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Motala tog pris på paragalan
 
 Motala & Vadstena Tidning     2017-02-06 kl. 08:00     146 words
 
Västers BTK var nominerat i tre kategorier på parasportgalan i Stockholm. Det blev ett pris. Motalaklubben tog hem priset till årets lag genom Emil Andersson och Linus Karlsson och deras silver på Paralympics i Rio de Janeiro.

Det blev ett pris. Motalaklubben tog hem priset till årets lag genom Emil Andersson och Linus Karlsson och deras silver på Paralympics i Rio de Janeiro.Två simmare tog inte helt oväntat hem priserna som årets kvinnliga respektive manliga...
 
   
Pernilla Svensson blev Årets ledare
 
 Ystads Allehanda     2017-02-05 kl. 17:00     474 words
 
Pernilla Svensson från Ystad vann utmärkelsen Årets ledare vid svenska parasportförbundets gala i Stockholm. Frågan är om hon blir Årets ledare även vid Stora Idrottsdagen i Ystad 18 februari?

Under året tydligast synligt när paralympiska debutanter tog finalplatser och bärgade medalj i Rio."
 
   
Rutinerad ryttare blev Årets nykomling
 
 SVT Nyheter Öst     2017-02-05 kl. 15:48     68 words
 
Louise Etzner Jakobsson tog ett paralympicsbrons - fem år efter att ha drabbats av en skallfraktur som förändrade livet.

Luoise Etzner Jakobsson tog ett paralympicsbrons - fem år efter att ha drabbats av en skallfraktur som förändrade livet.Ryttaren Louise Etzner Jakobsson korades till Årets nykomling på Parasportgalan under lördagskvällen skriver tidningen.
 
   
Inget galapris till Philip Jönsson
 
 Mariestads-Tidningen     2017-02-05 kl. 15:31     64 words
 
Efter sitt fantastiska genombrott under säsongen 2016 var Philip Jönsson från Ullervad en av de nominerade till priset som Årets nykomling vid parasportgalan.

Priset gick dock till ryttarinnan Louise Etzner Jakobsson som tog två brons vid sommarens Paralympics i Rio de Janeiro.... Priset gick dock till ryttarinnan Louise Etzner Jakobsson som tog två brons vid sommarens Paralympics i Rio de Janeiro.
 
   
Nacka blev svenska mästare i rullstolsinnebandy: "En jättespännande match"
 
 Hela Hälsingland Premium     2017-02-05 kl. 10:04     380 words
 
Det var en diger publik som satt sig till rätta i Höghammarhallen i Bollnäs under fredagskvällen, där en tuff och fartfylld match spelades mellan Nacka HI och Parasport Eskilstuna.

Det var en diger publik som satt sig till rätta i Höghammarhallen i Bollnäs under fredagskvällen, där en tuff och fartfylld match spelades mellan Nacka HI och Parasport Eskilstuna.Det var tillslut straffar som avgjorde och korade Nacka HI till
 
   
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Wondering What To Get Your Valentine? Shop Team USA's Gift Guide
 
 US Olympic Team     2017-02-06 kl. 08:46     70 words
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Wondering what to buy your loved ones this Valentine's Day? Whether you're shopping for your spouse, dog or friend, we've got you covered at TeamUSAShop.com.

Olympic and Paralympic athletes.
 
   
U.S. sports envoy due in S. Korea to promote PyeongChang games
 
 Yonhap News Agency     2017-02-06 kl. 08:33     223 words
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(ATTN: ADDS photo) SEOUL, Feb. 4 (Yonhap) -- American snowboarder Chloe Kim will visit South Korea next week as a sports envoy for the State Department in a show of U.S.

She will then travel to PyeongChang, the venue for next year’s Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, to attend a snowboarding workshop with youth from nearby areas before wrapping up her three-day stay in the country. lcd@yna.co.kr (END).
 
   
Di Lampard: ‘Our main goal is to get back into the super league’
 
 Horse & Country     2017-02-06 kl. 08:32     205 words
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H&C caught up with Di Lampard, Britain’s performance manager for jumping, to find out what her plans are for this year and how she will top 2016.

H&C caught up with Di Lampard, Britain’s performance manager for jumping, to find out what her plans are for this year and how she will top 2016.Rio celebration Di joined a number of Olympic and Paralympic riders at a reception, hosted by
 
   
Ukraine is Fighting Its Own Cold War
 
 Bloomberg     2017-02-06 kl. 08:01     2111 words
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Vladimir Putin said only Russia predicted Donald Trump would win the White House.

Oleksiy Kharlamov, a Ukrainian Paralympic volleyball trainer displaced by conflict near Donetsk, now lives with his daughter Kira in a suburb of Dnipro.
 
   
Motala tog pris på paragalan
 
 Motala & Vadstena Tidning     2017-02-06 kl. 08:00     146 words
 
Västers BTK var nominerat i tre kategorier på parasportgalan i Stockholm. Det blev ett pris. Motalaklubben tog hem priset till årets lag genom Emil Andersson och Linus Karlsson och deras silver på Paralympics i Rio de Janeiro.

Det blev ett pris. Motalaklubben tog hem priset till årets lag genom Emil Andersson och Linus Karlsson och deras silver på Paralympics i Rio de Janeiro.Två simmare tog inte helt oväntat hem priserna som årets kvinnliga respektive manliga...
 
   
Banning Clean Athletes From Olympics Unacceptable - Russian Sports Minister
 
 Sputnik     2017-02-06 kl. 07:13     225 words
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) — It is unacceptable to ban clean athletes from the Olympic Games without evidence, Russian Minister of Sport Pavel Kolobkov said Monday. "Barring clean athletes from the Olympics without any real evidence is unacceptable.

He added that the last year was rather difficult, stressing that many Russian, especially Paralympic, athletes had been unfairly dismissed from the competitions.... The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) later banned all Russian Paralympic athletes from the 2016 Summer Paralympics...
 
   
London is a monument to the benefits of openness and internationalism
 
 NewsR.in     2017-02-06 kl. 06:10     542 words
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"London is open”. This much-publicised campaign, launched by mayor of London Sadiq Khan and garlanded with column inches and broadcast coverage, is

Only five years ago we hosted the Olympic and Paralympic Games, a celebration of sport which showcased the best of British: our diversity, our prosperity and our position as one of the world’s most welcoming countries.

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Pyeongchang, Olympic city of winter festivities
 
 Korea.net     2017-02-06 kl. 06:01     707 words
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Visitors can go ice-fishing for trout at the annual Pyeongchang Trout Festival, on the frozen Odaecheon River in Jinbu-myeon Town in Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do Province.

the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, but it is also the venue for a number of winter festivals filled with a flurry of festivities.... 3 in Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do Province, one of the host-cities of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic...
 
   
Australia Day 2017: Brian Wakefield awarded Strathalbyn Community Service of the Year
 
 Victor Harbor Times     2017-02-06 kl. 05:28     434 words
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Alexandrina Council recognises Brian Wakefield for 2017 Community Service award.

STRATHALBYN – A 90-year-old volunteer, an inspirational Paralympian, a running group and a man’s passion to save a community memorial were recognised at Strathalbyn’s Australia Day awards ceremony.

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Emily Cross awarded Strathalbyn’s 2017 Citizen of the Year award
 
 Victor Harbor Times     2017-02-06 kl. 05:14     432 words
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Strathalbyn's Emily Cross is the 2017 Citizen of the Year for the Strathalbyn region.

Strathalbyn's Emily Cross is the 2017 Citizen of the Year for the Strathalbyn region.STRATHALBYN – A 90-year-old volunteer, an inspirational Paralympian, a running group and a man’s passion to save a community memorial were recognised at

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Michael Roeger awarded Strathalbyn’s 2017 Young Citizen of the Year award
 
 Victor Harbor Times     2017-02-06 kl. 05:14     513 words
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Paralympian Michael Roeger awarded Young Citizen of the Year for the Strathalbyn region.

Paralympian Michael Roeger awarded Young Citizen of the Year for the Strathalbyn region.RELATED:... STRATHALBYN – A 90-year-old volunteer, an inspirational Paralympian, a running group and a man’s passion to save a community memorial were recognised at...

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SAS celebrates 5 years of training destination excellence
 
 Eikestad Nuus     2017-02-06 kl. 05:07     428 words
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The Stellenbosch Academy of Sport (SAS) celebrated five years of excellence in January. Since opening its doors on 11 January 2012, SAS has become a training destination of choice to some of the most prominent sporting teams and individuals in the world.

Double Olympic triple jump champion Christian Taylor from America, Dutch silver medal sprinter Daphne Schippers and gold medal Paralympian Richard Whitehead from England were among the 80 plus athletes that decided to train here.
 
   
Kelly Clark Defends Mammoth Halfpipe Title, Joined On Podium By Fellow Veteran Hannah Teter
 
 US Olympic Team     2017-02-06 kl. 04:25     269 words
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By Craig Bohnert | Feb. 05, 2017, 9:05 p.m. (ET) Kelly Clark competes in the final round of the of the FIS Snowboard World Cup 2017 women's snowboard halfpipe during the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix at Mammoth Mountain on Feb. 5, 2017 in Mammoth, California.

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Bibian Mentel-Spee re-elected as Athlete Representative for snowboard
 
 International Paralympic Committee     2017-02-06 kl. 04:24     460 words
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The Dutch athlete will serve another two-year term on World Para Snowboard’s Sport Technical Committee.

Mentel-Spee will serve a second two-year term, acting as liaison between the athletes and the decision makers in the sport, as well as a direct link to the International Paralympic Committee’s Athletes’ Council. “I think it is really really
 
   
Qatar's Rio Paralympics medallists honoured
 
 Qatar Tribune     2017-02-06 kl. 04:11     109 words
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Tribune News Network DOHA Brigadier Khalid bin Hamad al Attiyah, President of Qatar Police Sport Federation (QPSF), honoured the Qatari athletes who excelled at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games in Brazil last September. The ceremony was attended by Dr.

Qatar's Rio Paralympics medallists honoured.... Tribune News Network DOHA Brigadier Khalid bin Hamad al Attiyah, President of Qatar Police Sport Federation (QPSF), honoured the Qatari athletes who excelled at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games in Brazil last...
 
   
Olympians race through Pyeongchang snowfields
 
 Korea.net     2017-02-06 kl. 03:45     742 words
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A total of 34 cross-country skiers from 13 countries sprint from the starting line in the women’s skiathlon finals at the FIS Cross-Country World Cup at the Alpensia Cross-Country Center in Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do Province, on Feb. 4.

4.The competition was held as part of test events for next year's PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.... Two test events were held in preparation for next year's PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, in Pyeongchang,...
 
   
Shaun White, Louie Vito Return To Starring Roles At Mammoth U.S. Grand Prix
 
 US Olympic Team     2017-02-06 kl. 02:59     336 words
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By Craig Bohnert | Feb. 05, 2017, 8:18 p.m. (ET) Shaun White competes in the final round of the of the FIS Snowboard World Cup 2017 men's snowboard halfpipe at the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix at Mammoth Mountain on Feb. 5, 2017 in Mammoth, California.

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Maggie Voisin’s Ski Slopestyle Win In Mammoth Puts Her One Step Closer To PyeongChang Olympics
 
 US Olympic Team     2017-02-06 kl. 02:58     302 words
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By Craig Bohnert | Feb. 05, 2017, 8:33 p.m. (ET) (L-R) Johanne Killi of Norway, Maggie Voisin and Mathilde Gremaud of Switzerland celebrate at the FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup 2017 women's ski slopestyle at the Toyota U.S.

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NationalLocal angle touted for Olympic sponsorshipLocal angle touted for Olympic sponsorshipFluid milk brands invited to partnerNational1 day, 1 hour ago
 
 Wisconsin State Farmer     2017-02-06 kl. 02:30     738 words
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Ray Mueller, Correspondent 6:27 p.m. CT Feb. 4, 2017 Top states boost August milk totals.

Project rationale As one way to counter that trend, MilkPEP partnered with the United States Olympic and Paralympic committees in large part because of surveys which indicate that nine of 10 Olympic qualifiers from the United States are milk

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UK Sport Split Over Funding Cuts
 
 Sports Business Daily     2017-02-06 kl. 02:27     85 words
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/Olympics Published February 6, 2017 The decision to "strip several sports of their Olympic and Paralympic funding split the UK Sport board," according to Ben Rumsby of the London TELEGRAPH.

UK Sport Split Over Funding Cuts. /Olympics Published February 6, 2017 The decision to "strip several sports of their Olympic and Paralympic funding split the UK Sport board," according to Ben Rumsby of the London TELEGRAPH. The "biggest revolt

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£1.5m funding boost for grassroots football
 
 Plymouth Daily     2017-02-06 kl. 02:00     704 words
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Underrepresented groups in grassroots football will soon have more teams to play in. The FA are investing £1.5m into the Grow the Game scheme – a programme that increases participation at the lowest levels of the game.

hopefully clubs will make the most of the funding available to set up more female teams to take advantage of the interest.” Roy Turnham, a star of the Paralympic GB football team, supported the initiative: “Grow the Game is an excellent scheme
 
   
UK sports to launch funding cut appeals
 
 BBC     2017-02-06 kl. 01:08     214 words
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Seven sports will have appeals heard on Monday and Tuesday against UK Sport's funding cuts before the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The sports, including badminton, would receive no investment for the four-year cycle leading into the Tokyo Games.

Seven sports will have appeals heard on Monday and Tuesday against UK Sport's funding cuts before the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.... The sports, including badminton, would receive no investment for the four-year cycle leading into the Tokyo Games.Others hit are Olympic sports table tennis, weightlifting, archery and fencing, plus goalball and wheelchair rugby on the Paralympic...

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Michael Bennett with Usher and Harry Connick, Jr. | PROcast
 
 The Post Game     2017-02-06 kl. 00:36     93 words
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Share Tweet Post Email Michael Bennett catches up with Usher on the field Related Michael Bennett at the Super Bowl | PROcast Related

Share Tweet Post Email Michael Bennett catches up with Usher on the field Related Michael Bennett at the Super Bowl | PROcast Related. ...Kyle Anderson plays fetch with his adorable dogs | PROcast Related Paralympian Rebecca Meyers shows off her

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The Jump 2017: Amy Willerton extremely ‘determined' to be crowned winner of
 
 Metro     2017-02-06 kl. 00:07     397 words
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Troy Nankervis for Metro.co.uk Sunday 5 Feb 2017 8:05 pm

Lydia Bright Caprice Bourret (model) Kadeena Cox MBE (Paralympian) Emma Parker Bowles (TV presenter) Mark Dolan (comedian) Robbie Fowler (retired footballer) Josie Gibson (former Big Brother winner) Jade Jones (Taekwondo athlete and Olympic medal
 
   
Monday Close-Up: Finding her way
 
 Central Utah Daily Herald     2017-02-06 kl. 00:05     1170 words
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Elizabeth Chantry winds up the ball to throw as her two teammates flank her on either side, poised in their ready positions.

Goalball is a Paralympic sport for blind athletes.
 
   
Russia: German tourists flock to Sochi as direct flights open up from Berlin
 
 Brisbane Courier-Mail     2017-02-05 kl. 23:56     97 words
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Sochi's esteemed Rosa Khutor resort started offering first tour packages for travellers from Germany wishing to ski Russia's steep slopes, Sunday, following the opening of the first direct flights between Berlin and Sochi.

It hosted the alpine skiing events for the 2014 Winter Olympics and Paralympics.

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The world's best athletes could be wearing bits of old smartphone in 2020
 
 PC Authority     2017-02-05 kl. 23:17     417 words
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Have you always wanted to see your old iPhone 3GS around the neck of an Olympian?

This, the organisers say, will be enough to make the 5,000 medals to put around the necks of successful Olympians and Paralympians.
 
   
Josie Gibson is first star to exit The Jump
 
 Breaking News.ie     2017-02-05 kl. 22:57     265 words
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Josie Gibson has become the first celebrity to leave winter sports show The Jump after nerves apparently prevented her from tackling the final challenge.

evening.” Sir Bradley Wiggins (Channel 4) The other remaining contestants are footballer Robbie Fowler, gymnast Louis Smith, Taekwondo champion Jade Jones, paralympic medallist Kadeena Cox, reality stars Spencer Matthews and Lydia Bright, comedian

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Olympics countdown: Paralympic soldier Nick Beighton's incredible story
 
 Shropshire Life     2017-02-05 kl. 22:16     1273 words
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If you were putting together a modern day superhero, Nick Beighton from Shrewsbury would tick all the boxes ... to a friend To send a link to this page you must be logged in.

Olympics countdown: Paralympic soldier Nick Beighton's incredible story.... We open our series this month with a special feature about one of the athletes hoping hes done enough to secure a place at the Paralympics:... He and his rowing partner Samantha Scowen, pictured with him below, became the first members of GB Rowing to book a place at the Paralympics...
 
   
Zanardi and Glock to Return to Spa 24 Hours?
 
 Daily Sports Car     2017-02-05 kl. 21:59     204 words
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BMW factory driver Timo Glock has hinted that he is looking to return to the Spa 24 Hours alongside Alex Zanardi.

He just had the hardest time of his life and to come back, to drive and win races; be unbeatable in the paralympics.

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The Jump 2017 celebrities struck by nasty stomach bug in Austria
 
 Telly Mix     2017-02-05 kl. 21:28     249 words
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A number of The Jump 2017 celebs have reportedly been struck down by a nasty illness while in Austria.

More celebs on The Jump this year are rugby player Gareth Thomas and Paralympic medallist Kadeena Cox and retired pro cyclist Bradley Wiggins.
 
   
Louis Smith gets off to a flying start as he races through the parallel
 
 Daily Mail     2017-02-05 kl. 21:18     332 words
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Dan Cain For Mailonline 19:48 GMT, 5 February 2017

In the second race, Robbie Fowler saw off Paralympian Kadeena Cox, crossing the line by a two-gate margin.

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Bike is stolen from young paracyclist
 
 Highland News     2017-02-05 kl. 21:18     677 words
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Written by Val Sweeney Paracyclist Fin Graham achieved personal best times at the UK track championships in Manchester.

Written by Val Sweeney Paracyclist Fin Graham achieved personal best times at the UK track championships in Manchester.A YOUNG paracyclist with ambitions to represent his country at the 2020 Paralympics was dealt a blow with the theft of his bike
 
   
U.S. Snowboarders Sweep First Men’s, Women’s Slopestyle Olympic Qualifier
 
 US Olympic Team     2017-02-05 kl. 21:10     410 words
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By Craig Bohnert | Feb. 05, 2017, 2:06 p.m. (ET) Jamie Anderson takes a practice run during the FIS Snowboard World Cup 2017 women's snowboard slopestyle at the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix at Mammoth Mountain on Jan. 31, 2017 in Mammoth, Calif.

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Antique welcomes over 3T delegates for WVRAA
 
 Panay News     2017-02-05 kl. 21:01     319 words
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SAN JOSE, Antique – Some 3,358 young athletes and delegates from all over the region flocked to the province on Sunday to formally open the 2017 Western Visayas Regional Athletic Association (WVRAA) Meet at the Binirayan Sports Complex.

WVRAA has 15 events in the Elementary Level, 21 for the Secondary Category and 4 events in the Paralympic Games./ PN.
 
   
ASEAN honors Filipino athletes Hidilyn Diaz, Josephine Medina
 
 Philippine Information Agency     2017-02-05 kl. 21:01     163 words
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MANILA, Feb 6 – The Office of ASEAN Affairs of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) recently awarded medals to Olympian Hidilyn Diaz and

MANILA, Feb 6 – The Office of ASEAN Affairs of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) recently awarded medals to Olympian Hidilyn Diaz and. ...Paralympian Josephine Medina on behalf of ASEAN, which held a tribute and recognition ceremony to

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Clagett/Oakcliff Match Race regatta
 
 Yachts and Yachting Online     2017-02-05 kl. 20:29     849 words
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announces 2017 dates by Sam Crichton today at 6:54 pm 25-27 August 2017 Clagett Oakcliff 2016 winning skipper Jen French © Scott Guinn In 2016, the C. Thomas Clagett, Jr.

Teams from across the US will be returning to take part along with teams who due to Paralympic commitments in 2016 were not able to attend.... 2016 US Paralympic silver medalist Rick Doerr will be racing at the event in 2017 and other international teams...
 
   
Sir Dave Brailsford says British Cycling is 'medallist' not sexist
 
 Road.cc     2017-02-05 kl. 19:04     878 words
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Former British Cycling performance director warns against "over correcting" culture that saw Britain throw off "gallant loser" status... In an article penned for The Times this weekend, Sir Dave Brailsford reflected on his time at British Cycling.

Brailsford claimed that today we take our Olympic and Paralympic successes for granted, and that "20 years ago Britain was largely an Olympic nation of gallant losers." >Read more:

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US Sailing's Charlie McKee to step down
 
 Yachts and Yachting Online     2017-02-05 kl. 18:31     464 words
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Charlie McKee to step down as US Sailing Team High Performance Director by Will Ricketson, US Sailing today at 5:02 pm 3 February 2017 Two-time

U.S. athletes Rick Doerr, Brad Kendell and Hugh Freund also secured silver medals in the Sonar class at the Paralympic Games.
 
   
Liz Stephen Scores Skiathlon Second Place In PyeongChang Cross-Country Test Event
 
 US Olympic Team     2017-02-05 kl. 18:16     315 words
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By Craig Bohnert | Feb. 04, 2017, 11:47 a.m. (ET) Liz Stephen reacts after the women's skiathlon at the FIS Cross-Country World Cup presented by Viessmann on Feb. 4, 2017 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

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U.S. Cross-Country Sprint Teams Shine On PyeongChang Olympic Course
 
 US Olympic Team     2017-02-05 kl. 18:16     321 words
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By Craig Bohnert | Feb. 05, 2017, 11:32 a.m. (ET) Ida Sargent and Sophie Caldwell (second from right, right) celebrate their third-place finish at the FIS Cross-Country Skiing World Cup on Feb. 5, 2017 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

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Steven Holcomb And Crew Find Their Groove, Earn First Four-Man Medal On European Track In 3 Years
 
 US Olympic Team     2017-02-05 kl. 18:16     450 words
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By Craig Bohnert | Feb. 05, 2017, 12:06 p.m. (ET) Steven Holcomb, Carlo Valdes, Jimmy Reed and Sam McGuffie compete during the first run of the four-person bobsled BMW IBSF World Cup at Olympiabobbahn Igls on Feb. 5, 2017 in Igls, Austria.

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Olympic medals at Tokyo 2020 to come from recycled
 
 Europe Online Magazine     2017-02-05 kl. 18:09     106 words
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Von unserem dpa-Korrespondenten und Europe Online          Berlin (dpa) - Medals at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will be made from recycled material

4,920kg, bronze: 2,944kg), which after the production process will result in two tonnes, an amount needed to produce 5,000 Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic medals," the Committee said in a statement Wednesday.
 
   
News - 2017 Armory Track Invitational Recap
 
 RunnerSpace.com     2017-02-05 kl. 17:34     1276 words
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There was glory in it for all - the Olympians and international pros, the collegians, and the high schoolers - as the Armory Track Invitational raged over a two-day run of sizzling performances.

The Suffolk County (Long Island) Community College student's 8:07.64 in sixth place set a world Paralympic record.... Like Matthew Centrowitz in the Olympics, Brannigan had gone for the gold in the 1500 meters in Rio's Paralympics and claimed his spot...
 
   
Limerick Paralympian to receive 2017 Alumni Award from NUIG
 
 Limerick's Live95FM     2017-02-05 kl. 17:28     94 words
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A Limerick Paralympian is among those receiving awards at the 2017 Alumni Awards at NUI Galway. Dr.

Limerick Paralympian to receive 2017 Alumni Award from NUIG.... A Limerick Paralympian is among those receiving awards at the 2017 Alumni Awards at NUI Galway.... The Bruff native and paracyclist won a gold and bronze medal at last summer's Paralympics in...
 
   
Klots crowned as IBSF seated bobsleigh world champion
 
 Inside World Parasport     2017-02-05 kl. 17:17     245 words
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Dan Palmer Sunday, 5 February 2017 Latvia's Artur Klots clung on to his overnight lead to win the seated bobsleigh title at the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF) Para-Sport World Championships in St Moritz.

Bobsleigh was provisionally accepted for the Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympic programme in September.
 
   
Tokyo Promotes Tourism In India, Expects 20% Growth In Indian Arrivals In 2017
 
 Businessworld India     2017-02-05 kl. 17:01     306 words
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Looking ahead to the 2020 Olympics/ Paralympics and beyond, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government is implementing measures to create a strong impression of Tokyo as a tourist destination.

Looking ahead to the 2020 Olympics/ Paralympics and beyond, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government is implementing measures to create a strong impression of Tokyo as a tourist destination.India being the 17th source market for Tokyo, is steadily growing
 
   
Pocog installs wind nets for safer slopes
 
 Korea Joongang Daily     2017-02-05 kl. 16:06     555 words
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The PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Winter Olympic & Paralympic Winter (Pocog) installed wind protection nets for player’s safety at

The PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Winter Olympic & Paralympic Winter (Pocog) installed wind protection nets for player’s safety at. ...the Alpensia Ski Jumping Stadium, the host site for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic ski
 
   
Outrage at bookies' money-back offer on Pistorius
 
 News24     2017-02-05 kl. 16:05     330 words
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London - More than 100 000 people have signed a petition on Tuesday against an "offensive" advert by Irish bookmaker Paddy Power offering to refund losing bets made on a guilty verdict in the Oscar Pistorius trial if he walks free.

statuette with the face of the South African Paralympic athlete and the words:
 
   
The 50 most inspirational Bristolians alive today
 
 Bristol Post     2017-02-05 kl. 15:45     3077 words
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We all need a bit of inspiration in our lives. It comes in many forms. Some find it in their family, some find it in their jobs, and many find it in people they meet and hear about.

Here's her story 40 Andy Lewis The gold medal winner at Rio's Paralympics, Andy lost his lower leg after a motorcycle accident aged 16.
 
   
Vijay Goel lays foundation stone of 1st centre of excellence for differently abled sportsmen
 
 NewsR.in     2017-02-05 kl. 15:40     65 words
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The Union Minister for Sports Vijay Goel laid the foundation stone of the country's first centre of excellence for differently abled sportsmen at Gandhinagar today.

class facilities such as indoor halls, dedicated tracks and 100 bedded hostel where para athletes will be trained for various international competitions including Paralympics.
 
   
South Korea seek to end Para ice hockey struggles
 
 International Paralympic Committee     2017-02-05 kl. 15:37     810 words
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It has been a rough road to PyeongChang 2018 so far for South Korea’s Para ice hockey squad, but Seung-Hwan Jung wants to change that.

It has been a rough road to PyeongChang 2018 so far for South Korea’s Para ice hockey squad, but Seung-Hwan Jung wants to change that.South Korea, the next Paralympic Winter Games host nation, has only reached the podium once in Para ice hockey at
 
   
Finishing touches put to 2017 Para Nordic Worlds
 
 International Paralympic Committee     2017-02-05 kl. 15:37     307 words
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Organisers are working round the clock in anticipation of the arrival of 135 athletes from 25 countries.

There has also been plenty of snow in the area, meaning the tracks and stadium are ready for the last major event ahead of the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games .
 
   
Goel lays foundation stone of CoE for Para Sports in Gujarat
 
 India.com     2017-02-05 kl. 15:35     403 words
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Gandhinagar, Feb 5 (PTI) Sports Minister Vijay Goel today laid the foundation stone of the Center of Excellence for Para Sports here, which will be the first ever training facility in the country dedicated to para athletes.

The Center will also hold seminars, educational programmes and workshops throughout the year with the help of International Paralympic Committee.... Para-athletes had done the country proud by winning four medals, including two gold in the Paralympic...

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Two golds for US and Dutch at World Para Snowboard Championships
 
 Inside The Games     2017-02-05 kl. 15:12     464 words
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Dan Palmer Saturday, 4 February 2017 The United States and The Netherlands both claimed two titles apiece as the World Para Snowboard Championships began at Big White in Canada.

In the men's SB-LL2, Finland's Matti Suur-Hamari made it back-to-back world titles by beating American Paralympic champion Evan Strong.

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Bid process opened for 2019 IBSA World Games
 
 Inside The Games     2017-02-05 kl. 15:11     188 words
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Dan Palmer Sunday, 5 February 2017 The International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) has launched the bid process for the 2019 IBSA World Games.

Goalball, judo and blind football feature on the Paralympic Games schedule, with the World Games often used as part of the qualification process.
 
   
Backed by Tokyo Gov. Koike, incumbent Chiyoda Ward mayor projected to win fifth term
 
 Japan Times     2017-02-05 kl. 14:41     314 words
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In an election held in Tokyo’s Chiyoda Ward on Sunday, incumbent Mayor Masami Ishikawa, backed by Gov. Yuriko Koike, secured a fifth term to lead the district, defeating two newcomers, including one supported by the Liberal Democratic Party.

from the ruling LDP. Tensions between the governor and LDP assembly members came into the open late last year as Tokyo grappled with the escalating costs of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games and environmental concerns over the planned...

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Ten rising Para athletics stars for 2017
 
 International Paralympic Committee     2017-02-05 kl. 14:01     740 words
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With July’s World Championships on the horizon, find out who the youngsters to look out for are this season. Who are the young athletes snapping at the heels of their more experienced rivals? Which young stars can we expect big things from this year?

The young South African double leg amputee races in the T42 sprints and, after clinching 200m silver at Rio 2016 , he will be determined to keep piling the pressure on Great Britain’s world and Paralympic champion Richard Whitehead.
 
   
Gareth Thomas and Jade Jones star in new series of The Jump which starts tonight
 
 Wales Online     2017-02-05 kl. 13:50     613 words
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The Jump is returning to our screens tonight and there are two Welsh stars who'll be looking to leap their way to victory.

Louis Smith - Olympic gymnast. Kadeena Cox - Paralympic medallist.

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PyeongChang 2018 to host 2017 World Para Ice Hockey Championships A-Pool in Gangneung
 
 PyeongChang 2018     2017-02-05 kl. 13:47     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.

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The Jump 2017: what time is it on TV? And will injured Bradley Wiggins
 
 The Telegraph     2017-02-05 kl. 13:16     129 words
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Telegraph Reporters 5 February 2017 • 12:11pm he celebrity-mangling ski contest is back on TV, with its fourth series kicking off this weekend. Here's everything you need to know about the show:

Gymnast Louis Smith, taekwondo gold medalist Jade Jones and Paralympian sprinter Kadeena Cox will also feature on the line-up.
 
   
MND campaigner Gordon Aikman’s final written words
 
 Tayside and Fife Courier     2017-02-05 kl. 12:50     423 words
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“My final scene has been written, bringing comfort each time it plays in my mind.” Some of the final, moving words of Gordon Aikman, the Motor Neurone Disease campaigner who succumbed to the illness aged 31.

advertising campaigns surrounding the Paralympics.
 
   
SPIN.ph Sports Heroes of 2016: Josephine Medina, the sportsman who defied the odds
 
 Spin.ph     2017-02-05 kl. 12:35     1028 words
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Standing on one good leg and weighed down by sheer lack of support, Josephine Medina soldiered on to make history with a bronze-medal finish in table

Standing on one good leg and weighed down by sheer lack of support, Josephine Medina soldiered on to make history with a bronze-medal finish in table. ...tennis at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games SHE only has one good leg to stand on but it was good
 
   
No free ride for foreign drivers with disabilities on Japan’s expressways
 
 Japan Times     2017-02-05 kl. 10:04     754 words
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British tourist N.W. contacted Lifelines about benefits for disabled drivers in Japan. He is the holder of a Blue Badge, a government-authorized ID that affords certain privileges to British citizens with disabilities, both at home and abroad.

Japan does seem to be making an effort to be ‘foreigner friendly’ as the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics approaches, changing signs for tourists and so on, and I hope that the powers-that-be do something similar to make Japan ‘disability

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Moment of truth nears for Olympic lightweight rowing
 
 Inside The Games     2017-02-05 kl. 09:56     2413 words
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Mike Rowbottom Sunday, 5 February 2017 Rowing, and lightweight rowing in particular, faces a crucial point in its history this week as the sport's governing body, the International Rowing Federation (FISA), votes on restructuring the Olympic boats programme from the Tokyo 2020 Games onwards.

There are other important items on the agenda at a Congress that is regularly held in the year after the Olympics, including changing the race distance at the Paralympics from 1,000 to 2,000 metres.
 
   
Things disabled people are sick of: Inspiration porn
 
 Blasting News United States     2017-02-05 kl. 09:46     555 words
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The late Stella Young was a critic of inspiration porn.. - speakola.com Advertisements #inspiration porn is probably a new term for many people reading this. However, it's a pretty big irritation to the #Disability community.

Sometimes, it's the picture of a disabled athlete running while the caption asks what the reader's excuse for not being the best at whatever they can be.