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Eriksson trampar i storebrors hjulspår
 
 Borås Tidning     2017-01-08 kl. 06:13     1467 words
 
Cykelbröderna Eriksson från Gånghester skriver lokal idrottshistoria. 2013 utnämndes Lucas Eriksson till årets BT-junior. Tre år senare är det lillebror Jacobs tur. -Roligt.

1984: Patrik Norström, handikappidrott.
 
   
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When the odds are against her: Does the new Act for the disabled represent the needs...
 
 Hindustan Times     2017-01-08 kl. 07:47     1125 words
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Both Deepa and Sakshi Malik have won medals for India. But the similarities between the two probably end there.

But the similarities between the two probably end there.Wheelchair bound Deepa, wife of an army officer and mother of two, made India proud with her silver medal in shot-put at the 2016 Paralympics, the first ever Paralympic medal by an Indian
 
   
#RoadNats A grand fun day in Buninyong for Gran Fondo
 
 PressReleasePoint     2017-01-08 kl. 06:56     667 words
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An enthusiastic field lined up on Saturday morning looking to conquer Mt Buninyong in the 2017 MARS Australian Gran Fondo Championships .

With riders of all ages and backgrounds including Cycling Australia CEO Nicholas Green OAM, three-time Paralympic Champion Carol Cooke, masters road world champion Elizabeth Randall and a number of recently retired NRS riders tackling the course. "
 
   
Project to help develop 10 municipalities nationwide as ‘Second Kyoto’ tourism sites
 
 Japan Times     2017-01-08 kl. 05:37     263 words
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The government plans to pick 10 municipalities nationwide to carry out intensive landscape development, aiming to create “Second Kyoto” tourist destinations ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.

The government plans to pick 10 municipalities nationwide to carry out intensive landscape development, aiming to create “Second Kyoto” tourist destinations ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.Through the initiative, it hopes to
 
   
Queen Creek family of 15 overwhelmed by donations for new bus
 
 AZCentral.com     2017-01-08 kl. 05:03     1215 words
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The Rybergs gather with eight of their 13 children outside their home in Queen Creek on Jan. 7, 2017: (clockwise from left) Grace, 13; mother Lori, holding Obie. 2; Jeremiah, 18; father Nate, holding Gabe; Hope, 16; John, 33; Faith, 19; and Mercy, 3.

Now 33, he's had a successful career in competitive wheelchair racing, even making it to the Paralympics trials. “Taking typical kids didn’t seem to be something we were good at,” Lori said.
 
   
SF Japan Consulate Speak-Out Stop Restarting Japan's Nuclear Reactors-Evacuate Children
 
 San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center     2017-01-08 kl. 04:52     3134 words
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1/11 SF Japan Consulate Speak-Out Stop Restarting Japan's Nuclear Reactors Evacuate Children and Families From Fukushima Wednesday January 11, 2017 3:00 PM San Francisco Japanese Consulate 275 Battery St./California St.

The bill would aim to enhance Japan's ability to ward off terrorism connected to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said.... "With (the Olympics and Paralympics) now just three years away, we must take every...
 
   
WHEN THE ODDS ARE AGAINST HER
 
 HT Syndication     2017-01-08 kl. 03:47     145 words
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The article below represents a preview only and is not meant for reuse or republishing. NEW DELHI, Jan. 8 -- Both Deepa and Sakshi Malik have won medals for India. But the similarities between the two probably end there.

But the similarities between the two probably end there.Wheelchair bound Deepa, wife of an army officer and mother of two, made India proud with her silver medal in shot-put at the 2016 Paralympics, the first ever Paralympic medal by an Indian
 
   
Paralympian hopefuls hone their game at Carthage
 
 Kenosha News     2017-01-08 kl. 03:27     431 words
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They have been shot at, in snowmobile or railway accidents and the recipients of congenital disorders.

Paralympian hopefuls hone their game at Carthage.... Each is a tough competitor going for the Paralympic gold.... Saturday’s event included 34 “elite” category athletes who have demonstrated ability to compete at the Paralympic level, said Nicole Verneuille, a program director with GLASA. “The event introduces them to the pathway to the Paralympics...
 
   
Caitlyn Jenner and Nicole Kidman show their support at Gold Meets Golden
 
 Mail Online     2017-01-08 kl. 02:53     570 words
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Sam Machado For Dailymail.com 22:40 GMT, 7 January 2017

The event was also held to raise awareness for Los Angeles' bid to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
 
   
Hall, Peters win in US
 
 Unlimited Magazine     2017-01-08 kl. 01:41     262 words
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New Zealand skiers Adam Hall and Corey Peters continued their strong start to the year by bagging wins in International Paralympic Committee Alpine Skiing races in the US on Sunday (NZT).

New Zealand skiers Adam Hall and Corey Peters continued their strong start to the year by bagging wins in International Paralympic Committee Alpine Skiing races in the US on Sunday (NZT).Hall (Wanaka) and Peters (New Plymouth) won speed races in

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HEALTH: ‘In the saddle I can do anything,' says Paralympic dressage
 
 Daily Mail     2017-01-08 kl. 01:13     692 words
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Sarah Stacey 00:02 GMT, 8 January 2017 Paralympic dressage champion Natasha Baker MBE, 27, won five gold medals between the 2012 and 2016 Paralympics, among a long list of other triumphs. She lives with her partner Marc Jaconelli, an engineer, near her parents' farm in Uxbridge, where her three horses are stabled.

HEALTH: ‘In the saddle I can do anything,' says Paralympic dressage. ...champion Natasha Baker.Sarah Stacey 00:02 GMT, 8 January 2017 Paralympic dressage champion Natasha Baker MBE, 27, won five gold medals between the 2012 and 2016 Paralympics,
 
   
The London Boat Show sails into the Capital for the New Year
 
 Blue Sheets     2017-01-08 kl. 00:49     508 words
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The London Boat Show officially opened on Friday morning to celebrity appearances, live entertainment and close to 100 debut products and boats to wow visitors.

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.
 
   
News Bulletin: Maltesers' Braille billboard; Adobe/TubeMogul job changes underway 2 days ago
 
 AdNews     2017-01-08 kl. 00:17     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.
 
   
Celebrations to Start 2017 as Achievements Are Recognised ; NEW YEAR HONOURS:West Kent Well Represented
 
 HighBeam Research     2017-01-07 kl. 23:58     139 words
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WEST Kent was handsomely represented in the New Year Honours List, with gongs for volunteers, people who have dedicated their lives to public service and sportspeople.

WEST Kent was handsomely represented in the New Year Honours List, with gongs for volunteers, people who have dedicated their lives to public service and sportspeople.The most well-recognised name to receive an honour in West Kent was Paralympic
 
   
Bradley Wiggins in The Jump? Let’s cut him a bit of celebrity slack
 
 The Guardian     2017-01-07 kl. 23:01     1021 words
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The cycling legend’s entry into the Channel 4 reality show will be seen by some as a sell-out, but we can’t expect our sporting heroes to have impeccable legacies Cycling fans have long been inured to being let down by their heroes.

And certainly there’s proper athletic pedigree in the line-up, some even at their peak: ass-kicking Jade Jones, pommel powerhouse Louis Smith and Kadeena Cox, the Paralympian who won four golds in Rio, .
 
   
Joint funding gives Fredericton cross-country skiers more room to move
 
 Global News Canada     2017-01-07 kl. 22:57     497 words
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; Cross Country Skiers warm up at Killarney Lake in Fredericton / Global News Recent joint funding has helped add to the Killarney Lake trail

city to build some new trails that meet an international standard of cross-country skiing excellence.” Canadian Paralympian Louis Fortin is happy that the challenging new trails will allow him to train at home much more than in the past.
 
   
UK Anti-Doping Organization Head Calls to Ban Russia From 2018 Winter Olympics
 
 Sputnik     2017-01-07 kl. 22:48     285 words
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Kenworthy also said that Russian athletes should have been banned from the 2016 Summer Olympics. "Yes, I think they [Russian team] should [be banned from the 2018 Winter Olympics].

The International Paralympic Committee in my view got it right — they banned Russia.... 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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Wintry beauty of eastern Korea
 
 Straits Times     2017-01-07 kl. 22:26     2059 words
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With a circle of travellers as big as my 90-strong entourage of people of six nationalities, things tend to get chaotic and lost in translation, and there are often a few lost sheep as well.

PYEONGCHANG: WINTER OLYMPICS, RICE CAKES Sports aficionados will be familiar with Pyeongchang as the host city of next year's Winter Olympics and Paralympics.... A high-speed rail linking Incheon to Pyeongchang and other locations in Gangwon province is expected to be completed by the end of the year, in time for the Winter Olympics and Paralympics...
 
   
Bozeman hosts Para Nordic ski races
 
 KECI.com     2017-01-07 kl. 21:58     152 words
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BOZEMAN, Mont. - This weekend Bozeman is home the US.. Paralympic Nordic Skiing Sit Ski Nationals. This is the first time the city is hosting the event. Dozens of athletes from across the country made their way to southwest Montana for the race.

Paralympic Nordic Skiing Sit Ski Nationals.... The Bridger Ski Foundation says that with the 2018 Paralympic Games coming up, the Bozeman races are key for athletes hoping to make the U.S.... Paralympic team. Athletes races Saturday morning.
 
   
Dashing blades
 
 Channel 4     2017-01-07 kl. 21:56     9 words
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Future Paralympians are getting prosthetics free on the NHS.

Dashing blades. Future Paralympians are getting prosthetics free on the NHS.Patrick Worrall.
 
   
'It's amazing': Manitobans hit the ice with the country's top female sledge hockey players
 
 CBC     2017-01-07 kl. 21:56     683 words
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Lily Ruthrich, 11, says playing sledge hockey makes her feel free When 11-year-old Lily Ruthrich gets out of her wheelchair and straps on her sledge she feels freedom.

'You see passion, you see drive' Sledge hockey was invented in the early 1960s in Sweden and is one of the most popular sports in the Winter Paralympic Games.

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Gumbert staying on as head coach of United States Wheelchair Rugby team
 
 Inside The Games     2017-01-07 kl. 20:55     302 words
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Max Winters Saturday, 7 January 2017 James Gumbert will continue as the head coach of the United States wheelchair rugby programme for 2017.

A number of the athletes attending the camp in Alabama represented the United States at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in September, where they took home the silver medal.... The sport's flagship quadrennial competition outside of the Paralympic...

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GBs KATIE ORMEROD WINS IN RUSSIA
 
 PlanetSKI     2017-01-07 kl. 20:10     717 words
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- The British snowboarder Katie Ormerod has won a World... DRAMATIC CHAIRLIFT RESCUE - A man was caught by the straps of his rucksack as he was... REINDEER SAFARI IN LAPLAND - Another day in Finland and another adventure. This one...

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

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PlanetSKI (web)
 
   
Children able to receive sports prostheses on NHS after fund launched
 
 Inside The Games     2017-01-07 kl. 19:14     378 words
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Michael Pavitt Saturday, 7 January 2017 Children in England will be able to receive sports prostheses on the National Health Service (NHS) in an attempt to encourage young people to get active and give them the chance to become Paralympians.

Michael Pavitt Saturday, 7 January 2017 Children in England will be able to receive sports prostheses on the National Health Service (NHS) in an attempt to encourage young people to get active and give them the chance to become Paralympians.A £1.5

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Kids get free sports blades for first time
 
 CBBC     2017-01-07 kl. 19:04     89 words
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The NHS is looking to help kids who are missing one or more limbs get into sport by providing them with special prosthetics designed for sport. This is the first time these prosthetics, or replacement limbs, will be available for kids on the NHS.

Watch our video to hear about how Ben, who had his leg removed when he was younger, hopes to make the Paralympics thanks to this new scheme.

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Aston Villa Celebrity Fans
 
 Vital Football     2017-01-07 kl. 17:20     654 words
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Celebrity Fans: HRH Prince William ex PM David Cameron .. (and then read auto-queue saying West Ham in a speech but did look embarrassed after!) Actors: Tom Hanks (actor - or should that be one of the most famous actors in the world?!

Sports: Ian Bell (Warwickshire and England cricketer) Chris Woakes (Warwickshire and England cricketer) Dan Greaves, a gold medal winning paralympian Joe Calzaghe - former World boxing Champ Jim Lewis (owner of the late great Villa fan Best Mate) Lee...
 
   
Sir Philip details how IPC told "no money to organise Paralympics" by Rio 2016 chief executive
 
 Insidethegames.biz     2017-01-07 kl. 17:08     596 words
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International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Sir Philip Craven has spoken in more detail about how they were told by Rio 2016 four weeks before the Opening Ceremony how there was no money left to organise the Paralympic Games.

Sir Philip details how IPC told "no money to organise Paralympics" by Rio 2016 chief executive.... International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Sir Philip Craven has spoken in more detail about how they were told by Rio 2016 four weeks before the Opening Ceremony how there was no money left to organise the Paralympic...

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Inside The Games (web)
 
   
Exclusive: Rio 2016 insist all ticketing refunds will be paid by January 10 as concerns grow over late payments
 
 Insidethegames.biz     2017-01-07 kl. 16:33     771 words
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Rio 2016 have set a deadline of Tuesday (January 10) to pay refunds still owed for Olympic and Paralympic ticket exchanges which should have been paid in November.

Rio 2016 have set a deadline of Tuesday (January 10) to pay refunds still owed for Olympic and Paralympic ticket exchanges which should have been paid in November.It comes as concerns grow from Authorised Ticket Resellers (ATR), as well as from

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Inside The Games (web)
 
   
Truett Men Stay Hot with Latest Win
 
 Now Habersham     2017-01-07 kl. 16:30     255 words
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Jacob Booke scored a career high 24 points as the Truett McConnell men’s basketball team won its third straight contest, defeating Point 88-79 Thursday night. The Bears improve to 7-9 on the season with the win.

Paralympian McKenzie Coan Habersham Great Tavarres King Makes NY Giants Roster Dawson County Football is Back on the Map Football Playoff Preview, Round 2 Piedmont Puts Together Over 100 Boxes for Operation Christmas Child.
 
   
US wheelchair rugby coaching announcement
 
 International Paralympic Committee     2017-01-07 kl. 15:28     159 words
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James Gumbert will return as head coach for his eleventh year.

At the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games , the US team won silver behind champion Australia.
 
   
Paralympic Gold Medallists Vow To Maintain Momentum
 
 Bernama     2017-01-07 kl. 15:02     107 words
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SEPANG, Jan 7 (Bernama) -- Malaysia's gold medallists at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games, who have returned home after performing the umrah (minor haj), target to hunt more successes this year.

Paralympic Gold Medallists Vow To Maintain Momentum.... Malaysia's gold medallists at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games, who have returned home after performing the umrah (minor haj), target to hunt more successes this year.The winner of the gold medal in the...

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Malay Mail (web)
 
   
Spinal care clinic helps to improve lives
 
 itv.com     2017-01-07 kl. 14:55     47 words
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A centre in is helping patients with spinal cord injuries undergo the long process of rehabilitation. Clients include a paralympic gold medallist. The clinic is designed to help those who have recently left hospital, to lead as full a life as possible.

Clients include a paralympic gold medallist.
 
   
Final goalball rankings for 2016 published
 
 International Paralympic Committee     2017-01-07 kl. 14:44     279 words
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Brazil leads both the men’s and women’s rankings, as published by the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA).

There have been no changes from the previous month in the men’s top 10 teams, with the Rio 2016 hosts being followed by Paralympic champions Lithuania, China, Turkey, USA, Ukraine, Sweden, Finland, Iran and Slovenia.... In the women’s rankings, Thailand dropped from 10th to 21st, with the new top 10 being made up by Brazil, Paralympic...
 
   
Japan to Help Farmers Obtain Food Safety Certificates for 2020 Games
 
 Japan Times     2017-01-07 kl. 14:27     295 words
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The government will help farmers obtain food safety certificates so they can provide food to visiting athletes at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The government will help farmers obtain food safety certificates so they can provide food to visiting athletes at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.The move is designed to highlight Japanese food as the government looks to expand exports

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ZimbabweStar.com (web) - Big News Network (web)
 
   
US intelligence report claims Russian interference in Presidential Election linked to Olympic doping scandal
 
 Insidethegames.biz     2017-01-07 kl. 13:42     624 words
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An United States intelligence report has claimed that Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 Presidential election was conducted partly in response to the Olympic doping scandal.

More than 1,000 Russian athletes have been accused of involvement in a Government-coordinated doping scheme at Sochi 2014 and other events across Summer Olympic, Winter Olympic, non-Olympic and Paralympic sport.... The international Paralympic Committee...

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Inside The Games (web)
 
   
Medal-winning stars ensure Hartlepool youngsters have splashing time at swim session
 
 Brief Report.co.uk     2017-01-07 kl. 13:09     98 words
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Two paralympic medal-winning stars surprised a group of Hartlepool youngsters when they joined them at their weekly swimming session.

Two paralympic medal-winning stars surprised a group of Hartlepool youngsters when they joined them at their weekly swimming session.Josef Craig and Matt Wylie along with their coach Danny Thompson called in to the town’s Mill House Leisure Centre

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Brief Report.co.uk (web)
 
   
Medal-winning Paralympic swimmers head to Hartlepool
 
 itv.com     2017-01-07 kl. 13:05     488 words
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Medal-winning Paralympic swimmers turn to teaching in Medal-winning Paralympians headed to a school in to teach children how to swim.

Medal-winning Paralympic swimmers head to Hartlepool.... Medal-winning Paralympic swimmers turn to teaching in Medal-winning Paralympians headed to a school in to teach children how to swim.Springwell School pupils meet Danny, Matt and Josef Credit:

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itv.com (web) - ITV (web)
 
   
7. The Work Experience Section
 
 SlideShare.net     2017-01-07 kl. 12:53     1185 words
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Additional Work Experience Translator, The 24th Seoul International Wheelchair Marathon Apr 2016 • Assisted disabled athletes adjust to the local circumstances; duties also included translating Thai into Korean, and organizing cultural events and
 
   
2016: A year of Russian bear-baiting
 
 Russia Today     2017-01-07 kl. 12:21     1762 words
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Neil Clark is a journalist, writer, broadcaster and blogger.

August Russians Paralympians are banned en masse from taking part in the Paralympics in Rio, depriving athletes who had never been found guilty of wrongdoing the chance of competing at a tournament they had spent four years preparing for.

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Sott.net (web)
 
   
Our sporting heroes copping a raw deal
 
 Herald Sun     2017-01-07 kl. 12:06     23 words
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AUSTRALIA’S Paralympic heroes are still waiting for luggage to arrive home from Rio de Janeiro nearly four months after the event finished.

AUSTRALIA’S Paralympic heroes are still waiting for luggage to arrive home from Rio de Janeiro nearly four months after the event finished.
 
   
USA Judo elect five directors as USOC lift probation period
 
 Insidethegames.biz     2017-01-07 kl. 12:03     475 words
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USA Judo have succeeded in their efforts to have a Section 10 Probationary Period lifted by the United States Olympic Committee’s (USOC) Board of Directors.

efficiencies, including financial management, to earn the trust of our members, athletes and the overall Olympic and Paralympic judo communities. “USA Judo remains committed to developing and managing resources that will support developmental and

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Inside The Games (web)
 
   
Our sporting heroes copping a raw deal
 
 Northern Territory News     2017-01-07 kl. 12:02     483 words
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AUSTRALIA’S Paralympic heroes are still waiting for luggage to arrive home from Rio de Janeiro nearly four months after the event finished.

AUSTRALIA’S Paralympic heroes are still waiting for luggage to arrive home from Rio de Janeiro nearly four months after the event finished.Strict baggage rules for the team’s charter flight home from the Games in September limited each athlete

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Cairns Post (web) - Tasmania Mercury (web) - Geelong Advertiser (web) - Gold Coast Bulletin (web) - Adelaide Now (web) - Daily Telegraph Australia (web) - Brisbane Courier-Mail (web)
 
   
A different kind of achievement: Medal-winning Paralympians return from Mecca
 
 New Straits Times     2017-01-07 kl. 11:37     300 words
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Fairuz Mohd Shahar SEPANG: Four Olympic medal-winning Paralympians who went to Mecca late last month to perform the umrah, safely arrived at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) from Jeddah, today.

Medal-winning Paralympians return from Mecca.... Four Olympic medal-winning Paralympians who went to Mecca late last month to perform the umrah, safely arrived at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) from Jeddah, today.They were welcomed by...
 
   
PROFILE: Is Solomon Dalung the worst minister ever liveth?
 
 YNaija.com     2017-01-07 kl. 11:33     2879 words
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by Wilfred Okiche After securing a historic mandate, President Muhammadu Buhari finally named his ministers in October of 2015, completing a five-month period in which he made Nigerians wait and squirm.

While commending the Paralympic team for their impressive performance at the Rio Summer Olympics, Dalung in an interview with Lagos’ Brila FM, played down the importance of adequate preparations for big picture events like the Olympics, hinting of
 
   
Brence Culp named LA 2024 Executive Director of Sustainability and Legacy
 
 Sports Features     2017-01-07 kl. 10:48     631 words
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NewsUpdate Brence Culp has been appointed by LA 2024 as the Executive Director of Sustainability and Legacy © LA 2024 MARISSA FLANDERS

Before taking on this new role, Culp was a key individual in the election of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) as the proposed Olympic and Paralympic Village for the LA 2024 Olympic Games.... The bid team is further supported by strategic advisor in sustainability and Olympic and Paralympic...

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‘Trail of buildings' leads to MBE for services to Farnham
 
 Surrey & Hants News     2017-01-07 kl. 09:59     626 words
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FARNHAM residents are among the 33 people from Surrey included in this year's New Year Honours list.

Double Paralympic gold medallist Rachel Morris was awarded an MBE for services to rowing.... She took gold medal in the arms-shoulders women's single scull boat at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
 
   
Shropshire-raised Paralympics chief Penny Briscoe picks up OBE
 
 South Shropshire Journal     2017-01-07 kl. 09:55     503 words
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A Shropshire-educated former international canoeist who led the Paralympics team to second place in the medal table has been given an OBE in the New Year's Honours List.

Shropshire-raised Paralympics chief Penny Briscoe picks up OBE.... A Shropshire-educated former international canoeist who led the Paralympics team to second place in the medal table has been given an OBE in the New Year's Honours List.Penny Briscoe, director of sport at the British Paralympic...
 
   
Wheelchair tennis doubles pair honoured (NZ Newswire)
 
 Yahoo! News Australia     2017-01-07 kl. 09:19     227 words
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, 7:01 pm The Royal New Zealand Air Force's Dave Sherriff and his doubles partner Glenn Barnes have been named the joint 2016 Tennis New Zealand Wheelchair Players of the Year.

The Invictus Games are an international Paralympic-style multi-sport event, created by Britain's Prince Harry, in which wounded, injured or sick armed services personnel and veterans compete.... When it was announced that tennis doubles would be included at the 2016 Invictus Games, Sherriff said he knew Barnes, who had competed at the Barcelona and Athens Paralympics...
 
   
The ‘Imagine ONEWORLD Kimono Project’
 
 Kuensel Online     2017-01-07 kl. 09:17     541 words
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Imagine an ideal condition where all the people in the world wear the same dress.

One hundred and ninety six kimonos representing each country in the world will be designed and the kimonos will be ready for the opening ceremony of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics to welcome the athletes from different countries
 
   
City's new swimming pool opens its doors
 
 Worcester Observer     2017-01-07 kl. 09:11     741 words
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WORCESTER’S new £10.5million swimming pool opens its doors this weekend with council chiefs hoping the new venue will give the city’s sporting credentials yet another boost.

as its centrepiece a new eight-lane 25-metre competition standard pool designed to attract everyone from casual swimmers to Olympic and Paralympic champions.... Local swimming hero Rebecca Redfern – who scooped the Silver in the women’s SB13 100m breaststroke at the Rio Paralympics...

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Tokyo mulls shouldering additional cost for Olympics
 
 News Track India     2017-01-07 kl. 09:09     160 words
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IANS Tokyo, Jan 7 (IANS) Tokyo's Governor has indicated the metropolitan government will consider shouldering the cost of temporary facilities to be built outside the capital for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Japanese officials said.

IANS Tokyo, Jan 7 (IANS) Tokyo's Governor has indicated the metropolitan government will consider shouldering the cost of temporary facilities to be built outside the capital for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Japanese officials said.Yuriko

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Winter Storm Helena: Area closings and delays
 
 Now Habersham     2017-01-07 kl. 09:06     281 words
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