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Linnéa Thurfjell: "Det känns som jag har Kalmar på min sida"
 
 Barometern     2017-03-07 kl. 16:15     465 words
 
På torsdag hålls Eldsjälsgalan på Berns i Stockholm. Då kan Linnéa Thurfjell, från Kalmar, bli Årets eldsjäl. - Det ska bli en riktig upplevelse, säger 24-åringen.

Jag är en sådan energisk människa som vill se mer och utvecklas mer och skulle inte bli förvånad om jag åker iväg på en ledarskapsutbildning som har med parasport att göra.
 
   
Rickard Nilsson laddar för internationell stortävling i Spanien
 
 Svenska Badmintonförbundet     2017-03-07 kl. 10:30     291 words
 
Efter silvret vid höstens EM i parabadminton gör nu Rickard Nilsson årets första internationella tävling. Turneringen som spelas i spanska Alcudia inleds på torsdag.

Då parabadminton introduceras som paralympisk sport vid Paralympics i Tokyo 2020 så har intresset och deltagandet från hela världen ökat.
 
   
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International Women’s Day: Meet these women who dared to push boundaries in 2016
 
 Hindustan Times     2017-03-08 kl. 08:21     2364 words
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Be bold for change. This is the United Nations theme for Women’s Day this year. And this is the spirit embodied by our wonder women from the region who prove that empowerment is not restricted to living rooms but can take root in dusty villages as well.

one year. Deepa Malik, the first Indian woman to win a medal at the Rio Paralympic Games in 2016 (HT?Photo) THE GREAT ENABLER:... DEEPA MALIK An ace athlete, a biker, motivational speaker, wife and mother of two daughters, Deepa Malik, the first Indian woman to win a medal at the Rio Paralympic...
 
   
Wheelchair rugby blow is ‘kick in teeth’
 
 Brief Report.co.uk     2017-03-08 kl. 08:20     116 words
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Dreams of competing in the Tokyo Paralympics in 2020 are in tatters for a Morecambe man who plays wheelchair rugby as a member of the Great Britain team.

Dreams of competing in the Tokyo Paralympics in 2020 are in tatters for a Morecambe man who plays wheelchair rugby as a member of the Great Britain team.Stuart Robinson, who lost his legs in Afghanistan after his vehicle hit an improvised explosive
 
   
Town gets ready for St Patrick’s Day parade
 
 Dundalk Leader     2017-03-08 kl. 08:15     217 words
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With only two weeks until St. Patrick’s Day, preparations are being made for the biggest parade Dundalk has ever seen. With a “Team Dundalk” theme, the sporting achievements of the Dundalk community will be highlighted.

With a “Team Dundalk” theme, the sporting achievements of the Dundalk community will be highlighted.As well as Paralympics medal winner Eve McCrystal, the parade will show off the achievements of other sporting and community groups with a wholly
 
   
Showcasing wheelchair tennis
 
 Alberton Record     2017-03-08 kl. 08:14     684 words
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A TEAM of brave South African celebrities switched their catwalks and studios for the tennis court in Johannesburg on Wednesday March 2 as they took on the country’s finest wheelchair tennis stars.

Sithole, Montjane and Maripa all represented South Africa at last year’s Rio Paralympic Games and will be looking to put in a good showing in front of an enthusiastic home crowd.
 
   
OPINION: Women's sport comes to the fore
 
 South Burnett Times     2017-03-08 kl. 07:21     829 words
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AS A sport fanatic of every kind - be it ball, racquet, wheel or hoof - and today marking International Women's Day, there is no better time to reflect on what has undoubtedly been the most important 12 months for women's sport in Australia's history.

Milly Tapper became Australia's first ever dual Olympian-Paralympian, defying expectations not just of women athletes but of para-athletes in general, while our own Taliqua Clancy was the first Indigenous woman to represent Australia in beach
 
   
Give it a tri
 
 Inside Sport Magazine     2017-03-08 kl. 06:44     269 words
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Triathlon Australia supports The Clubbies – Inside Sport’s grassroots sports awards. CLICK HERE to nominate a local sports star, volunteer or club. You’ll be putting them – and you – in the running for fantastic prizes.

In a fascinating tale, when triathlon was introduced to the Paralympics last year, and Katie Kelly won gold in the PT5 event, her guide was Jones.
 
   
Women's GB wheelchair basketball side aiming for medals
 
 itv.com     2017-03-08 kl. 06:27     87 words
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Women's GB wheelchair basketball side aiming for medals At the Paralympics in Rio the women's GB wheelchair basketball team made history by getting through to the final four.

Women's GB wheelchair basketball side aiming for medals At the Paralympics...
 
   
Survey found arsenic, fluoride at Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market in 2013
 
 Mainichi Daily News     2017-03-08 kl. 05:41     205 words
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High levels of arsenic and fluoride were detected at Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market in a soil contamination survey in 2013, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government announced on March 7. The level of arsenic in the soil under the site was found to be 2.

According to the metropolitan government, the survey was conducted between May and June 2013, when soil samples were taken from the site in preparation for building a second loop highway linking the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic venues with central

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HQMC SEMPER FIT AND RECREATION DEFINES AUTHORIZED USE OF THE “ALL-MARINE” NAME AS IT RELATES TO SPORTS TEAMS WITHIN THE MARINE CORPS
 
 United States Marine Corps     2017-03-08 kl. 05:33     208 words
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Pan American Games, Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Counseil Internationale Sports Militaire Games, or other national or international competitions.
 
   
Federation: Governments must support our champions
 
 Sunshine Coast Daily     2017-03-08 kl. 05:14     319 words
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TODAY'S Sunshine Coast Sports Federation column will endeavour to unearth the behind the scenes stars of local sport. It's well documented the Olympic, and other athletes kicking goals on the world and national stage in the local media each week.

But Dr McKean isn't alone, Brendan Burkett, Danielle Formosa and Gary Slater were all part of the Rio Paralympics squad, which is presently aiming for more gold in 13 months.
 
   
The Ethiopia protesters’ struggle moves to the athletics track
 
 Nazret.com     2017-03-08 kl. 03:32     1057 words
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The Ethiopian Flag By As she crossed the finish line in Sabadell, Spain, on 7 February, Ethiopian star athlete Genzebe Dibaba had attained her sixth world record.

His lead was followed by others, including Tamiru Demisse who made the signal, which symbolises being handcuffed, as he competed in the 1,500 meters event at the Rio Paralympics.
 
   
Sports briefs: Amanda Bandrowski, Jephte Jean-Claude, TC Christian baseball, Northern Pride tryouts, goalball exhibition.
 
 Record-Eagle     2017-03-08 kl. 03:14     557 words
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Former Gladiator Bandrowski wins MIAA award TRAVERSE CITY — Former Traverse City St. Francis athlete Amanda Bandrowski has been chosen as the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Women’s Tennis Player of the Week.

Paralympics Goalball Exhibition Game in Leland March 10 -... 11 TRAVERSE CITY — The United States Men’s Paralympic Goalball team will be in the region Friday and Saturday for a two-day event designed to highlight inclusive sports and recreation...

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18 Of The Most Badass Women In Australian History
 
 BuzzFeed     2017-03-08 kl. 03:01     1915 words
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Making history, changing the nation, and giving zero fucks along the way. Jenna Guillaume Editor-at-Large, BuzzFeed Australia 1. Catherine Helen Spence (1825-1910) Let me tell you about Catherine Helen Spence.

Talk about iconic. 17. Daphne Ceeney (1934-2016) When the inaugural Paralympic Games took place in Rome in 1960, Daphne Ceeney was the only woman on the Australian team to participate.
 
   
Being a woman & doing a great job
 
 Qatar Tribune     2017-03-08 kl. 02:51     1590 words
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Yasmian Alsharshani, the golfer Yasmian Alsharshani has the distinction of being the first woman in the Qatar National Golf Team. Yasmian is a pioneer of the game in the Middle East and began her tryst with golf at the age of 11.

It was a social sports campaign that also aimed at creating a line of communication between disabled athletes and golf athletes.
 
   
Season Passes and EDGE Cards for 2017-2018 Season at Whistler Blackcomb Now Available
 
 Bellevue Business Journal.com     2017-03-08 kl. 02:31     1714 words
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Jonathan Hadley on Whistler Mountain.

Friend (SWAF) tickets – a discounted rate for friends to use About Whistler Blackcomb Whistler Blackcomb, the official alpine skiing venue for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, is situated in the Resort Municipality of Whistler located
 
   
Probus club turns 30
 
 Bunyip     2017-03-08 kl. 02:17     280 words
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PROBUS Club of Gawler Para members celebrated three decades of laughs, friendship and support, with a special book launch last week.

to the Victoria snowfields, and have heard from guest speakers, including police, emergency services and a paralympian. “It’s a good outlet for a lot of men,” Mr Matthias said. “It brings the members out of their shells to meet others, and
 
   
Athlete of the Week: Josie DeHart
 
 KJCT8.com     2017-03-08 kl. 02:11     371 words
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 |  Updated: Tue 1:30 PM, Mar 07, 2017 It's 3 o’clock on a Sunday afternoon. Most high schoolers would be inside watching TV or playing video games. As for Fruita junior Josie Dehart, she's in the gym, working on her game.

"It was really hard and there were a lot of girls there that were already on the USA team that went to the Paralympics,” DeHart says. “So it was really tough."... "I want other disabled athletes to get out there and try new things and play because it's...
 
   
PyeongChang Paralympics are a year away — and Canada needs some ‘support,’ says chef de mission
 
 Easy News Press Agency     2017-03-08 kl. 02:11     30 words
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Seven years after the fact, Todd Nicholson sees Vancouver 2010 as a victory in his new role as Canada’s operational leader for 2018 Fonte: canada.

PyeongChang Paralympics are a year away — and Canada needs some ‘support,’ says chef de mission.
 
   
Team USA Shares The Olympic Spirit In PyeongChang
 
 US Olympic Team     2017-03-08 kl. 02:10     705 words
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, 6:32 p.m. (ET) Maia Shibutani instructed students during a skating clinic conducted for young Korean skaters at the Lotte World Department Store in Seoul.

Olympic and Paralympic team bios, videos and more....engage with the community while spreading the Olympic and Paralympic spirit,” said Chargé d’Affaires ad interim Marc Knapper of the U.S.... Cultural exchanges and community outreach by Team USA athletes serve to share Team USA’s support and gratitude as PyeongChang organizers continue preparing to host the world at next year’s Olympic and Paralympic...
 
   
BC brings home silver from Langley goalball tournament
 
 BCLocalNews.com     2017-03-08 kl. 02:06     139 words
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An international goalball tournament was held in Timms Community Centre this past weekend, California taking home the gold and $5,000.

This is a paralympic sport for people with visual impairment, or even complete blindness, that uses a ball with a bell inside so players can here it.

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I Feel Honoured By LEADERSHIP Award – Gov Emmanuel
 
 Nigeria Today.ng     2017-03-08 kl. 01:31     1187 words
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The governor of Akwa Ibom State, Udom Emmanuel has expressed happiness over his nomination as LEADERSHIP Governor of the Year 2016, saying he feels honoured by the gesture.

Paralympians who recently won several medals for Nigeria in the August 5-24, 2016 Summer Olympics Games held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, while Miss Faizal Abubakar Sani, the Kano state-born candidate with the overall best result in the May/June 2016

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Paralympian Dale Dedrick Downsizes for a Comeback
 
 HorsesDaily     2017-03-08 kl. 01:21     1201 words
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Dale Dedrick debuts Bardondales Ultrasuede at Welcome Back to White Fences IIIin preparation for the CPEDI3* at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival this weekend.

Paralympian Dale Dedrick Downsizes for a Comeback.... A lifelong rider, Dale turned to a long time co-competitor and friend, Rosiland Kinstler, who became her coach in 2007 and would find an elegant gray Oldenburg named Bonafatius that carried Dedrick all the way to the 2012 London Paralympics...
 
   
Turnbull Government supports female sporting leaders
 
 Foreign Affairs.co.nz     2017-03-08 kl. 01:15     464 words
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MIL OSI Australia – Source: Headline: Wednesday, 8 March 2017 The Turnbull Government is backing the next generation of female leaders in sport with

Gemma Harrison (Australian Football) Toni Lourens (Australian University Sport) Keren Faulkner (Australian Paralympic Committee) Mel Tantrum (Athletics) Sonia Gouveia (Netball) Hannah Every-Hall (Rowing) Anna Caple (Tennis) Sarah McGill (Netball)

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NTT’s VR technology aims to impress at Tokyo Olympics
 
 Asahi.com     2017-03-08 kl. 01:14     181 words
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Suppose that tennis superstar Kei Nishikori serves to you in virtual reality, or a 3-D image of Mashu Baker, a Rio Olympic gold medalist in judo, appears like magic on a stage and powers into action.

The VR technologies, being developed in a run-up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, could add a new dimension to the fun of watching events if they were put into practice during the world festival of sports that is just three years

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H-E-Buddy Ultra-Accessible Run coming April 1st
 
 Ticket760 KTKR     2017-03-08 kl. 00:28     478 words
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The H-E-B Alamo Run Fest will feature a new event this year that will provide an opportunity to compete and participate for special-needs individuals.

Regional Adaptive and Paralympic Sports) program at Morgan’s Wonderland what a lift athletic activities can give special-needs individuals,” Hartman said.
 
   
UK sports bodies face cuts over lack of women in senior roles
 
 Irish Times     2017-03-08 kl. 00:16     488 words
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Nearly half of national organisations failing to meet target of 30% women in boardroom The Football Association, the Rugby Football Union and the

British Cycling, the Amateur Swimming Association, the Rugby Football League, and the British Paralympic Association are also at risk.

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Magical garden fundraiser
 
 Shepparton News Online     2017-03-08 kl. 00:08     298 words
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Amidst the exquisite botanic gardens and the backdrop of the majestic 1879 Italianate mansion at Noorilim Estate, Wahring, community members gathered to celebrate ConnectGV’s annual fundraiser recently.

Guests heard from speaker Sam Bramham OAM, a gold-medal-winning Paralympic swimmer. ‘‘Sam ... provided an inspiring and entertaining account of his personal experiences and journey to success and the importance of community inclusion and how it

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Be Brazen: USA Shooting Chooses Brazen Sports as Official Timekeeper
 
 USA Shooting.org     2017-03-07 kl. 23:53     545 words
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) With a 2020 vision, USA Shooting is choosing to 'Be Brazen' and is announcing its latest sponsor in Brazen Sports LLC, the new Official Timekeeper of America's shooting team.

Olympic and Paralympic Games.
 
   
Rio court orders Maracana stadium repairs
 
 SINA     2017-03-07 kl. 23:49     272 words
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By Michael Place RIO DE JANEIRO? March 7 (Xinhua) -- A Brazilian court has ordered the Rio 2016 organizing committee to undertake repair work at the iconic Maracana stadium after it was left abandoned earlier this year.

Tuesday's decision came after Rio's state government argued that Rio 2016 breached contract terms by failing to return the stadium in the same condition it was received for last year's Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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New Facilities Increase Training Capacity, Enhance Troops and Civilians
 
 DVIDS     2017-03-07 kl. 23:35     349 words
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“As the Senior Commander of Fort Hunter Liggett, it’s exciting to see new infrastructure built that will endure for years to come and serve to host countless numbers of troops,” said Maj. Gen. Brian Alvin.

The Army World Class Athlete program trains Soldier-athletes to compete and succeed in national and international competitions leading to Olympic and Paralympic Games, while maintaining a professional military career and promoting the Army to the
 
   
Alex Ferreira, Taylor Seaton End The Ski Halfpipe Season With 1-2 For Team USA
 
 US Olympic Team     2017-03-07 kl. 23:16     552 words
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, 4:25 p.m. (ET) Alex Ferreira competes in men's ski halfpipe at the FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup at Bokwang Snow Park on Feb. 18, 2017 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

title. Download the Team USA app today for breaking news, Olympic and Paralympic team bios, videos and more.
 
   
NPC to create court in every district before 2020
 
 Rwanda New Times     2017-03-07 kl. 23:14     230 words
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As part of efforts to improve access to outdoor volleyball courts for persons with disabilities, the National Paralympic Committee (NPC) has set a target to establish and advocate for accessible courts in each district before 2020.

As part of efforts to improve access to outdoor volleyball courts for persons with disabilities, the National Paralympic Committee (NPC) has set a target to establish and advocate for accessible courts in each district before 2020.NPC president
 
   
Sitting volleyball teams set for African ParaVolley championship
 
 Rwanda New Times     2017-03-07 kl. 23:14     379 words
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The national sitting volleyball teams, both in the men and women categories, will compete at this year’s ParaVolley Africa sitting volleyball championship that is scheduled to take place in Nairobi, Kenya.

this particular competition and eventually won it in the women category becoming the first African country to qualify for the Paralympic games.... It was not the result that the Rwandan team expected but one would still say it was a fairytale and memorable Paralympic...
 
   
Paul Klee: Air Academy's Abby Farrell to play wheelchair basketball at Illinois
 
 Colorado Springs Gazette     2017-03-07 kl. 22:43     798 words
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Air Academy's Abby Farrell poses for a picture while practicing at Villa Sport after school Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017. Farrell, who plays on a team in Denver, is preparing to sign with a college.

Illinois is a powerhouse on the college circuit, one coached by Paralympic gold medalist Stephanie Wheeler.... Here's a hunch their greatest contribution to sports will be Abby's contributions to sports - when her dream of giving disabled athletes a...
 
   
Former lawmaker: Local athletes could train in Japan
 
 Marianas Variety     2017-03-07 kl. 22:41     188 words
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FORMER Rep. William Torres said he will meet with Northern Marianas Sports Association officials to discuss the possibility of sending local athletes to the training camps sponsored by the Seisa Group in Japan.

As a member of the Olympic and Paralympic Committee organized by Kanagawa Prefecture where the Seisa head office is located, Miyazawa said he has been providing assistance to the athletes of many small countries that will participate in the 2020
 
   
George W. Bush Says Prince Harry Really Is Prince Charming
 
 People     2017-03-07 kl. 22:36     258 words
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Through his work supporting veterans, George W. Bush has found a new ally: Prince Harry . The two met last year at the Invictus Games  in Orlando for the second go-round of Harry’s passion project.

I was very impressed by him.” In particular, the former president has been impressed by Harry’s work on the Invictus Games , a paralympic-style sporting event for wounded veterans. The third year of the games will be held in Toronto in late

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Paralympic Soccer Star Trains With Landon Donovan
 
 NBC San Diego     2017-03-07 kl. 22:15     831 words
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Mason Abbiate, who plays forward for the U.S. Men’s Paralympic National Team, crossed a big item off his bucket list: dribbling a soccer ball with legend Landon Donovan Grinning from ear-to-ear, a player from the U.S.

Paralympic Soccer Star Trains With Landon Donovan.... Men’s Paralympic National Team, crossed a big item off his bucket list: dribbling a soccer ball with legend Landon Donovan Grinning from ear-to-ear, a player from the U.S.Men’s Paralympic National Team...
 
   
Gareth Thomas quits The Jump due to 'personal reasons'
 
 Irish Independent     2017-03-07 kl. 21:58     145 words
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Former rugby international Gareth Thomas has quit Channel 4 show The Jump due to "personal reasons". Former rugby international Gareth Thomas has quit Channel 4 show The Jump due to "personal reasons".

Thomas was set to battle it out with Olympic gymnast Louis Smith, Paralympic medallist Kadeena Cox, and Emma Parker Bowles to be crowned champion of the winter sports competition.

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Ruff Stuff: Guy Gosselin, U.S. National Sled Hockey coach
 
 Rochester Post Bulletin     2017-03-07 kl. 21:29     717 words
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Guy Gosselin was hired last month as head coach of the men's U.S. National Sled Hockey team. Gosselin, a John Marshall 1982 graduate, was a standout hockey player at Minnesota-Duluth and later played for a brief time in the NHL.

The U.S. National Sled Hockey team is currently training for the Paralympic Committee Sled Hockey World Championship (April 11-20) in Gangneung, South Korea.... What do you find to be true of paralympic athletes.
 
   
Soccer plane-crash amputee returns ‘home’ to walk again
 
 New York Post     2017-03-07 kl. 21:01     204 words
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Without his teammates and without a leg, Jakson Follmann is again training at the Chapecoense home field. Follmann, one of the six survivors of the Nov.

He has said he wants to compete one day in the Paralympics. “I am always going to be an athlete.

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March 6, 2017 - Raiders’ blowout win makes it three straight
 
 Now Habersham     2017-03-07 kl. 20:37     254 words
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We’re ten games into the 2017 season for the Raiders, and there’s much to like. Habersham Central is now 7-3 following a 15-0 blasting of Cedar Shoals on March 3.

Toccoa Clinic to honor Paralympian McKenzie Coan TFS Introduces 2016 Varsity Soccer Team Local Paralympian...
 
   
Swiss Olympic Executive Council Advances Sion Bid...
 
 Around The Rings     2017-03-07 kl. 20:35     106 words
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(ATR) Now only a vote from the Swiss Olympic general assembly remains to fast track Sion 2026. To continue reading this article you must be a subscriber to Around The Rings. Please Login or Subscribe Now!

(03/06/17) German Parliament to Address McLaren Report Fallout (03/06/17) RECENT ARTICLES Swiss Olympic's Executive Council Nominates Sion 2026 as the Swiss Candidate for the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (03/.

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Back On Snow, New Mother And Newly-Crowned World Champ Brenna Huckaby Back At Elite Form
 
 US Olympic Team     2017-03-07 kl. 20:22     1010 words
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, 11:38 a.m. (ET) Brenna Huckaby will compete at the IPC World Cup Finals on March 8, 2017 in PyeongChang, South Korea. There were times last year when Brenna Huckaby ached to be back on the snow, charging down a course to another medal.

Download the Team USA app today for breaking news, Olympic and Paralympic team bios, videos and more. “It was hard to watch all the people I compete against just race without me,” she said. “Whereas I was always on the podium with them, I had
 
   
Women's Day talk encourages boldness
 
 Parksville Qualicum News     2017-03-07 kl. 20:17     530 words
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Mira Laurence, former TV sports broadcaster, left, and Michelle Stilwell, MLA for Parksville-Qualicum, watch a video during an International Women's Day event hosted by Stilwell at Tigh-Na-Mara resort in Parksville Sunday, March 5, 2017.

going to try and at least I’m resourceful,” Laurence said. “Step by step and one foot in front of the other.” Stilwell, a six-time Paralympic gold medallist, recalled challenges and triumphs during her athletic career.
 
   
Nominations process opens for IPC Governing Board elections
 
 International Paralympic Committee     2017-03-07 kl. 19:44     448 words
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The successor to IPC President Sir Philip Craven will be elected this September in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

The successor to IPC President Sir Philip Craven will be elected this September in Abu Dhabi, UAE.The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) on Tuesday (7 March) opened the nominations process for the IPC Governing Board elections for the term

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Swiss Olympic's Executive Council Nominates Sion 2026 as the Swiss Candidate for the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games
 
 Around The Rings     2017-03-07 kl. 19:31     686 words
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Today, the Executive Council of Swiss Olympic decided on two important issues regarding the nomination of a Swiss bid for the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Firstly, it decided that the project «Sion 2026.

Swiss Olympic's Executive Council Nominates Sion 2026 as the Swiss Candidate for the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.... Today, the Executive Council of Swiss Olympic decided on two important issues regarding the nomination of a Swiss bid for the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic...
 
   
Sion 2026 chosen as Swiss bid for Winter Olympics
 
 Swiss Info     2017-03-07 kl. 19:22     366 words
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- 19:07 Sion, the capital of canton Valais, is close to ski resorts such as Zermatt, Crans Montana and Verbier (Keystone) Swiss Olympic,

A Swiss Olympic task force suggests hosting the Winter Olympics and Paralympics could have a "significant economic impact" of up to CHF2.5 billion ($2.47 billion).  However, there are still several major hurdles to cross before the Sion organisers

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Sports personalities and gaels honoured
 
 Irish World News     2017-03-07 kl. 19:08     1397 words
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Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Sports personalities and gaels from all over Britain and Ireland were honoured at the Irish World

And Katie-George Dunlevy secured the Greatest Sporting Achievement of 2016 award, after her outstanding performance at the Rio Paralympics.

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Sports Scene: Feb. 28-March 6 - US Olympic Team
 
 TaableNote News     2017-03-07 kl. 18:59     35 words
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Stay up-to-date with news from around the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic family, and track Team USA athletes as they compete around the globe with a preview of upcoming events. WHO won WHAT?!?!

Olympic and Paralympic family, and track Team USA athletes as they compete around the globe with a preview of upcoming events.
 
   
Sports Scene: Feb. 28-March 6
 
 US Olympic Team     2017-03-07 kl. 18:55     954 words
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, 11 a.m. (ET) (L-R) Chris Murphy, Jason Kimball and Joe Berenyi celebrate with their gold medals after winning the team sprint at the 2017 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships on Mar. 5, 2017 in Los Angeles.

Olympic and Paralympic family, and track Team USA athletes as they compete around the globe with a preview of upcoming events.
 
   
USA Hockey Names Experienced Women’s Team Seeking Fourth Straight World Title
 
 US Olympic Team     2017-03-07 kl. 18:55     690 words
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, 12:10 p.m. (ET) Members of Team USA listen to the national anthem after a 1-0 victory over Canada in the gold-medal game at the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey Women's World Championship on April 4, 2016 in Kamloops, British Columbia.

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Annamarie Phelps To Lead Independent Review Into British Cycling’s World Class Programme
 
 CyclingWorldMag.co.uk     2017-03-07 kl. 18:48     786 words
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UK Sport and British Cycling have announced that Annamarie Phelps will Chair the jointly commissioned independent review into British Cycling’s World Class Programme.

Paralympic Association, a board member of the British Olympic Association and rowed for Great Britain at the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games.... The review will get underway imminently and conclude following the Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games to minimise the...
 
   
Polartec Documentary Promotes Adaptive Apparel
 
 Apparel Magazine     2017-03-07 kl. 18:43     464 words
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Polartec released a short documentary film to address two issues: the need for inclusive apparel design, and access to climbing for people of all abilities. The short film features Polartec non-profit partners Open Style Lab and Paradox Sports .

Polartec released a short documentary film to address two issues: the need for inclusive apparel design, and access to climbing for people of all abilities. The short film features Polartec non-profit partners Open Style Lab and Paradox Sports

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Seeb-based Nautilus Swim Club teams up with ZOGGS to host first event on March 10
 
 Muscat Daily     2017-03-07 kl. 18:28     521 words
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Giving wings (and fins) to such aspirations over the past year in Muscat is the Nautilus Swimming Club, which was established in partnership with, and  is based at, Knowledge Gate International School (KGIS).

With coach Proskura’s Olympic and Paralympic coaching experience, the Nautilus Swim Team is helping strengthen the sport of swimming in Oman.... Oleksii Fedina was a Paralympic star bringing home two silver and three gold medals from Beijing Paralympics...
 
   
Swiss Olympic body supports Sion bid for 2026 Winter Games
 
 Bellingham Herald     2017-03-07 kl. 18:25     133 words
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Swiss Olympic officials will support Sion's bid to host the 2026 Winter Games. Switzerland's Olympic committee says its executive board agreed to back Sion's project with eight million Swiss francs ($7.

Moritz and Davos. A Swiss Olympic task force suggests hosting the Winter Olympics and Paralympics could have a "significant economic impact" of up to 2.5 billion Swiss francs ($2.47 billion).

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Tempur-Pedic launches national ads with 'power'
 
 Furniture Today     2017-03-07 kl. 18:24     393 words
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LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Tempur-Pedic ’s latest marketing campaign featuring personal stories in the theme of “sleep is power” kicked off with two national TV spots that debuted on Feb. 27 and will run through 2017.

a wingsuit with the goal of raising a million dollars for the Navy Seal foundation, and Michelle Salt, a Paralympian, realtor and speaker who was at one time on life support following a motorcycle accident in 2011. “When I returned from service,
 
   
WWhCC2017: Six teams tied for second after day four
 
 International Paralympic Committee     2017-03-07 kl. 18:22     811 words
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With Canada, Germany, Norway, Scotland, South Korea and China all tied, the remaining sessions will be crucial.

The International Paralympic Committee suspended the Russian Paralympic Committee on 7 August for its inability to fulfil its IPC membership responsibilities and obligations, in particular its obligation to comply with the IPC Anti-Doping Code and
 
   
Mark Arendz excited to race at Paralympic course
 
 International Paralympic Committee     2017-03-07 kl. 18:22     564 words
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The Canadian Nordic skier is a strong favourite for gold in the men’s biathlon standing events at the World Cup in PyeongChang, South Korea, from 10-15 March.

Mark Arendz excited to race at Paralympic course....Championships in Finsterau, Germany, Canada’s Mark Arendz is ready to take on the Paralympic course in PyeongChang, South Korea, for the third World Cup of the season, from 10-15 March.
 
   
Ibrahim Al-Hussein wins prestigious USSA award
 
 International Paralympic Committee     2017-03-07 kl. 18:22     645 words
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The Syrian refugee swimmer competed for the Independent Paralympic Athletes Team at Rio 2016.

The Syrian refugee swimmer competed for the Independent Paralympic Athletes Team at Rio 2016.Paralympic swimmer and Syrian refugee Ibrahim Al-Hussein has been named the recipient of the 2016 Mildred “Babe” Didrikson Zaharias Courage Award from

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Arnost Petracek voted Czech Para athlete of the year
 
 International Paralympic Committee     2017-03-07 kl. 18:22     197 words
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The swimmer took home his nation’s lone gold medal from Rio 2016. Rio 2016 Paralympic champion Arnost Petracek has been voted as the Czech Republic Para athlete of the year.

Rio 2016 Paralympic champion Arnost Petracek has been voted as the Czech Republic Para athlete of the year.The swimmer took home his nation’s lone gold medal from Rio 2016 after his victory in the men’s 50m backstroke S4 .
 
   
British Association of Women in Policing Northern Conference
 
 West Yorkshire Police     2017-03-07 kl. 18:20     458 words
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Police forces across the North of England will come together to mark International Women's Day and 30 years of the British Association of Women in Policing at a conference being held in West Yorkshire on Wednesday (March 8).

Speakers include local champions from West Yorkshire Police, as well as inspirational women from areas outside of policing including fund-raiser Lizzi Jones, author Nicky Seignot, Thai-boxing champion Rachael Mackenzie and Paralympic...
 
   
#Sistersport: ‘You can achieve anything you want’ - women’s conference spreads inspirational message
 
 Brief Report.co.uk     2017-03-07 kl. 17:34     91 words
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Women and girls gathered at a conference today to hear from inspirational figures in the sporting world.

Speakers included BBC Breakfast presenters Sally Nugent and Kat Downes, Look North’s Tanya Arnold, Paralympian Claire Cashmore MBE, martial arts world champion Harleen and Kaur and more.
 
   
Paralympic boss Agnes assaults Mudibo
 
 MyInforms     2017-03-07 kl. 17:22     60 words
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NAIROBI, Kenya, March 7 – The Kenya Table Tennis Association (KTTA) president Andrew Mudibo and Kenya National Paralympic Committee (KNPC) chairperson

Paralympic boss Agnes assaults Mudibo.... NAIROBI, Kenya, March 7 – The Kenya Table Tennis Association (KTTA) president Andrew Mudibo and Kenya National Paralympic Committee (KNPC) chairperson. ...Agnes Oluoch were involved in a scuffle after disagreeing...
 
   
Beauty No airbrushing as campaign aims to rectify women's poor body image
 
 Times Live South Africa     2017-03-07 kl. 17:17     628 words
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A survey released this week asked 10,500 women in 13 countries including South Africa questions on beauty and body image. It found that women's confidence in their bodies was on a steady decline around the world.

For the Dove campaign, he shot a retired UK Paralympian who lost her leg to cancer, a Mexican football coach and other everyday girls and women.

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Paralympic champion hoping for London glory Watch Now
 
 Sky Sports     2017-03-07 kl. 17:11     14 words
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Double Paralympic champion Kadeena Cox is targeting medal success at the World Athletics Championships.

Paralympic champion hoping for London glory Watch Now.... Double Paralympic champion Kadeena Cox is targeting medal success at the World Athletics Championships.
 
   
Janet Maines presented with MBE by the Queen
 
 Haslemere Today     2017-03-07 kl. 17:06     568 words
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Janet Maines MBE with her partner Victor and granddaughters Talor (left) and Roxane FARNHAM’S latest inductee in the Most Excellent Order of the

Mrs Maines, a former mayor of both Farnham and Waverley - together with fellow Farnham residents double Paralympic champion Rachel Morris and owner of the Lochnager Crater on the Somme battlefield Richard Dunning - was named MBE in the Queen’s New

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Rebecca Meyers seeks to continue promoting Para sports
 
 International Paralympic Committee     2017-03-07 kl. 17:00     579 words
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With the start of the swimming season just around the corner, USA’s three-time Paralympic champion has outlined ambitious goals that go way beyond the pool. “I would like to come home with a gold medal, but also want to race and have fun!

With the start of the swimming season just around the corner, USA’s three-time Paralympic champion has outlined ambitious goals that go way beyond the pool. “I would like to come home with a gold medal, but also want to race and have fun!” The
 
   
Dove celebrates its 60th anniversary with its most impressive and
 
 The Telegraph     2017-03-07 kl. 16:41     478 words
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Perdita Nouril 7 March 2017 • 3:14pm hile the majority of beauty brands are now quick to empower women with self-worth taglines, it was Dove who devised the first serious body confidence memo back in 2004. Now, as the brand celebrates its 60th anniversary, its trailblazing talk continues as Dove pledges to champion real women in the latest campaign.

Paola, a football lover who started her own club for girls in her hometown of Mexico City artakers in the campaign include a retired medal-winning Paralympian from the UK, who had to change her definition of beauty after losing her leg to cancer.
 
   
Japan may see ¥32 trillion Olympic boost
 
 The Japan News     2017-03-07 kl. 16:39     245 words
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Jiji Press TOKYO (Jiji Press) — The 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics are projected to generate economic effects worth ¥32.31 trillion across Japan, the Tokyo metropolitan government said Monday. The total includes ¥20.44 trillion in the capital.

Jiji Press TOKYO (Jiji Press) — The 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics are projected to generate economic effects worth ¥32.31 trillion across Japan, the Tokyo metropolitan government said Monday.... The metropolitan government also expects that the Olympics and Paralympics...
 
   
2016 NTDP Evaluation Camp Roster Announced
 
 USA Hockey     2017-03-07 kl. 16:20     195 words
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PLYMOUTH, Mich. - Forty-eight of the top American hockey players born in 2000 have been invited to USA Hockey's National Team Development Program Evaluation Camp it was announced today by team officials. The camp, which will help select the 2016-17 U.S.

NTDP alumnus Blake Geoffrion (Brentwood, Tenn./2004-06) will join Josh Pauls (Greenbrook, N.J.), a two-time gold medalist for Team USA at the 2010 and 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, and Lt.
 
   
Thousands enjoy RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show 2017
 
 Royal Yachting Association     2017-03-07 kl. 16:07     468 words
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Thousands of dinghy sailing enthusiasts from across the UK made the annual pilgrimage to Alexandra Palace for the 66 th RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show, in association with Yachts and Yachting.

The Coaching Area presented by Paralympic Gold Medallist Helena Lucas was as popular as ever with visitors experiencing everything from posture and hiking to communication and rig tuning.

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Schoolchildren across UK given opportunity to attend World Para athletics Championships
 
 British Paralympic Association     2017-03-07 kl. 16:01     803 words
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3 hours ago Following the overwhelming success of the London schools ticket offer for the World Para Athletics Championships, double Paralympic

3 hours ago Following the overwhelming success of the London schools ticket offer for the World Para Athletics Championships, double Paralympic...
 
   
Limerick paralympian medal winner given award at the 2017 Alumni Awards
 
 Limerick's Live95FM     2017-03-07 kl. 15:52     85 words
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A Limerick paralympian medal winner has been recognised with an award at the 2017 Alumni Awards at NUI Galway. Dr. Eoghan Clifford won the Joint Alumni Award for Contribution to Sport at the ceremony, the 17th running of the event.

Limerick paralympian medal winner given award at the 2017 Alumni Awards.... A Limerick paralympian medal winner has been recognised with an award at the 2017 Alumni Awards at NUI Galway.... Dr. Eoghan Clifford won the Joint Alumni Award for Contribution to Sport at the ceremony, the 17th running of the event.The Bruff native and paracylist won a gold and bronze medal at last summer's Paralympics...
 
   
Lightning strike to inflict home defeat on battling Team Bath Netball after thrilling Superleague showdown
 
 Total Guide to Bath     2017-03-07 kl. 15:41     928 words
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A rousing recovery from Team Bath Netball came up just short as they suffered a 47-41 home defeat to Loughborough Lightning in a gripping Vitality Netball Superleague contest on Monday.

Previous sporting events to mark the milestone have included a BUCS Super Rugby match at The Rec and an international wheelchair tennis tournament featuring Rio 2016 Paralympic medallists.
 
   
Cote to coach Canadian wheelchair rugby
 
 International Paralympic Committee     2017-03-07 kl. 15:39     401 words
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Patrick Cote will take over as head coach, while David Willsie will serve as assistant. The Canadian Wheelchair Sports Association (CWSA) has announced that Patrick Cote will be the new head coach of the Canadian wheelchair rugby national team.

The Canadian Wheelchair Sports Association (CWSA) has announced that Patrick Cote will be the new head coach of the Canadian wheelchair rugby national team.David Willsie, a three-time Paralympic Games medallist, will join the staff as assistant
 
   
24 Hour Fitness, U.S. Olympic Committee Renew Partnership Through 2020
 
 Business Wire     2017-03-07 kl. 15:05     660 words
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SAN RAMON, Calif.--( BUSINESS WIRE )--In an ongoing commitment to the support of America’s elite Olympic and Paralympic athletes, 24 Hour Fitness has renewed its partnership with the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).

SAN RAMON, Calif.--( BUSINESS WIRE )--In an ongoing commitment to the support of America’s elite Olympic and Paralympic athletes, 24 Hour Fitness has renewed its partnership with the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).The agreement extends the

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Former Boylan swimmer Alexis Wyckoff helps out U.S. Paralympic team
 
 ZimbabweStar.com     2017-03-07 kl. 15:03     485 words
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Latest videos about WATCH: Staff assaulted on camera in popular Johannesburg bar 2017-03-06 14:51 WATCH: Mom and son's narrow escape from

Paralympic team. Latest videos about WATCH:
 
   
Hyundai to unveil eco-friendly vehicles at motor show
 
 4 Traders     2017-03-07 kl. 14:57     423 words
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Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors plan to unveil their new eco-friendly vehicles at this year's Geneva International Motor Show, which kicks off today.

The model will be on the market in time for the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games and Paralympics in February next year.
 
   
Former Boylan swimmer Alexis Wyckoff helps out U.S. Paralympic team
 
 Big News Network     2017-03-07 kl. 14:54     31 words
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Rockford Christian middle school swim coach Alexis (Swedlund) Wyckoff, a former four-year state qualifier at Boylan, poses with Jack O'Neil, the first disabled swimmer she helped coach.

Paralympic team. Rockford Christian middle school swim coach Alexis (Swedlund) Wyckoff, a former four-year state qualifier at Boylan, poses with Jack O'Neil, the first disabled swimmer she helped coach.Wyckoff i.
 
   
St Austell's Finn receives RYA Regional Youth Champion Award
 
 Royal Yachting Association     2017-03-07 kl. 14:48     499 words
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Fourteen-year-old Truro school pupil Finn Hawkins, from St Austell, received the 2017 RYA Regional Youth Champion Award for the south west at a ceremony at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show in London on 5 March.

Paralympic Gold Medallist Helena Lucas in recognition of the outstanding achievements and performance of young people in every region, across the range of activities the RYA represents.
 
   
Ride With… Cambridge Cycling Club
 
 Cycling Weekly     2017-03-07 kl. 14:22     1030 words
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Owen Rogers takes a morning to meet the friendly, diverse Cambridge Cycling Club in the flatlands of East Anglia

Louis Rolfe MBE, a Paralympic gold medallist who joined after being inspired by London 2012, still rides most weeks.... Achievements Paralympian Louis Rolfe MBE has made a big impact on para-cycling since joining the club four years ago.
 
   
Celebrating Sheffield women for Women’s History Month
 
 The Tab     2017-03-07 kl. 14:07     716 words
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Alex Turner isn’t the only famous person from Sheff March is International Women’s History Month. It celebrates and brings recognition to women from all over the world who have achieved great things.

Grace Clough Grace Clough won gold at the Rio Paralympics for rowing, despite having only taken up the sport in 2013.
 
   
First hydrogen fuel cell bus delivered to Tokyo Metropolitan Government
 
 NGV Journal     2017-03-07 kl. 14:06     327 words
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Toyota Motor Corporation delivered the first hydrogen fuel cell bus sold under the Toyota brand to the Bureau of Transportation of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.

Toyota plans to introduce over 100 of these buses mainly within the Tokyo area, ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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The Rio Olympic Games and Socio-spatial Injustice
 
 Open Democracy     2017-03-07 kl. 14:05     1772 words
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Rio de Janeiro. Mike Egerton/PA Wire/PA Images. In November 2009, The Economist had Brazil on its cover ( here ); the Christ Redeemer represented a rocket and in big letters the journal stated: “Brazil takes off”.

1) transferring more money from the federal government to the state; 2) being allowed to “take exceptional measures to rationalize every essential public services due to the realization of the Olympic and Paralympics Games Rio 2016” ( here ).

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Russia asks FISA to clear more than 300 rowers for international competition
 
 Insidethegames.biz     2017-03-07 kl. 14:03     369 words
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The Russia Rowing Federation (RRF) has referred a list of more than 300 athletes to the sport's world governing body for clearance to compete at international events in 2017.

doping manipulation programme across Summer, Winter, non-Olympic and Paralympic sport between 2011 and 2015.

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Yelena Isinbayeva joins new RUSADA supervisory board
 
 Russia Today     2017-03-07 kl. 14:02     255 words
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:00 Get short URL Two-time Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva has joined the newly assembled Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) supervisory board, as announced on Tuesday.

Today is the birthday of new RUSADA,” the head of the Russian Paralympic Committee, Vladimir Lukin, told TASS. “The board will work on organizational matters,” he added.
 
   
IAAF Official Quits Over Corruption Claims
 
 iSportConnect     2017-03-07 kl. 13:43     159 words
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Olympics Tuesday, 07 March 2017 10:24 Four-time Olympic silver medallist Frankie Fredericks has stepped down from his prominent role with the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), after charges of corruption.

The IOC is currently investigating allegations that Fredericks accepted a payment prior to voting for the Olympic and Paralympic Games of 2016; a process won by Rio de Janeiro.

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Gold medalist shares her story with business owners
 
 Business Biscuit     2017-03-07 kl. 13:41     319 words
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Stephanie Millward with BusinessWise member Anne Messer of Bespoke Training Services Paralympic gold medallist Stephanie Millward MBE was the keynote speaker at a networking event run by business referral groups Busineswise.

Stephanie Millward with BusinessWise member Anne Messer of Bespoke Training Services Paralympic gold medallist Stephanie Millward MBE was the keynote speaker at a networking event run by business referral groups Busineswise.The Paralympic champion
 
   
International Ski Federation seeking increased doping ban for Johaug
 
 Insidethegames.biz     2017-03-07 kl. 13:33     511 words
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The International Ski Federation (FIS) has filed an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) calling for the 13-month doping ban on Norwegian cross-country star Therese Johaug to be increased.

The FIS said in a statement released today that its Doping Panel deems the ban handed down by the Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports’ (NIF) Adjudication Committee to be "on the low end of the range of reasonable

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Opinion: Laura Muir delivers a 'whoosh' moment
 
 The National     2017-03-07 kl. 13:02     952 words
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COMING up for 16 years ago, I was sitting in the press box at Epsom watching the 2001 Derby, and feeling very good about it. I have told this story before, but for a very good reason I must tell it again.

With 15 athletes at last year’s Olympics and 6 at the Paralympics, Harkins knows that there is talent out there and it will only take the likes of Chris O’Hare, Steph Twell, Andy Butchart and Callum Hawkins to reach their potential for Scotland

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Puch opens season with triple victories
 
 International Paralympic Committee     2017-03-07 kl. 12:55     484 words
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The Austrian Paralympic champion was among the returning riders from Rio 2016 to take top prizes in Doha.

The Austrian Paralympic champion was among the returning riders from Rio 2016 to take top prizes in Doha.Three Rio 2016 Para equestrian medallists scored hat-tricks of wins at the first major international competition since the Paralympic Games at
 
   
Walsall to host European Judo Championships
 
 International Paralympic Committee     2017-03-07 kl. 12:55     514 words
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The British city will stage the continental event between 3-6 August.

are aiming to put in a really strong performance in front of a home crowd and lay down a marker for the Tokyo cycle.” A number of Paralympians, including Rio 2016 medallists, are expected to compete.... British judoka Chris Skelley, who came fifth in the men’s -100kg at the Rio 2016 Paralympic...

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Fredericks quits IOC Evaluation Commission role for 2024 Olympics
 
 Inside The Games     2017-03-07 kl. 12:45     770 words
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Max Winters Tuesday, 7 March 2017 Frankie Fredericks has stepped down as the chairman of the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) Evaluation Commission for the 2024 Games amid a probe into suspicious payments.

The IOC Ethics Commission is investigating payments a company linked to Fredericks allegedly received three days before Rio de Janeiro was awarded the 2016 OIympic and Paralympic Games in 2009....Lamine Diack. This allegedly took place shortly before Rio was chosen as the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic...

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Hidilyn Diaz, Josephine Medina lead runners in Manila leg of SEA Games baton run
 
 Spin.ph     2017-03-07 kl. 12:40     231 words
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Hidilyn Diaz helps with the awareness campaign for the Southeast Asian Games.

Hidilyn Diaz helps with the awareness campaign for the Southeast Asian Games.Jaime Campos OLYMPIC silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz and Paralympic bronze medalist Josephine Medina will lead runners in the 29th Southeast Asian Games’ Rising Together

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Cape Flats' own Oscar and Reeva?
 
 IOL     2017-03-07 kl. 12:36     480 words
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Cape Town – A Cape Flats man accused of nearly beating his girlfriend to death and disfiguring her face has been compared to convicted killer Oscar Pistorius.

Magistrate Kamedien was stern in his approach to Maart, likening the case to that of disgraced paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius, who shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day in 2013.

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Unify Placed on U.S. Department of Defense Approved Products List for OpenScape Voice Solution
 
 Wave 3     2017-03-07 kl. 12:32     738 words
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SOURCE Unify Rigorous testing process affirms OpenScape Voice offers exceptional interoperability, reliability and security BOCA RATON, Fla.

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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BD Winter Regionals: Summerhouse
 
 British Dressage     2017-03-07 kl. 12:27     785 words
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10:40 Last week, a month of exciting Winter Regionals drew to a close with the final Championships taking place at Summerhouse EC, Gloucestershire (1 - 3 March 2017).

Continuing the success for our Olympic and Paralympic stars, Sophie Wells booked her place at the NAF Five Star Winter Championships after storming to victory in the Magic Prix St Georges Freestyle with C Fatal Attraction.

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Unify Placed on U.S. Department of Defense Approved Products List for OpenScape Voice Solution
 
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Rigorous testing process affirms OpenScape Voice offers exceptional interoperability, reliability and security BOCA RATON, Fla.

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Botswana: Japanese Embassy Donates(Botswana Daily News)
 
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Gaborone — Embassy of Japan to Botswana has awarded Botswana Softball Association (BSA) P700 000 to be used to upgrade the National Diamond and purchase equipment.

Speaking at the contract signing ceremony on Friday in Gaborone, Japanese ambassador to Botswana, Masahiro Onishi said the initiative aimed to recognise the value of sport and promote the Olympic and Paralympic movement worldwide, leading to the

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57 Singaporeans shortlisted for inaugural Fitness Best Asia Awards
 
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A new award ceremony that aims to honour the best in Asia’s fitness and wellness industry announced its first batch of finalists on Tuesday (7 March), 57 of whom are Singaporeans such as Olympian Joseph Schooling and influencer Sandra Riley Tang.

Those shortlisted for the Para Athlete of the Year Award include paralympic medalists Yip Pin Xiu (swimming), Theresa Goh (swimming), Jovin Tan (sailing) and Desiree Lim (sailing), Gemma Foo (equestrian), Maximillian Tan (equestrian) and Laurentia