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Flera världsstjärnor på plats för Malmö Open
 
 Lokaltidningen Malmö     2017-02-09 kl. 06:15     330 words
 
Parasporten har tagit stora steg framåt" Gustav Persson PARASPORT. Idag drar Malmö Open igång för fyrtioförsta gången. Under de kommande fyra dagarna gör 2000 idrottare från hela världen upp i ett gäng olika sporter.

Parasporten har tagit stora steg framåt" Gustav Persson PARASPORT.... Tävlingen som arrangeras varje år i Malmö har hunnit fylla 40 och precis som vanligt lockar den många parasport-idrottare från hela världen. -

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Helene Ripa redo för skid-VM i Finsterau
 
 Svenska Handikappidrottsförbundet     2017-02-08 kl. 21:09     283 words
 
Paralympics-mästarinnan Helen Ripa missade säsongens två första världscuptävlingar på grund av förkylning. Men nu är hon frisk - och redo för IPC:s VM, som drar igång på fredag.

Paralympics-mästarinnan Helen Ripa missade säsongens två första världscuptävlingar på grund av förkylning.... Sveriges stora hopp på damsidan - regerande paralympiska mästarinnan Helene Ripa - har inte fått en optimal uppladdning, men hoppas ändå vara...
 
   
Över en halv miljon till parasportare från Lions
 
 MyNewsdesk     2017-02-08 kl. 16:36     227 words
 
Lions ger parasportare över en halv miljon kronor Pressmeddelande Feb 08, 2017 16:36 CET Felicia Grimmenhag får pris av Lions som representeras av Gunilla Persson, till höger. Sveriges Lions stöttar parasportare med 650 000 kronor.

Sveriges Lions stöttar parasportare med 650 000 kronor.Pengarna har skänkts till Svenska Parasportförbundet och är tänkt för idrottare som tränar för Paralympics och Special Olympics.
 
   
Johan Strid: Konferenserna visar att vi är på rätt väg
 
 Svenska Handikappidrottsförbundet     2017-02-08 kl. 14:11     406 words
 
Förra veckans konferenser visar att förbundet arbetar på rätt sätt, och har ett starkt stöd i hela idrottsrörelsen, menar Svenska Parasportförbundets generalsekreterare Johan Strid.

Därefter diskuterades bland annat hur idrottsrörelsens samlade handlingsplan för parasport ska se ut. -...Strid. Man arbetade även vidare på det utkast till handlingsplan som Riksidrottsstyrelsen har tagit fram, som så småningom ska utgöra grunden för hela idrottsrörelsens arbete med parasport...
 
   
Stjärnans oro: "Vet inte vad min missbildning beror på"
 
 Kvällsposten     2017-02-08 kl. 10:02     773 words
 
Kontrasterna är stora. I somras vann han OS-guld för Danmark. I veckan tävlar Peter Rosenmeier i Malmö Open. - Jag älskar att stå framför kameran, säger han och berättar om ett liv med annorlunda förutsättningar.

Han har kammat hem två brons och två guld och är en av de främsta paralympierna någonsin.... Paralympics växer så att det knakar och intresset för parasport i stort med det. -... Men det är också därför jag tror att paralympics växer så snabbt.
 
   
Årets förebild: Stort och en aning omtumlande
 
 Svenska Handikappidrottsförbundet     2017-02-08 kl. 09:52     254 words
 
Vi har tagit ett snack med rullstolsrugbyspelaren och eldsjälen Stefan Jansson, som fick priset Årets förebild på helgens Parasportgala.

Med sitt brinnande engagemang är Stefan Jansson en urkraft på alla nivåer inom Svensk Parasport.... Stefans entusiasm och förmåga att inspirera ger människor en ny bild av parasport, vilket gör honom till en lysande förebild.
 
   
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February's Korea Monthly: Korean desserts
 
 Korea.net     2017-02-09 kl. 08:31     106 words
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A new feature called News Cards will highlight the cover story each month of Korea Monthly, the arts, tourism and culture magazine published by the Korean Culture and Information Service (KOCIS), part of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

Also be sure to check out the article about the trout festival in Pyeongchang, a city that will host the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games next year. ? See KOREA for more details!
 
   
Joany’s bronze bonanza
 
 The Area News     2017-02-09 kl. 08:16     479 words
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Joany Badenhorst brought her A-game to the Big White 2017 World Para Snowboard Championships and came away with a pair of bronze medals. Joany Badenhorst – take a bow.

Pyeongchang for our Paralympic test event in March,” she said. “This season holds a lot of incredibly big competitions with massive travel stints so we changed up our normal routine from a solid six-month stint internationally to short compact
 
   
Olympic triathletes Brownlee brothers select Isobar Compression to reduce DVT risk from long-haul flights
 
 News-Medical.Net     2017-02-09 kl. 07:50     343 words
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at 1:38 AM Isobar Compression has today announced it will provide Olympic triathletes Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee with bespoke custom fit compression garments which are crucial for athletes who regularly travel for training and competitions.

The Brownlees are amongst an elite group of athletes, including over 80 British Olympians and Paralympians, who benefit from Isobar compression when they travel.
 
   
Halberg Awards preview: A look at New Zealand sport's supreme awards night
 
 ONE News     2017-02-09 kl. 07:42     490 words
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Such New Zealand sporting star names such as Joseph Parker, Dame Valerie Adams, Steve Hansen and Liam Malone are just some of the nominees touted for this year's Halberg Awards.

Paralympians Liam Malone, Anna Grimaldi, Sophie Pascoe and Mary Fisher are those in contention for the Disabled Sportsperson of the Year award, with Malone and Pascoe heavily touted as favourites in this catergory.

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Yuna Kim unveiling Olympic torch in countdown to 2018 Games
 
 Daily Mail     2017-02-09 kl. 07:33     190 words
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Associated Press 06:28 GMT, 9 February 2017 GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Figure skating gold medalist Yuna Kim is unveiling the Olympic torch and online ticket reservations are being opened as South Korean organizers launch the final year-long countdown to the Winter Games.

8, 2017. Pyeongchang is the host city of the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games which will start from February 2018.
 
   
S Korea Wants Clean Russian Athletes at 2018 Olympics - Organizing Committee
 
 Sputnik     2017-02-09 kl. 07:20     199 words
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PyeongChang (SOUTH KOREA), (Sputnik) — The statements come after a doping scandal, simmering since 2014, which broke out in July 2016 when the World

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) later  banned all Russian Paralympic athletes  from the 2016 Summer Paralympics and the 2018 Winter Games in South Korean Pyeongchang.
 
   
Wrestling team donates to veterans
 
 Journal-Gazette     2017-02-09 kl. 07:13     329 words
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to support Achilles International Freedom Team of Wounded U.S. Veterans, an organization that provides wounded veterans an opportunity to compete in events such as marathons and hand-cycling events.

Tom Davis, Fremont resident and 2016 Rio Paralympian, was on hand for the dual.
 
   
OCI election lowdown
 
 Irish Times     2017-02-09 kl. 07:05     817 words
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The lowdown on tonight’s EGM; who is favourite; how will the vote work; who has a vote 1. Why are these OCI elections and this EGM such a big deal?

Keane appears to have won the most public support from the 34 national governing bodies of sport affiliated to the OCI, including swimming, athletics, rowing, hockey, sailing, gymnastics, Paralympics, and snow sports.... Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Bobsleigh, Boxing, Canoeing, Curling, Cycling, Equestrian, Fencing, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Handball, Hockey, Ice Hockey, Ice Skating, Judo, Modern Pentathlon, Paralympics...

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Irish Times (web)
 
   
Richardson: The blood that greases the wheels of the factional machine
 
 In Daily     2017-02-09 kl. 06:36     1079 words
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Labor’s game of musical chairs with its state seats in recent days is all very well, but evidently it’s been hard for all the participants to hear the tune over the incessant hum of the factional machine.

Instead, they are beholden to that archaic institution known as ‘democracy’, which means star candidates long-groomed for plum positions – such as Paralympian Matt Cowdrey in Colton – stand a very real chance of being rolled in a vote of
 
   
Zim Rowing target Tokyo Olympics
 
 NewsDay.co.zw     2017-02-09 kl. 06:26     475 words
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Following an immensely successful rowing season last year in which it managed to send representatives to both the Rio Olympics and Rio Paralympics,

Following an immensely successful rowing season last year in which it managed to send representatives to both the Rio Olympics and Rio Paralympics,...the Rowing Association of Zimbabwe (RAZ) has already set sights on a bigger participating crew at
 
   
Take a 'cheap shot' at sled hockey
 
 Lockport Union-Sun & Journal     2017-02-09 kl. 06:17     515 words
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Okay all you adventurers and thrill seekers, here's a chance to try something new and exciting — at no cost. The Lockport Ice Arena & Sports Center, Inc.

Adam Page, a two-time paralympic gold-medalist and current member of the United States National Sled Hockey team, will be on-site to demonstrate his skill and assist participants.
 
   
In Brief: Havlat announces retirement after 14 seasons
 
 New Hamburg Independent     2017-02-09 kl. 05:33     956 words
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TORONTO — Martin Havlat has announced his retirement after putting up 594 points in 790 National Hockey League games over 14 seasons.

OLYMPICS Decorated Canadian Paralympian Stilwell retires VICTORIA — Michelle Stilwell, one of the world's most decorated Paralympic athletes and the first Canadian Paralympian to win gold in two different sports, has announced her retirement.

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Ky juniors join in Aus Open fun
 
 Kyabram Free Press     2017-02-09 kl. 05:28     324 words
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Some of Kyabram’s budding tennis stars were treated to an amazing on-court experience at this year’s Australian Open.

Some of the children also got to meet wheelchair tennis champion Dylan Alcott, who won gold medals at the Rio Paralympics last year in both singles and doubles.

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Paralympic champion and Parksville MLA Michelle Stilwell retires from international competiton
 
 Parksville Qualicum News     2017-02-09 kl. 04:05     643 words
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Michelle Stilwell of Parksville celebrates her second gold medal of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games after winning the women’s 100m T52 final in record-setting time.

Paralympic champion and Parksville MLA Michelle Stilwell retires from international competiton.... Michelle Stilwell of Parksville celebrates her second gold medal of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games after winning the women’s 100m T52 final in record-setting...
 
   
ESSA concern over falling fitness levels among Australian children
 
 Australasian Leisure Management     2017-02-09 kl. 03:57     817 words
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Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) is challenging Australian parents, sporting coaches, schools, and anyone responsible for a child’s health, to step up and take action now.

Sarah Stewart from the Australian Gliders, Australia’s women’s wheelchair basketball team, is a three time Paralympian at Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 and London 2012, and has offered their full support.
 
   
Canadian hopes high one year out from Winter Olympics
 
 Toronto Star Online     2017-02-09 kl. 03:38     868 words
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Australian freestyle skier Laura Peel trains Wednesday in aerials at the 2018 Olympics venue in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Why do they pick the weirdest places?” The last Winter Games were held in Sochi, in the only sub-tropical region of Russia, and President Vladimir Putin ordered the invasion of neighbouring Ukraine just as the Paralympians were starting to arrive
 
   
Olympic Notes: JOC Chief Questioned In Probe Over 'Dubious Payments'
 
 Sports Business Daily     2017-02-09 kl. 03:36     83 words
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/Olympics Published February 9, 2017 At the request of France, Tokyo prosecutors "have questioned Japanese Olympic Committee President

allegations that dubious payments were made by the bid team for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics ."
 
   
IPC and Getty Images Extend Partnership Agreement through to 2020
 
 Around The Rings     2017-02-09 kl. 03:30     396 words
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The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and have extended their existing partnership agreement for another four years through to 2020.

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and have extended their existing partnership agreement for another four years through to 2020.Under the agreement, will continue to act as the Official Photographic Agency of the IPC and will cover the
 
   
Special Olympics Announces Louis Lauria as Global Chief of Games and Competitions...
 
 Around The Rings     2017-02-09 kl. 03:30     530 words
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| Washington, D.C As the Global Chief of Games and Competitions, Louis Lauria will be responsible for the administration and management of the Special Olympics World and Regional Games.

Lauria worked within the Olympic and Paralympic movement for over 20 years, including roles within the Organizing Committees for the Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000 and Salt Late 2002 Games in Sport, Venue Management and Paralympic Integration.

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Paralympian Michelle Stilwell retires as one of Canada's most decorated athletes
 
 TheGoldenStar.net     2017-02-09 kl. 03:11     18 words
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Paralympian Michelle Stilwell retires as one of Canada's most decorated athletes.

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Celebrated Paralympian Michelle Stilwell retires
 
 Your Ottawa Region     2017-02-09 kl. 03:07     12 words
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Paralympian Michelle Stilwell retires as one of Canada's most decorated

Celebrated Paralympian Michelle Stilwell retires.... Paralympian Michelle Stilwell retires as one of Canada's most decorated. ...athletes.

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Travel and Tourism in Japan to 2019 and Detailed Market Classification
 
 pressbox.co.uk     2017-02-09 kl. 03:06     567 words
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Pressbox (Press Release) - Summary Travel and Tourism in Japan to 2019 provides detailed information on the Japanese tourism sector, analyzing market data and providing insights.

Key Findings - Travel and Tourism sector became the main focus of Japan's economic policy in anticipation of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
 
   
Celebrated Paralympian Michelle Stilwell retires
 
 Elmira Independent     2017-02-09 kl. 03:04     411 words
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VICTORIA — Michelle Stilwell, one of the world's most decorated Paralympic athletes and the first Canadian Paralympian to win gold in two different sports, has announced her retirement.

Celebrated Paralympian Michelle Stilwell retires.... VICTORIA — Michelle Stilwell, one of the world's most decorated Paralympic athletes and the first Canadian Paralympian to win gold in two different sports, has announced her retirement.The seven-time Paralympic...

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UK Sport Confident of Best Ever Winter Games at PyeongChang 2018
 
 Around The Rings     2017-02-09 kl. 02:49     1127 words
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With one year to go to the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics, UK Sport is confident Great Britain can achieve its best ever Winter Games as the nation’s high performance sport agency outlined the medal targets agreed with winter sports for 2017.

the final year before the PyeongChang 2018 Games get underway in South Korea, UK Sport has agreed target ranges with sports of 4-8 medals across Winter Olympic disciplines and 4-9 medals in Winter Paralympic disciplines at their pinnacle World
 
   
Paralympian Michelle Stilwell retires as one of Canada's most decorated athletes
 
 CFJC Today     2017-02-09 kl. 02:47     412 words
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- 5:45pm VICTORIA — Michelle Stilwell, one of the world's most decorated Paralympic athletes and the first Canadian Paralympian to win gold in two different sports, has announced her retirement.

Paralympian Michelle Stilwell retires as one of Canada's most decorated athletes. -... 5:45pm VICTORIA — Michelle Stilwell, one of the world's most decorated Paralympic athletes and the first Canadian Paralympian to win gold in two different sports, has announced her retirement.The seven-time Paralympic...

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Parkview looking to make waves as...
 
 Todaysthv.com     2017-02-09 kl. 02:39     384 words
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Parkview High School has always been known for competing in basketball this year, but now the Patriots are looking to make a splash in swimming.

Paralympic team, is bringing more than just coaching to the team.
 
   
Soyer eyeing South Korea
 
 Shepparton News Online     2017-02-09 kl. 02:30     349 words
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Mark Soyer has returned to Benalla after competing in last month’s paralympic alpine ski world championships in Italy.

Mark Soyer has returned to Benalla after competing in last month’s paralympic alpine ski world championships in Italy.The country’s number one sit-skier represented Australia at the International Paralympic Committee’s Alpine Skiing World
 
   
Swimming slugger: Russell Martin trains in the pool with Paralympic champ Benoît Huot
 
 CBC     2017-02-09 kl. 02:18     265 words
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Toronto Blue Jay gets 1-on-1 tuneup with 9-time gold medallist Toronto Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin is always looking for new ways to train.

Swimming slugger: Russell Martin trains in the pool with Paralympic champ Benoît Huot.... Toronto Blue Jay gets 1-on-1 tuneup with 9-time gold medallist Toronto Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin is always looking for new ways to train.Sometimes that includes taking his talents to the pool and what better coach than Paralympic...
 
   
Abandoned as an infant, girl goes places in wheelchair
 
 Calcutta Telegraph     2017-02-09 kl. 02:18     848 words
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Feb. 8: She was abandoned as a newborn in a Calcutta nursing home, picked up by an orphanage nearby, adopted by an American couple and, within months of her arrival in the US, diagnosed with an infection that left her paralysed waist downwards.

Today, at 32, she is an elite American sportsperson with two Paralympic medals and, for a while, the world record holder in wheelchair racing.... "I started dreaming of competing in the Paralympics.... She was on the national team the very next year, bringing home two gold medals and a bronze from the Parapan American Games in Brazil and then realising her Paralympic...
 
   
Avalanche host NHL's Break The Ice program
 
 NHL.com     2017-02-09 kl. 02:11     483 words
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DENVER -- Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog jumped at the opportunity to take part in the NHL's Break The Ice program and Hockey Is For Everyone month on Wednesday. "It's a great initiative as far as inclusion goes," he said.

Landeskog, forward John Mitchell , mascot Bernie and the Ram Trucks Avalanche Ice Girls skated with 50 physically disabled athletes from the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) at Pepsi Center.
 
   
Sydney honours Danish architect Jan Gehl
 
 Scandinaviatimes.com     2017-02-09 kl. 02:07     727 words
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The man behind the City of Sydney's plan to pedestrianise George Street, bring inner-city laneways to life and make Sydney a walking and cycling-friendly destination has been awarded the key to the city.

The key to the City of Sydney has also been awarded to Nelson Mandela (1990), Dame Joan Sutherland (1991), Juan Antonio Samaranch (2000), Aung San Suu Kyi (2003), John Bell AO (2015), and various Australian Olympic, Paralympic and other sporting

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Sporting heroes show support for Birmingham School Games
 
 The Birmingham Press     2017-02-09 kl. 02:05     421 words
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World stars to attend Olympic legacy event. Boxing champion Kal Yafai, England cricketer Chris Woakes and Olympic gold medallist Matt Gotrel are amongst some of the sporting heroes inspiring children for the Birmingham School Games.

Sponsored by Turkish Airlines, the event is an Olympic/Paralympic style school sport competition run by Sport Birmingham and is part of the Government’s plans for lasting sporting legacy from hosting the London 2012 Games.
 
   
5 Storylines To Follow At Speedskating’s World Single Distances Championships
 
 US Olympic Team     2017-02-09 kl. 02:01     919 words
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By Scott McDonald | Feb. 08, 2017, 6:18 p.m. (ET) The ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships begin Thursday in Gangneung, South Korea, marking not only an important championship event for 11 U.S. athletes but also an Olympic preview.

Download the Team USA app today for breaking news, Olympic and Paralympic team bios, videos and more.
 
   
Aussie Brenden Hall Encourages Multi Class Athletes to Try Open Water
 
 SwimSwam     2017-02-09 kl. 01:45     392 words
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By on SwimSwam For the 6th-consecutive year, Brenden Hall won the men’s Multi Class 5k open water title at the 2017 Australian Open Water Swimming Championships held at Brighton Beach in South Australia.

By on SwimSwam For the 6th-consecutive year, Brenden Hall won the men’s Multi Class 5k open water title at the 2017 Australian Open Water Swimming Championships held at Brighton Beach in South Australia. Also a 2-time Paralympic gold medalist, we
 
   
Russia: Training of Russian Paralympians for 2018 Games to continue despite IPC ban
 
 Brisbane Courier-Mail     2017-02-09 kl. 01:20     168 words
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Russian Deputy Minister of Sports Marina Tomilova announced that the Russian Ministry of Sports would continue training the country's sportsmen for

Russia: Training of Russian Paralympians for 2018 Games to continue despite IPC ban.... Russian Deputy Minister of Sports Marina Tomilova announced that the Russian Ministry of Sports would continue training the country's sportsmen for. ...the Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in South korea, despite the International Paralympic...
 
   
David Owen: Reading between the lines – my analysis of the 2024 bid books
 
 Insidethegames.biz     2017-02-09 kl. 01:19     2967 words
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Never mind the politics; never mind the terrorist threat still hanging over Paris; never mind disconcerting financial questions, such as will France still have the euro as its currency in 2024?; never mind any of these things.

towards Lima, there seems to be more and more of a chance that both the Los Angeles and Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic bid projects will see the light of day in some way, shape or form....  A test event for the Olympic and Paralympic Village seems a...
 
   
NZ official appointed to Para Swimming World Championships
 
 Swimming New Zealand     2017-02-09 kl. 00:58     171 words
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Northland official Carlrine Gillespie has been selected for the Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships.

“It has been an awesome start to the year with this appointment and also being accepted to the FINA Referee List 19.” “It’s fantastic to not only represent Swimming New Zealand and Paralympics New Zealand but my Region, Northland, and my home
 
   
Senate Moves to Ease Tax Burden for Combat-Injured Veterans
 
 WBEX     2017-02-09 kl. 00:52     283 words
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The Ohio Senate passed legislation on Wednesday, sponsored by State Senator Bob Peterson (R-Washington Court House), that will reduce the tax burden for Ohio's combat-injured veterans.

In addition, the bill ensures that Olympic and Paralympic athletes, whose Federal Adjusted Income is less than $1 million, do not have to pay income tax on the medals they receive.  This legislation now goes to the House of Representatives for

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‘Star Wars’ land to open at Disneyland in 2019
 
 The Mercury News     2017-02-08 kl. 23:45     343 words
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Star Wars-themed lands will be coming to Disneyland park in Anaheim, Calif., and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Fla.

He will serve as a vice chair of the bid committee's board of directors, joining former Olympic champion swimmer Janet Evans, retired NBA champion Magic Johnson, nine-time Paralympian Candace Cable and labor leader Maria Elena Durazo.
 
   
Groups decided for the 2017 European Championships
 
 British Wheelchair Basketball     2017-02-08 kl. 23:34     139 words
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With just over 130 days to go until the start of the 2017 European Championships, the continent’s competing wheelchair basketball nations turned to Tenerife on Wednesday 8 th February to discover their opposition for the opening pool stages.

The draw for the men’s event saw defending European Champions and Paralympic bronze medallists Great Britain placed into Pool A where they will tip off against European silver medallists Turkey, Germany, Israel, Sweden, and Lithuania.

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Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation Concludes a Very...
 
 Day Of Dubai     2017-02-08 kl. 23:34     960 words
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The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Structure (MBRF) wrapped up 2016 on a successful note with a variety of notable accomplishments that sealed the Structure's global standing as a knowledge-driven organisation.

Paralympic Summer Games' regulations into Arabic to be released on the portals of international federations.
 
   
Local Sports: Canadian men take hockey bronze
 
 New Hamburg Independent     2017-02-08 kl. 23:34     449 words
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ALMATY, Kazakhstan — The Canadian men's hockey team captured bronze at the Winter Universiade with a 4-3 victory over the Czech Republic on Wednesday.

SWIMMING Local student-athletes set for conference finals TORONTO — Kitchener Paralympian Alec Elliot leads his Laurier Golden Hawks into the Ontario University Athletics swim championships this week.... Elliot, who represented Canada at the Paralympic...

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One-year countdown to 2018 Winter Olympics casts spotlight on Colorado women
 
 Denver Post     2017-02-08 kl. 23:00     922 words
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At the Rio Olympics last summer, Colorado women were at the forefront of Team USA , and that figures to be the case again when the 23rd Winter Olympics begins a year from Thursday in PyeongChang, South Korea.

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Feb. 8, Our World In Photos
 
 Brooklyn Daily Eagle     2017-02-08 kl. 22:37     520 words
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CALIFORNIA — States Challenge Executive Order: Karen Shore holds up a sign outside of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco on Tuesday.

Pyeongchang is the host city of the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, which will begin in February of 2018.
 
   
Curtain raised on multi-million pound leisure centre redevelopment
 
 Bradley Stoke Journal     2017-02-08 kl. 22:35     712 words
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Customers can now enjoy a range of new facilities at Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre following a major £3.6million redevelopment funded by South Gloucestershire Council (SGC).

Customers can now enjoy a range of new facilities at Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre following a major £3.6million redevelopment funded by South Gloucestershire Council (SGC).An official launch by triathlete and 2016 Paralympic gold medallist Andy
 
   
Russia to lose hosting rights for 2021 International Biathlon Union World Championships
 
 Insidethegames.biz     2017-02-08 kl. 22:20     1042 words
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Russia will lose the hosting rights for the 2021 International Biathlon Union (IBU) World Championships in Tyumen, insidethegames has learned.

the National Olympic Committee, National Paralympic Committee and National Anti-Doping Organisation are in compliance with the Code".... The second part of the McLaren Report revealed 1,000 Russian athletes were implicated in a doping manipulation programme across Summer, Winter, non-Olympic and Paralympic...
 
   
Region Tourney: Raiders season ends, Lady Raiders face do-or-die
 
 Now Habersham     2017-02-08 kl. 22:11     269 words
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For the Habersham Central boys, the curtain has closed on the 2016-17 season with a 70-47 defeat to Lanier, while the Lady Raiders take on Lanier as well Wednesday at 6 p.m.

Feature photo by Daniel Purcell Toccoa Clinic to honor Paralympian McKenzie Coan Piedmont Cycling Competes in First Event at Tiger Territory Mountain Race Raiders Searching for First Region Win Lady Raiders' Magical Season Ends in Sweet 16 TMU
 
   
Paralympic gold medalist inspires Del Mar Hills students
 
 Del Mar Times     2017-02-08 kl. 21:56     615 words
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To highlight what she can do, Paralympic gold medalist Tatyana McFadden asked a group of elementary school students at Del Mar Hills Academy what they thought she couldn’t do. Walking, jogging and running, the students guessed.

Paralympic gold medalist inspires Del Mar Hills students.... To highlight what she can do, Paralympic gold medalist Tatyana McFadden asked a group of elementary school students at Del Mar Hills Academy what they thought she couldn’t do.
 
   
Seven-time Paralympic champion Kindred announces retirement from swimming
 
 Insidethegames.biz     2017-02-08 kl. 21:42     552 words
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Seven-time Paralympic swimming champion Sascha Kindred of Britain has announced his retirement from the sport.

Seven-time Paralympic champion Kindred announces retirement from swimming.... Seven-time Paralympic swimming champion Sascha Kindred of Britain has announced his retirement from the sport.The 39-year-old, considered as one of the greatest of all time, competed at six Paralympic...
 
   
LA 2024 Appoints Messing, Tomozawa To Key Executive Roles
 
 GamesBids.com     2017-02-08 kl. 21:40     476 words
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LA 2024 has appointed Marla Messing as Vice President and Executive Director of Sport Leader Relations (LA 2024 Photo) The Los Angeles bid to host

LA 2024 has appointed Marla Messing as Vice President and Executive Director of Sport Leader Relations (LA 2024 Photo) The Los Angeles bid to host. ...the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games announced Wednesday it has appointed Marla Messing, former

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Chapecoense survivor Follmann dreams of Paralympics
 
 China.org.cn     2017-02-08 kl. 21:19     348 words
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Jakson Follmann has expressed a wish to return to competitive sport as he continues his recovery from the Chapecoense air disaster.

Chapecoense survivor Follmann dreams of Paralympics.... I'm thinking about whether I could take part in a Paralympics.

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Cycling Canada Hires Pathway Development Manager
 
 Pedal Magazine     2017-02-08 kl. 21:13     491 words
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(Ottawa, ON) – Supported by Own the Podium, Cycling Canada welcomes to its ranks Jesse Korf who will be filling the new position of Pathway Development Manager.

development programs that bridge the gap between our top Olympic and Paralympic Performance programs and provincial level programs, but have not yet been able to optimally align provincial and national programming, due to not having the human
 
   
12th Annual Pond Nationals Take Place This Weekend
 
 USA Hockey     2017-02-08 kl. 21:12     211 words
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The 12th anniversary of the Labatt Blue/USA Hockey Pond Hockey National Championships will take place Friday through Sunday (Feb. 10-12) on Dollar Lake in Eagle River, Wisconsin.

9th) night during registration and a special appearance by Paralympic gold medalist Andy Yohe during Saturday night’s welcome party.

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LA Olympics Committee Urges Angelenos to Sign Up for Volunteer Service Program
 
 Cerritos-Artesia Patch     2017-02-08 kl. 20:50     332 words
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LOS ANGELES, CA -- The committee leading Los Angeles' bid for the 2024 Olympics urged residents Tuesday to sign up for its Volunteer Service Program.

"The LA 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be a celebration of all Angelenos and the diverse communities of Southern California," LA 2024 Chairman Casey Wasserman said.

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S Korea-Winter Olympics/Countdown
 
 News Content     2017-02-08 kl. 20:49     177 words
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South Korea held a one-year countdown activity for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games in the country's capital Seoul on Wednesday, with exactly 365 days to go until the opening ceremony of the international mega-sports event.

Lee Hee-beom, president of the PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG), attended the event on Wednesday along with South Korean government officials.
 
   
First NOC Open Days in Tokyo Highlights the City's Readiness for a Games that Puts Athletes First...
 
 Around The Rings     2017-02-08 kl. 20:47     1107 words
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Tokyo 2020 concluded today its first National Olympic Committee (NOC) Open Days event, hosting delegations from 13 NOCs.

towards a constructive dialogue with the Olympic and Paralympic Families.

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Montaggioni seals maiden gold medal on final day of World Para Snowboard Championships
 
 Insidethegames.biz     2017-02-08 kl. 20:17     413 words
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Maxime Montaggioni of France stunned American favourite Mike Minor to clinch the gold medal in the men’s SB-UL banked slalom event at the World Para Snowboard Championships in Big White in Canada.

Paralympic snowboard cross gold medallist Mentel-Spee recorded a time of 1:13.05 to take gold, with compatriot Lisa Bunschoten doing enough for silver.
 
   
PyeongChang revs up for Winter Olympics
 
 Korea Herald     2017-02-08 kl. 20:09     950 words
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PYEONGCHANG -- Traveling east of the megalopolis that is Seoul, one will find the snow-covered PyeongChang-gun.

We are hosting events that helps us figure out what sectors still need improvement,” said Sung Baik-you, the spokesperson for the PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
 
   
A Creepy Dude Is Your Inner Gambling Addict in These Horrifying PSAs From Tom Tagholm
 
 Adweek Online     2017-02-08 kl. 20:03     292 words
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| 11 mins ago In this week’s installment of creepy-as-shit PSAs from the U.K., we have a campaign from agency 18 Feet and Rising about the apparently quite talkative inner demons that people with a gambling problem struggle with.

The campaign is also notable for being directed by Tom Tagholm of Park Pictures, well known for making the original and stunning “Meet the Superhumans” Paralympics ad for Channel 4 back in 2012.
 
   
Murray, Del Potro Up For Global Sports Honours
 
 ATP World Tour     2017-02-08 kl. 19:57     665 words
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Two of the ATP World Tour's biggest stars have been nominated for Laureus World Sports Awards, following a ballot of the world's media.

The Rio Paralympic Games provide all six nominees for the highly respected Laureus World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability Award:
 
   
Tennis: She Rallies initiative, video and report
 
 Sportsister     2017-02-08 kl. 19:32     479 words
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‘She Rallies’ has been created to strengthen and grow the female workforce with the ultimate goal of attracting and retaining more women and girls in tennis.

Sue then welcomed Paralympic gold medallist, Emma Wiggs, to the stage who gave an inspiring account of her journey.
 
   
Jonathan Bates: "My Life Has Changed, Not Ended."
 
 Barnsley FC     2017-02-08 kl. 19:26     500 words
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Barnsley Football Club are calling on our community of fans to help Paralympic hopeful, Jonathan Bates, raise enough money to compete at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

Barnsley Football Club are calling on our community of fans to help Paralympic hopeful, Jonathan Bates, raise enough money to compete at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic...
 
   
RDoddHerald published Paralympian's moving story inspires academy students
 
 Plymouth Herald     2017-02-08 kl. 19:18     508 words
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Comments (0) Paralympian David Hill paid a visit to a Plymouth school to give a motivational assembly to pupils.

RDoddHerald published Paralympian's moving story inspires academy students.... Comments (0) Paralympian David Hill paid a visit to a Plymouth school to give a motivational assembly to pupils.Students at All Saints Academy Plymouth (ASAP) got the chance to...

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Rob Reiner, Christopher Guest And Michael McKean Join...
 
 Bullfax.com     2017-02-08 kl. 18:51     433 words
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Wed, 02/08/2017 - 12:05 EDT - NPR - National Public Radio (Business News) The three comedy legends join Harry Shearer's lawsuit, first filed last fall, against the film's owner.(Image credit: Steve W.

The date was announced by Kensington Palace via Twitter today as Harry unveiled Britain’s team of Invictus Games athletes ahead of the 2016 Paralympics-style event to be held next month in Florida.

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Yes, Disability Sucks But We Still Need Disabled Role Models On Our Screens In 2017. Where Are They?
 
 Huffington Post UK     2017-02-08 kl. 18:42     678 words
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When did you last see a disabled person on TV or film?

Yes, thanks to the coverage of the Paralympic Games in London in 2012 and in Rio in 2016, we all watch and admire the paralympians, and I feel certain their extraordinary courage and prowess in the face of massive physical impairment inspires many

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What business can learn from GB’s Olympic and Paralympic success: 10 top tips
 
 REBA Global     2017-02-08 kl. 18:39     1393 words
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Over the past 20 years Britain has moved from 36th in the Olympic Games medal table to second, even rising above China. How has this incredible feat been achieved – and what can businesses learn from it?

What business can learn from GB’s Olympic and Paralympic success:... How has this incredible feat been achieved – and what can businesses learn from it?Today Britain’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes are synonymous with high performance – even achieving...
 
   
VOTE ONLINE: Help us honour the City of Stoke's brightest and best sportsmen and women
 
 The Sentinel     2017-02-08 kl. 18:35     470 words
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Comments (0) What a year it has been for sport in Stoke-on-Trent and its environs... from Olympic champions to top teams and Paralympic heroes, our local stars have excelled again. And now the time has come to honour them.

Comments (0) What a year it has been for sport in Stoke-on-Trent and its environs... from Olympic champions to top teams and Paralympic heroes, our local stars have excelled again.

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Curling and Karaoke in Koreatown Celebrating One Year to the 2018 Olympic Winter Games
 
 Around The Rings     2017-02-08 kl. 18:05     222 words
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On Thursday, LA 2024 is celebrating One Year to the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Winter Games in the heart of LA's vibrant Koreatown neighborhood, home to the largest Korean population outside of Korea.

Curling experts from the Hollywood Curling Club and Olympians and Paralympians will be available to demonstrate curling techniques, and a karaoke stage will be set up for participants to sing their favorite songs throughout the event.
 
   
#MadeForSharing: A Taste of How Paris 2024 will Share its Spectacular Celebration with the World...
 
 Around The Rings     2017-02-08 kl. 18:05     555 words
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The Paris 2024 international promotion campaign kicked-off with the unveiling its strapline "Made for Sharing" on the Eiffel Tower over the weekend.

Paralympic Games. In addition, a percentage of tickets will be booked for local populations, especially those of Seine-Saint-Denis, the youngest and most diverse part of the Paris Region.... We want everyone to become active participants in the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic...

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Butter dash, bread rash: Edmonton chef wins bronze in wild Gold Medal Plates competition
 
 CBC     2017-02-08 kl. 18:01     613 words
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'The whole thing is so stressful. I had zero sleep for four or five days' Not sleet, nor rain, nor snow — or hands full of hives — could keep Eric Hanson from winning bronze at the Canadian Culinary Championships in Kelowna.

The national competition, which acts as a fundraiser for the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic teams, is designed to be a pressure cooker, and the weekend turned into a comedy of errors for Hanson and his team from the Prairie Noodle Shop.
 
   
Russian Biathlon Union against giving up its right for hosting 2021 World Championship
 
 Tass.ru     2017-02-08 kl. 17:39     409 words
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©  Donat Sorokin/TASS HOCHFILZEN, February 8. /TASS/.

Paralympic sports could have been involved in an alleged manipulation scheme to conceal positive doping tests.
 
   
Double Paralympic champion rower Relph announces retirement
 
 NewsR.in     2017-02-08 kl. 17:37     14 words
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Britain's double Paralympic rowing champion Pam Relph announces her retirement from the sport.

Double Paralympic champion rower Relph announces retirement.... Britain's double Paralympic rowing champion Pam Relph announces her retirement from the sport.

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Rower Relph announces retirement
 
 BBC     2017-02-08 kl. 17:35     143 words
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Double Paralympic rowing champion Pam Relph has announced her retirement from the sport. The 27-year-old Briton created history in Rio by becoming the first rower to win two Paralympic golds when she helped the mixed coxed four to glory.

Double Paralympic rowing champion Pam Relph has announced her retirement from the sport.... The 27-year-old Briton created history in Rio by becoming the first rower to win two Paralympic golds when she helped the mixed coxed four to glory.She was also...

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Olympic women monument could head to Sun Valley City
 
 Myrtle Beach Sun News     2017-02-08 kl. 17:32     139 words
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An Idaho man is looking for a permanent home for a monument honoring south-central Idaho's six female Olympians. The Idaho Mountain Express reports (http://bit.

The Idaho Mountain Express reports (http://bit.ly/2kSBLps ) that Brian Barsotti is working to raise funds to build statues of Idaho women who have won medals in Winter Olympic Games or Paralympic Games:

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Atos announces new partnership with UCLH to support a digital future
 
 Nasdaq     2017-02-08 kl. 17:27     596 words
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- Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, has secured an initial ten year contract with University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation

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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Introducing PyeongChang: 18 Things To Know About The City Hosting Next..
 
 TaableNote News     2017-02-08 kl. 17:10     76 words
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Preparations are entering their final stages in PyeongChang, South Korea, which will play host the 2018 Olympic Winter Games from Feb. 9-25 next year and the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games from March 9-18.

9-25 next year and the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games from March 9-18.With just a year to go until it takes center stage, here’s a look at 18 things to know about the...
 
   
Stars of future in the spotlight
 
 Worcester Observer     2017-02-08 kl. 17:10     308 words
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A COUNTY sports charity is inviting city athletes, children and supporters to an evening to highlight the achievements of Worcestershire’s young sporting talent.

County sports stars attending the event will includes swimmer and Rio Paralympic silver medallist Rebecca Redfern, canoeist Callie Halliday and seven-year-old golfing sensation, Jack Dirkin.
 
   
Tokyo 2020 Olympic medals to be made from old phones
 
 Infrastructure News     2017-02-08 kl. 16:58     393 words
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Gold, silver and bronze Olympic medals will be made from old electronics foe the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. Picture: Supplied. Medals that will be used in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be made from recycled mobile phones.

Gold, silver and bronze Olympic medals will be made from old electronics foe the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.... Picture: Supplied. Medals that will be used in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be made from recycled mobile...
 
   
Rio’s Legacy Plans In Doubt as Olympic Aquatics Stadium Left To Rot
 
 SwimSwam     2017-02-08 kl. 16:58     282 words
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By on SwimSwam Although the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro were pitched as one of sustainability, the lingering images from a Games now 6 months removed can only be described as disturbing.

We previously reported how Maracanã Stadium, home to the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic opening and closing ceremonies, had already fallen into a state of utter disrepair.
 
   
Rio's Olympic warm-up pool has turned a disgusting shade of orange as the village continues to fall apart
 
 Business Insider     2017-02-08 kl. 16:37     325 words
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Rio de Janeiro spent approximately $4.6 billion to host the 2016 Summer Olympics. Six months later, and just four months after the end of the Paralympic Games, the city's Olympic infrastructure is completely falling apart.

Six months later, and just four months after the end of the Paralympic Games, the city's Olympic infrastructure is completely falling apart.  Over the weekend, Brazilian outlet O Globo published video footage of various Olympic venues, which

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Para Snowboard World Championships: GB's Owen Pick and Ben Moore win medals
 
 BBC     2017-02-08 kl. 16:18     224 words
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Owen Pick, left, held the lead going into the final run Britain's Owen Pick and Ben Moore both won medals in the banked slalom events at the 2017 Para Snowboard World Championships in Big White, Canada.

Both athletes will now be aiming for medals at next year's Winter Paralympics in Pyeongchang.
 
   
Paralympian hero Bayley is ambassador for Pepenbury
 
 Times of Tunbridge Wells     2017-02-08 kl. 16:10     339 words
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GOING INTO BAT Will Bayley was impressed by Pepenbury's commitment PARALYMPIC gold medallist Will Bayley has joined forces with Pepenbury to become an ambassador for the Pembury disability charity.

Paralympian hero Bayley is ambassador for Pepenbury.... GOING INTO BAT Will Bayley was impressed by Pepenbury's commitment PARALYMPIC gold medallist Will Bayley has joined forces with Pepenbury to become an ambassador for the Pembury disability...
 
   
2-Time Olympian Jemma Lowe Announces Retirement from Swimming
 
 SwimSwam     2017-02-08 kl. 16:10     756 words
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By on SwimSwam Olympic finalist  Jemma Lowe has become the second high-profile British swimmer to announce her retirement in as many days, calling it quits Wednesday. 7-time Paralympic champion Sascha Kindred announced his retirement on Tuesday .

7-time Paralympic champion Sascha Kindred announced his retirement on Tuesday .The 26-year old Lowe swam at her first major international meet at the 2006 Commonwealth Games while representing Wales by her father’s birthright – she herself was
 
   
Countdown clock unveiled for PyeongChang Winter Olympics
 
 Korea Herald     2017-02-08 kl. 16:09     198 words
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A countdown clock for the first Winter Olympics to take place in South Korea was unveiled on Wednesday. Citizens are posing for a photo in front of the countdown clock on Wednesday in Seoul.

Omega will also set up a separate countdown clock for the Winter Paralympics, and the clocks will stay in the nation's capital until March 20, 2018.

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Kurka prepares for PyeongChang with gold in his pocket
 
 International Paralympic Committee     2017-02-08 kl. 16:01     796 words
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The US sit skier left the 2017 World Para Alpine Skiing with downhill gold, allowing him to look towards the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games with confidence.

The US sit skier left the 2017 World Para Alpine Skiing with downhill gold, allowing him to look towards the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games with confidence.The USA’s new men’s downhill sitting world champion Andrew Kurka has spoken of his
 
   
Daviet eyes individual gold at Nordic World Championships
 
 International Paralympic Committee     2017-02-08 kl. 16:01     439 words
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The French standing skier has a clear medal target for the Worlds in Finsterau, Germany, from Friday (10 February).

Test Event for the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games.... His aims for that event are simple, even if he does enter as a world champion as he hopes. “My target for the PyeongChang Test Event is to score points for the overall World Cup rankings and also to take in the hangouts for the 2018 Paralympic...
 
   
The IPC opens nominations for 2017 Media Awards and BP Courage Award
 
 International Paralympic Committee     2017-02-08 kl. 16:01     307 words
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Both sets of awards mark achievements at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Both sets of awards mark achievements at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has opened nominations for the 2017 Paralympic...

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Registration open for 2017 Paralympic Schools Week
 
 International Paralympic Committee     2017-02-08 kl. 16:01     283 words
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The event, organised by the Canadian Paralympic Committee, promotes a healthy, active lifestyle for all Canadians through Para sports.

Registration open for 2017 Paralympic Schools Week.... The event, organised by the Canadian Paralympic Committee, promotes a healthy, active lifestyle for all Canadians through Para sports.The Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) announced that the registration process for the 2017 Paralympic...
 
   
Sensational GB silver and bronze at World Para Snowboard Championships
 
 British Paralympic Association     2017-02-08 kl. 16:01     667 words
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6 hours ago Silver and bronze medals for GBR duo Owen Pick and Ben Moore on final day of competition at IPC Snowboard World Championships in Big White, Canada.

Cassie Cava delivered another encouraging performance improving on her 7th in the SBX to finish 6th in this race.  The result will give her encouragement with the Paralympics around the corner....stronger challenge at the Paralympics next year”.
 
   
The Sports Sphere adds Winter Olympics Division
 
 Sport Industry Group     2017-02-08 kl. 16:00     286 words
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The Sports Sphere, an athlete management agency based in London, is launching a new division for Winter Olympic & Paralympic athletes.

The Sports Sphere, an athlete management agency based in London, is launching a new division for Winter Olympic & Paralympic athletes.The Sports Sphere work with athletes such as Max Whitlock, Jonnie Peacock, Beth Tweddle and Ed Clancy, the new
 
   
World Shooting Para Sport releases new technical and classification rules for 2017
 
 On Track Magazine     2017-02-08 kl. 15:45     558 words
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Matt Skelhon – Rio 2016 ©Wagner Meier for the IPC World Shooting Para Sport has published an updated version of its Technical Rules and Regulations and Classification Rules and Regulations which come into force with immediate effect and run until 2018.

Rankings will be calculated on a rolling basis, with results from World Shooting Para Sport competitions counting towards the rankings for one year, whilst Paralympic Games and World Championships will remain for two years.
 
   
Teen skis to Empire gold, eyes Paralympics
 
 Lower Hudson Online     2017-02-08 kl. 15:41     853 words
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CLOSE Mamaroneck High senior Sam Skinner won a gold medal in adaptive skiing at the 37th annual Empire State Winter Games. His goal is to compete in the Paralympics.

Teen skis to Empire gold, eyes Paralympics.... His goal is to compete in the Paralympics.Nancy Haggerty/lohud Larchmont's Sam Skinner at Whiteface, where he won an Empire State Games gold medal in adaptive skiing.... Paralympic Development Team. “The last couple of years he’s gotten bigger, stronger,” said Russ Funk, program coordinator for the Adaptive Sports Foundation at Windham and an International Paralympic...
 
   
2017 World Shooting Para Sport World Cup – Day 1
 
 Sport 360     2017-02-08 kl. 15:30     155 words
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After impressing the IPC as first-time hosts, Al Ain will once again welcome paralympians for the 2017 World Shooting Para Sport World Cup.

After impressing the IPC as first-time hosts, Al Ain will once again welcome paralympians for the 2017 World Shooting Para Sport World Cup.article:... The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) have decided to once again collaborate with their...
 
   
Ministry mulls smoking ban exception for small bars, clubs, restaurants
 
 Japan Times     2017-02-08 kl. 15:12     208 words
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The health ministry is considering allowing smoking in small bars, clubs and restaurants as exceptions to anti-smoking regulations that are being contemplated, ministry sources said Wednesday.

opposition to a comprehensive smoking ban that may be imposed ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.

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OMEGA starts the clock: celebrating the one year countdown to PyeongChang 2018
 
 Association Internationale De La Presse Sportive     2017-02-08 kl. 14:56     641 words
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- Pinpointing a precise moment to start the one year countdown to the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, OMEGA turned a second into a celebration at a special VIP ceremony in Seoul.

PyeongChang Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG) Mr Hee-beom Lee.

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Australian Olympic Committee (web) - Sports Features (web) - MSN News US (web)
 
   
'The opening ceremony for the 2018 Games has already started'
 
 Korea Joongang Daily     2017-02-08 kl. 14:36     794 words
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The Olympics starts and ends with ceremonies during which the central theme is presented with the entire world watching. This means the success of the ceremonies is weighted heavily in deciding the success of the entire Games.

The PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Games (Pocog) said Yang will serve as the executive producer of the ceremonies in December last year.
 
   
Abu-Rezek continues dominance to retain Dewsbury 10K crown
 
 Brief Report.co.uk     2017-02-08 kl. 14:04     106 words
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Jordanian athlete Mohammad Abu-Rezeq won the Dewsbury 10K road race for the fourth year in a row last Sunday.

Paralympian athlete Wondiye Fikre (Leeds City), who was runner-up in 31:18.
 
   
L'unijambiste Josh Sundquist a trouvé son « âme sœur »
 
 Dailymotion     2017-02-08 kl. 14:04     116 words
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Amputé de la jambe gauche après un cancer à l'âge de 9 ans, l'athlète paralympique américain Josh Sundquist, 32 ans, a trouvé son « âme sœur », Stephen, un autre unijambiste qui fait la même pointure que lui mais à qui il manque la jambe droite.

Amputé de la jambe gauche après un cancer à l'âge de 9 ans, l'athlète paralympique américain Josh Sundquist, 32 ans, a trouvé son « âme sœur », Stephen, un autre unijambiste qui fait la même pointure que lui mais à qui il manque la
 
   
Lothian Phoenix defeat St Mirren Warriors to secure Scottish Wheelchair Basketball Cup title
 
 Brief Report.co.uk     2017-02-08 kl. 14:01     107 words
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Lothian Phoenix made it a hat-trick of Scottish Wheelchair Basketball Cup victories with a 52-42 win over St Mirren Warriors in Edinburgh.

special surprise as Paralympic Tennis gold medallist Gordon Reid kitted up for the Warriors as they looked to get the better of the Armadale-based side.
 
   
Russian deputy PM comments on suspension cases of six cross-country skiers
 
 Tass.ru     2017-02-08 kl. 14:00     397 words
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MOSCOW, February 8. /TASS/. A situation regarding provisional suspensions of six Russian cross-country skiers, imposed last year over alleged

Paralympic sports could have been involved in an alleged manipulation scheme to conceal positive doping tests.