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Bra helg för Västers BTK
 
 Motala & Vadstena Tidning     2017-01-18 kl. 08:38     361 words
 
Flera från Västers BTK befann sig på måndagen i Globen i Stockholm, för Idrottsgalan. Vid borden kunde de känna att de gjort en bra seriehelg.

Andersson/Karlsson rev som bekant den kinesiska muren, så som J-O och Äpplet, gjorde i VM i Dortmund 1989, och tog silver i sin lagklass i Paralympics.
 
   
Snackisen: "Onödigt att priset ifrågasätts"
 
 Helagotland     2017-01-17 kl. 13:39     220 words
 
Peder Fredricsons vinst av Jerringpriset är ett hett samtalsämne. Men den gotländska dressyrryttaren Louise Etzner Jakobsson är inte förvånad. "Dags för alla journalister att visa mycket mer ridsport".

MATS PETTERSSON: "Säg grattis och visa respekt" Men Louise Etzner Jakobsson, gotländska dressyrryttaren som vann brons i Paralympics i Rio, tycker att diskussionerna efteråt är obefogade. -
 
   
Jerringpriset: Fredricson fick 160.000 röster fler än Sjöström
 
 Dagens Nyheter     2017-01-17 kl. 09:10     819 words
 
En röstkupp av ridsportsfolket, en skandal, en rättmätig vinnare - eller bara ett välriktat långfinger? Åsikterna går isär sedan Peder Fredricson sensationellt belönats med Jerringpriset.

Anna Holmlund, skicross, damlandslaget i fotboll, Emma Johansson, cykel, Frida Hansdotter, alpint, Henrik Stenson, golf, Isabelle Gulldén, handboll, Jenny Rissveds, mountainbike, Karl Forsman, simning parasport, Maja Reichard, simning parasport,
 
   
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VISIT TO VIETNAM : First Day
 
 4 Traders     2017-01-18 kl. 08:40     958 words
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Photograph of the Prime Minister attending the welcome ceremony Photograph of the Prime Minister attending the welcome ceremony Photograph of the

Furthermore, I would like to express my congratulations on Viet Nam winning its first-ever Olympic and Paralympic gold medals, specifically in the Olympic men's shooting event and the Paralympic men's weight-lifting event in Rio de Janeiro last

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Bra helg för Västers BTK
 
 Motala & Vadstena Tidning     2017-01-18 kl. 08:38     361 words
 
Flera från Västers BTK befann sig på måndagen i Globen i Stockholm, för Idrottsgalan. Vid borden kunde de känna att de gjort en bra seriehelg.

Andersson/Karlsson rev som bekant den kinesiska muren, så som J-O och Äpplet, gjorde i VM i Dortmund 1989, och tog silver i sin lagklass i Paralympics.
 
   
Athletic stars align for the track classic | photos
 
 Newcastle Herald     2017-01-18 kl. 08:28     184 words
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Spectators offered a close-up view of Glendale meet. ANYONE sampling live athletics for the first time at next week’s Hunter Track Classic will be so close they can almost feel it, organisers say.

ANYONE sampling live athletics for the first time at next week’s Hunter Track Classic will be so close they can almost feel it, organisers say.Seven Rio Olympians and 10 Paralympians will be among 300 athletes at the Hunter Sports Centre, Glendale

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Rio heroes bound for Hunter Track Classic
 
 Newcastle Star     2017-01-18 kl. 08:22     257 words
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Rio heroes lead the charge at the Hunter Track Classic Newcastle Paralympians Kurt Fearnley, Christie Dawes and Erin Cleaver will be part of a strong line-up for the Hunter Track Classic at the Hunter Sports Centre, Glendale on January 28.

Rio heroes lead the charge at the Hunter Track Classic Newcastle Paralympians...
 
   
Businesses rally against Tokyo Big Sight closure for Olympics
 
 Japan Times     2017-01-18 kl. 08:22     911 words
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Analysts estimate that the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games will have a positive economic impact of some ¥20 trillion. But for small and midsize companies, which make up 99.

Analysts estimate that the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games will have a positive economic impact of some ¥20 trillion.
 
   
Paralympian Leo-Pekka Tähti wins sports personality of the year award
 
 YLE     2017-01-18 kl. 08:16     281 words
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Paralympic T54 sprinter Leo-Pekka Tähti made history on Tuesday night when he was named as the first Paralympian ever to win Finland's Sports Personality of the Year award.

Paralympian Leo-Pekka Tähti wins sports personality of the year award.... Paralympic T54 sprinter Leo-Pekka Tähti made history on Tuesday night when he was named as the first Paralympian ever to win Finland's Sports Personality of the Year award.Tähti has won gold in the last four Paralympics...
 
   
Wednesday's papers: Killer on the loose, pension cuts loom, wheelchair racer wins big, Moomins uncensored
 
 YLE     2017-01-18 kl. 08:16     477 words
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Dailies in Finland go into an assortment of news from a serial murderer being sought by police, the downsides of a new pension reform, wheelchair

More happily in Helsingin Sanomat: in a historic first for Finnish sports, Paralympics star Leo-Pekka Tähti has been chosen as Sports Personality of the Year by the Sports Journalists' Union.
 
   
Japanese PM oversees new Aust-Japan pact
 
 Travel Talk Magazine     2017-01-18 kl. 07:40     166 words
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The Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) and Tourism Australia have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC), designed to boost two-way travel between Japan and Australia.

During his address, Mr Abe said Japan was in the process of improving its tourism services towards the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.
 
   
Russia says unlawful political decision behind ban on its...
 
 Qatar Peninsula     2017-01-18 kl. 07:17     63 words
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MOSCOW: The decision by Court of Arbitration for Sport to uphold a ban on Russia's partcipation in next month's Rio Paralympics is unlawful and politically motivated, TASS news agency cited Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko as saying on Monday.

The decision by Court of Arbitration for Sport to uphold a ban on Russia's partcipation in next month's Rio Paralympics...
 
   
FSU teams defeat Salem, lose to York
 
 Cumberland Times-News     2017-01-18 kl. 07:17     306 words
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FROSTBURG — The Frostburg State swimming teams combined for 10 wins in matches against Salem International and York on Saturday. Both teams split their matches, beating Salem but losing to York.

Paralympic record in the 200-meter butterfly (3:21.31) and captured the Paralympic record in the 200-meter backstroke (3:26.31) for the first time.
 
   
Prue Barrett and Stuart Tinney nominated for NSW Sports Awards
 
 An Eventful Life     2017-01-18 kl. 07:13     188 words
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  Prue Barrett Prue Barrett and Stuart Tinney are two of the finalists in the 2016 NSW Sports Awards. Prue Barrett’s year in 2016 as Equestrian Australia’s National Performance Director for Eventing was a good one.

the Year category. They are up against strong opposition from an Olympic year with Australian men’s cricket captain Steve Smith, four-time Paralympic gold medal winning swimmer Maddison Elliott, Olympic silver and bronze medal winning canoeist Jessica...
 
   
2017 Policy Address by Chief Executive (13)
 
 Hong Kong Monetary Authority     2017-01-18 kl. 06:48     1557 words
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XI.  Sports and Culture Sports Development 218.

224. I announced in 2015 the commissioning of a consultancy study on how to support disabled athletes and promote sports participation by people with disabilities in a more comprehensive manner.  Public consultation on the study report has

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Grief counseling offered in wake of parking lot tragedy
 
 Now Habersham     2017-01-18 kl. 05:56     245 words
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Grief and support services are being offered to those affected by the tragic death of a 3-year old boy in the Ingles grocery store parking lot Tuesday in Cleveland.

FRESH & LOCAL at the Clarkesville Farmers Market, August 13 Toccoa salutes local Paralympian Mother killed, 9-year old daughter injured in wreck in Mt.
 
   
Sports complex for the disabled unveiled in Aktau
 
 Kazinform     2017-01-18 kl. 05:41     201 words
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ASTANA. KAZINFORM - A hangar-shaped sports complex worth 108 million tenge was unveiled in Aktau. Construction of the project began in August 2016, Kazinform has learnt from lada.kz.

Construction of the project began in August 2016, Kazinform has learnt from lada.kz.  According to director of the sports complex for the disable in Mangistau region Nuraly Kulushov, disabled athletes of the region have been waiting for this moment
 
   
Ma Long, Zhu Ting voted China's CCTV Sports Personalities of Year 2016
 
 CCTV     2017-01-18 kl. 05:35     461 words
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BEIJING, Jan. 15 (Xinhua) -- Table tennis Grand-Slam winner Ma Long and volleyballer Zhu Ting were voted the Best Male and Female Athletes of the Year

Wheelchair fencer Rong Jing, who won three gold medals at 2016 Rio Paralympic Games, was named the Best Disabled Athlete.
 
   
2017 New Year Message by PM Lee Hsien Loong
 
 Prime Minister's Office Singapore     2017-01-18 kl. 05:34     1124 words
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My fellow Singaporeans 2016 has been a full year. One major focus has been the economy. Overall, we are not doing badly, considering the global economic uncertainties.

We did it again a month later, when Yip Pin Xiu struck double gold, breaking two world records along the way, and Theresa Goh won a bronze, at the Paralympic Games.
 
   
Vinh receives Cup of Victory as best athlete
 
 Viet Nam News     2017-01-18 kl. 05:33     773 words
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Viet Nam News HÀ N?I — Marksman Hoàng Xuân Vinh won the Cup of Victory as the best male athlete of 2016 in a Gala awarding ceremony held yesterday in Hà N?i.

Công made history when he won a gold medal and set a record of 183kg in the men’s U49kg at the Rio Paralympic Games last year. “It is an honour to receive this Cup tonight.

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The Eiffel Tower Will Undergo A 15-Year Renovation
 
 Elle Decor     2017-01-18 kl. 05:30     755 words
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Everyone enjoys a little sprucing now and then, and the Eiffel Tower is no exception. The historic Parisian landmark is getting a $318 million facelift.

The announcement comes at a time when the city is also bidding as a candidate for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2024 and World Expo 2025.
 
   
Paralympic swimmer Tyler Mrak, 18, joins Kamloops swim team
 
 CBC     2017-01-18 kl. 05:30     433 words
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The 18-year-old visually impaired swimmer competed in the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games A teenaged Paralympian who is visually impaired has become the newest member of the Kamloops Classic Swimming club.

Paralympic swimmer Tyler Mrak, 18, joins Kamloops swim team.... The 18-year-old visually impaired swimmer competed in the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games A teenaged Paralympian who is visually impaired has become the newest member of the Kamloops Classic...
 
   
FIS Alpine FEC & President Cup hits the slopes of PyeongChang
 
 PyeongChang 2018     2017-01-18 kl. 05:19     70 words
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Headquarters :  108-27, Olympic-ro, Daegwallyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do 25347, Republic of Korea Tel: +82-33-350-2018 Gangneung

69, Baekjegobun-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea Tel : +82-2-2076-2018 ? Copyright by The PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games.
 
   
Bigger welfare assistance allocation under Adenan
 
 thestar.com.my     2017-01-18 kl. 05:07     317 words
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Fatimah presenting ang pow to one of the recipients. SIBU: Recipients of welfare assistance in Sarawak are eligible for more cash as the late Tan Sri Adenan Satem had approved a larger allocation for the purpose during his time as the Chief Minister.

She also presented incentive to Paralympics athletes in Kuching and Sibu for winning eight gold medals in individual events and a gold and a silver in the team events at the national meet in Penang recently.
 
   
Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau commits $500,000 toward Olympic Museum
 
 Colorado Springs Gazette     2017-01-18 kl. 03:41     719 words
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An artists' drawing of the Olympic Museum. Courtesy photo.. The Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau is giving $500,000 to the proposed downtown U.S.

At issue for museum supporters is a funding shortfall in their $75 million project - a proposed 60,000-square-foot showcase for the nation's Olympic and Paralympic movements.
 
   
Feasibility Study Underway For Stockholm 2026 Olympic Winter Games Bid
 
 GamesBids.com     2017-01-18 kl. 03:25     292 words
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Stockholm investigating possible 2026 Olympic Winter Games bid (Wikipedia Photo) Sweden’s Capital has launched a feasibility study to gauge the potential success of a Stockholm 2026 Olympic an Paralympic Winter Games bid.

Stockholm investigating possible 2026 Olympic Winter Games bid (Wikipedia Photo) Sweden’s Capital has launched a feasibility study to gauge the potential success of a Stockholm 2026 Olympic an Paralympic Winter Games bid.A report is due in
 
   
Wike scolds Education Ministry over illegal levies passed to parents
 
 News Express Nigeria     2017-01-18 kl. 02:57     603 words
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By News Express on 18/01/2017 Share on Tweet Views: 16 •Governor Wike.

Team Nigeria rocks Rio 2016 Paralympic Games; grabs...
 
   
Butte 100 lands another high-profile rider; 60 slots still open
 
 Montana Standard     2017-01-18 kl. 02:48     566 words
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The Butte 100 high-elevation mountain bike event continues to draw high-profile athletes for its signature race — but registration is already filled for the two shorter races.

The Butte 100 high-elevation mountain bike event continues to draw high-profile athletes for its signature race — but registration is already filled for the two shorter races.Megan Fisher, a four-time Paralympic medalist who competes against
 
   
Abe to kick off Diet speech with call for talks on amending Constitution
 
 Japan Times     2017-01-18 kl. 02:38     402 words
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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to call for concrete discussions on revising the Constitution in his policy address before the Diet later this week, according to an outline of his planned speech made available to Kyodo News on Tuesday.

He will also call for further efforts to recover from the massive earthquake-tsunami disaster in 2011, to reform agricultural policy and o strengthen antiterror measures ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, according to the outline.
 
   
Whistler Blackcomb named one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People for the sixth year in a row
 
 Travel PR News     2017-01-18 kl. 01:41     682 words
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WHISTLER, BC, 2017-Jan-17 — / Travel PR News / — For the sixth year in a row, Whistler Blackcomb has been named one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People.

SOURCE: Whistler Blackcomb About Whistler Blackcomb Whistler Blackcomb, the official alpine skiing venue for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, is situated in the Resort Municipality of Whistler located in the Coast Mountains of British
 
   
Pawar, Pichai, Nikki Haley in Padma shortlist
 
 HT Syndication     2017-01-18 kl. 01:29     118 words
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NEW DELHI, Jan. 18 -- Olympians PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik, paralympian Deepa Malik, global corporate honchos - Google chief Sundar Pichai and Microsoft

NEW DELHI, Jan. 18 -- Olympians PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik, paralympian Deepa Malik, global corporate honchos -
 
   
Weir vows never to compete for Britain again after row – Daily Mail
 
 News Informer.info     2017-01-18 kl. 01:20     130 words
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Daily MailWeir vows never to compete for Britain again after rowDaily MailParalympic icon David Weir has vowed never to compete for Britain again after it was claimed a female coach threw his £3,000 racing wheelchair across a room during a furious row.

row.The six-time champion branded British Athletics a ‘joke’ when he learned …Six-time Paralympic champion David Weir announces Great Britain retirement with criticism of British AthleticsTelegraph.co.ukConfusion surrounds David Weir after he
 
   
Reuters Sports News Summary
 
 Economic Times     2017-01-18 kl. 01:13     735 words
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Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.

Paralympic great Weir brands British Athletics 'a joke' Six-time Paralympics gold medalist David Weir labeled British Athletics "a joke" on Tuesday and said he would never represent his country again.
 
   
Tristen Chernove
 
 Kootenay Business     2017-01-18 kl. 00:53     959 words
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, CEO of Elevate Airports and general manager of the Canadian Rockies International Airport in Cranbrook, B.C., is also the recipient of three medals from the September 2016 Paralympic Games.

Tristen Chernove. , CEO of Elevate Airports and general manager of the Canadian Rockies International Airport in Cranbrook, B.C., is also the recipient of three medals from the September 2016 Paralympic Games.— Marie Milner photo Tristen Chernove
 
   
LA 2024 Reveals Final Three Planned Olympic Bid Venues
 
 GamesBids.com     2017-01-18 kl. 00:18     628 words
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LA 2024 announced Tuesday its proposed locations for archery, modern pentathlon and mountain biking – the final three venues of plans to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

LA 2024 announced Tuesday its proposed locations for archery, modern pentathlon and mountain biking – the final three venues of plans to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games.This completes a full set of existing, planned or temporary venues with
 
   
How Ballerina Lizzy Howell Is Smashing Stereotypes About Dancer’s Bodies
 
 Teen Vogue     2017-01-18 kl. 00:09     306 words
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A video of a 15-year-old named Lizzy Howell completely killing it on the dance floor has gone viral because she's breaking stereotypes about dancers' bodies , and also totally showing off her mad skills.

Whether we're talking about a female artist, a transgender model, or a disabled athlete, those descriptors aren't necessary.... A female artist is just an artist, a transgender model is just a model, and a disabled athlete is just an athlete.
 
   
Take note: my fearless predictions for 2017
 
 Cessnock Advertiser     2017-01-17 kl. 23:52     393 words
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MP's tongue in cheek look at the year ahead. As always, I try to dedicate my last column of the year, in part, to some whacky tongue in cheek predictions for the year ahead.

Last year’s notable predictions – 14 Gold medals at the Olympics (we got 8); Olympic gold medal in Rugby (think Women’s); 50 Gold medals at Paralympics (we got 22); Olympic turmoil about drug use (think Russian team); Federal Australian
 
   
David Weir vows never to compete for Britain again after claims coach threw £3,000 racing wheelchair during...
 
 Brief Report.co.uk     2017-01-17 kl. 23:46     105 words
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Paralympic icon David Weir has vowed never to compete for Britain again after it was claimed a female coach threw his £3,000 racing wheelchair across a room during a furious row.

David Weir vows never to compete for Britain again after claims coach threw £3,000 racing wheelchair during...Paralympic icon David Weir has vowed never to compete for Britain again after it was claimed a female coach threw his £3,000 racing

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British cycling report set for February publication
 
 ESPN.co.uk     2017-01-17 kl. 23:36     554 words
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8:32 PM GMT An independent investigation into the culture of British Cycling has finished but the publication of its report is still a month away.

A Freedom of Information inquiry by PA Sport has revealed that the panel contacted approximately 200 current and former athletes from the Olympic and Paralympic squads, with requests for information also going to all the coaches and support staff,
 
   
Ansa final nominees out today
 
 Zimbabwe Chronicle     2017-01-17 kl. 23:33     372 words
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Sikhumbuzo Moyo, Senior Sports Reporter FINAL nominees for the Annual National Sports Awards (Ansa) will be unveiled today and adjudicators are set

The Paralympic rowing national team, the Mighty Warriors, the Zimbabwe Warriors, Netball Under-21 national team, netball senior team, hockey Under-21 national team and the boys’ Under-17 football team to the African Union Sports Council Region
 
   
Olympic tryouts at Langley Events Centre
 
 Parksville Qualicum News     2017-01-17 kl. 23:17     449 words
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About 90 young athletes attended an open audition for potential Olympic competitors at the Langley Events Centre on Sunday. The Langley event was the first of five regional qualifiers in B.C. that aim to uncover young, untapped athletic talent.

Participants with a disability must be 14-35, with a physical or visual impairment and are not required to have previous Paralympic sports experience.

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Paralympic great Weir brands British Athletics a joke
 
 Enews.Shafaqna.com     2017-01-17 kl. 22:51     16 words
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Six-time Paralympics gold medallist David Weir labelled British Athletics a joke on Tuesday and

Paralympic great Weir brands British Athletics a joke.... Six-time Paralympics gold medallist David Weir labelled British Athletics a joke on Tuesday and. ...sa.

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Exclusive: Rio 2016 to meet with IOC as tickets refunds remain unpaid
 
 Insidethegames.biz     2017-01-17 kl. 22:47     649 words
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Payments owed by Rio 2016 to Authorised Ticket Resellers (ATR), International Federations (IF) and National Olympic Committees (NOC) as well as suppliers, sponsors and members of the public are still yet to be completed,  insidethegames understands.

Rio 2016 director of communications Mario Andrada has repeatedly promised that all payments will be made © Multiple IFs are also still owed refunds, Andrada said, relating mostly to equipment hired for use during the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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Athletics-Paralympic great Weir brands British Athletics "a joke"
 
 Yahoo! Sports     2017-01-17 kl. 22:36     212 words
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Score Strip League: Football Everton vs. Manchester City FT 4 Everton 0 Man City Manchester United vs. Liverpool FT 1 Man Utd 1 Liverpool Liverpool vs. Swansea City Sat 12:30 GMT Liverpool Swansea Bournemouth vs.

Athletics-Paralympic great Weir brands British Athletics "a joke".
 
   
Obama commutes sentence of intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning
 
 MSN News US     2017-01-17 kl. 22:35     144 words
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Paralympic great Weir brands British Athletics 'a joke.
 
   
Obama commutes sentence of Chelsea Manning: White House
 
 MSN News US     2017-01-17 kl. 22:34     98 words
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President Obama has commuted the sentence of Chelsea Manning, according to the White House. Obama has shortened the prison sentences of 209 convicts in commutations. He has also pardoned 64 individuals, according to the White House.

Paralympic great Weir brands British Athletics 'a joke.
 
   
Paralympic great Weir brands British Athletics 'a joke'
 
 Special Broadcasting Service     2017-01-17 kl. 22:32     185 words
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LONDON (Reuters) - Six-time Paralympics gold medallist David Weir labelled British Athletics "a joke" on Tuesday and said he would never represent his country again.

Paralympic great Weir brands British Athletics 'a joke'.... LONDON (Reuters) - Six-time Paralympics gold medallist David Weir labelled British Athletics "a joke" on Tuesday and said he would never represent his country again.Source:

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United Airlines Reports Full-Year and Fourth-Quarter 2016 Performance
 
 ProfitQuotes.com     2017-01-17 kl. 22:20     1472 words
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CHICAGO Achieved best full-year on-time performance while reporting the lowest number of cancellations, delay minutes and mishandled bags in company history. UAL reported full-year net income of $2.3 billion, diluted earnings per share of $6.

Flew 1,500 athletes, coaches and Team USA staff to the 2016 Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games over the summer as the company celebrated more than 35 years partnering with Team USA.

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United Airlines Reports Full-Year and Fourth-Quarter 2016 Performance
 
 International Business Times     2017-01-17 kl. 22:17     7435 words
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CHICAGO, Jan. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- (UAL) today announced its fourth-quarter and full-year 2016 financial results.

Flew 1,500 athletes, coaches and Team USA staff to the 2016 Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games over the summer as the company celebrated more than 35 years partnering with Team USA.

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Bay Olympians up for public choice award
 
 Sun Live     2017-01-17 kl. 21:44     512 words
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Three Bay of Plenty Olympians are among the 10 finalists for Sporting Moment of the Year at the 54th Halberg Awards. Luuka Jones, Mahe Drysdale, and Lisa Carrington are up for the award, which is the only category decided by public vote.

Runner Nikki Hamblin is also on the list, for helping fellow competitor Abbey D'Agostino to her feet mid-race in the Women's 5000 metre heat, along with Liam Malone for winning two gold and a silver medal at his first Paralympics, and Shane van
 
   
Nationals Is An "Intimidating Beast," But Ashley Wagner Feels Ready To Tame It
 
 US Olympic Team     2017-01-17 kl. 21:39     920 words
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By Karen Price | Jan. 17, 2017, 12:56 p.m. (ET) Ashley Wagner warms up before her free skate at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2016 at TD Garden on April 2, 2016 in Boston.

I’ve been focusing on much longer sections.” Download the Team USA app today for breaking news, Olympic and Paralympic team bios, videos and more.
 
   
U.S Must Confront Russian Aggression, Departing UN Envoy Says
 
 Yahoo! Finance     2017-01-17 kl. 21:37     444 words
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SOCHI, RUSSIA - 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. (Photo by Dennis Grombkowski/)More The U.S.

SOCHI, RUSSIA - 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.

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Padma awards list 2017 feature Olympians Sakshi Malik, PV Sindhu, global CEOs Nadella,...
 
 Hindustan Times     2017-01-17 kl. 21:12     498 words
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Olympians PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik, Paralympian Deepa Malik, Google chief Sundar Pichai, Microsoft head Satya Nadella, and Indian American governor Nikki Haley of South Carolina are among 150 eminent personalities shortlisted for this year’s Padma awards.

Padma awards list 2017 feature Olympians Sakshi Malik, PV Sindhu, global CEOs Nadella,...Olympians PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik, Paralympian...

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Allure partners with Coca-Cola to deploy breakthrough in-theatre innovation centers
 
 ICX Association     2017-01-17 kl. 21:01     683 words
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Atlanta, GA. –  Allure , A Christie Company (Allure), and leader in activating brands, environments, and experiences digitally, recently completed

Coca-Cola is also the only corporation that has sponsored Special Olympics, Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, EXPO and Universiade in China.
 
   
Two Weeks To Go Until Deadline For VISTA 2017 Abstracts...
 
 Around The Rings     2017-01-17 kl. 20:52     522 words
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deadline for experts to submit abstracts for consideration for September’s VISTA 2017 conference which will be held in Toronto, Canada, between 20-23 September. Full details can be found online at www.vista2017.com .

Full details can be found online at www.vista2017.com .Organised through a partnership between the IPC, the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) and the Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO), the theme of September’s event is “Opportunities and

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Mrak overcoming visual impairment in the pool
 
 Kamloops This Week     2017-01-17 kl. 20:23     751 words
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Paralympian Tyler Mrak has joined the Kamloops Classic Swimming club. Dave Eagles/KTW As Tyler Mrak stepped onto the starting block at the 2016 Paralympic Summer Games in Rio de Janiero, there was understandably a little anxiety.

Paralympian Tyler Mrak has joined the Kamloops Classic Swimming club.... Dave Eagles/KTW As Tyler Mrak stepped onto the starting block at the 2016 Paralympic Summer Games in Rio de Janiero, there was understandably a little anxiety.The 18-year-old was competing in his first Paralympics...
 
   
2016 Newsmakers of the Year
 
 ENCA     2017-01-17 kl. 20:10     79 words
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JOHANNESBURG - Last year saw a number of newsmakers grabbing headlines. eNCA compiled a list of seven and had them reflect on the highs and the lows. We asked them seven questions each: Here they are, in no particular order ...

Paralympic silver medalist, Ntando Mahlangu:
 
   
GIO Oz Day 10k Wheelchair Race
 
 Whats on Sydney     2017-01-17 kl. 20:10     107 words
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am - 10.30am Information 2017 marks the 28th year of the GIO Oz Day 10K Wheelchair Race.

10.30am Information 2017 marks the 28th year of the GIO Oz Day 10K Wheelchair Race.Decorated Paralympians and celebrated wheelchair athletes from across the globe will take part in the international 2017 GIO Summer Down Under series this Australia
 
   
Clemson establishes soccer residency program for students with cerebral palsy, brain injury
 
 Clemson University     2017-01-17 kl. 20:05     904 words
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Students in Clemson’s new soccer residency program will enjoy years of consistent training that they might otherwise miss in higher education elsewhere. Image Credit: U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Sean M.

holds them back among other non-disabled players,” Arthur-Banning said. “Instead of the former reality of dropping out or down in divisions, this scholarship opportunity and a future in Paralympic soccer is something they can continue to strive
 
   
Hockey Great Angela Ruggiero To Be Inducted Into The IIHF Hall Of Fame
 
 US Olympic Team     2017-01-17 kl. 19:56     403 words
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By Darci Miller | Jan. 17, 2017, 12:16 p.m. (ET) Angela Ruggiero celebrates after scoring against China during their women's ice hockey preliminary game at at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games at UBC Thunderbird Arena on Feb. 14, 2010 in Vancouver.

She went on to win three more world championship titles, plus two Olympic silver medals and one bronze.  Download the Team USA app today for breaking news, Olympic and Paralympic team bios, videos and more.
 
   
Carballeda re-elected Spanish Paralympic Committee president
 
 Sportcal     2017-01-17 kl. 19:27     27 words
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Carballeda re-elected Spanish Paralympic Committee president.
 
   
CP&DR News Briefs January 16, 2016: Developer Donations in L.A.; Revitalizing Soma; Chargers to Leave S.D., and More
 
 California Planning & Development Board     2017-01-17 kl. 19:18     2034 words
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Several Los Angeles City Council members are proposing  legislation to ban donations from real estate developers during and shortly after city reviews of their building projects.

Olympics A report released by Beacon Economics LLC and UC Riverside School of Business Center for Economic Forecasting and Development shows  the LA 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games could increase economic output in the Los Angeles region by up to
 
   
Disneyland Paris to host 2018 ITTF Men’s World Cup
 
 Insidethegames.biz     2017-01-17 kl. 19:15     368 words
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Disneyland Paris will host the 2018 International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Men’s World Cup, it has been confirmed.

The selection of Paris could be seen as a boost to the city's bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics and Paralympics, where it is Budapest and Los Angeles.
 
   
Birmingham launch feasibility study for 2026 Commonwealth Games
 
 Sky Sports     2017-01-17 kl. 19:12     194 words
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Birmingham could make a bid for the 2026 Commonwealth Games Birmingham are stepping up their efforts to bid for the 2026 Commonwealth Games by commissioning a feasibility study.

Leading the panel carrying out the feasibility study is Alan Pascoe, who was vice-chairman of London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and also helped Glasgow successfully bid for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
 
   
Paralympian David Weir retires from Team GB over row
 
 Equilibrio Informativo     2017-01-17 kl. 19:11     192 words
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Weir wrote: "I have been let down again". David Weir, 37, is a six-time gold medallist, clinching four of the medals at the London Olympics in 2012, but failed to get any at the 2016 Rio games.

Paralympian David Weir retires from Team GB over row.... A spokeswoman for British Athletics said Weir had said in September that the Rio games would be his final Paralympics, and the London Marathon the final of his career, but added that there was no...

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Eight sports start funding appeals as criticism grows of UK Sport approach
 
 Wales Farmer     2017-01-17 kl. 19:00     826 words
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The government agency that funds Great Britain's Olympic and Paralympic athletes has been accused of depriving sports of the chance to prove they can win medals and ignoring the link between elite and grass-roots sport.

The government agency that funds Great Britain's Olympic and Paralympic athletes has been accused of depriving sports of the chance to prove they can win medals and ignoring the link between elite and grass-roots sport.Tuesday marked the deadline

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British Breeders Dinner and Awards Ceremony
 
 The Gaitpost.com     2017-01-17 kl. 18:42     673 words
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Meritoire Winner Desi Dillingham © Craig Payne Guests arrived at the Competition Stallions-sponsored drinks reception before moving on to a

The British Equestrian Federation Award to the Highest Placed British Bred Horse in Team GB at the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games went to the event horse Don Geniro, bred by Pam Dews and owned jointly with Pip Higgins.
 
   
Boost for Paris 2024 as €300m Eiffel Tower revamp plans are unveiled
 
 Insidethegames.biz     2017-01-17 kl. 18:25     336 words
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Paris’ bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic has received a significant boost after the French capital’s Mayor Anne Hidalgo unveiled plans for a €300 million (£260 million/$321 million) revamp of the iconic Eiffel Tower.

Paris’ bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic has received a significant boost after the French capital’s Mayor Anne Hidalgo unveiled plans for a €300 million (£260 million/$321 million) revamp of the iconic Eiffel Tower.Hidalgo said she

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Dentsu admits anomalies over online ads worth over 114M yen
 
 ABS-CBN News     2017-01-17 kl. 18:24     294 words
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TOKYO - Dentsu Inc. said Tuesday it has punished 17 senior officials for improper practices at the Japanese advertising giant, including overcharges, that are related to online ad services worth over 114 million yen ($1 million).

The company has been playing a major role in forging various deals between the organizing committee for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics and sponsor companies. ==Kyodo.

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No guarantee of help for disabled passengers, says Southern
 
 The Guardian     2017-01-17 kl. 18:22     795 words
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Train maps no longer specify stations where passengers needing assistance can turn up and travel Southern rail users with disabilities face delayed

The Paralympian Anne Wafula Strike, who this month told the Guardian of having had to wet herself on a train journey because there was no accessible toilet working, expressed concern about the changes. “As disabled people, we also have a life.

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Atos coordinates the European inteGRIDy project that will pilot a new energy framework across 8 countries
 
 TeleTrader.com     2017-01-17 kl. 18:03     683 words
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InteGRIDy has secured funding of more than 12 million euros from the European H2020 program, becoming the largest project in its category   Paris,

The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market.

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Chalencon claims first biathlon World Cup win
 
 International Paralympic Committee     2017-01-17 kl. 17:55     455 words
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France’s Para Nordic skier won the men’s individual visually impaired race in Western Center, Ukraine, on 17 January.

He was followed on the podium by Belarus’ multiple-Paralympic medallist Vasili Shaptsiaboi (44:58.2) and guide Dzmitry Budzilovich.... Ukraine’s Paralympic bronze medallist Oksana Shyshkova (45:06.4), guided by Vitalii Kazakov, won the women’s visually...

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A Mind-Body Duelist
 
 Journal of the American Medical Association     2017-01-17 kl. 17:43     1072 words
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Nine months after I was born, my pediatrician noticed something was wrong. Diagnosed with ectodermal dysplasia, I began my life with a disability. Medically, it has not been unmanageable. Emotionally, it has been a difficult journey.

If I have achievements sufficient enough to be an Overcomer, then I only have them because I don’t have the bottomless positivity and indefatigable resolve we imagine paralympians have.
 
   
Former soldier injured in Iraq has operation to amputate her leg cancelled twice
 
 Wales Online     2017-01-17 kl. 17:42     637 words
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A former soldier who suffered devastating injuries in Iraq has had an operation amputate part of her leg cancelled twice.

Sam represented Great Britain in the Paralympics in 2012 Read More “The doses of morphine I’ve been on have been getting higher and higher and it’s left me unable to sleep and I struggle to eat. “I just want to live a pain-free life.
 
   
A royal visit by HRH The Princess Royal…
 
 Dartmoor Links     2017-01-17 kl. 17:33     289 words
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Mount Kelly was honoured to welcome HRH The Princess Royal to the School recently to open the Olympic Legacy 50 metre Swimming Pool.

Paralympians amongst its alumni, and has one Olympian currently at the School.... Also Rio 2016 Paralympic Medallists Claire Cashmore MBE, Hannah Russell MBE and Mikey Jones MBE; all awarded their MBE’s in the recent New Year’s Honours list.
 
   
Wall of Champions unveiled in Barra Olympic Park to honour Rio 2016 medallists
 
 Insidethegames.biz     2017-01-17 kl. 17:30     224 words
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Names of all athletes who earned medals at Rio 2016 have been inscribed on a "Wall of Champions" unveiled in the main Olympic and Paralympic Park in Barra de Tijuca.

Names of all athletes who earned medals at Rio 2016 have been inscribed on a "Wall of Champions" unveiled in the main Olympic and Paralympic Park in Barra de Tijuca.The Wall was specially unveiled as part of a ceremony officially transferring
 
   
Three in the race to succeed Pat Hickey
 
 RTE Online     2017-01-17 kl. 17:26     532 words
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Swim Ireland CEO Sarah Keane is in the running to succeed Pat Hickey as OCI President Sarah Keane, Willie O’Brien and Bernard O’Byrne are the three

Association of Ireland) Tom Rafter (Fencing Ireland) Joe Reynolds (Horse Sport Ireland) Sally Anne Tobin (Horse Sport Ireland) Denis Toomey (Paralympics Ireland) Lochlann Walsh (Triathlon Ireland).
 
   
IPC names Iran’s Javanmardi among Ones to Watch for 2017
 
 Iran Daily     2017-01-17 kl. 17:07     212 words
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Iran’s para-shooter Sareh Javanmardi was named among Ones to Watch for 2017 by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). IPC has so far announced its Ones to Watch athletes for 2017 in badminton, swimming and wheelchair fencing, paralympic.

Iran’s para-shooter Sareh Javanmardi was named among Ones to Watch for 2017 by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).... IPC has so far announced its Ones to Watch athletes for 2017 in badminton, swimming and wheelchair fencing, paralympic.org...
 
   
?Three young riders win a chance to be coached by dressage...
 
 Stroud Life Online     2017-01-17 kl. 17:01     209 words
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Three young riders received an equestrian mentoring session from world-class dressage champion Natasha Baker.

Read: Jockey whose accidental blunder cost him a winning chance says he won't appeal 10-day ban Baker, who won two gold medals at the 2012 Summer Paralympics and three at Rio 2016, hopes her teaching will help take the girls to the next level.

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New Sports Business Awards from organisers of the Football Business Awards
 
 ITCM     2017-01-17 kl. 17:01     482 words
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A new set of awards celebrating the teams and individuals behind-the-scenes who make sporting successes possible, have been launched by the team behind the successful Football Business Awards.

winner • Tim Reddish, Chairman, British Paralympic Association • Nigel Rushman, Founder, Rushmans • Andrew Scoular, CEO, British Judo • Robert Sullivan, Strategy Director, the FA • Rory Tapner, Chairman of British Ski and Snowboard
 
   
Who is James Brokenshire? Everything you need to know
 
 Belfast Live     2017-01-17 kl. 16:55     651 words
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After the resignation of Martin McGuinness as deputy First Minister, the Northern Ireland Secretary has temporarily assumed the powers of the Executive.

He oversaw the security operations during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and has been taking forward work to promote UK security exports overseas, leading a security trade delegation to India in 2013.
 
   
News: Medical AMRC helping to create "social height" mobility device
 
 Rotherham Business News     2017-01-17 kl. 16:32     627 words
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Researchers from the Medical Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) are working with a former soldier who caught a devastating disease in Afghanistan to develop an advanced mobility aid that could change the lives of millions of disabled people.

The former Royal Marine Commando, who was part of Britain’s Paralympic Squad in Brazil, is forced to rely increasingly on mobility devices as his condition deteriorates and his reliance has led him to try and create something more suitable for
 
   
Best Kept Open Water Secret: Tampa Bay Frogman Swim
 
 SwimSwam     2017-01-17 kl. 16:31     1080 words
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The first “frogman” swim started when Sam Farnan met St Petersburg Times Writer, Terry Tomalin, Farnan, then a senior at St Pete Catholic HS, and swim team member, expressed an interest in becoming a Navy Seal.

division, in freezing rain and snow.  Now a lieutenant commander, Cnossen has since gone on to become a successful Paralympic athlete competing in cross country skiing and biathlon.
 
   
Paralympics - Angry Weir ends Great Britain career
 
 Yahoo! Finance     2017-01-17 kl. 16:00     227 words
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British paralympic athlete David Weir is greeted by wellwishers after returning from the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in Brazil, at Heathrow airport in London on September 20, 2016.

Paralympics - Angry Weir ends Great Britain career.... British paralympic athlete David Weir is greeted by wellwishers after returning from the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in Brazil, at Heathrow airport in London on September 20, 2016.Rio said farewell to the 2016 Paralympics...
 
   
American football named as invitational sport for 2017 World Games
 
 Insidethegames.biz     2017-01-17 kl. 15:57     485 words
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American football will be one of four invitational sports at this year's World Games in Polish city Wroc?aw, along with indoor rowing, kickboxing and speedway.

Wroc?aw was awarded the Games in 2012, beating off opposition from Hungary's capital Budapest, now a candidate city for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.Daniel Etchells.
 
   
Six-time Paralympic champion David Weir says he's been "let down" - and will never compete for Great Britain again.
 
 107.8 Radio Jackie     2017-01-17 kl. 15:56     774 words
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Rod Bradbury News Editor Rod enjoys and plays all sports and could have been a cricketer if hadn't taken his eye off the ball at a crucial moment. Lucy Mayer Lucy is the Senior Broadcast Journalist at Jackie and also the Travel Editor.

Six-time Paralympic champion David Weir says he's been "let down" - and will never compete for Great Britain again.Rod Bradbury News Editor Rod enjoys and plays all sports and could have been a cricketer if hadn't taken his eye off the ball at a
 
   
David Weir quits racing for GB with Twitter rant
 
 NewsReality.com     2017-01-17 kl. 15:34     23 words
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Six-time Paralympic champion David Weir has expressed frustration at British Athletics and declared he will never wear a Great Britain vest again.

Six-time Paralympic champion David Weir has expressed frustration at British Athletics and declared he will never wear a Great Britain vest again.

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Kutwano giving hope to the people with disabilities through sports
 
 MyZA     2017-01-17 kl. 15:31     774 words
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: Neatly tucked away in Kamunu village, in the Zambezi region is the Kutwano Organization of Sports for People with Disabilities (PWD).

footsteps of Namibian Paralympian Ananias Shikongo and Johanna Benson,” said Manga Mataa, the Chairperson of Kutwano.... Two athletes represented the organization in March at the 2016 Nedbank Paralympic Games in South Africa.

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UNIQLO extends wheelchair tennis sponsorship until 2021
 
 International Paralympic Committee     2017-01-17 kl. 15:16     408 words
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The UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour started with 11 tournaments in 1992 and consists now of more than 150 annually over 40 countries.

three-time wheelchair tennis Paralympic gold medallist Shingo Kunieda added: “As an athlete, and as a UNIQLO Global Brand Ambassador, I am honoured to take part in the UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour. “All tour competitors are very grateful to
 
   
IPC opens media accreditation for PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games
 
 International Paralympic Committee     2017-01-17 kl. 15:16     231 words
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The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has opened the media accreditation application process for non-rights holding broadcasters interested in attending the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games .

IPC opens media accreditation for PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games.... The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has opened the media accreditation application process for non-rights holding broadcasters interested in attending the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic...
 
   
David Weir says he will never wear a Great Britain vest again
 
 Latest Nigerian News.com     2017-01-17 kl. 15:13     9 words
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Six-time Paralympic champion , adding he feels "let down".

Six-time Paralympic champion , adding he feels "let down".BBC on Tue, 17 Jan.
 
   
The World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 – Get involved
 
 My Family Our Needs.co.uk     2017-01-17 kl. 15:09     479 words
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years – 18 years • 18 years – 25 years • 25 years + Still buzzing from the Paralympics? Well, the World Para Athletics Championships are coming to London this summer. Tickets are now on sale with special offers for schools.

The World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 – Get involved. years – 18 years • 18 years – 25 years • 25 years + Still buzzing from the Paralympics?... You may have heard two-time Paralympian Jonnie Peacock on Radio 2 this morning, talking about the...

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Warner says response to doping is "too slow" as "Clean Athletics" brand launched
 
 Insidethegames.biz     2017-01-17 kl. 14:43     643 words
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UK Athletics chairman Ed Warner believes the "pace of change remains too slow" in the fight against doping in the sport.

Russian athletes have been banned from competing by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) since November 2015, while the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) banned Russia from taking part at the Rio 2016 Paralympics.

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David Weir says he will never wear a Great Britain vest again
 
 BBC     2017-01-17 kl. 14:42     151 words
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Weir competed at six Paralympics, winning six gold medals Six-time Paralympic champion , adding he feels "let down".

Weir competed at six Paralympics, winning six gold medals Six-time Paralympic champion , adding he feels "let down".The 37-year-old wheelchair racer, who won four gold medals at the London Paralympics, announced his retirement from track racing
 
   
Will ‘fingerprint currency’ be the new wave in Japan travel industry?
 
 Travel and Tour World     2017-01-17 kl. 14:19     429 words
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Japan has always been a loved travel destination choice amongst leisure as well as business travellers. Now the country is ready for an experimental try-out by introducing a system which could replace both cash and credit cards.

It also might widen the scope of the system to about 300 businesses and is expected to be operational before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.
 
   
Russian skiers seek lifting of suspension without lawyer’s help
 
 Tass.ru     2017-01-17 kl. 14:18     529 words
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MOSCOW, January 17. /TASS/. Russian cross-country skiers Maxim Vylegzhanin and Alexei Petukhov told TASS they had no intentions of hiring a lawyer to overturn their provisional suspensions, imposed last month by the International Ski Federation (FIS).

Paralympic sports could have been involved in an alleged manipulation scheme to conceal positive doping tests.
 
   
Fast Forward 15 applications open for third intake of mentees
 
 Meetpie     2017-01-17 kl. 14:13     170 words
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Fast Forward 15, the mentorship programme aimed at encouraging female talent in the events and hospitality sector, is looking for its third intake of mentees.

Sharpe said: “We have another stellar line up of mentors, from Paralympians to industry recognised experts and FTSE100 corporates, who possess significant knowledge and experience to share with our next intake.

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UI researcher added to Forbes' 30 Under 30 list
 
 News Gazette     2017-01-17 kl. 14:12     636 words
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Photo by: John Dixon/The News-Gazette Lydia Kisley, a Beckman-Brown Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Illinois, poses Thursday inside the entrance of the Beckman Institute in Urbana.

Sports: Tatyana McFadden (Class of '14), Paralympic wheelchair athlete.
 
   
Ntando Mahlangu– Newsmaker of the Year 2016
 
 ENCA     2017-01-17 kl. 13:49     29 words
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eNCA compiled a list of 2016 Newsmakers of the Year and had them reflect on the highs and the lows. In this episode, we chat to paralympian, Ntando Mahlangu.

In this episode, we chat to paralympian, Ntando Mahlangu.
 
   
Laureus World Sports Awards 2017
 
 2oceansvibe Radio     2017-01-17 kl. 13:46     625 words
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A glittering collection of the world’s greatest Olympic and Paralympic stars from Rio de Janeiro have been nominated for the Laureus World Sports Awards, following a ballot by the world’s media.

A glittering collection of the world’s greatest Olympic and Paralympic stars from Rio de Janeiro have been nominated for the Laureus World Sports Awards, following a ballot by the world’s media.Football is also well represented with Cristiano
 
   
Snackisen: "Onödigt att priset ifrågasätts"
 
 Helagotland     2017-01-17 kl. 13:39     220 words
 
Peder Fredricsons vinst av Jerringpriset är ett hett samtalsämne. Men den gotländska dressyrryttaren Louise Etzner Jakobsson är inte förvånad. "Dags för alla journalister att visa mycket mer ridsport".

MATS PETTERSSON: "Säg grattis och visa respekt" Men Louise Etzner Jakobsson, gotländska dressyrryttaren som vann brons i Paralympics i Rio, tycker att diskussionerna efteråt är obefogade. -
 
   
A veritable smorgasbord of Irish talent gathered for the latest Hot Press Summit
 
 HotPress.com     2017-01-17 kl. 13:35     4051 words
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27 The Hot Press Newsdesk Crowding round the table were Áine Cahill, Róisín O and assorted members of Fangclub, Keywest, Overhead, The Albatross, The Riptide Movement & Stuart Clark.

It wasn’t just entertainment, it was journalism and sports; I was completely star-struck because the Irish paralympians were there.
 
   
Mental Wealth: Your PR skills can open the door to personal change
 
 PR Week UK     2017-01-17 kl. 13:11     562 words
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Forget New Year's resolutions - generalised goals lead to generalised failure. But keep doing what you always have, and you'll get what you've always got.

Adrian Reith coaches Michel Assouline, the coach of the British Paralympic dressage team.  www.AdrianReith.com.