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Damlandslaget ratas från Jerringpriset
 
 Aftonbladet     2017-01-13 kl. 16:08     380 words
 
Foto: TT NYHETSBYRÅN SPORTBLADET Ett skrällsilver i OS räckte inte. När åtta blev fem i Jerringprisomröstningen tog sig inte damlandslaget i fotboll in.

När åtta blev fem i Jerringprisomröstningen tog sig inte damlandslaget in.Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Anna Holmlund och paralympicsguldmedaljören Karl Forsman rök redan i första gallringen till Jerringpriset.
 
   
De kan bli Årets Kirunabo
 
 Norrländska Socialdemokraten     2017-01-13 kl. 14:39     123 words
 
Intresset har varit stort för att utse Årets Kirunabo. Totalt har man fått in 1424 röster fördelade på sex kandidater.

Sem och Lieselott Sundström, drivande inom handikappidrotten i Kiruna i 25 år.
 
   
- Låt Valentino Rossi ersätta Rosberg
 
 Aftonbladet     2017-01-13 kl. 11:45     433 words
 
Foto: TT SPORTBLADET Förre F1-föraren vill se motoGP-stjärnan i Mercedes Världsmästaren har lagt av. Därför behöver Mercedes en ny förare - och får nu rådet att välja en legendar. - Valentino Rossi vore perfekt, säger Alex Zanardi.

Trots sin funktionsnedsättning har han fortsatt karriären inom motorsporten och har bland annat kört WTCC och GT-bilar samtidigt som han varit framgångsrik inom den paralympiska idrotten.
 
   
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Africa: The Odds Are Stacked Against Athletes From Poor Countries in Paralympic Sport
 
 AfricaPulse.com     2017-01-14 kl. 06:44     36 words
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[The Conversation Africa] International disability sporting events have become much more visible in recent years and have been promoted as a way of achieving inclusion and promoting participation.

Africa: The Odds Are Stacked Against Athletes From Poor Countries in Paralympic Sport.

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Africa: The Odds Are Stacked Against Athletes From Poor Countries in Paralympic Sport
 
 AllAfrica.com     2017-01-14 kl. 06:44     874 words
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analysis By International disability sporting events have become much more visible in recent years and have been promoted as a way of achieving inclusion and promoting participation.

Africa: The Odds Are Stacked Against Athletes From Poor Countries in Paralympic Sport. analysis By International disability sporting events have become much more visible in recent years and have been promoted as a way of achieving inclusion and...
 
   
The Odds Are Stacked Against Athletes From Poor Countries in Paralympic Sport
 
 Metro Tell.co.za     2017-01-14 kl. 06:41     94 words
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[The Conversation Africa] International disability sporting events have become much more visible in recent years and have been promoted as a way of achieving inclusion and promoting participation.... Tell is a complete voice of the world's media.

The Odds Are Stacked Against Athletes From Poor Countries in Paralympic Sport.
 
   
PHOTOS: Twins from different fathers in one womb
 
 Gistnation     2017-01-14 kl. 05:57     796 words
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Siblings can have completely different fathers; can twins born of a girl have two fathers? The straight reply is sure. Twins could possibly be “bipaternal.

Related:   Paralympic coach seeks prayers from Nigerians Medical analysis reveals that when a girl has intercourse with two males throughout the similar ovulation window, it can lead to bi-paternal twins, that come when a lady releases two eggs...
 
   
Olympians Earn 3 Wins To Kick Off Arena Pro Swim Series At Austin
 
 US Olympic Team     2017-01-14 kl. 05:37     356 words
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By Darci Miller | Jan. 13, 2017, 8:53 p.m. (ET) Melanie Margalis competes in the women's 200-meter IM final at the 2016 AT&T Winter National Championships at McAuley Aquatic Center on Dec. 1, 2016 in Atlanta. Four members of the 2016 U.S.

Download the Team USA app today for breaking news, Olympic and Paralympic team bios, videos and more.
 
   
Aisuluu Tynybekova recognized as Best Athlete of Year in Kyrgyzstan
 
 24.kg     2017-01-14 kl. 05:36     135 words
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The State Agency for Youth Affairs, Physical Culture and Sports of Kyrgyzstan awarded the prizes for 2016 the day before in Bishkek.

Nurbek Kozhobekov (Kyrgyz kurosh), Manas Niyazov (kok-boru) and Aida Kerimbekova (toguz-korgool).  Esen Kaliev (weightlifting) was awarded in "The best athlete in Paralympics" category, and Kanalbek uulu Ilgiz (judo) - in "The best athlete in the
 
   
Triathlon: Jones Appointed to USA Triathlon Board of Directors
 
 Runners Web     2017-01-14 kl. 05:15     492 words
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Replaces Donatello as Northeast Region Representative COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Longtime USA Triathlon member and contributor Michael (Judge) E.

Championships, Pan American Games and the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
 
   
Government should make laws to help people with special needs
 
 The Guardian Nigeria     2017-01-14 kl. 04:34     993 words
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Yetunde Tanimomo Founder –Miss Abilty Pageant A graduate of Mass Communication from the Nigeria Institute for Journalism, Yetunde has worked in

Let them start with the Paralympians who have done the Nation Proud at the Olympics.

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Paralympian visits the MD School for the Blind
 
 ABC2 News     2017-01-14 kl. 04:27     103 words
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Winter Weather Advisory issued January 13 at 9:31PM EST expiring January 15 at 12:00AM EST in effect for: Adams, Blair, Cambria, Franklin, York

Paralympian visits the MD School for the Blind.
 
   
Minnesota Weekly Legislative Update: Committees Meet for the First Time
 
 Faegre Baker Daniels     2017-01-14 kl. 04:26     878 words
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Most House and Senate committees met for the first time this past week. Hearings were spent receiving introductory briefings and listening to caucus staff, experts and agencies review the issues each committee is expected to address during session.

In addition, SF2 contains the following four items: exempting Olympians and Paralympians medals or prize money from state income tax, The 21st Century Cures Act, The Don’t Tax Our Fallen Public Safety Heroes Act and modifications to Working Family
 
   
Hewett wins all-British clash against Reid to reach Sydney Wheelchair Tennis Open final
 
 Insidethegames.biz     2017-01-14 kl. 03:44     611 words
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Alfie Hewett won an all-British encounter against world number one Gordon Reid today to reach the final of the Sydney Wheelchair Tennis Open.

Victory for Hewett was sweet revenge having lost to Reid in the gold medal match at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
 
   
Wrapping up your plants for winter
 
 Fingal Independent     2017-01-14 kl. 03:09     875 words
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I just happened to be in Blarney, County Cork in early December and decided, against what I thought was my better judgement, to have a look at the castle grounds.

News In the second part of our interview with the outgoing chief of Paralympics...
 
   
Meditation can help you change your life
 
 Fingal Independent     2017-01-14 kl. 03:09     777 words
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Meditation is the best way I know of cleaning your mind and changing your life. It is an anti-virus programme for the mind.

News In the second part of our interview with the outgoing chief of Paralympics...
 
   
Rush audiences had a ball at Cinderella in the Millbank panto
 
 Fingal Independent     2017-01-14 kl. 03:04     477 words
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Cries of 'oh no I didn't' and 'oh yes you did' have been heard at the Millbank Theatre in Rush over Christmas and the New Year holidays after panto made a triumphant return to Rush after an absence of several years.

News In the second part of our interview with the outgoing chief of Paralympics...
 
   
Coming of age story crafted with love, tenderness and sensitivity
 
 Fingal Independent     2017-01-14 kl. 03:04     629 words
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Adapted by Patrick Ness from his award-winning novel, A Monster Calls is a tender coming of age story that will strike a chord with anyone who has lost a loved one to terminal illness. 'Most of us just get messily ever after...

News In the second part of our interview with the outgoing chief of Paralympics...
 
   
Lauritta Onye, Olympic gold medalist : I love sex
 
 XYZNews.com.ng     2017-01-14 kl. 02:12     2349 words
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Says ‘my man must care, look cute, dress well and have swagger’ ‘Nigeria yet to reward me for my records’ By HENRY UMAHI (kinghenrysun@yahoo.com) Her ambition dwarfs her stature. She is a little woman with big dreams.

I was happy and I am still happy to win gold for Nigeria at the Paralympics in Rio.

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A Dramatic World Cup Podium Finish For Brad Wilson After Brother Bryon Is Injured
 
 US Olympic Team     2017-01-14 kl. 02:10     889 words
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By Peggy Shinn | Jan. 13, 2017, 5:57 p.m. (ET) Brad Wilson competes at the Lake Placid Freestyle World Cup on Jan. 13, 2017 in Lake Placid, N.Y. LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — Brotherly love led Brad Wilson back to the world cup moguls podium.

Instead, he thought about Bryon. “I wasn’t worried about my skiing,” he said. “I’m just constantly thinking about if he’s going to be OK or not.” Download the Team USA app today for breaking news, Olympic and Paralympic team bios,
 
   
Children begin to receive prostheses that will help them run, swim… or play the violin
 
 About Access     2017-01-14 kl. 01:27     666 words
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Hundreds of disabled children in England are starting to benefit from a new fund that will provide them with the specialist prosthetic limbs they need to take part in sports and other activities that were previously inaccessible to them.

The £1.5 million fund was announced by health secretary Jeremy Hunt during last summer’s Paralympic Games in Rio, and the first children have now begun to receive their activity prostheses.... Not all of our children are going to be Paralympians, but...
 
   
Champion and lego muse
 
 BBC     2017-01-14 kl. 01:19     1125 words
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From the section Asia Image copyright Image caption Singapore's golden girl, Yip Pin Xiu Three gold medals, two world records and one Lego figurine under her belt. But what's next for Singapore Paralympian Yip Pin Xiu?

But what's next for Singapore Paralympian Yip Pin Xiu?The BBC's Heather Chen profiles the young athlete, as part of a series on the Asian women likely to make the news in 2017.... With her 2016 and 2008 wins in Rio and Beijing, Yip now has more gold medals to her name than any other Singaporean Olympian or Paralympian...

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Yip Pin Xiu: Singapore's all-conquering Paralympian
 
 Brief Report.co.uk     2017-01-14 kl. 01:19     108 words
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Three gold medals, two world records and one Lego figurine under her belt. But what's next for Singapore Paralympian Yip Pin Xiu? The BBC's Heather Chen profiles the young athlete, as part of a series on the Asian women likely to make the news in 2017.

Yip Pin Xiu: Singapore's all-conquering Paralympian.... But what's next for Singapore Paralympian Yip Pin Xiu?... With her 2016 and 2008 wins in Rio and Beijing, Yip now has more gold medals to her name than any other Singaporean Olympian or Paralympian.
 
   
Dayton signs $21 million tax cut bill
 
 Minneapolis Star Tribune     2017-01-14 kl. 01:10     396 words
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Gov. Mark Dayton signed the first bill of the new legislative session Friday, approving about $21 million in tax cuts that include deductions for teachers, college students and some homeowners.

Minnesota Olympians and Paralympians, whose prize money for winning medals won't be included in their taxable income.
 
   
10th annual Brooks Southern Slam quad rugby tournament going strong
 
 News4Jax.com     2017-01-14 kl. 00:30     328 words
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - With eight quad rugby teams from as far away as Canada, the 10th annual Brooks Rehabilitation Southern Slam tournament is becoming a big part of the fastest growing paralympic sport in the world.

With eight quad rugby teams from as far away as Canada, the 10th annual Brooks Rehabilitation Southern Slam tournament is becoming a big part of the fastest growing paralympic sport in the world.Hosted by the division 2 national champion Brooks
 
   
The Foundation at Work: Celebrating Dr. King and Exemplary Leadership in Our Communities
 
 PublicNow.com     2017-01-14 kl. 00:28     746 words
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As we kick off the New Year, Chelsea Clinton and Clinton Foundation staff honored the incredible legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. by volunteering in our first Day of Action of 2017.

Several athletes, including Paralympic swimmer Becca Meyer s (who spoke at the CGI 2016 Annual Meeting) and Jason Collins, have tweeted about the campaign.

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Clinton Global Initiative (web)
 
   
Morgan Schild Back On Moguls Podium After 22 Months Away From Competition
 
 US Olympic Team     2017-01-14 kl. 00:27     772 words
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By Peggy Shinn | Jan. 13, 2017, 5:45 p.m. (ET) Morgan Schild celebrates after finishing third at the Lake Placid Freestyle World Cup on Jan. 13, 2017 in Lake Placid, N.Y. LAKE PLACID, N.Y.

I’ve been itching to get back there ever since.” Download the Team USA app today for breaking news, Olympic and Paralympic team bios, videos and more.
 
   
Olympic Reform For Dummies
 
 Horse-Canada     2017-01-14 kl. 00:00     1483 words
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The FEI’s new Olympic format has been the subject of much debate and discussion recently, but what is all the fuss about? Does it really matter if there are three riders in a team or four?

Para-Equestrian: Going back to diversity, three riders per team at the Paralympics has an even more thorny problem.

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China Daily Asia (web)
 
   
Mayor Denis Coderre Wants WADA to Stay in Montreal – Talk of Agency Moving to Switzerland
 
 Pedal Magazine     2017-01-13 kl. 23:43     606 words
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(Montreal, QC) – As part of the continuing Russian doping saga, Montreal Mayor, Denis Coderre, is visiting Switzerland shortly to argue that the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) headquarters should stay in Montreal reports La Presse .

In mid 2016, WADA called for a ban on Russian athletes competing at the Rio Olympics and Paralympic Games.... The IOC reluctantly allowed to a partial ban of Russian athletes at the Rio Olympics while the Intentional Paralympic Committee upheld a complete ban of Russian athletes at the Paralympics...
 
   
Paralympian Mallory Weggemann Walks Down the Aisle
 
 SwimSwam     2017-01-13 kl. 23:29     317 words
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Paralympic champion Mallory Weggemann hasn’t limited her goals to swimming. Weggemann, who became paralyzed from the waist down 9 years ago, recently set a goal for herself outside of the pool. That goal was to walk down the aisle on her wedding day.

Paralympian Mallory Weggemann Walks Down the Aisle.... Paralympic champion Mallory Weggemann hasn’t limited her goals to swimming.... Weggemann is a decorated Paralympian, and holds medals from several high-level national and international meets such as the Paralympics...
 
   
Laureus Releases World Sports Awards Nominees -- Conferences and Conventions...
 
 Around The Rings     2017-01-13 kl. 23:23     982 words
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(ATR) Achievements of athletes around the world will be recognized during the 2017 Laureus World Sports Awards held in Monaco.

Rio Olympic athletes Simone Biles and Elaine Thompson are among those nominated for 'World Sportswoman of the Year'.  Other nominations include surfing world champion Tyler Wright for 'World Action Sportsperson of the Year', Paralympic swimmer
 
   
The Duchess of Cornwall to host reception for equestrian Olympic and Paralympic athletes
 
 Bef     2017-01-13 kl. 23:15     48 words
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Line-up for Champions Willberry Charity Race announced Selected riders to join Skelton, Fox-Pitt, Hobday and Cook Over 600 members of the public

The Duchess of Cornwall to host reception for equestrian Olympic and Paralympic athletes.
 
   
Jacksonville team looks to defend national title in Murderball tournament
 
 News4Jax.com     2017-01-13 kl. 23:14     368 words
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Brooks Bandits will be looking to defend their Division 2 National Championship title as they compete against seven other

It was developed in Canada and is now an official Paralympic sport played internationally with 45 teams in the U.S. alone.
 
   
The week in pictures: January 14, 2017
 
 Cessnock Advertiser     2017-01-13 kl. 22:30     1255 words
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BALLARAT: Ballarat City Football Club have landed young gun goal keeping recruit, Josh Dorron. Photo: Dylan Burns. NEWCASTLE: Tommy Tolhurst, 7, and Jesse Pesle, 8, of New Lambton, dodging the heat over a game of cricket at Bar Beach.

Alicia Jenkins has had an extraordinary life as a Paralympian and science teacher Picture Max Mason-Hubers.

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Border Watch (web) - Latrobe Valley Express (web) - Tasmanian Examiner (web) - The Scone Advocate (web) - Redland City Bulletin (web) - Blacktown Sun (web) - The Northern Times (web) - Hills News (web) - Blue Mountains Gazette (web) - Swan Hill Guardian (web) - Grenfell Record (web) - Central Western Daily (web) - Fairfield Champion (web) - Forbes Advocate (web)
 
   
$21 million in tax cuts now law in Minnesota. Will you get a tax break?
 
 TwinCities.com     2017-01-13 kl. 22:11     481 words
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In an early bipartisan move on Friday, DFL Gov. Mark Dayton signed in to law a $21 million tax cut bill to deliver savings to students, teachers, homeowners, Olympians, combat veterans and others.

Appreciation for Olympians and Paralympians Act,” which allows Olympic metal winners to an exception from paying taxes on their awards.

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Shikongo now a Standard Bank ambassador
 
 AfricaNewsDesk.com     2017-01-13 kl. 22:04     64 words
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Windhoek Standard Bank Namibia (SBN) yesterday officially introduced Namibia’s multiple Paralympic medalist Ananias Shikongo as its new ambassador for the bank’s Buy-a-Brick initiative.

Windhoek Standard Bank Namibia (SBN) yesterday officially introduced Namibia’s multiple Paralympic medalist Ananias Shikongo as its new ambassador for the bank’s Buy-a-Brick initiative.Last year, the bank pledged to build Shikongo a house worth
 
   
WATCH: Paralympic swimmer Mallory Weggemann walks down the aisle
 
 Excelle Sports     2017-01-13 kl. 21:31     213 words
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Warning: Make sure you have a box of tissues available before you watch this one. On Thursday, KARE 11 broadcast a special on Paralympic swimmer Mallory Weggemann and how she trained herself to walk for her wedding day.

WATCH: Paralympic swimmer Mallory Weggemann walks down the aisle.... On Thursday, KARE 11 broadcast a special on Paralympic swimmer Mallory Weggemann and how she trained herself to walk for her wedding day.Weggemann, 27, became paraplegic after she...
 
   
Welsh surfer Llywelyn Williams targets Paralympics
 
 NewsR.in     2017-01-13 kl. 21:27     13 words
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Welsh amputee Llywelyn Williams aims to surf at the 2020 Paralympics in Japan.

Welsh surfer Llywelyn Williams targets Paralympics.... Welsh amputee Llywelyn Williams aims to surf at the 2020 Paralympics in Japan.
 
   
These real-world women are your new feminist icons
 
 The Tab     2017-01-13 kl. 21:25     985 words
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Our role models should be more than Hollywood’s latest it-girl Being called a “feminist icon” seems to require less and less.

Terezinha Guilhermina Terezinha is a Brazilian Paralympic sprint champion.... After participating in local street races, her still was noticed by Brazilian officials and she joined the Paralympic team.... Completely blind, she has competed in every summer Paralympics...
 
   
Welsh amputee surfer targets Paralympics
 
 BBC     2017-01-13 kl. 21:16     90 words
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Abersoch surfer Llywelyn Williams, 21, had his right leg amputated after being struck by a car while skateboarding in 2011. Williams, who was 16 at the time, was put into an induced coma and spent six weeks in intensive care.

Welsh amputee surfer targets Paralympics.... Williams says his main target is to make the Tokyo Paralympic Games in 2.
 
   
Foreign visitors to Japan breached 20m mark last year
 
 Today Online     2017-01-13 kl. 21:15     240 words
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TOKYO — The number of foreign tourists to Japan reached a record high of 24.04 million in 2016, up 22 per cent from the previous year and topping 20 million for the first time, the country’s tourism minister said this week.

In a bid to attract 40 million tourists in 2020, when Japan hosts the Olympics and the Paralympics, the government is planning to upgrade airports and seaports, as well as improve access to national parks and cultural attractions. “Easing
 
   
Celebrating National Ski Day
 
 Sault Star Online     2017-01-13 kl. 21:09     547 words
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For most skiers, any day in the mountains feels like a celebration of the sport they love. On Saturday, though, ski resorts across the country will be getting in on the action and celebrating skiing during the third annual CIBC National Ski Day.

Alpine Canada is, after all, the national governing body for alpine, para-alpine and ski cross racing in the country, as well as the high-performance programs that support Olympic and Paralympic athletes.

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Multisport: Schedule Set for 2017 Duathlon Race Series
 
 Runners Web     2017-01-13 kl. 20:50     649 words
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — USA Triathlon has set the schedule for the 12 events that comprise the fifth annual Duathlon Race Series, with at least one event in each of the National Governing Body’s 10 Regions across the country.

Championships, Pan American Games and the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
 
   
Drs. Cheri Blauwet, Harlan Selesnick & more: 5 orthopedic surgeons in the headlines this week — Jan. 13, 2017
 
 Becker's Spine Review     2017-01-13 kl. 20:24     120 words
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Here are five orthopedic surgeons in the news this week. Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.-based Integrated Endoscopy tapped David Bailie, MD, for its chief medical officer and chair of the advisory board. J.

The Colorado Springs, Colo.-based United States Olympic Committee added three time paralympian and orthopedic surgeon Cheri Blauwet, MD, to its board of directors.Jessica Kim Cohen.
 
   
CURLING: Logo and Title Sponsor Unveiled for Women's Worlds 2017...
 
 Around The Rings     2017-01-13 kl. 20:01     664 words
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The local organizing committee of the CPT World Women’s Curling Championship 2017, to be held between 18 and 26 March, has unveiled the event logo and title sponsor at a press conference at the Capital Gymnasium, in Beijing, China.

The organising committee explained that hosting this flagship international curling event is an integral part of their preparations for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games....particularly in the build up to the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter...

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Siamand Rahman Shortlisted for 2017 Laureus Award
 
 Kayhan International     2017-01-13 kl. 19:33     163 words
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TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian powerlifter Siamand Rahman has been shortlisted for the prestigious 2017 Laureus Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability Award.

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian powerlifter Siamand Rahman has been shortlisted for the prestigious 2017 Laureus Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability Award.Rahman made history at Latin America’s first Paralympics when he became the first athlete
 
   
Days After The Death Of Her Grandfather, Elana Meyers Taylor Takes Gold In Winterberg World Cup
 
 US Olympic Team     2017-01-13 kl. 19:16     389 words
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By Darci Miller | Jan. 13, 2017, 10:26 a.m. (ET) (L-R) Mariama Jamanka and Annika Drazek of Germany, Kehri Jones, Elana Meyers, Jamie Greubel and Aja Evans pose on the podium for women's bobsled at the IBSF World Cup on Jan.

Download the Team USA app today for breaking news, Olympic and Paralympic team bios, videos and more.
 
   
GLL Backs Local Athletic Talent on Track to Tokyo 2020
 
 City Matters (Belfast)     2017-01-13 kl. 18:12     406 words
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13 Jan 2017 Charitable Social Enterprise GLL, operator of the Better leisure brand in Belfast, has announced

Applications will be accepted until 20 February 2017 and Paralympian champion Michael McKillop is encouraging athletes from Northern Ireland to apply.
 
   
Ukrainian skiers stand out at home World Cup
 
 International Paralympic Committee     2017-01-13 kl. 18:06     451 words
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The host country’s Para Nordic skiers won two golds, three silvers and four bronzes in Western Center.

Multiple Paralympic champion Oleksandra Kononova (19:53.1) added a second victory to the host country’s haul with a win in the women’s middle distance classic standing.

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Blind football world rankings updated
 
 International Paralympic Committee     2017-01-13 kl. 18:06     143 words
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Paralympic and world champions Brazil hold first, followed by South American rivals Argentina, China, Spain, Turkey and Iran.

Paralympic and world champions Brazil hold first, followed by South American rivals Argentina, China, Spain, Turkey and Iran.The International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) released an updated version of the blind football world rankings, with Rio
 
   
6 sports medicine physicians on the move — Jan.15, 2017
 
 Becker's Spine Review     2017-01-13 kl. 18:05     122 words
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Here are six sports medicine physicians who have recently joined hospitals or practices or gained promotions. Simon Görtz, MD, will head The CORE Institute and Banner Health's, both based in Phoenix, academic sports medicine program. Albuquerque, N.M.

The Colorado Springs, Colo.-based United States Olympic Committee added three time paralympian and orthopedic surgeon Cheri Blauwet, MD, to its board of directors.
 
   
NOC boss: Russia mulling 2028 Olympics bid despite
 
 Europe Online Magazine     2017-01-13 kl. 18:04     230 words
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By our dpa-correspondent and Europe Online          Moscow (dpa) - Russia may bid for the 2028 Olympics, its Olympic committee (NOC) president Alexander Zhukov said Friday although the country is still mired in a massive doping affair. "Why not?

Russia was barred from the Paralympics, and this week national doping agencies called for Russia to be banned from international competition and be stripped of events it is to host, including next year‘s football World Cup.

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State ready to update tax code to federal code
 
 Hutchinson Leader     2017-01-13 kl. 17:47     289 words
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Gov. Mark Dayton and Minnesota lawmakers are poised to provide tax relief to thousands of Minnesota taxpayers by updating the state’s tax code to the federal tax code for tax years 2015 and 2016.

Olympians and Paralympians would have excluded from gross income the value of any Olympic or Paralympic medal or prize money received from the United States Olympic Committee for competing in the Olympic or Paralympic
 
   
Akeem's Success Not A Surprise Says Secretary Of Sport
 
 CaribSeek     2017-01-13 kl. 17:46     141 words
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Paralympic Gold Medalist, Akeem Stewart. PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (GISL) -- Paralympic Games Gold Medallist Akeem Stewart continues to earn praises for his consistency, as well as his silverware.

Paralympic Gold Medalist, Akeem Stewart.... Paralympic Games Gold Medallist Akeem Stewart continues to earn praises for his consistency, as well as his silverware.Secretary of Education, Youth Affairs and Sport Huey Cadette joined in commending Stewart...
 
   
Nominations Open for Disability Sports Awards
 
 Northumberland FA     2017-01-13 kl. 16:51     452 words
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Nominations are now open for The North East Disability Sports Awards which take place at Slaley Hall Hotel on Thursday 23 March.

The event is in its 14th year and, and with Team GB’s Paralympic success in Rio, it is expected to be the most fiercely contested rendition yet.... Triple Paralympic Champion Stephen Miller is once again supporting the event through his Community...
 
   
Organisation and security of the world handball championship in France
 
 Buffalo Breeze     2017-01-13 kl. 16:09     470 words
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French Government Friday 13th January, 2017 France is hosting the World Handball Championship from 11 to 29 January.

They make the Republic a legitimate top-ranking candidate for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
 
   
London chosen as host city for World Para Taekwondo Championships
 
 British Paralympic Association     2017-01-13 kl. 16:00     874 words
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2 hours ago London has won the right to host the 2017 World Para Taekwondo Championship – the first time Britain has staged the prestigious tournament.

The WTF’s decision is a major boost for the sport in the UK at the start of a new four-year Paralympic and Olympic cycle concluding with Tokyo 2020....Paralympic Games. “This marks the perfect start of the Paralympic cycle for the athletes in sport classes competing in Kyorugi aiming to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic...

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M&C SaatchiMerlin signs Paralympian Kadeena Cox
 
 Sport Industry Group     2017-01-13 kl. 16:00     248 words
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M&C SaatchiMerlin has announced the signing of double GB Paralympic champion Kadeena Cox.

M&C SaatchiMerlin signs Paralympian Kadeena Cox.... M&C SaatchiMerlin has announced the signing of double GB Paralympic champion Kadeena Cox.The first British person to win two gold medals in two different sports at a Paralympic Games for 32...
 
   
Russian politicians to assess if doping problems were caused by
 
 Inside The Games     2017-01-13 kl. 15:51     576 words
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Nick Butler Friday, 13 January 2017 A Russian Parliamentary Committee on Physical Culture, Sports, Tourism and Youth Affairs are to hold a special "objective evaluation" of the McLaren Report's evidence of Government-sponsored doping in the country.

Rodchenkov fled Russia and made allegations to the about a doping operation at events including the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games....Paralympic sport were implicated in a drugs manipulation programme between 2011 and 2015.

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Teenagers Kampschreur, Knight, Bertagnolli steal the show at World Cup in...
 
 On Track Magazine     2017-01-13 kl. 15:46     541 words
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Millie Knight at the 2015 World Championships. Credit: Alpine Peak Photography The Netherlands’ Jeroen Kampschreur recorded his first ever Para alpine skiing World Cup win in the men’s slalom sitting on Thursday (22 December), as racing wrapped up in St.

Moritz. In the absence of world and Paralympic champion Marie Bochet, Rothfuss beat Slovakia’s Petra Smarzova in the women’s slalom standing.... Paralympic champion Schaffelhuber took revenge for Wednesday’s (21 December) second place finish behind...
 
   
New Celebrity Team Captains announced for Superhero Tri Series
 
 On Track Magazine     2017-01-13 kl. 15:46     148 words
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With a   super-charged start to 2017, The Superhero Tri team already have an incredible 950 places filled for their first ever event, taking place on 19 August 2017.

fun on the day The Last Leg front man Adam Hills Paralympians Ali Jawad Paralympian Stephen Miller Paralympian Liz Johnson TV reporter Jordan Jarrett-Bryan.

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Russia Considering 2028 Summer Olympic Games Bid – Sochi Not Ruled Out As Host
 
 GamesBids.com     2017-01-13 kl. 15:40     464 words
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Olympic Rings at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games Despite the ongoing state-sponsored doping scandal that has had major sports events removed from

Olympic Rings at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games Despite the ongoing state-sponsored doping scandal that has had major sports events removed from. ...Russia, its teams barred from competing at the Olympic and Paralympic Games, and a call by

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Thomas Schmidberger receives Allianz Athlete of the Month for December
 
 International Paralympic Committee     2017-01-13 kl. 15:27     262 words
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The German table tennis player won the gold medal in the men’s class 3 singles and also in class 4-5 team events at the US Open.

Schmidberger had a year to remember as he also claimed two silvers in the men’s singles and team class 3 at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
 
   
London 2017 Event Merchandise Tender
 
 British Athletics     2017-01-13 kl. 15:19     166 words
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  This summer, London will be hosting the World Para Athletics Championships and the IAAF  World Championships, London's biggest sport events since the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

  This summer, London will be hosting the World Para Athletics Championships and the IAAF  World Championships, London's biggest sport events since the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.The Summer of World Athletics begins with the World Para
 
   
UCI was warned on late Worlds notice - Storey
 
 BBC     2017-01-13 kl. 15:16     328 words
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Sarah Storey is Great Britain's most decorated female Paralympian, and won a further three golds at the Rio Paralympics last year Cycling chiefs were

Storey. Sarah Storey is Great Britain's most decorated female Paralympian, and won a further three golds at the Rio Paralympics last year Cycling chiefs were. ...warned that giving seven weeks' notice for the Para-Cycling Track World Championships...
 
   
Buy-a-Brick initiative changing shack dwellers' lives in Namibia
 
 Xinhua News Agency     2017-01-13 kl. 15:09     962 words
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WINDHOEK, Jan. 13 (Xinhua) -- Paralympian Ananias Shikongo will soon be proud owner of a home following the latest house donation made possible through Standard Bank's corporate social investment Buy-a-Brick housing initiative.

WINDHOEK, Jan. 13 (Xinhua) -- Paralympian Ananias Shikongo will soon be proud owner of a home following the latest house donation made possible through Standard Bank's corporate social investment Buy-a-Brick housing initiative.The community based...

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Buy-a-Brick initiative changing shack dwellers' lives in Namibia
 
 Namibia Press Agency     2017-01-13 kl. 15:04     84 words
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Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua. WINDHOEK, Jan.

Paralympian Ananias Shikongo will soon be proud owner of a home following the latest house donation made possible through Standard Bank's corporate social investment Buy-a-Brick housing initiative.
 
   
MBE award for Paralympian
 
 Hook Herald     2017-01-13 kl. 14:32     335 words
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Georgina Hermitage after winning gold at Rio AFTER winning gold at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, 27 year old sprinter Georgina Hermitage from Binsted has been named in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List.

MBE award for Paralympian.... Georgina Hermitage after winning gold at Rio AFTER winning gold at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, 27 year old sprinter Georgina Hermitage from Binsted has been named in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List.Having arrived home...

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Speech by Acting CS at Riding for the Disabled Association 40th Anniversary Charity Ball (English only)
 
 Hong Kong Monetary Authority     2017-01-13 kl. 14:27     657 words
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Following is the speech by the Acting Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, at the Riding for the Disabled Association

dressage event at the 2008 Paralympics.  Natasha Tse, who is with us today, is another.  She started riding at the age of five, overcame her disability through training, and competed in the Paralympic Games in 2012 and 2016.  Participation in

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Paralympic champion rower Aggar retires
 
 BBC     2017-01-13 kl. 14:19     76 words
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Former Paralympic rowing champion Tom Aggar has retired after 10 years in the sport. Aggar, 32, began rowing after an accident left him paralysed in 2005.

Paralympic champion rower Aggar retires.... Former Paralympic rowing champion Tom Aggar has retired after 10 years in the sport.... Aggar, 32, began rowing after an accident left him paralysed in 2005.He won Paralympic gold in the arms-shoulders single scull...

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UKA Launch ‘CLEAN ATHLETICS’
 
 PhoenixNewspaper.com     2017-01-13 kl. 14:19     656 words
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A year on from the publication of ‘A Manifesto for Clean Athletics’ UK Athletics (UKA) has today launched its own ‘Clean Athletics’ brand with the aim of reinforcing UK Athletics’ commitment to athletes competing free from performance-enhancing drugs.

  Bans should be extended to a minimum of eight years for serious doping offences to ensure that cheating athletes miss two Olympic or Paralympic cycles....  However 2016 saw a seismic change in the way athletics responded to doping in sport.  The stances taken by both the IAAF for athletics and the IPC on behalf of all Paralympic...
 
   
Sir Mo and Dame Jessica lead BEDSA short-list
 
 PhoenixNewspaper.com     2017-01-13 kl. 14:19     443 words
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Sir Mo Farah and Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill lead an impressive shortlist at the 3rd Lycamobile British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards, which will be hosted by Sir Lenny Henry at the London Hilton Park Lane Hotel.

The finalists for Sportswoman of the Year award feature London 2012 Olympic gold medalist, Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill, Nicola Adams, the 2-time Olympic boxing champion, Kadeena Cox, Rio Paralympic double-gold medalist and Olympic Hockey Gold medalist
 
   
A tale of grit and determination
 
 The Hindu     2017-01-13 kl. 14:13     426 words
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As a child, National wheelchair champion Shekar Veeeraswamy was a ball boy at the KSLTA Stadium nursing a dream of becoming a tennis player like his icons Leander Paes and Pete Sampras. He used to practice after work.

In other countries, government and sponsors support both players and the association.” Currently ranked 246 in the world, Shekar aims to finish among top 10 in the World and win a medal in the next edition of the Paralympics .

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The top Kansas City startups to watch in 2017
 
 KansasCity.com     2017-01-13 kl. 14:05     1127 words
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FitBark created an activity tracker for dogs. File photo Athlete Network co-founders Dirk Ochs (from left), Chris Smith and Eli Fisher. The company runs a social network exclusively for athletes. Athlete Network .

Athlete Network Working with sports legends like Shaquille O’Neal, Jerry Rice and Warren Moon, Athlete Network made a splash after A few weeks later, it announced that it to customize its platform for America’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes.
 
   
Adaptive fitness classes bring exercise, confidence
 
 Arizona Daily Sun     2017-01-13 kl. 13:50     761 words
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“Yes!” A young woman said to herself, clapping her hands together after finally completing the exercise course perfectly, requiring her to step from one colored circle to another, without touching the ground outside the circles.

Haynie and some other people in the class have Down syndrome, and other members of the class have other special needs, including a Paralympic athlete.
 
   
Paris plans to invest €300 million to shorten Eiffel Tower queues
 
 The Local France     2017-01-13 kl. 13:38     292 words
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Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo has put forward plans to invest €300 million over the next 15 years to improve the Eiffel Tower for tourists, with the main aim being to cut queues.

Sathish J/ Flickr “The upgrade will be carried out between now and the Olympic and Paralympic games in 2024.
 
   
Road to the Olympic Games: Call to the Hall
 
 CBC     2017-01-13 kl. 13:38     1084 words
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Class of 2017 should feature several Canadian superstars Hosted by veteran broadcasters Scott Russell and Andi Petrillo, Road to the Olympic Games chronicles athletes' journeys on and off the field of play.

There is also three–time Paralympic champion Patrick Anderson to consider.
 
   
Robert takes on South West PGA position
 
 Weston, Worle & Somerset Mercury 24     2017-01-13 kl. 13:31     504 words
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09:04 13 January 2017 Bickell, Dave Rob Moss. (C) by Caplio R6 User

He has been a member of the Somerset County Golf Partnership committee and was also chairman of the European Disabled Golf Association Sports Committee, preparing procedural matters for golf's bid to join the Paralympics.
 
   
Watch: Novak Djokovic struggles on the court as he attempts wheelchair
 
 The Telegraph     2017-01-13 kl. 13:27     208 words
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Novak Djokovic struggles on the court as he attempts wheelchair tennis

01:26 Emma Mills 13 January 2017 • 12:10pm Novak Djokovic tried playing wheelchair tennis at a charity event in Melbourne, Australia on Wednesday, playing against two-time paralympic gold medallist Dylan Alcott.

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Scientific Award: IPC opens nominations for 2017
 
 Akwa Ibom State News Online     2017-01-13 kl. 13:23     367 words
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Scientific Award: IPC Opens Nominations For 2017 The award started in 2005 to promote and encourage more study and “enhance the quality of work’’ in the field.

Scientific Award: IPC Opens Nominations For 2017 The award started in 2005 to promote and encourage more study and “enhance the quality of work’’ in the field.The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has opened nominations for the 2017 IPC...

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Teen moving to Olympic Training Center with Tokyo 2020 dreams
 
 KPLC TV     2017-01-13 kl. 13:21     515 words
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A Ragley teen who has dreamed of competing in the Olympics is one huge step closer to seeing that become his reality! 16-year-old Jacob Waters is a competitive cyclist inspiring everyone who learns his incredible story.

"My plan is to go to the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo, take home the gold, at least one gold medal," said Jacob.

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Video Just In: Estrella Camino Liso from Paralympian Darren Kenny OBE
 
 Road.cc     2017-01-13 kl. 13:09     517 words
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Paralympian Darren Kenny OBE has started his own bike brand and here's his flagship race bike ?Darren Kenny OBE is a hugely successful Paralympian, winning Olympic gold medals on the road and track.

Video Just In: Estrella Camino Liso from Paralympian Darren Kenny OBE.... Paralympian Darren Kenny OBE has started his own bike brand and here's his flagship race bike ?Darren Kenny OBE is a hugely successful Paralympian, winning Olympic gold medals on...

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Russian minister says McLaren report used to exert political pressure on IOC
 
 Tass.ru     2017-01-13 kl. 12:56     332 words
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MOSCOW, January 13. /TASS/. Report by the Independent Commission of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) under Richard McLaren is used for exerting

According to the second part of the report delivered on December 9 by WADA Independent Commission and its chairman, Canadian sports law professor Richard McLaren, over 1,000 Russian athletes competing in summer, winter and Paralympic sports could
 
   
Paralympics Ireland are hoping to unearth new stars this weekend
 
 Newstalk     2017-01-13 kl. 12:55     737 words
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Last September, Ireland's Paralympics team won 11 medals in Brazil. Four golds, four silvers and three bronze medals were the reward for the team, who returned home having comfortably beaten their pre-Games medals target.

Paralympics Ireland are hoping to unearth new stars this weekend.... Last September, Ireland's Paralympics team won 11 medals in Brazil....to attend the Irish Paralympic Sport Exhibition in Blanchardstown’s National Indoor Sports Arena.
 
   
Para Nordic skiing Worlds mascot gets a name
 
 International Paralympic Committee     2017-01-13 kl. 12:47     333 words
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The name was selected after a competition on social media. The mascot of the 2017 World Para Nordic Skiing Championships taking place in Finsterau, Germany, from 10-19 February has been named as ‘Filu’ the lynx.

Finsterau 2017 will feature biathlon and cross-country skiing and will be the last major competition ahead of the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games .... For more information visit the Finsterau 2017 website. https://www.paralympic...
 
   
Paralympic boss Harbison appointed new director of Sport Ireland institute
 
 Inside The Games     2017-01-13 kl. 12:41     319 words
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Nick Butler Friday, 13 January 2017 Liam Harbison is due to leave his role as chief executive of Paralympics Ireland in order to take up a new post as director of the Sport Ireland institute.

Paralympic boss Harbison appointed new director of Sport Ireland institute.... Nick Butler Friday, 13 January 2017 Liam Harbison is due to leave his role as chief executive of Paralympics Ireland in order to take up a new post as director of the Sport...

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Standard Bank and Shikongo sign house contract
 
 Namibian Sun     2017-01-13 kl. 12:28     341 words
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KAINO NGHITONGO Standard Bank Namibia, which is to build a house for Paralympian Ananias Shikongo, this week signed the necessary contract with him.

KAINO NGHITONGO Standard Bank Namibia, which is to build a house for Paralympian...

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Wolff confident despite Lowe exit - gossip
 
 BBC     2017-01-13 kl. 11:43     720 words
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Technical boss Paddy Lowe led Mercedes to three drivers' and constructors' championship doubles in a row from 2014 to 2016 Friday, 13 January

This is the picture Jenson Button posted on Instagram, of his father John Wednesday, 11 January Replacing Nico Rosberg at Mercedes will be a "complicated process," according to Niki Lauda Former Formula 1 driver and 2016 Paralympic gold medallist

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Greig Taylor appointed as Cerebral Palsy head coach
 
 Scottish Football Association     2017-01-13 kl. 11:40     278 words
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Friday, 13 January 2017 Greig Taylor has been appointed as head coach of the Scotland Cerebral Palsy national team ahead of the World Championships in Argentina in September.

Scotland have been to the World Championships on four occasions and currently possess three Paralympians who were involved in Rio 2016.
 
   
T3 Ping Pong and Stag International Become Partners
 
 ISPO.com     2017-01-13 kl. 10:46     526 words
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ISPO Newsletter (monthly) I have read the data protection statement of Messe München and I agree to it.

The company also supports the Paralympic Games by providing table tennis tables.
 
   
Sporting elite in crossfires as Olympic Committee draws battleline with ASC
 
 ABC Online     2017-01-13 kl. 10:44     549 words
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The silly season is not yet over. On the day federal sports minister Sussan Ley resigned in the midst of a travel expenses scandal , Australia's most powerful sports administrator drew a battleline that threatened to split this country's sporting elite.

"There is a strong need for more funding for all levels of sport in this country, from Olympic and Paralympic high performance through to grassroots community participation."

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Veronika Vadovicova: My best moments of Rio 2016
 
 International Paralympic Committee     2017-01-13 kl. 10:07     528 words
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As one of the most success shooters of the Paralympics, the two time gold medallist’s favorite Rio memories are hardly surprise. For Veronika Vadovicova the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games could not have turned out any better.

As one of the most success shooters of the Paralympics, the two time gold medallist’s favorite Rio memories are hardly surprise.... For Veronika Vadovicova the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games could not have turned out any better.Together with her fiercest...
 
   
Para alpine skiing Worlds to be streamed live
 
 International Paralympic Committee     2017-01-13 kl. 10:07     466 words
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All speed and technical events at the last major Championships ahead of the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games will be shown fully live at Paralympic.org.

All speed and technical events at the last major Championships ahead of the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games will be shown fully live at Paralympic.org.Tarvisio, Italy will host the 2017 IPC Alpine skiing World Championships © • Tarvisio 2017 Related

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Full text of Chinese President Xi Jinping's article for Neue Zurcher Zeitung of Switzerland
 
 CRI Online     2017-01-13 kl. 09:07     1662 words
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A Shared Commitment to Practical Cooperation and Peaceful Development By H.E.

China, a long-time supporter and member of the Olympic Movement, has hosted the Beijing 2008 Olympic and Paralympic Games and the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games, and is actively preparing for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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Astragal: Not only a celebrity but a mastermind to boot
 
 Architects' Journal     2017-01-13 kl. 09:00     549 words
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Architect Piers Taylor hit TV screens just before Christmas as one of the contenders on BBC One’s Celebrity Mastermind .

His fellow A-list contenders were comedian Shappi Khorsandi, paralympian Lee Pearson and DJ Chris Stark, but Taylor did the profession proud.
 
   
Rio unveils Wall of Champions as Brazil reveals record tourist boost
 
 Chinese Olympic Committee     2017-01-13 kl. 09:00     313 words
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The Brazilian Ministry of Tourism has confirmed that the Olympic Games Rio 2016 helped the country achieve record tourism figures last year. Over the 12 months, Brazil welcomed 6.6 million foreign tourists, which represents a 4.

Wall of Champions Meanwhile, on 23 December, Rio’s Mayor Eduardo Paes unveiled the Rio 2016 Wall of Champions, which includes the names of each of the 2,568 athletes who won medals in last year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games.