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Drömbyggenas förfall - på några månader
 
 Aftonbladet     2017-02-10 kl. 00:44     229 words
 
OS och Paralympics arrangerades i Rio i augusti-september 2016. Sedan dess har man inte brytt sig om arenorna som användes vid tävlingarna. Flera arenor är förfallna och övergivna.

OS och Paralympics arrangerades i Rio i augusti-september 2016.... Arenan Maracana, som var värd för fotbolls-VM, OS och Paralympics, är bortglömd och övergiven - bara fem månader efter Paralympics.... Taken uppges ha börjat falla ihop (Se bilder här - obs plusartikel). spenderade miljarder för att arrangera fotbolls-VM 2014, OS och Paralympics...
 
   
"Här finns de riktiga hjältarna"
 
 Sydsvenskan     2017-02-09 kl. 18:28     459 words
 
Sarah Sjöström var i Malmö för att kicka igång Malmö Open, en av världens största parasporttävlingar. -Här finns de riktiga hjältarna, sa hon.

Rosenmeiers landsman John Petersson är ordförande för parasporten i Europa och sexfaldig Paralympicsvinnare. -... När jag gjorde mitt första Paralympics i New York 1984 skulle vi simma 25 m.
 
   
Atos markerar 1 år kvar till nästa vinter-OS PyeongChang 2018
 
 MyNewsdesk     2017-02-09 kl. 13:44     543 words
 
Pressmeddelande Feb 09, 2017 13:44 CET Atos Team PyeongChang, 9 februari 2017 - Atos, en global ledare inom digital transformation och Världsomspännande IT Partner för de Olympiska Spelen och Paralympiska Spelen,

Atos, en global ledare inom digital transformation och Världsomspännande IT Partner för de Olympiska Spelen och Paralympiska Spelen,meddelar idag att för första gången, kommer alla Spels kritiska IT applikationer - inklusive distributionen av
 
   
Ripa åker för nya VM-medaljer
 
 Dagens Nyheter     2017-02-09 kl. 09:49     888 words
 
På fredag börjar skid-VM för paraidrottare i Finsterau, Tyskland. Svenska medaljhoppet Helene Ripa är på plats och har bytt sommarens kanot mot skidor. - Jag känner mig otroligt taggad på det här nu, säger hon.

2014 tog Helene Ripa guld på 15 kilometer klassiskt på Paralympics i Sotji.... Då blev det en femteplats i Paralympics-finalen.... Där har jag ett guld från Paralympics.... Jag kommer satsa mot Paralympics 2018 i Pyeongchang, och om allt går som planerat...
 
   
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Rio is stuck with big bills and vacant venues after Olympics
 
 Taiwan News Online     2017-02-10 kl. 08:37     1606 words
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This Feb. 2, 2017 photo shows Maracana stadium's dry playing field in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The stadium was renovated for the 2014 Wo In this Feb.4, 2017 photo, children play near the Olympic Park sign in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

At the last minute, he had to ask for a 250-million-real bailout — $80 million — from the city of Rio and the federal government to run the Paralympics.... It was largely abandoned after the Olympics and Paralympics, and then hit by vandals who ripped...
 
   
Rio is stuck with big bills and vacant venues after Olympics
 
 Bellingham Herald     2017-02-10 kl. 08:27     1214 words
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Rio de Janeiro pulled off last year's Olympics, keeping crime at bay and fending off dire forecasts of corruption, environmental degradation, and cost overruns. Six months after South America's first games, the flood gates have burst open.

At the last minute, he had to ask for a 250-million-real bailout — $80 million — from the city of Rio and the federal government to run the Paralympics.... It was largely abandoned after the Olympics and Paralympics, and then hit by vandals who ripped...

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Women's -86 kg | 2015 IPC Powerlifting Asian Open Championships, Almaty
 
 Dailymotion     2017-02-10 kl. 08:12     112 words
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"For more information on the 2015 IPC Powerlifting Asian Open Championships in Almaty, please visit http://www.almaty2015.com Results will be available here: http://www.paralympic.org/almaty-2015/schedule-results Like us: https://www.facebook.

"For more information on the 2015 IPC Powerlifting Asian Open Championships in Almaty, please visit http://www.almaty2015.com Results will be available here: http://www.paralympic.org/almaty-2015/schedule-results Like us:

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2017 - The Year of Sefton's Coast
 
 Q Local Southport     2017-02-10 kl. 08:03     664 words
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Sefton Council and partners are declaring 2017 as the Year of Sefton's Coast!

holder along with Bootle born Paralympian tennis player, Jamie Burdekin.

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Changing of the OCI guard as Keane sweeps in
 
 RTE Online     2017-02-10 kl. 08:03     737 words
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There was a changing of the Olympic Council of Ireland guard on Thursday night, with Sarah Keane and her supporters sweeping most of the top positions.

(Paralympics Ireland) Lochlann Walsh (Triathlon Ireland).
 
   
Indigenous All Stars player shows her 5 children anything's possible
 
 Special Broadcasting Service     2017-02-10 kl. 07:55     677 words
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Ghangula Bulilee woman, Samartha Leisha will make her debut for the Indigenous All Stars tonight and when she hits the field, she'll prove to her kids, anything is possible if you chase your dream.

Meet our Indigenous Paralympians We follow the journey of Torita Isaac and Amanda Reid: two champions who are about to head to the Rio Paralympic Games.
 
   
Trump backs LA 2024 Olympic bid
 
 Latest Nigerian News.com     2017-02-10 kl. 07:35     62 words
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President Donald Trump has handed his support to the Los Angeles 2024 Olympic and Paralympic bid. However, the recently-inaugurated US leader has expressed doubts over whether his proposed immigration policy will affect the competition.

President Donald Trump has handed his support to the Los Angeles 2024 Olympic and Paralympic bid.
 
   
Limerick photographer's inspirational image wins top award
 
 Limerick Leader     2017-02-10 kl. 07:03     606 words
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IT WAS SOUND and not sight that led to Pallasgreen man Diarmuid Greene winning the prestigious sports action category at the Press Photographers Association of Ireland awards. Diarmuid was covering the Paralympics for Sportsfile in Brazil last year.

Diarmuid was covering the Paralympics for Sportsfile in Brazil last year.Camped out in the “middle of nowhere” he was taking shots of a road race. “You can position yourself on the finish line or you can go and get a scenic picture which is
 
   
Five For Friday Alpine Skiing
 
 US Olympic Team     2017-02-10 kl. 07:01     364 words
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Five For Friday: Beach Volleyball Five For Friday: Biathlon Five For Friday: Freestyle Skiing Five For Friday: Long Track Speedskating

Download the Team USA app today for breaking news, Olympic and Paralympic team bios, videos and more.
 
   
Ky juniors join in Aus...
 
 Kyabram Free Press     2017-02-10 kl. 06:09     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.
 
   
Malone: Tears of early years
 
 Unlimited Magazine     2017-02-10 kl. 06:06     220 words
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Paralympic sprint star Liam Malone has revealed how his desire for real legs used to leave him crying in his room.

Paralympic sprint star Liam Malone has revealed how his desire for real legs used to leave him crying in his room.Malone, who runs on blades and won two gold medals and a silver in the T44 category on the track in Rio, took out the disabled

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From sceptic to number one fan: How Indigenous women are changing the game
 
 Special Broadcasting Service     2017-02-10 kl. 06:02     528 words
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Indigenous All Stars player, Lauren Motlop has shown her father there is a place for women playing sports that were traditionally male dominated.

Meet our Indigenous Paralympians We follow the journey of Torita Isaac and Amanda Reid: two champions who are about to head to the Rio Paralympic Games Serena Williams wins 2015 Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Serena Williams has become
 
   
In the face of adversity, faith prevails
 
 Athens Daily Review     2017-02-10 kl. 05:57     883 words
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Minerva Cook of Kemp and her family have survived what life has thrown their way, and came out on the other side.   “We thank God every day for what he has given us,” said Cook.

Today, 20 years later, he now has control of his life, and knows what he wants for his future – to be an athlete in the Paralympics.... To be more precise, Brandon wants to eventually qualify to play Quadriplegic Rugby in the Summer Paralympic Games.
 
   
Speed skaters jostle for pole position in 2018
 
 Office of the President, Republic of Korea     2017-02-10 kl. 05:49     485 words
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The ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships, a test event for next year’s PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games, will pit 317 speed skaters from 24 countries against each other at the Gangneung Oval in Gangneung, Gangwon-do Province.

9 to 12. Gangneung in Gangwon-do Province, one of the three host cities for next year’s PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, alongside Pyeongchang and Jeongseon, will be bringing to the ice some of the thrills of speed skating.
 
   
One year to go until PyeongChang Winter Olympics
 
 Office of the President, Republic of Korea     2017-02-10 kl. 05:49     937 words
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As of today, we have exactly one year until the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The global winter sporting event will be held in Pyeongchang, Jeongseon and Gangneung, all in Gangwon-do Province, from Feb. 9 to 25, 2018.

As of today, we have exactly one year until the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.... A total of 12 stadiums, seven for skiing and five for skating, will be used in the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
 
   
Pyeongchang, Olympic city of winter festivities
 
 Office of the President, Republic of Korea     2017-02-10 kl. 05:49     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...
 
   
Olympians race through Pyeongchang snowfields
 
 Office of the President, Republic of Korea     2017-02-10 kl. 05:49     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,...
 
   
`Saimdang, Light`s Diary,` though fictional, pursues truth
 
 Office of the President, Republic of Korea     2017-02-10 kl. 05:49     716 words
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TV stars Lee Young-ae (left) and Song Seung-heon play the leads in the TV show ‘Saimdang, Light’s Diary.’ Shin Saimdang (????, ????) (1504-1551), the epitome of a mid-Joseon perfect wife and wise mother, was an artist, calligraphist and poet.

Actress Lee Young-ae holds Soohorang (right) and Bandabi, mascots for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.... Gangneung is also one of the cities that will host the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games next year.
 
   
Celebrate summer
 
 Blue Mountains Gazette     2017-02-10 kl. 05:22     166 words
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Super Humans at Summertime To be diagnosed with cancer is terrible, and it was especially traumatic for Blue Mountains saxophone player Neill Duncan who had to have his arm amputated.

an instrument builder in Amsterdam who specialises in saxophones for one-handed players, and for Neill it went from cancer to Abbey Road. There, at the same studio in which the Beatles recorded their famous albums, he played for the Rio Paralympics
 
   
Hounds & Harriers Donations Support Reeve Foundation, Canine Shelters, Challenged Athletes
 
 Runners Gazette     2017-02-10 kl. 04:57     512 words
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FROM LEFT: FRANK MASCIA VP, HEATHER LINDE, MANAGER TEAM REEVE, PETER WILDEROTTER PRESIDENT AND CEO, BARBARA RUSHMAN AND GLENN HARTRICK. YOU CAN SEE CHRISTOPHER REEVE'S WHEEL CHAIR AND A PHOTO OF HIM AND DANA IN THE BACKGROUND.

Dont be surprised to see him on the US Paralympics team in 2020.
 
   
West Java Administration Hands Rp 238 Billion to PON XIX High Achievers
 
 Jakarta Globe     2017-02-10 kl. 04:56     159 words
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Jakarta. West Java provincial government on Wednesday (08/02) gave Rp 238 billion ($17.

Jakarta. West Java provincial government on Wednesday (08/02) gave Rp 238 billion ($17.8 million) bonuses to its best high-achieving athletes who participated in last year's 19th National Sports Week, or PON XIX, and 15th National Paralympics Week, or
 
   
Children With Physical Disabilities Hit Slopes
 
 WYOU     2017-02-10 kl. 04:43     308 words
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TANNERSVILLE, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) - Usually, Caitlin Jobe has trouble keeping up with her friends. But on the slopes, it's a different story. "It feels really good because I've never been able to ski this well before," Jobe says.

Now he's a Team USA Paralympic skier who came back camp to help others as head coach.... "A lot of kids may not realize what they're capable of, but this camp has seen several skiers go on to the Paralympics," she explains.
 
   
Ground broken on new station for Tokyo's Yamanote loop line
 
 Kyodo     2017-02-10 kl. 04:11     279 words
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Construction began Friday on a new station on Tokyo's JR Yamanote line, the first addition to the capital's major loop train line since 1971. East Japan Railway Co.

ward waterfront. The station is set to open tentatively in the spring of 2020 ahead of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games in the summer of that year.

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Olympic torch starts one-year countdown to PyeongChang Winter Games
 
 Korea.net     2017-02-10 kl. 03:45     723 words
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It’s only 364 days until next year’s PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games! In just under one year, the global winter sports festival will get started in Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do Province.

It’s only 364 days until next year’s PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games!... Kim Yuna (third from left), honorary ambassador for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, delivers the official Olympic torch to...
 
   
Hickey 'old guard' swept aside as swimming chief takes OCI helm
 
 Irish Independent     2017-02-10 kl. 03:42     550 words
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The new president of the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) has pledged to "reform and rebuild" the embattled organisation. The new president of the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) has pledged to "reform and rebuild" the embattled organisation.

Toomey (Paralympics); and Lochlann Walsh (triathlon).

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NOlimpia Closes In On Budapest 2024 Referendum Target With A Week To Go As Bid Support Weakens
 
 GamesBids.com     2017-02-10 kl. 03:40     574 words
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Budapest’s anti-Olympic bid movement is in a race against the calendar, and must still collect tens-of-thousands more signatures in seven days if it hopes to force a referendum over the city’s dream to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Budapest’s anti-Olympic bid movement is in a race against the calendar, and must still collect tens-of-thousands more signatures in seven days if it hopes to force a referendum over the city’s dream to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic
 
   
Local Young Athlete Receives Funding to Pursue Her Olympic Dream
 
 Love Southend     2017-02-10 kl. 03:34     707 words
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One of Britain’s highest hopes for future high jump Olympic success has received a £1,000 SportsAid award courtesy of The Rendezvous Casino in Southend .

These athletes are typically aged 12 to 18 and are among our brightest hopes for future Olympic and Paralympic success.
 
   
Australian Paralympians in line for award
 
 Yahoo! News Australia     2017-02-10 kl. 03:21     283 words
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, 1:11 pm Four Australian Paralympic stars and an Afghanistan war veteran are among the finalists for the Sir Roden Cutler Award to recognise athletes with a disability.

Australian Paralympians in line for award. , 1:11 pm Four Australian Paralympic stars and an Afghanistan war veteran are among the finalists for the Sir Roden Cutler Award to recognise athletes with a disability.Four-time Paralympian...

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Australian Paralympians in line for award
 
 Special Broadcasting Service     2017-02-10 kl. 03:17     317 words
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An Afghanistan war veteran and four Australian Paralympic stars are in the running for the Sir Roden Cutler Award to honour athletes with a disability.

Australian Paralympians in line for award.... An Afghanistan war veteran and four Australian Paralympic stars are in the running for the Sir Roden Cutler Award to honour athletes with a disability.Source:... AAP 10 Feb 2017 - 1:12 PM   UPDATED 4 MINS AGO Four Australian Paralympic...

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Tom Walsh helps young shot putter Ryan Ballantyne find builders job in Christchurch
 
 Waikato Times     2017-02-10 kl. 02:48     824 words
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Ryan Ballantyne competing in the NZ Track & Field Championships in Dunedin in March 2016. Hamilton shot put ace Ryan Ballantyne is building a career path with similar construction to Olympic bronze medallist Tom Walsh.

The Porritt Classic is the first significant event for athletes this year, with Holly Robinson, who was New Zealand's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of last year's Rio Paralympics, and Hamilton hurdler Cameron French among those competing.

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Following in Walsh's footsteps
 
 Unlimited Magazine     2017-02-10 kl. 02:46     825 words
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Hamilton shot put ace Ryan Ballantyne is building a career path with similar construction to Olympic bronze medallist Tom Walsh.

The Porritt Classic is the first significant event for athletes this year, with Holly Robinson, who was New Zealand's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of last year's Rio Paralympics, and Hamilton hurdler Cameron French among those competing.
 
   
Rio Olympic venues already falling into a state of disrepair
 
 The Guardian     2017-02-10 kl. 02:41     994 words
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Six months on from Games, key venues lay empty in Rio de Janeiro Just six months on from the 2016 Games, a number of Rio’s major Olympic venues have fallen into a state of disrepair.

Last used on 18 September during the Paralympics, Olympic Park had attracted 150,000 patrons per day during the Games.

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West Tokyo city raises a sake cup to Tokyo 2020 with anime short
 
 Asahi.com     2017-02-10 kl. 02:20     366 words
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Two of Japan’s popular exports, anime and sake, are combined in a short film produced to help the western Tokyo city of Fussa capitalize on the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.

Two of Japan’s popular exports, anime and sake, are combined in a short film produced to help the western Tokyo city of Fussa capitalize on the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.“Tokyo Sake Brewery,” a four-and-half-minute

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2017 FISA Extraordinary Congress Set to Vote this Weekend
 
 USRowing     2017-02-10 kl. 01:33     447 words
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PRINCETON, N.J. — USRowing is currently in Tokyo, Japan attending the 2017 FISA Extraordinary Congress as delegates gather to vote on several issues including one which would make the Tokyo Olympic rowing schedule gender equal.

program. Other items to be discussed at the congress include membership for American Samoa, the Paralympic race length from a one-thousand-meter event to two-thousand-meters, changes to the weight and design requirements for racing shells, and...
 
   
Notley taps sport stars to identify funding needs
 
 660 News     2017-02-10 kl. 01:31     227 words
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Premier Rachel Notley was in Calgary Thursday, stopping by the Markin MacPhail Centre to introduce a new provincial board in charge of the promotion and development of sports in the province.

The ten-member board also includes a paralympian, administrators and indigenous representation.
 
   
'Legislation the only way FA can be reformed,' MPs told
 
 Sport.co.uk     2017-02-10 kl. 01:26     814 words
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Parliament should step in and legislate to reform the FA because "turkeys won't vote for Christmas" and the association will not reform itself, an MP has said.

"I want a successful England team as well, I want it to give us the feelgood factor that the Olympics and Paralympics has given us.
 
   
Travel › Airbnb and home sharing navigate new Japanese law
 
 Japan Today     2017-02-10 kl. 01:19     1764 words
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TOKYO — Amid rapid societal change around the world, the modern sharing economy has found both successes and struggles.

However, it is believed that the Japanese government is ultimately looking to promote minpaku (private rental accommodations) to tackle the influx of tourists with the approaching Rugby World Cup 2019 and the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.
 
   
Bob Costas hands the torch to Mike Tirico as NBC's Olympics host
 
 KansasCity.com     2017-02-10 kl. 01:18     369 words
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Mike Tirico, left, joined NBC Sports last July after a long career at ESPN that included play-by-play for "Monday Night Football." Bob Costas has hosted the Olympics for NBC since 1992.

A lot was put on hold, and the city still must host the Paralympic Games beginning on Sept.
 
   
Team Canada 2016
 
 ZDNet     2017-02-10 kl. 01:14     41 words
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Join Team Canada on the go. This app is your ticket to Team Canada at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Learn about your athletes and stay up to date, results, schedules and news. License Free Version 1.

This app is your ticket to Team Canada at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
 
   
Atos announces new partnership with UCLH to support a digital future
 
 Atos Origin     2017-02-10 kl. 01:07     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.
 
   
Atos and HEC Paris Digital Centre join forces to train Industry 4.0 leaders
 
 Atos Origin     2017-02-10 kl. 01:07     940 words
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Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, is bringing its expertise to the fields of Industry 4.0 and artificial intelligence by joining the Digital Centre at HEC Paris.

The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market.
 
   
Advocates push back against proposed limits on services for developmental disabilities
 
 Columbus Dispatch     2017-02-10 kl. 01:06     567 words
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The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities has proposed a new rule that would prohibit Medicaid-paid, independent home-care providers from working more than 40 hours a week and collecting overtime pay.

He credits his provider with his ability to hold a job, compete in the Paralympic Games and live a mostly independent life.  The proposed rule puts a price on that independence, Harrison said.
 
   
Brant native overcomes vision loss to lead CNIB's west region
 
 The Sachem And Glanbrook Gazette     2017-02-10 kl. 00:09     689 words
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Until he reached the age of 7, Robert Gaunt was a carefree kid, racing around on his BMX bike, having fun with his friends. Neither he nor his parents recognized he had problems with his vision.

He learned braille, took orientation and mobility training, and acquired independent living skills (hygiene, cooking, cleaning, and organizing) while taking his normal high school courses and excelling as a Paralympic athlete.
 
   
New roster for Alberta sport board
 
 Government of Alberta     2017-02-09 kl. 23:49     945 words
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Premier Notley and Minister Miranda with the Alberta Sport Connection Board of Directors Ference has been named Chair of the Alberta Sport Connection’s new Board of Directors.

Silver medallist Helen Upperton, Paralympian Antonio Flores, Indigenous sport advocate Kody Taylor and returning member Kelly Blackshaw, a 2006 Alberta Sports Hall of Fame inductee. “We have heard loud and clear from Albertans that they want their
 
   
Brenna Huckaby Caps Off Para Snowboard World Championships With Second Gold
 
 US Olympic Team     2017-02-09 kl. 23:47     693 words
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By Brianna Tammaro | Feb. 09, 2017, 5:32 p.m. (ET) Brenna Huckaby won double world championships in snowboard-cross and banked slalom this week at the 2017 World Para Snowboard Championships at Big White, Canada.

Paralympic Team in just over a year at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.
 
   
These Superheroes Are Breaking Stereotypes andamp Ruling The World In Indias First Amputee Calendar
 
 MensXP.com     2017-02-09 kl. 23:21     1100 words
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“If only we had some super powers, our lives would have been sorted,” having these thoughts are quite normal whenever we are stuck with problems,

Suyash Jadhav © G Kumaran/Being You Suyash is another exceptional swimmer who despite losing both his arms became the only Indian Para swimmer to achieve the ‘A’ qualifying mark for the 2016 Paralympics.... Mariyappan Thangavelu © G Kumaran/Being You Won gold in Rio 2016, not an amputee, a paralympic...
 
   
Eiffel Tower set to be put behind glass wall to protect from terror attacks
 
 Insidethegames.biz     2017-02-09 kl. 23:12     393 words
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Paris’ Eiffel Tower, the proposed setting for beach volleyball competitions as part of the French capital’s bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, is set to be put behind a 2.

Paris’ Eiffel Tower, the proposed setting for beach volleyball competitions as part of the French capital’s bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, is set to be put behind a 2.5 metres-high wall of reinforced glass to protect it against
 
   
Ingham, McBride and Becker Honored as U.S. Coaches of the Year
 
 US Sailing     2017-02-09 kl. 23:01     2363 words
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Pictured: 2016 US Sailing National Coach of the Year Mike Ingham (Rochester, N.Y. second from left) with Rio 2016 Paralympic medalists Rick Doerr (Clifton, N.J.), Brad Kendell (Tampa, Fla.) and Hugh Freund (South Freeport, Maine).

Pictured: 2016 US Sailing National Coach of the Year Mike Ingham (Rochester, N.Y. second from left) with Rio 2016 Paralympic medalists Rick Doerr (Clifton, N.J.), Brad Kendell (Tampa, Fla.) and Hugh Freund (South Freeport, Maine).FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
   
Cyberbit, Ni Cybersecurity launch training simulator in Japan to curb professional shortage
 
 Government Security News     2017-02-09 kl. 22:57     774 words
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RA’ANANA, Israel Feb. 6, 2017 – Cyberbit, whose cybersecurity solutions protect the world’s most sensitive systems, and Ni Cybersecurity, the Japanese

Japan expects a sharp increase in cyberattacks for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games and is aiming to train 50,000 cybersecurity personnel by this time.
 
   
Men's 400m Freestyle S7 | Final | 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships Glasgow
 
 Dailymotion     2017-02-09 kl. 21:59     121 words
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Gold: GLADKOV Andrei Russian Federation Silver: BJORNSTAD Andreas Skaar Norway Bronze: KVASNYTSIA Marian Ukraine Start list: AFONSO DOMINGUEZ

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Iranian archers face race to reach World Cup Final in Las Vegas
 
 Insidethegames.biz     2017-02-09 kl. 21:40     578 words
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Iranian team members face a race against time to travel in Las Vegas in time for the Indoor Archery World Cup Final starting tomorrow after delays in receiving their visas.

Zahra Nemati became the first Iranian woman to win a gold medal at either the Olympic or Paralympic Games when she climbed the women’s individual recurve W1/W2 podium at the 2012 edition of the latter in London.  The 31-year-old, who is not
 
   
All-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Expands Range of Eligible Vehicles in FCA US Automobility Program
 
 PR Newswire     2017-02-09 kl. 21:36     740 words
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Wheelchair-accessible 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show New FCA US Automobility website helps customers determine the

One of those stories features Cheryl Angelelli, a four-time Paralympian medalist and wheelchair ballroom dancer who drives a Chrysler Town & Country with adaptive equipment.

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Tokyo 2020 to make medals from old mobile phones
 
 Climate Action     2017-02-09 kl. 21:21     372 words
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The medals presented at the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo in 2020 will be made from recycled mobile phones.

The medals presented at the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo in 2020 will be made from recycled mobile phones.Olympic host cities have traditionally obtained the metal needed to make medals from mining firms, but Japan – which lacks its own
 
   
Gold medallist Lisa Carrington wins supreme Halberg Award, sportswoman of year honour
 
 Taranaki Daily News     2017-02-09 kl. 20:59     1260 words
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The 2017 Halberg Awards get underway at Auckland's Vector Arena celebrating the best in New Zealand sport.

Paralympian Liam Malone, who captivated the nation when sprinting to a brace of golds and a silver in Rio, won the disabled sportsperson of the year award ahead of former winner Sophie Pascoe, who received a leadership award, fellow swimmer Mary

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With The 2018 Olympics In The Horizon, Curlers First Must Go Through Nationals, Worlds
 
 US Olympic Team     2017-02-09 kl. 20:52     848 words
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By Craig Sesker | Feb. 09, 2017, 12:27 p.m. (ET) Skip Jamie Sinclair (L) will compete at the 2017 USA Curling National Championships along with (L-R) Alex Carlson, Vicky Persinger and Monica Walker.

You can’t look too far ahead.” Download the Team USA app today for breaking news, Olympic and Paralympic team bios, videos and more.
 
   
Sophie Wells: ‘It’s not about disability it’s about ability’
 
 Horse & Country     2017-02-09 kl. 20:52     333 words
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Sophie Wells MBE may have won three Paralympic gold medals, but she wants to be remembered for changing people’s perception of disability.

Sophie Wells MBE may have won three Paralympic gold medals, but she wants to be remembered for changing people’s perception of disability.Open doors Sophie is the latest special guest on H&C’s popular series  Rudall Rides With…  where
 
   
2nd never good enough as Paralympian Michelle Stilwell retires
 
 CBC     2017-02-09 kl. 20:44     67 words
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2nd never good enough as Paralympian Michelle Stilwell retires.
 
   
HYUNDAI MOTOR : to provide 4,100 cars for PyeongChang Olympics
 
 4 Traders     2017-02-09 kl. 20:35     533 words
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Hyundai Motor is set to help the upcoming PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games and Paralympics by providing transport vehicles during the sports event next year. The nation's largest carmaker also sponsors Korea's national bobsleigh team.

Hyundai Motor is set to help the upcoming PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games and Paralympics by providing transport vehicles during the sports event next year.... The nation's largest carmaker also sponsors Korea's national bobsleigh team.As an official tier-one sponsor of the world's largest winter sports events as well as the largest festival for disabled athletics...
 
   
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS : acts as key sponsor for PyeongChang Olympics
 
 4 Traders     2017-02-09 kl. 20:35     541 words
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Samsung Electronics is ready to act as a key sponsor for the upcoming PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games in 2018 by providing a series of its latest info-tech devices such as smartphones, tablets and desktops as well as telecommunication equipment.

Olympics sponsor and responsible corporate citizen Samsung Electronics has also been a key supporter for the paralympic events since the Torino Winter Paralympic Games in 2006, holding a series of meaningful events to raise awareness of the matches
 
   
SK TELECOM : geared up for PyeongChang success
 
 4 Traders     2017-02-09 kl. 20:35     461 words
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SK Group is exerting efforts for the successful hosting of the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics, the first Winter Games to be held in Korea in February next year.

of the Games and the following Paralympic Games as a Tier 1 partner.
 
   
Laureus and Allianz continue changing lives
 
 Association Internationale De La Presse Sportive     2017-02-09 kl. 20:34     472 words
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– Allianz, the world’s leading insurance and financial service provider, is to extend its role supporting Laureus throughout the 2017 Laureus World Sports Awards and beyond.

Allianz is actively involved in the Paralympic Movement and is committed to promoting inclusion, diversity, and excellence, both in the workplace and in the world of sports.... As a long-lasting partner of the Paralympic Movement and its athletes, we are...
 
   
Oiler Andrew Ference will lead Alberta sports development agency
 
 Global News Canada     2017-02-09 kl. 20:17     356 words
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; The new board members of Alberta Sport Connection. Supplied: Government of Alberta The province announced a new board of directors for its Alberta Sport Connection agency and Edmonton Oilers defenceman Andrew Ference will serve as chair.

Olympic silver medallist Helen Upperton, Paralympian Antonio Flores, indigenous sport advocate Kody Taylor and 2006 Alberta Sports Hall of Fame inductee Kelly Blackshaw, who is a returning board member.

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'It's great to be amongst such amazing athletes' - Carrington
 
 Newshub     2017-02-09 kl. 20:09     425 words
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For Lisa Carrington the sixth time was very much the charm as the 27-year-old finally claimed a Halberg gong for the first time, including the night's most prestigious prize, the Supreme Award.

The Tauranga native got the nod by the judges in the supreme category over sportsman winner, Mahe Drysdale, team winners Peter Burling and Blair Tuke and disabled athlete winner Liam Malone.
 
   
Kiwi Paralympic star Liam Malone gunning for 400m track record
 
 ONE News     2017-02-09 kl. 20:06     344 words
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Kiwi blade-runner Liam Malone has set himself the target of being the fastest man on earth, able-bodied or otherwise, over 400 metres. The Halberg Disabled Sportsperson of the year spoke of his struggles in preparation for the 2016 Rio Paralympics.

Kiwi Paralympic star Liam Malone gunning for 400m track record.... The Halberg Disabled Sportsperson of the year spoke of his struggles in preparation for the 2016 Rio Paralympics.Source:... 1 NEWS The 23-year-old secured a maiden Disabled Sportsperson of the Year award at last night's Halbergs for his Rio Paralympic...
 
   
Tokyo 2020 to make medals from old mobile phones
 
 SportsPro Media     2017-02-09 kl. 19:59     23 words
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The medals presented at the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo in 2020 will be made from recycled mobile phones, reports Climate Action.

The medals presented at the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo in 2020 will be made from recycled mobile phones, reports Climate Action.comment@sportspromedia.com.
 
   
One Year Out From The Olympics, Team USA Urges NYC Students To Dream Big
 
 US Olympic Team     2017-02-09 kl. 19:32     828 words
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By Lynn Rutherford | Feb. 09, 2017, 11:57 a.m. (ET) U.S. Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls pose for a photo with students from P.S. 133 Fred R. Moore Academy on Feb. 8, 2017 in New York City. NEW YORK -- Olympic rings and torches decorated the lobby of P.

(ET) U.S. Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls pose for a photo with students from P.S.... But when the nine visiting Olympians and Paralympians talked, they were all ears.... Set your goals as high as you can, and if you put enough effort into it, dreams come true.” Paralympian...
 
   
State award wins for local cycling stars
 
 St George & Sutherland Shire Leader     2017-02-09 kl. 19:17     92 words
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Menai cyclist Amanda Reid has become the first para cyclist to win the Cycling NSW senior rider of the year award. Menai cyclist Amanda Reid has become the first para cyclist to win the Cycling NSW senior rider of the year award.

Menai cyclist Amanda Reid has become the first para cyclist to win the Cycling NSW senior rider of the year award.Several Australian record times for Reid were followed by a silver medal at the Rio Paralympic games.

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Flagship Facility Opens
 
 Pool And Spa Scene     2017-02-09 kl. 18:55     212 words
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The new Perdiswell Leisure Centre has put Worcester on the sporting map. A brand new £10.5 million swimming facility has opened in the West Midlands.

attract everyone from casual swimmers to Olympic and Paralympic champions.
 
   
Ryzhenkov: Sports Ministry should work more closely with sports federations
 
 Belta     2017-02-09 kl. 18:45     381 words
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Maksim Ryzhenkov MINSK, 9 February (BelTA) – The Sports and Tourism Ministry should cooperate more closely with sports federations, Maksim

The Sports and Tourism Ministry outlined the main areas of work: preparation for 2017 Summer Delphic Games, 2018 Winter Paralympic games and the Second European Games in 2019.
 
   
Palmerston students try sledge hockey
 
 Wellington Advertiser     2017-02-09 kl. 18:41     422 words
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Education on ice - Palmerston Public School students participated in the Upper Grand District School Board’s sledge hockey program last week. Students learned about equity and inclusion while enjoying some ice time at the local rink.

Unfortunately, an appearance by Canadian Paralympian Paul Rosen scheduled for Feb.
 
   
Paralympic athlete to speak tonight at Lyons Public Library
 
 Hutchinson News     2017-02-09 kl. 18:28     323 words
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LYONS - Paralympic athlete Elizabeth "Liz" Willis will be the featured speaker for the fourth annual Joint Fundraising Event co-sponsored by Rice County Historical Society and Lyons Public Library. Along with the guest speaker, the 6:30 p.m.

Paralympic athlete to speak tonight at Lyons Public Library.... LYONS - Paralympic athlete Elizabeth "Liz" Willis will be the featured speaker for the fourth annual Joint Fundraising Event co-sponsored by Rice County Historical Society and Lyons Public...
 
   
The Brewery host first Knowledge Guild of the year
 
 ITCM     2017-02-09 kl. 18:25     283 words
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Details Category: Venues & Events Published: Thursday, 09 February 2017 17:00 Knowledge Guild: The Path to Achievement - Extraordinary Lives The first Knowledge Guild of the year took place Monday evening (6th February) at The Brewery.

Paralympic Gold medallist and triple world champion swimmer Liz Johnson; and Cathy O’Dowd, the world’s first woman to climb Mount Everest from both the North and South sides.
 
   
Over 50 Mayors From World Capitals and Former Olympic Host Cities Pledge Support To Paris 2024
 
 GamesBids.com     2017-02-09 kl. 18:23     567 words
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More than 50 mayors from cities around the world have signed an agreement in support of Paris’ bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

More than 50 mayors from cities around the world have signed an agreement in support of Paris’ bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.Spanning all continents, the 54 global cities, 35 of them capital cities, represent a diverse range of

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Paralympic snowboarder to keynote Young Professionals event
 
 Wichita Eagle     2017-02-09 kl. 18:15     120 words
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Nicole Roundy, who became the first above-the-knee amputee to compete in adaptive snowboarding and who represented the U.S. in the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, will keynote the Kansas Young Professionals Summit in Wichita.

Paralympic snowboarder to keynote Young Professionals event.... Nicole Roundy, who became the first above-the-knee amputee to compete in adaptive snowboarding and who represented the U.S. in the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, will keynote the Kansas Young...
 
   
Job Vacancies - RYA - Olympic Performance Manager & Director of Racing
 
 Sailing.org     2017-02-09 kl. 18:12     748 words
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The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) are recruiting an Olympic Performance Manager & Director of Racing to work at its Headquarters in Hamble, Great Britain.

four years. The successful candidate will have a track record in Olympic or Paralympic Sailing with international experience as a competitor or professional.
 
   
Bristan holds first ever company conference
 
 Kbbdaily     2017-02-09 kl. 17:45     173 words
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By KBBDaily on 9th February 2017 - 16:36pm Bristan Group has held its first ever company conference – which took place at the National Motorcycle

Paralympic skier Talan Skeels-Piggins gave a motivational talk alongside The Leadership Factor's Mark McCall and Inspire Me's Patrick Steed and Stef Evans. “With Bristan celebrating 40 years in business in 2017, we felt it was a great time to
 
   
Throwback Thursdays: Mexico´s Dora Garcia
 
 International Paralympic Committee     2017-02-09 kl. 17:45     366 words
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The Mexican track and field athlete recalls her Paralympic performance at Arnhem 1980, where she sealed gold in the women´s 4x60m 2-5. “We trained so hard for the Paralympic Games, always thinking that we could win gold.

The Mexican track and field athlete recalls her Paralympic performance at Arnhem 1980, where she sealed gold in the women´s 4x60m 2-5. “We trained so hard for the Paralympic Games, always thinking that we could win gold."
 
   
Inspection of PyeongChang 2018 Nordic venue concludes
 
 International Paralympic Committee     2017-02-09 kl. 17:45     216 words
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The Race Director for the Paralympic Winter Games visited the Alpensia Biathlon Centre ahead of March’s Test Event.

The Race Director for the Paralympic Winter Games visited the Alpensia Biathlon Centre ahead of March’s Test Event.The Race Director for Para Nordic skiing at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games , Len Apedaile, has visited the Alpensia
 
   
Youth Sport Direct Announced as Lead Sponsor of IZB 2017
 
 British Wheelchair Basketball     2017-02-09 kl. 17:34     451 words
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The partnership between British Wheelchair Basketball and Youth Sport Direct is a testament to the growing popularity of this predominantly school based sport.

The overwhelming popularity of Wheelchair Basketball during the Rio Paralympics has also further embedded IZB as a firm favourite with UK schools.

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A truly special edition of ‘La Municipal’
 
 El Digital D Barcelona     2017-02-09 kl. 17:31     230 words
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The magazine La Municipal was published by Barcelona City Council from 1990 to 2011 and between 1990 and 1994 it featured numerous interviews and articles directly relating to the 1992 Olympic Games and Paralympics.

The magazine La Municipal was published by Barcelona City Council from 1990 to 2011 and between 1990 and 1994 it featured numerous interviews and articles directly relating to the 1992 Olympic Games and Paralympics.Barcelona City Council, via
 
   
Medals In Tokyo 2020 Olympics Will Be Made From Old Phones
 
 Manufacturing.net     2017-02-09 kl. 17:26     222 words
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Organizers for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo have found an innovate approach tackling the rising global issue of e-waste. Recently, Japan announced that it will use recycled electronics to make the 5,000 medals needed for the games.

Organizers for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo have found an innovate approach tackling the rising global issue of e-waste.
 
   
Pro Women's 200m, Final - Paralympic
 
 Flow Track     2017-02-09 kl. 17:23     70 words
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FloSports, Inc. FloSports, an innovative sports media and events company, based in Austin, Texas, is the authentic source for content and a new world of coverage that true fans have been waiting for.

Paralympic. FloSports, Inc. FloSports, an innovative sports media and events company, based in Austin, Texas, is the authentic source for content and a new world of coverage that true fans have been waiting for.Focused on three areas – live...

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Only on AP: Norway to win most medals at Winter Olympics
 
 Taiwan News Online     2017-02-09 kl. 17:16     756 words
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FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2016 file photo, security personnel stands by a logo of the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games before an ev It could be a record-setting Winter Olympics for Norway next year in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

The International Paralympic Committee, however, banned the entire delegation.... The IPC said that bans remains in place "because the RPC (Russian Paralympic Committee) has not yet met the reinstatement criteria."
 
   
Rio's Olympic warm-up pool has turned a disgusting shade of orange as the village continues to fall apart
 
 Business Insider India     2017-02-09 kl. 17:11     308 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 are
 
   
Senate signs off on first legislation of new session
 
 Crescent-News     2017-02-09 kl. 16:39     232 words
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COLUMBUS — The Ohio Senate signed off on its first legislation of the new session Wednesday, a tax conformity bill to align Ohio’s tax codes with federal changes made over the past year.

overly complex tax system.” The most notable provision in SB 22 was language exempting Olympic and Paralympic medals from taxation, so long as the winners of those honors have adjusted gross incomes of less than $1 million.
 
   
Interview: Henry White, technical lead for BAE Systems’ UK Sports Partnership
 
 EnvironmentGuru.com     2017-02-09 kl. 16:39     1454 words
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BAE Systems’ lead for its partnership with UK Sport is focused on those all-important marginal gains for Team GB in Olympic events.

Henry White, BAE Systems For the past eight years, BAE Systems has worked with UK Sport as its official research and innovation partner, employing engineering and technology to eek out marginal gains across a range of Olympic and Paralympic events.
 
   
Blind skier and guide ride path to success
 
 Korea Joongang Daily     2017-02-09 kl. 16:07     742 words
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“Down! Turn! Up!” yells the 22-year-old Ko Un-sori, a ski guide for the blind, at Yang Jae-rim, 28, a member of the Korean national team for the blind. Born a premature baby weighing 1.3 kilograms (2.

But after the Korean Association of Persons with Physical Disabilities asked her to try out for the Paralympics, she became an athlete.... [KOREAN ASSOCIATION OF PERSONS WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITIES]Eventually competing in the 2014 Winter Paralympics at...
 
   
World’s best Para Nordic skiers gather for Worlds
 
 International Paralympic Committee     2017-02-09 kl. 16:03     695 words
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The World Para Nordic Skiing Championships, the last major event before PyeongChang 2018, will take place from 10-19 February.

It is the last major competition before the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games .... Paralympic gold medallist Andrea Eskau hopes to benefit from the home crowd and defend the three women’s cross-country sitting world titles she won two years ago....

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O’Donovan brothers among many to be honoured at this year’s Irish Sports Awards
 
 Business & Finance     2017-02-09 kl. 16:01     271 words
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Paul and Gary O’Donovan pictured after securing silver medals at the 2016 Olympics in Rio The 2017 Irish Sports Awards will honour Olympic silver

Also being recognised on the night are gold Olympic Paralympic medallist Jason Smyth, Irish football manager Martin O’Neill and horse trainer Aidan O’Brien.... 2016 was a fantastic year for Irish sport as Team Ireland took home three Olympic medals, while Ireland’s Paralympic...
 
   
Eugene’s Polar Plunge for the Special Olympics is this weekend
 
 Oregon Daily Emerald     2017-02-09 kl. 15:58     725 words
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If you see a large group of people running into the Willamette River early Saturday morning, don’t be too alarmed. It’s just the annual Polar Plunge to benefit the Special Olympics.

within the state. The event is expected to raise more than half a million dollars that will benefit disabled athletes across Oregon.
 
   
CAS to hold expedited hearings into appeals of Russia’s four provisionally banned skiers
 
 Tass.ru     2017-02-09 kl. 15:53     364 words
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MOSCOW, February 9. /TASS/. The Court of Arbitration for Sport set to hold expedited hearings into cases of four Russian cross-country skiers, who

Paralympic sports could have been involved in an alleged manipulation scheme to conceal positive doping tests.
 
   
Walk a mile in a hospice nurse's shoes
 
 Belfast Live     2017-02-09 kl. 15:48     117 words
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In its 37th year, the NI Hospice 2017 are calling on local people from all aspects of life to go the extra distance in a hospice nurse's shoes. The NI Hospice annual fundraising walks are supported this year by Michael McKillop and Olivia Nash.

The NI Hospice annual fundraising walks are supported this year by Michael McKillop and Olivia Nash.Paralympic hero Michael McKillop, vice-president of Northern Ireland Hospice, Olivia Nash and Hospice nurse Debbie McAllister all hope to raise even
 
   
Abandoned Rio Olympic pool turns murky orange
 
 Manx Radio     2017-02-09 kl. 15:34     219 words
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Thursday, February 9th, 2017 2:20pm One of the pools used at the Rio Olympics has turned a putrid orange colour as venues lie neglected less than six months after the games ended.

Brazil spent billions on hosting the Olympics and Paralympics amid criticism that it could not afford the expense - especially just two years after football's World Cup.

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UK rail industry to improve disabled access to facilities
 
 Post Online Media     2017-02-09 kl. 15:34     275 words
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Trains in Britain   It has been a requirement since 1999 Staff Writer | Thursday February 9, 2017 | 21 minutes ago Work to improve disabled access

The Rail Minister met with senior executives after Paralympian Anne Wafula Strike highlighted the issue.
 
   
Abandoned Rio Olympic pool turns murky orange
 
 Connect FM     2017-02-09 kl. 15:33     178 words
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Mud, insects and rainwater have reportedly contributed to the warm-up pool’s bizarre colour. A lack of basic maintenance has led to other venues falling into disrepair, including the Maracana, Rio’s Olympic stadium.

Brazil spent billions on hosting the Olympics and Paralympics amid criticism that it could not afford the expense – especially just two years after football’s World Cup.

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Sunday, an open day at the Olympic and Sports Museum.
 
 El Digital D Barcelona     2017-02-09 kl. 15:31     140 words
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the city starts festivities for Santa Eulàlia . For three days, from 10 to 12 February, Barcelona will fill with activities as it celebrates its winter festival.

Get along to the museum for a free visit and enjoy an Olympic day out in a year when we’re celebrating the 25th anniversary of the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games and Paralympics .Institut Barcelona Esports.
 
   
Ian Anderson: Debate over the Halberg Awards brings no credit to anyone
 
 Nelson Mail     2017-02-09 kl. 15:29     603 words
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Lisa Carrington won gold and bronze at the 2016 Rio Olympics and two Halberg awards. OPINION:  Lisa Carrington was the rightful winner of the Supreme Halberg Award. So would have been Peter Burling and Blair Tuke.

            Liam Malone burst onto the world athletics scene with his performances at the 2016 Paralympics.
 
   
Future Voices: Is Britain really that British?
 
 Eastern Daily Press 24     2017-02-09 kl. 14:48     386 words
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11:00 09 February 2017 Ellie Rose, 17, Notre Dame High School

I'm all for a bit of national pride when it comes to the success of our Olympians and Paralympians during the 2016 games, the Yorkshire pudding and, perhaps ironically, the great chicken tikka masala.
 
   
Who are your picks for the Halberg Awards?
 
 Newshub     2017-02-09 kl. 14:46     902 words
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(Photosport file) It's awards season, and yes that includes the sporting world.

Regarding the achievement, was it in that sport's 'pinnacle event' (eg Olympics, Paralympics, Rugby World Cup).... Eric Murray and Hamish Bond with their medals (Getty image) Disabled athlete Anna Grimaldi -... Paralympic gold medallist Liam Malone -
 
   
Natalie Blake sets sights on a new challenge
 
 Newark Advertiser     2017-02-09 kl. 14:42     535 words
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Powerlifting star Natalie Blake is setting herself a new challenge as she trains to compete alongside the best able-bodied lifters. Paralympian Natalie Blake in training at PHP Gym, Farndon.

Paralympian Natalie Blake in training at PHP Gym, Farndon.030217DD1-1 The 33-year-old, of Newark, has her sights set on two major competitions in the International Powerlifting Federation calendar.... Blake, who trains at the PHP Gym in Farndon, competed in her fifth Paralympic...