hopefuls — up to when they're not competing?... The Year 2017 The year 2016 left scars in so many ways, particularly among the entertainers and athletes we lost, but it was also an Olympic and Paralympic...
 
   
Katie-George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal: Two winners with one vision
 
 Irish Examiner     2017-01-07 kl. 02:19     2221 words
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Obstacles. Every athlete has to overcome issues, but impaired vision? And a tandem partner who isn’t recognised by Sport Ireland for funding?

We’re speaking in a Dublin coffee shop four months after the pair of them have been to the mountain top, winning gold in the Paralympics in the 30k time trial.... A colleague of hers, Sandra Fitzgerald, was piloting Katie-George at the time, and when Fitzgerald finished up a year after the Paralympics...
 
   
NHS running blade fuels Paralympic goal
 
 BBC     2017-01-07 kl. 02:01     634 words
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At the age of 10, Ben Moore took a brave decision. He chose to have the lower part of his right leg amputated and was fitted with an artificial limb.

NHS running blade fuels Paralympic goal.... However, his prosthetist Clare Johnson recommended him to become one of the first children to be fitted with a false leg designed specifically for sport by the NHS - and now his sights are set on competing at a future Paralympics...

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Nominate your sporting heroes
 
 Plymouth Daily     2017-01-07 kl. 02:00     597 words
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For clubs, coaches and community sports people alike, the Devon Sports Awards is a prestigious annual event which celebrates their hard work and achievement across a number of different categories.

We took Olympic and Paralympic athletes to our hearts and felt their pleasure and pain during the Rio 2016 Games and locally there was a genuine sporting buzz and a flurry of participation across different sports.
 
   
Running towards Paralympic dream
 
 BBC     2017-01-07 kl. 01:21     45 words
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Ben is one of the first children to be fitted by the NHS with a false leg especially designed for sport. He was born with a condition known as fibular hemimelia – giving him a foot with only three toes, and leg that failed to develop.

Running towards Paralympic dream.

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News From Around the World - EME NEWS (JAN 06, 2016)
 
 American Track and Field     2017-01-07 kl. 01:20     2122 words
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Obiri beats Kipyegon - SAN GIORGIO SU LEGNANO (ITA, Jan 6): Olympic 5000 m silver medallist Hellen Obiri defeated Olympic 1500 m champion Faith Kipyegon at the Campaccio Cross Country (IAAF CC Permit).

In the category coach of the year among the finalists Krzysztof Kaliszewski (Anita Wlodardzyk), in the paralympic category high jumper Maciej Lepiato and in the category Newcomer of the Year javelin thrower Maria Andrejczyk.
 
   
Largest UAE team to take part in Sharjah
 
 Gulf News     2017-01-07 kl. 01:07     203 words
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78 athletes and 47 officials on contingent Dubai: The UAE will take 78 athletes and 47 officials and coaches — their largest delegation for an International Wheelchair and Amputee Sport Federation (IWAS) World Games event — to Sharjah next month.

The UAE delegation includes three female power-lifters and 14 athletes, including a number of elite champions and medallists in Asian, World and Paralympics Games competitions.
 
   
NHS sports protheses fund fires starter gun for future Paralympians
 
 The Guardian     2017-01-07 kl. 01:03     543 words
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Ben Moore, 13, sets sights on Paralympics after being among first to benefit from £1.5m move to help children into sport Ben Moore, 13, sets sights on Paralympics after being among first to benefit from £1.

NHS sports protheses fund fires starter gun for future Paralympians.... Ben Moore, 13, sets sights on Paralympics after being among first to benefit from £1.5m move to help children into sport Ben Moore, 13, sets sights on Paralympics after being among...

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LA2024 - US Olympic Team
 
 TaableNote News     2017-01-07 kl. 00:55     70 words
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Voting ends 1/9/2017 Jump to: Best Female Athlete Best Male Athlete Best Team Spread the word: Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share over Email Voting ends 1/9/2017 Nominees Female Olympic/Paralympic Athlete Of The Month Vote Erin Hamlin Remsen, N.Y.

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share over Email Voting ends 1/9/2017 Nominees Female Olympic/Paralympic Athlete Of The Month Vote Erin Hamlin Remsen, N.Y.Luge Earned her third and fourth career world… Give it up for the #TeamUSAAwards Male
 
   
2016 Olympics Boon to Brazil Tourism
 
 Financial Tribune     2017-01-07 kl. 00:54     258 words
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56939 People Travel Saturday, January 07, 2017 People Travel Saturday, January 07, 2017 Brazil received a record 6.

56939 People Travel Saturday, January 07, 2017 People Travel Saturday, January 07, 2017 Brazil received a record 6.6 million foreign tourists in 2016, boosted by visitors attending the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games, according to figures
 
   
2016 was a year not to forget in Ugandan sport
 
 Uganda Daily Monitor     2017-01-07 kl. 00:32     506 words
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And so, the days quickly became months and before we knew it, pop concerts and evangelical crusades scattered all over the rolling hills of this town lit up the night sky with fireworks. And just like that 2016 was gone.

Later, the same month Uganda won its maiden Paralympics medal, a silver courtesy of David Emong.

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The London Boat show sails into the capital for the New Year
 
 All About Shipping     2017-01-07 kl. 00:20     540 words
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  Joanna Lumley at the London Boat Show 06 Jan 2017 – The annual London Boat Show returns to ExCeL London with award-winning actress, Joanna

Live!’, with special guests to include record-breaking sailors Dame Ellen MacArthur and Dee Caffari MBE, Paralympic sailor Helena Lucas MBE, Mike Golding and Radio 4’s Shipping Forecast presenter, Zeb Soanes.
 
   
Paris 2024 Olympic Bid Gets French Tech Backing at Las Vegas CES
 
 GamesBids.com     2017-01-07 kl. 00:19     393 words
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“LaFrenchTech2024” was launched in Las Vegas by French Tech entrepreneurs, to support Paris 2024.

2017 Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Paris 2024 Co-Chair, IOC member and triple Olympic Champion Tony Estanguet said, “the spontaneous support of French Tech is a strong signal of the enthusiasm that the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic
 
   
News Bulletin: Maltesers' Braille billboard; Adobe/TubeMogul job changes underway yesterday
 
 AdNews     2017-01-07 kl. 00:16     396 words
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Chocolates used to create a Braille poster As part of World Braille Day, together with its agency AMV BBDO, Mars brand Maltesers has used model chocolates to create a one-off Braille billboard to champion diversity in advertising.

They aired during the Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony – one of which was first ever TV ad to air entirely in sign language.
 
   
Veteran Marcus Chinchilly talks Paralympics
 
 ABC10.com     2017-01-07 kl. 00:00     54 words
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CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST Military Appreciation is sponsored by  Bonney Plumbing, Heating & Air  and  The Honor Group . Watch other ABC10 Military Appreciation Videos:  http://www.abc10.

Veteran Marcus Chinchilly talks Paralympics.
 
   
Canes to Host Florida, UConn for First Spring Meet
 
 Miami Hurricanes     2017-01-06 kl. 23:30     775 words
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Courtesy: Hurricanesports.com Published 01/06/2017 CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Fresh off an 11-day training trip to the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, the Miami Hurricanes swimming & diving team opens its 2017 spring schedule Sat., Jan.

ranked programs more often,” Kershaw said. “That was a great example for the team to see how far the program has come, and where we belong. “I think the Paralympian residents made a big impact on our team.
 
   
US administration report blames Putin for attack on election, says Russia preferred Trump
 
 Politico.eu     2017-01-06 kl. 23:14     813 words
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Russian President Vladimir Putin during the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games closing ceremony | Hannah Peters/Getty Report says Russian president sought to “undermine” the democratic process and “harm” Clinton’s candidacy.

Russian President Vladimir Putin during the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games closing ceremony | Hannah Peters/Getty Report says Russian president sought to “undermine” the democratic process and “harm” Clinton’s candidacy.The Obama
 
   
Disability Talent Programme
 
 Gloucestershire FA     2017-01-06 kl. 23:13     174 words
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Gloucestershire FA will be running a Disability Talent Identification Programme with the aim of identifying players to attend a 6 week training programme.

in various impairment specific teams including Team GB at the Paralympics.
 
   
A unique vision
 
 News-Times     2017-01-06 kl. 23:07     1641 words
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Photo: Bob Luckey Jr. / Hearst Connecticut Media Image 1 of / 10 Caption Close Image 1 of 10 With her German Shepherd

Dixon had hoped to compete at the Paralympics Games in Rio last year, but was left off Team USA in Brazil due to a convoluted selection process.... She’s going to be competing in a number of national and international events in the coming months, and has her sights set on the Paralympics...

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US Olympic Committee adds Dr. Cheri Blauwet to board of directors: 3 key notes
 
 Becker's Spine Review     2017-01-06 kl. 22:30     121 words
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The Colorado Springs, Colo.-based United States Olympic Committee added three time paralympian and orthopedic surgeon Cheri Blauwet, MD, to its board of directors. Here's what you should know. 1. Dr.

3 key notes. The Colorado Springs, Colo.-based United States Olympic Committee added three time paralympian and orthopedic surgeon Cheri Blauwet, MD, to its board of directors.... 1. Dr.Blauwet is a three-time paralympian and a seven time medalist.
 
   
The World Changers
 
 Enable Magazine     2017-01-06 kl. 21:39     1102 words
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Presenting Enable’s official World Changer’s list – the top 15 individuals who have big plans to change the world for people with disabilities in 2017

He became the only left-hand alone pianist to graduate from the Royal College of Music in its 130-year history and is an original member of the British Paraorchestra – performing alongside Coldplay at the London Paralympic Closing Ceremony back in
 
   
Redditch people celebrating their top honours
 
 Redditch Standard     2017-01-06 kl. 20:20     391 words
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A REDDITCH woman has been awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) in the New Year’s Honours list for services to authors and literature.

In the 2016 Rio Olympics, Paralympian swimmer Cashmore won a gold medal in the 4x100m medley relay and a silver in the SB8 100m breaststroke.
 
   
Rail minister pledges no repeat of Paralympian's train experience
 
 The Guardian     2017-01-06 kl. 20:07     567 words
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Government to meet CrossCountry trains after Anne Wafula Strike had to wet herself as there was no accessible toilet available A government minister

Rail minister pledges no repeat of Paralympian's train experience.... They want to ensure that measures are in place to prevent anyone else having a similar experience to the Paralympian’s. “We are committed to ensuring no passenger has to go through this...

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Rio 2016 claim Maracanã legacy problems not their fault as stadium reportedly falls into disrepair
 
 Insidethegames.biz     2017-01-06 kl. 20:03     580 words
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Rio 2016 have rejected claims that they are to blame for the state of disrepair the Maracanã Stadium has fallen into since it hosted Opening and Closing Ceremonies and football finals at last year's Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Rio 2016 have rejected claims that they are to blame for the state of disrepair the Maracanã Stadium has fallen into since it hosted Opening and Closing Ceremonies and football finals at last year's Olympic and Paralympic Games.Reports in the O

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Diggins, Bjorsen Finish 1-3, The First Time U.S. Women Shared A Cross-Country World Cup Distance Podium
 
 US Olympic Team     2017-01-06 kl. 19:50     409 words
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By Craig Bohnert | Jan. 06, 2017, 12:16 p.m. (ET) (L-R) Krista Parmakoski of Finland, Jessie Diggins and Sadie Bjornsen pose on the podium at the FIS Tour de Ski on Jan. 6, 2017 in Toblach, Italy.

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Jordan Burroughs: All He Sees Is Redemption In Return To Wrestling
 
 US Olympic Team     2017-01-06 kl. 19:50     1095 words
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By Craig Sesker | Jan. 06, 2017, 1:35 p.m. (ET) Jordan Burroughs poses for a portrait at the 2016 Team USA Media Summit at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 9, 2016 in Beverly Hills, Calif.

I’m 28, and I still feel relatively young.” Download the Team USA app today for breaking news, Olympic and Paralympic team bios, videos and more.
 
   
USA Luge Earns Team Relay Silver Medal At Koenigssee World Cup
 
 US Olympic Team     2017-01-06 kl. 19:50     341 words
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By Craig Bohnert | Jan. 06, 2017, 11:41 a.m. (ET) (L-R) Jayson Terdiman, Tucker West, Matt Mortensen and Erin Hamlin pose after winning silver in the team relay at the FIL Luge World Cup on Jan. 6, 2017 in Konigssee, Germany.

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Caribbean Year In Review 2016
 
 Caribbean Today     2017-01-06 kl. 19:48     2665 words
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: It’s almost December 31st, a time when one looks back at the year before – and measures the positives and negatives of the 365 days past. In the Caribbean and the US Caribbean Diaspora, the year 2016 can be summed up as one of mixed fortunes indeed.

The refugees were seeking asylum at the border crossing into the United States. Trinidad and Tobago’s Akeem Stewart, 24, broke his own javelin world record twice to clinch gold in the F43 javelin event at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de
 
   
Edina’s top Sports Achievers for 2016
 
 Sun Current     2017-01-06 kl. 19:38     2191 words
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Pros, collegians,  preps recognized In any calendar year it is likely that athletes born and raised in Edina will have success in the youth, prep, college and pro ranks.

(Sun Current staff photo by John Sherman) Natalie Sims The Edina swimmer, who was born without a right hand, finished eight in the 400-meter freestyle at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro....   Edina Paralympic swimmer Natalie Sims trains at the...
 
   
Full list of University of Bath staff, alumni and honorary graduates in 2017 New Year's Honours list
 
 University of Bath     2017-01-06 kl. 19:38     423 words
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Nine honorary graduates, two alumni, two current members of staff, and one former, were among those recognised in the Queen's New Year's Honours list.

Paralympic Association, and an explorer.... (Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire) (Timothy) Tim Philip Hollingsworth (Honorary LLD, 2014) Chief Executive Officer, British Paralympic Association.

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The IPC to name Ones to Watch athletes for 2017 from Monday
 
 International Paralympic Committee     2017-01-06 kl. 19:30     177 words
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Between 9-19 January around 230 athletes from all 22 Paralympic summer sports will be named Ones to Watch for 2017.

Between 9-19 January around 230 athletes from all 22 Paralympic summer sports will be named Ones to Watch for 2017.From Monday (9 January), the International Paralympic...
 
   
Wood chopping anyone? ParticipACTION 150 Play List revealed for Canada's 150th
 
 Canada NewsWire     2017-01-06 kl. 19:27     980 words
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In celebration of Canada's 150th, the ParticipACTION 150 Play List was revealed today through a 150-shaped activity course. The kick-off event had dignitaries, Olympians and athletes checking a few activities off the list, such as curling.

The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, and Elio Antunes, President & CEO of ParticipACTION, along with Paralympian Josh Cassidy and sprinter Sam Effah check wheelchair racing (athletics) off the list
 
   
Mars have created a ‘chocolate' braille billboard advert for Maltesers as
 
 Metro     2017-01-06 kl. 19:00     331 words
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Miranda Larbi for Metro.co.uk Friday 6 Jan 2017 5:59 pm

First they came up with their TV campaign which featured disabled actors during the Paralympics- which went down a treat.

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Otago well represented in Classic
 
 Otago Daily Times     2017-01-06 kl. 18:07     517 words
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Samuel Bremer. Otago will be well-represented at the Lovelock Classic tomorrow at Aorangi Stadium in Timaru. The meeting is the first of five on the New Zealand track and field classic series calendar, attracting many of the South Island’s top athletes.

year. Paralympic champion Anna Grimaldi will compete in the long jump, while also racing alongside Centers in the 200m.
 
   
Elana Meyers Taylor Starts European Portion Of World Cup Circuit With Silver In Altenberg
 
 US Olympic Team     2017-01-06 kl. 18:06     308 words
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By Craig Bohnert | Jan. 06, 2017, 10:33 a.m. (ET) Elana Meyers Taylor and Lolo Jones start their first run at the 2017 IBSF World Cup Bobsled & Skeleton at Lake Placid Olympic Center on Dec. 16, 2016 in Lake Placid, N.Y.

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What are stars made of?
 
 Water Aid     2017-01-06 kl. 18:03     361 words
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Brian Blessed is 11% machine, Nadiya Hussein is 15% optimist and Chris Packham is 16% geek. Surprised? Perhaps not, but here’s something you might not know: they’re also made up of 60% water.

Who knew? And while sharing Nadiya’s love of baking, Paralympian swimmer Ellie Simmonds revealed she is also 17% social butterfly, 14% optimist, 10% joker as well as being 60% water.... Clockwise: Actor Brian Blessed, designer Kelly Hoppen, footballer Saido Berahino with his dog Papi, and Paralympian...
 
   
SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR ACCOLADE FOR BALLYBAY GARDA
 
 Northern Standard     2017-01-06 kl. 17:45     142 words
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Home » BallyBay , General News 6 January 2017 No Comments by Ballybay-based Garda Eve McCrystal was honoured at the Sportswoman of the Year awards in December for her cycling achievements with Katie-George Dunleavy at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio.

Home » BallyBay , General News 6 January 2017 No Comments by Ballybay-based Garda Eve McCrystal was honoured at the Sportswoman of the Year awards in December for her cycling achievements with Katie-George Dunleavy at the 2016 Paralympics in

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JUMP CONTESTANT LOSES FUNDING
 
 PlanetSKI     2017-01-06 kl. 17:44     717 words
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DRAMATIC CHAIRLIFT RESCUE - A man was caught by the straps of his rucksack getting... DAVE RYDING IN TOP FORM - GB's top alpine racer has stormed to another Top 10... PLANETSKI IS IN LAPLAND - We are in the ski resort of Yllas on the edge of the...

Paralympic medalist Kadeena Cox has had her UK Sport...

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Rhi’s vlog: ‘I’m absolutely buzzing. I’ve just got off Sophie Well’s London 2012 horse’
 
 Horse & Country     2017-01-06 kl. 17:38     109 words
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Lucky Rhi got to stand in for Jenny in her hit TV show, Rudall Rides With… Rhi’s vlog goes behind the scenes as they film the lastest episode with Paralympic gold medalist Sophie Wells.

Lucky Rhi got to stand in for Jenny in her hit TV show, Rudall Rides With… Rhi’s vlog goes behind the scenes as they film the lastest episode with Paralympic gold medalist Sophie Wells.Sophie rode her Rio 2016 superstar Valerius, while Rhi rode

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Athlete forced to wet herself on train
 
 WRMJ - 102.3 FM     2017-01-06 kl. 17:28     28 words
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Kenyan award-winning paralympic athlete Anne Wafula Strike was forced to wet herself as the only toilet she had access to on a train was out of order.

Kenyan award-winning paralympic athlete Anne Wafula Strike was forced to wet herself as the only toilet she had access to on a train was out of order.CNN.com -

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Good bye Nii Lante; the Minister who dragged the title 'honourable' into the gutters
 
 Modern Ghana     2017-01-06 kl. 16:40     1204 words
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As a young football writer, I shall always remember Nii Lante Vanderpuye for one thing; LIES.

Ministry was meant for the Black Maidens and the Paralympic team for Rio.... For the paralympic team, they had to rely on friends and philanthropists to make it to Rio.... So where did that little money as well as the bonus for the Stars go, such that both the paralympians...
 
   
I’d rather read a book, but I love sporty girls
 
 Livemint.com     2017-01-06 kl. 16:25     1645 words
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Being the antithesis of ‘sporty’ at a time that celebrates women in sport. A feminist take on the clumsy, geeky girl At 21, my friend and I jumped over the wall of a college (where we had just finished an entrance exam).

We have enthusiastically tracked the Fifa Women’s World Cup in Canada, the ICC Women’s World Cup, the Rio Olympics, the Women’s Kabaddi Challenge (WKC), women who won medals at the Paralympics, and even those who play frisbee internationally.
 
   
Para alpine skiers head to Veysonnaz for third Europa Cup
 
 International Paralympic Committee     2017-01-06 kl. 16:11     317 words
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With competitions in super-G, giant slalom and slalom, the first of two IPC Alpine Skiing Europa Cups to be staged in the Swiss resort will get underway on 7 January.

The four-time Paralympic champion, who has won 11 world titles in a row, will be one to look out for in the women’s standing, same as the Netherlands’ two-time wheelchair basketball Paralympic bronze medallist Barbara van Bergen in the women’s
 
   
We can offer support in a tumultuous world
 
 TTG Media     2017-01-06 kl. 16:10     534 words
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After 2016 officially became the worst of years, it is an almost impossible task to make predictions about the year ahead. The twists, turns and screeching craziness that unfolded in the last 12 months were bonkers to say the least.

The Rio Olympics and Paralympics, Major Tim Peake in space, Andy Murray being the world number one, Celebrity Cruises winning Travel Company of the Year at the TTG Travel Awards – and of course the Strictly final.
 
   
New York City’s Homelessness Provides Impetus to Raise Awareness Through Feb. 7 Fashion Show
 
 WWD.com     2017-01-06 kl. 15:36     644 words
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In response to New York City’s surge in homelessness, Jordana Guimaraes has started The Nylon Project, a multitiered initiative that will include a New York Fashion Week show — all designed to help raise awareness about the problem.

Gelli designed the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games Brands and he served as the creative director for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies for the 2016 Paralympics.
 
   
Woman pictured walking up Pen-Y-Fan wearing heels in the snow
 
 South Wales Evening Post     2017-01-06 kl. 15:18     478 words
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South Wales Evening Post Posted: January 06, 2017 By Katie Sands

READ MORE: Swansea paralympian awarded MBE Two of the incidents on January 2 were not weather-related, while the remaining three calls were to attend to walkers near Pen y Fan and Llanidloes who had slipped due to the weather – with one casualty...

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FIU basketball team hosts blind students at practice
 
 7 News Online     2017-01-06 kl. 15:10     326 words
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WEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - Blind students in South Florida are getting the chance to learn the game with Florida International University’s men’s basketball team.

Others are talented enough they have been in the Junior Paralympics at the Orange Bowl.
 
   
AICS demands more funds in sports budget
 
 Yahoo! India     2017-01-06 kl. 14:49     304 words
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New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) All India Council of Sports (AICS) President Vijay Kumar Malhotra on Friday urged the government to treat sports as a priority

Malhotra also mentioned that henceforth Paralympic and Special Olympic will be included in all schemes.

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I was forced to wet myself on a train because of lack of accessible toilets
 
 itv.com     2017-01-06 kl. 14:44     108 words
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Paralympic wheelchair racer Anne Wafula-Strike has spoken out after she was forced to wet herself on a train journey when the disabled bathroom was out of order.

Paralympic wheelchair racer Anne Wafula-Strike has spoken out after she was forced to wet herself on a train journey when the disabled bathroom was out of order.The 47-year-old para-athlete was on a two hour trip when nature called, and although
 
   
U22 Men's European Championship Team Announced
 
 British Wheelchair Basketball     2017-01-06 kl. 14:24     470 words
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Fresh from their silver medal win at the Kitakyushu Cup the GB U22 men are ready to take on Europe.

Once again captained by Paralympian Gregg Warburton the GB line up is much unchanged from the team which played in Japan just months ago.... Captain and Paralympian, Gregg Warburton is ready to face the challenge in Italy and commented: “It is an honour...

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BRIDGESTONE : WORLDWIDE OLYMPIC PARTNERSHIP OFFICIALLY GOES GLOBAL; Worldwide TOP Partner's Activation Rights Expand in Advance of Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018
 
 4 Traders     2017-01-06 kl. 13:28     526 words
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Release date- 05012017 - TOKYO-Bridgestone Corporation (Bridgestone) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced the expansion of the company's Olympic Partnership activation rights effective January 1, 2017.

In addition to the company's support of the Olympic Movement as a Worldwide TOP Partner, Bridgestone Corporation is a Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games Gold Partner and will support the Japanese Paralympic Team through 2020; Bridgestone Americas is

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‘Despicable’ yobs target South Tyneside cancer charity in second would-be burglary in a month
 
 Brief Report.co.uk     2017-01-06 kl. 13:06     92 words
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Would-be burglars have been branded “despicable” after twi targeting a cancer charity’s headquarters.

Police are investigating both incidents, which the charity – which counts Little Mix star Jade Thirlwall and Paralympic swimming champion Josef Craig among its patrons – believes has cost them at least £500.
 
   
Inside Seven of the Best Activations From the Summer Olympics
 
 Event Marketer Online     2017-01-06 kl. 13:05     1373 words
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Every Olympics seems to have its fair share of controversy and this summer’s Games in Rio was no different.

    BP BP, a sponsor of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and Team USA since February 2010, once again placed a special focus on supporting the USOC’s Paralympic community.... During the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, BP became the first corporate...

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Laurens Devos: Paralympic prodigy with high ambitions
 
 International Paralympic Committee     2017-01-06 kl. 12:49     826 words
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At the age of 16 the Belgian became the youngest Paralympic champion in table tennis history. Many awards and media attention followed. “The European title in 2015 was a turning point in his career.

Laurens Devos: Paralympic prodigy with high ambitions.... At the age of 16 the Belgian became the youngest Paralympic champion in table tennis history.... That major title in Denmark gave him a big confidence boost.” Preparation for the new goal, the Paralympics...
 
   
Para table tennis training camp held in New Zealand
 
 International Paralympic Committee     2017-01-06 kl. 12:49     356 words
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The event, funded by the Agitos Foundation, the development arm of the International Paralympic Committee, took place in Auckland from 12-18 December.

The event, funded by the Agitos Foundation, the development arm of the International Paralympic Committee, took place in Auckland from 12-18 December.The Agitos Foundation , the development arm of the International Paralympic...
 
   
Vote now for the Allianz Athlete of the Month – December 2016
 
 International Paralympic Committee     2017-01-06 kl. 12:47     335 words
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The public has until 13 January to vote for their favourite from the five candidates.

www.paralympic.org . The nominations are:... Jiske Griffioen, NED, wheelchair tennis After winning two Paralympic golds in Rio, the world No.1 went on to claim her third Masters title in the women's singles.... The public has until 13:00 (CET) on Friday 13 January to vote for the athlete they want to be the Allianz Athlete of the Month for December 2016 via the www.paralympic...

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Monthly preview: January 2017
 
 International Paralympic Committee     2017-01-06 kl. 12:47     323 words
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Check out all the events that will headline this month in Para sport.

event before the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games .
 
   
Partnership to promote abilities of disabled...
 
 Dotemirates.com     2017-01-06 kl. 12:39     75 words
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With the UAE set to host the Special Olympics in 2019, two organisations have joined forces to promote awareness of disabled athletes and the importance of active lifestyles.

Partnership to promote abilities of disabled...With the UAE set to host the Special Olympics in 2019, two organisations have joined forces to promote awareness of disabled athletes and the importance of active lifestyles.The UAE Disabled Sports

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Teams participating in Christmas ice hockey tournament take part in charity event
 
 Belta     2017-01-06 kl. 12:34     577 words
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(BelTA) - Representatives of the teams participating in the 13th Christmas International Amateur Ice Hockey Tournament for the Prize of the President of Belarus took part in the Christmas Tradition charity event and visited Molodechno boarding school No.

Over the period from 1990 to 2008, the boarding school graduated a considerable number of eminent athletes, including twelve Paralympic champions and medal-winners.... Two graduates visited the school on 6 January, world athletics champion Sergei Burdukov who held a scholarship from the President's Sports Club in 2008-2012, and Athens Paralympics...
 
   
IOC schedule 2024 Candidate City Briefing for July 11 and 12 in Lausanne as part of 2017 events calendar
 
 Insidethegames.biz     2017-01-06 kl. 12:16     642 words
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A 2024 Candidate City Briefing for voting International Olympic Committee (IOC) members and participating sporting bodies is due to take place on July 11 and 12 in Lausanne, it has been announced.

It will follow immediately after a 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Co-ordination Commission inspection to the South Korean County on March 13 to 15.

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10 Construction Engineering Marvels Of The World
 
 Wonderful Engineering     2017-01-06 kl. 11:21     584 words
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By - January, 6th 2017 For the past few decades, technology has evolved to such extents that we can’t help being proud of these wonders. Here are some of the most incredible construction marvels of the world that will leave you in awe. 10.

Designed by the Swiss architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron for use throughout the 2008 Summer Olympics and Paralympics.
 
   
The Untold but Inspiring Stories of These 8 Indian Sports Heroes Will Make Spectacular Biopics!
 
 Yahoo! India     2017-01-06 kl. 10:24     1741 words
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Bollywood has always been fascinated by India's sports stars, especially the cricket stars who claim the lion's share of fame and adulation in the country.

7. Devendra Jhajharia Photo Source Devendra Jhajharia became India's second gold medal winner at the Rio Paralympics after he broke his own world record with a throw of 63.7m in the men's F46 Javelin Throw.  It was a historic moment for the
 
   
Trump's Cabinet picks have diverging views on Russia
 
 AOL.com     2017-01-06 kl. 10:23     2904 words
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Members of President-elect Donald Trump's transition team appear to have widely disparate views on whether Russia poses a serious threat to American democracy and national security.

MARCH 16: Russia President Vladimir Putin waves during the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games Closing Ceremony at Fisht Olympic Stadium on March 16, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
 
   
English road signs to debut in Japan
 
 News Track India     2017-01-06 kl. 10:22     155 words
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IANS Tokyo, Jan 6 (IANS) English road signs are set to debut this year in Japan to make navigation easier for foreigners.

According to the agency, the move is also part of the preparations for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. --IANS ksk/mr.

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#Sistersport - a Courier campaign to celebrate active women in Calderdale
 
 Brief Report.co.uk     2017-01-06 kl. 09:49     96 words
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Hannah Cockroft. Karen Darke. Rebekah Tiler. These strong, successful Calderdale athletes flew the flag for our borough - and women - in last year’s Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Hannah Cockroft. Karen Darke. Rebekah Tiler. These strong, successful Calderdale athletes flew the flag for our borough - and women - in last year’s Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games.Their incredible achievements, passion and stamina on the world stage...

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Entries for 2017 Australian Open confirmed
 
 International Paralympic Committee     2017-01-06 kl. 09:31     565 words
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Gordon Reid, Jiske Griffioen and Dylan Alcott will all start as defending champions in Melborune when competition begins on 25 January Rio 2016

Double Rio gold medallist Alcott, named Australia’s Paralympian of the Year in 2016, when he was also the first wheelchair tennis player to be awarded the Newcombe Medal, tops the field for the quad singles and will aim for his third successive

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Paralympian Blauwet named to USOC Board
 
 International Paralympic Committee     2017-01-06 kl. 09:31     481 words
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The three-time Paralympian, who chairs the IPC Medical Committee, joins the US Olympic Committee Board of Directors. The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has announced the addition of Dr.

Paralympian Blauwet named to USOC Board.... The three-time Paralympian, who chairs the IPC Medical Committee, joins the US Olympic Committee Board of Directors.... A three-time Paralympian in track and field, and accomplished medical doctor, Blauwet chairs the International Paralympic...

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Mongolian National Olympic Committee honours Rio 2016 medallists
 
 Insidethegames.biz     2017-01-06 kl. 09:10     231 words
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Rio 2016 medallists were recognised as the Mongolian National Olympic Committee (MNOC) held its annual "Burte Chono" awards event.

celebrations. A total of 73 sports journalists from the Mongolian Sports Press Union voted to pick the winners with Olympic and Paralympic athletes classed together.... The best male athlete prize of the year went to boxer Dorjnyambuugiin Otgondalai, winner of a bronze medal in the men's lightweight division at Rio 2016.  Second place went to Paralympic...

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