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Två skyttebrons i hemma-SM
 
 Folkbladet.nu Plus     2017-04-08 kl. 22:18     368 words
 
Hemmaskytten Markus-Pekka Dreyer Perkiömäki hoppades på guld i SM i parasportskytte. Men han kunde inte rå på suveräna Ellinor Axelsson Vaughn, som plockade hem dubbla guld.

Axelsson Vaughn var med på Paralympics i Rio i höstas för att se och lära, med en 16:e- och 24:e-plats som resultat, och hon är ett stort framtidshopp inför Paralympics 2020. -Men först är det VM i Sydkorea om ett år.
 
   
Multiskidbana i Orsa Grönklitt för alla
 
 Dalarnas Tidningar Premium     2017-04-08 kl. 16:03     713 words
 
I oktober 2018 beräknad den nya multiskidbanan vara klar i Orsa Grönklitt. Den kommer att kosta över 12 miljoner kronor. Orsa kommun är en av medfinansiärerna.

Samarbetspartners är Orsa Grönklitt, Bergvik skog, NCI, New century information, Parasport, Sverige, Mora gymnasium, längd, skid- och mountainbikeprogram och Synskadades riksförbund Dalarna.
 
   
Från Hoods till medaljerad simhoppstränare
 
 Jönköpings-Posten     2017-04-08 kl. 10:33     759 words
 
Jan-Åke Sundbring är känd som en av medlemmarna i popbandet Hoods. Men han har en karriär till - som simtränare. Det var till exempel han som tog Lena-Maria Klingvall till OS. Nu har han fått medalj från Svenska simförbundet.

Jag tränade henne i fyra år fram till OS i paralympics i Söul 1988.
 
   
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Voters walk away but Berejiklian survives
 
 Special Broadcasting Service     2017-04-09 kl. 08:30     563 words
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Premier Gladys Berejiklian has downplayed the huge swings against the Liberal Party after it narrowly retained two key seats in the NSW by-elections.

The Paralympian champion will become the first NSW MP to use a wheelchair.

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Cate Campbell makes world sit up and take notice – again
 
 ZwemZa     2017-04-09 kl. 08:24     1193 words
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Tags Cate Campbell makes world sit up and take notice – again by ZwemZa on April 9th, 2017 Cate Cambell () The world has taken another

And Australia’s Rio Paralympic heroes will also be in action tonight with Rachael Watson (Chandler) 1:27.30, Maddie Elliott (NU Swim) 1:06.03, Lakeisha Patterson (Lawnton) 1:06.20, Ellie Cole (Unattached) 1:03.99, Monique Murphy (Southport)

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Voters walk away but...
 
 Shepparton News     2017-04-09 kl. 08:22     132 words
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Paralympian Liesl Tesch is celebrating her victory for Labor in the NSW seat of Gosford by-election, while the Liberal party believes it has retained seats in Manly and the North Shore.

Voters walk away but...Paralympian Liesl Tesch is celebrating her victory for Labor in the NSW seat of Gosford by-election, while the Liberal party believes it has retained seats in Manly and the North Shore.Labor called Ms Tesch's win against

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Tesch takes Gosford in big swing to Labor
 
 Maitland Mercury     2017-04-09 kl. 07:46     497 words
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Paralympian and champion sailor Liesl Tesch seizes one of the state's most marginal seats for Labor. Never mind taking time out to savour the victory.

Paralympian and champion sailor Liesl Tesch seizes one of the state's most marginal seats for Labor.... Liesl Tesch is a seven-time Paralympian, in wheelchair basketball and sailing.... Less than a year ago, Ms Tesch was on the medals podium with her sailing partner at the Rio Paralympics...

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Legends’ insight on power of sport to change lives shows Hong Kong Sevens is not just a drunken party
 
 South China Morning Post     2017-04-09 kl. 07:25     808 words
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Usually we find the SCMP.com commenters to be more enlightened and articulate than some of the mouth-breathers other lesser publications attract.

They heard from Andy Barrow, the Great Britain Paralympian who fought back from a spinal chord injury that left him a paraplegic at 17 to captain GB’s wheelchair rugby team, on overcoming adversity through sport.
 
   
Wings for Life World Run to hit Pretoria
 
 Rekord Pretoria North     2017-04-09 kl. 06:51     555 words
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the race will return to Pretoria. The Wings for Life World Run (WFLWR) will return to Pretoria on 7 May. Superstar ambassadors and 5FM presenters Thando Thabethe, MsCosmo, Kyle Cassim and Stephanie B are all gearing up to take the race to the next level.

Also read: “Paralympian Pieter du Preez, adaptive surfing pioneer Dries Millard, ultra trail runner Ryan Sandes, actress Hlubi Mboya and activist Zuki Nzo will also join the WFLWR in Pretoria as ambassadors,” said Van Rooyen.

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Premier relieved as...
 
 Yarrawonga Chronicle     2017-04-09 kl. 05:12     132 words
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Paralympian Liesl Tesch is celebrating her victory for Labor in the NSW seat of Gosford by-election, while the Liberal party believes it has retained seats in Manly and the North Shore.

Premier relieved as...Paralympian...

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Premier relieved as Libs hang on in polls
 
 The West Australian     2017-04-09 kl. 05:08     97 words
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Paralympian Liesl Tesch is celebrating her victory for Labor in the NSW seat of Gosford by-election. Premier Gladys Berejiklian says she's relieved the Liberal party managed to narrowly retain two of its key NSW seats.

Paralympian Liesl Tesch is celebrating her victory for Labor in the NSW seat of Gosford by-election.
 
   
Thousands turn out for Canberra marathon on a wet morning
 
 WA Today     2017-04-09 kl. 05:06     443 words
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About 4500 people have braved the rain to turn out for the Australian Running Festival on Sunday morning. The men's 50km Ultra Marathon saw North Wollongong's Barry Keem make it back-to-back line honours in a time of 3:05:34.

Australian Paralympic medallist and Canberra local, Richard Nicholson, also took to the Half Marathon elite wheelchair course, completing the event in 1:00:09, amid the slippery conditions.

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Local organization showcases athletics for young WNY girls
 
 WIVB     2017-04-09 kl. 05:02     167 words
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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — More than 200 girls from 10 Buffalo and Lackawanna Public Schools took a swing at a new sport Saturday at University at Buffalo. It was 11th annual Girls in Sports event.

Now she’s a Paralympic Gold Medalist in track and. field. “If I could leave one message to these young ladies it’s to find something that you love, find something that you’re passionate about, find something to keep you active.
 
   
Premier relieved as Libs hang on in polls
 
 RiverineHerald.com.au     2017-04-09 kl. 05:01     132 words
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Paralympian Liesl Tesch is celebrating her victory for Labor in the NSW seat of Gosford by-election, while the Liberal party believes it has retained seats in Manly and the North Shore.

Paralympian Liesl Tesch is celebrating her victory for Labor in the NSW seat of Gosford by-election, while the Liberal party believes it has retained seats in Manly and the North Shore.Labor called Ms Tesch's win against Liberal candidate Jilly

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/C O R R E C T I O N -- Canadian Paralympic Committee/
 
 WIS-TV     2017-04-09 kl. 04:18     321 words
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SOURCE Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) In the news release, Marc-André Fabien elected President of the Canadian Paralympic Committee, issued

Canadian Paralympic Committee/.... SOURCE Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) In the news release, Marc-André Fabien elected President of the Canadian Paralympic Committee, issued. ...08-Apr-2017 Diversity and inclusion highlight new Board of Directors...

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Bringing the conversation about depression into the mainstream
 
 The Hindu     2017-04-09 kl. 03:56     414 words
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Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone made a passionate plea for lending support to those suffering from depression at the State Health and Family Welfare Department’s programme for World Health Day here on Saturday.

Ananth Kumar, Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers, said Paralympic athletes like Deepa Malik and the Indian blind cricket team that brought home the World Cup were proof of what strength of mind could do. “We should instil courage and
 
   
Hospitals test AI to translate consultations with patients
 
 China Daily Asia     2017-04-09 kl. 03:50     377 words
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An automated translation system that has been tested at Mitsui Memorial Hospital.

the opening of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics when an increasing number of foreign visitors are expected.
 
   
Labor candidate Liesl Tesch claims NSW seat of Gosford
 
 Equilibrio Informativo     2017-04-09 kl. 03:19     446 words
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The Liberal party is expected to retain the seat with some backlash. "Our scrutineers tell us we can reclaim the seat of North Shore", Premier Gladys Berejiklian told a small band of supporters in Cammeray on Saturday night.

Labor's new candidate is Liesl Tesch, a local school teacher and gold medal-winning Paralympian who has been an incomplete paraplegic since suffering a mountain bike accident at the age of 19.

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Britain's bloated foreign aid budget is under the spotlight again as
 
 Daily Mail     2017-04-09 kl. 02:59     801 words
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Glen Owen Political Correspondent For The Mail On Sunday

Britain's bloated foreign aid budget is under the spotlight again as. ...taxpayers' money is revealed to have been spent on training for tribal chieftains and the Solomon Islands Paralympic team.Glen Owen Political Correspondent For The Mail On

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Cincy Swimming Alum, Benefactor Bill Keating Passes Away
 
 SwimSwam     2017-04-09 kl. 02:57     217 words
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By on SwimSwam Longtime swimming benefactor and former standout swimmer  Bill Keating  has passed away from cancer at the age of 63. Keating was a staple of the Cincinnati swimming scene. Born in Cincinnati, Keating swim for local St.

Olympic Committee for his work with disabled athletes.
 
   
Paralyzed waist down, Bandra man achieves swimming success at sea
 
 Times of India     2017-04-09 kl. 02:47     353 words
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Nearly six years ago, Bandra resident Mohammad Shams Aalam Shaikh's life centred around karate. A black belt holder and a qualified coach with over 40 gold medals to his credit, the mechancial engineer enjoyed a carefree life.

Shaikh is now gearing up for the 2018 Asian Games and is hoping to find the right coach to train him for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.Lisa Monteiro.

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Norway police neutralise explosive device
 
 Shepparton News     2017-04-09 kl. 02:47     98 words
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News At least 15 civilians have been killed in strikes by suspected US-led coalition warplanes on a key ... by AAP News April 09, 2017 News A man has allegedly used his car to hit a woman at a Melbourne shopping centre. Shane Kilby, 59, .

Shane Kilby, 59, ... by AAP News April 08, 2017 News Paralympian...
 
   
Liberals hang on to NSW heartland seats
 
 Cobram Courier     2017-04-09 kl. 02:40     132 words
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Paralympian Liesl Tesch is celebrating her victory for Labor in the NSW seat of Gosford by-election, while the Liberal party believes it has retained seats in Manly and the North Shore.

Paralympian Liesl Tesch is celebrating her victory for Labor in the NSW seat of Gosford by-election, while the Liberal party believes it has retained seats in Manly and the North Shore.Labor called Ms Tesch's win against Liberal candidate Jilly

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Liberals hang on to...
 
 McIvorTimes.com.au     2017-04-09 kl. 02:39     132 words
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Paralympian Liesl Tesch is celebrating her victory for Labor in the NSW seat of Gosford by-election, while the Liberal party believes it has retained seats in Manly and the North Shore.

Liberals hang on to...Paralympian...

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Liberals hang on to NSW heartland seats
 
 The West Australian     2017-04-09 kl. 02:38     384 words
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The Liberal party has narrowly claimed victory in its NSW heartland despite suffering whopping swings against it in this weekend's by-elections.

Former Paralympian Liesl Tesch increased Labor's lead in Gosford with a swing towards the party of more than 11 per cent.

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The #USWNT got to meet U.S. Paralympic National Soccer Team goalkeeper..
 
 TaableNote News     2017-04-09 kl. 02:05     39 words
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The #USWNT got to meet U.S. Paralympic National Soccer Team goalkeeper (and total legend) Keith Johnson today in Houston! In case you don't know Keith's story, check it out here: http://ussoc.

Paralympic National Soccer Team goalkeeper..The #USWNT got to meet U.S.... Paralympic National Soccer Team goalkeeper (and total legend) Keith Johnson today in Houston!
 
   
M'sia's frst blind lawyer not losing sight of importance of education
 
 Malaysiakini     2017-04-09 kl. 01:51     1901 words
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MALAYSIANS KINI | He lost his vision at the age of four, but his father’s foresight on the importance of education eventually saw Mah Hassan Omar graduating and practising as Malaysia’s first visually impaired lawyer.

FOR THE 2009 AND 2010 PARALYMPICS, I WON GOLD FOR CHESS.... Now I am still president of the National Chess Association for the Disabled and our members are busy preparing for the forthcoming paralympic games in Kuala Lumpur in September.
 
   
Defence Secretary hails modern ‘power of Allied force’ as 1917 battle remembered
 
 Tayside and Fife Courier     2017-04-09 kl. 01:20     487 words
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Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has said the “power of Allied force” is as relevant today as it was in 1917, as world leaders gathered to mark the centenary of a defining First World War battle.

They will meet young Canadians who attended the ceremony, athletes who have taken part in Harry’s Paralympic-style Invictus Games for injured servicemen and women and veterans, and military personnel from some of Charles’ Canadian regiments and

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VTC: Using sports to give the blind vision
 
 Nigeria Punch     2017-04-09 kl. 01:10     2341 words
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Some contemplated suicide, others felt their lives had reached an end after they lost their eyesight but indulgence in sports have opened a new phase

We don’t do that here.” Ironically, one of Nigeria’s most outstanding athletes of all-time is the visually impaired Paralympian Adekunle Adesoji.... Adesoji, now a national coach, competed at just one Paralympics, the 2004 Summer Games in Athens, but...

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John Conceison: No foolin' — April 1 road races seemingly a risky proposition
 
 Telegram.com     2017-04-09 kl. 01:05     853 words
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Here's a note to our young runners who someday may be race directors — please do not schedule a race on April 1, 2037.

since he enrolled at the Colorado Center for the Blind last fall, as he continues to train in the optimum conditions for indoor races as well as his outdoor marathon and Paralympic pursuits.
 
   
NSW Liberals suffer...
 
 McIvorTimes.com.au     2017-04-09 kl. 00:43     132 words
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Paralympian Liesl Tesch is celebrating her victory for Labor in the NSW seat of Gosford by-election, while the Liberal party believes it has retained seats in Manly and the North Shore.

NSW Liberals suffer...Paralympian...

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NSW Liberals suffer large swings
 
 McIvorTimes.com.au     2017-04-09 kl. 00:30     132 words
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Paralympian Liesl Tesch is celebrating her victory for Labor in the NSW seat of Gosford by-election, while the Liberal party believes it has retained seats in Manly and the North Shore.

Paralympian Liesl Tesch is celebrating her victory for Labor in the NSW seat of Gosford by-election, while the Liberal party believes it has retained seats in Manly and the North Shore.Labor called Ms Tesch's win against Liberal candidate Jilly

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Montreal's Marc-Andre Fabien elected new Canadian Paralympic Committee president
 
 Quesnel Cariboo Observer     2017-04-09 kl. 00:04     219 words
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OTTAWA — Montreal's Marc-Andre Fabien was elected the new president of the Canadian Paralympic Committee on Saturday as the athletic organization held its annual general meeting. Fabien takes over from Dr.

Montreal's Marc-Andre Fabien elected new Canadian Paralympic Committee president.... OTTAWA — Montreal's Marc-Andre Fabien was elected the new president of the Canadian Paralympic Committee on Saturday as the athletic organization held its annual general...

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Marc-André Fabien elected President of the Canadian Paralympic Committee
 
 WAFF     2017-04-08 kl. 23:49     303 words
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SOURCE Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) Diversity and inclusion highlight new Board of Directors OTTAWA Marc-André Fabien (Montreal, Que.

Marc-André Fabien elected President of the Canadian Paralympic Committee.... SOURCE Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) Diversity and inclusion highlight new Board of Directors OTTAWA Marc-André Fabien (Montreal, Que.Fabien was previously on the Canadian Paralympic...

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Fabien elected new Canadian Paralympic Committee president
 
 MusokaRegion.com     2017-04-08 kl. 23:42     11 words
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Montreal's Marc-Andre Fabien elected new Canadian Paralympic Committee

Fabien elected new Canadian Paralympic Committee president.... Montreal's Marc-Andre Fabien elected new Canadian Paralympic Committee. ...president.

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AIPS Europe in Coimbra: Fostering inclusion and well-being through sport
 
 Association Internationale De La Presse Sportive     2017-04-08 kl. 23:20     453 words
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by Charles Camenzuli, AIPS Europe General Secretary COIMBRA, April 7, 2017 - ‘Fostering inclusion and well-being through sport’ is the main topic discussed during the European University Sports Association Conference being held in Coimbra, Portugal.

John Peterrson, President of the European Paralympic Committee referred to the fact that athletes and the paralymic Games are at the heart of the movement.... Petersson stressed that Paralympic Games have the potential to improve attitude to disability...
 
   
Al Hajri praises Special Oly team performance
 
 Dotemirates.com     2017-04-08 kl. 22:43     175 words
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Board Chairperson of the Kuwait Disabled Sport Club and Head of the Special Olympics delegation to the United Arab Emirates ShafiAl-Hajri praised the level of excellent performance of the Special Olympics team regionally and internationally.

Al-Hajri praised the role of Kuwaiti youth and sports authorities in providing all necessary support to ensure disabled athletes are getting opportunities to improve their skills and abilities in sports as well as participate in local, regional and

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Marc-André Fabien elected President of the Canadian Paralympic Committee
 
 TickerTech.com     2017-04-08 kl. 22:43     657 words
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Diversity and inclusion highlight new Board of Directors OTTAWA, April 8, 2017 /CNW/ - The energy and aspirations of the Canadian Paralympic movement

Marc-André Fabien elected President of the Canadian Paralympic Committee.... The energy and aspirations of the Canadian Paralympic movement. ...were in the spotlight this afternoon as the member sports of the Canadian Paralympic Committee elected a new...

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Två skyttebrons i hemma-SM
 
 Folkbladet.nu Plus     2017-04-08 kl. 22:18     368 words
 
Hemmaskytten Markus-Pekka Dreyer Perkiömäki hoppades på guld i SM i parasportskytte. Men han kunde inte rå på suveräna Ellinor Axelsson Vaughn, som plockade hem dubbla guld.

Axelsson Vaughn var med på Paralympics i Rio i höstas för att se och lära, med en 16:e- och 24:e-plats som resultat, och hon är ett stort framtidshopp inför Paralympics 2020. -Men först är det VM i Sydkorea om ett år.
 
   
Canada’s Joanna Brown Blown into 22nd at World Triathlon Series Race in Australia
 
 Triathlon Canada     2017-04-08 kl. 22:17     892 words
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Matt Sharpe forced to pull out of men’s race after crashing on second lap of the bike GOLD COAST, Aus.—Canada’s Joanna Brown will leave the World Triathlon Series race in Australia’s Gold Coast wondering what could have been after a 22nd place effort.

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Olivia inspires to make life better for others
 
 Whakatane Beacon     2017-04-08 kl. 20:45     1632 words
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INSPIRING: Olivia Mexted relaxes at her family’s Ohope bach, in between her busy schedule of volunteering for being involved in many community organisations.

Growing up with impaired vision, Olivia counts herself lucky and says it would be more difficult having had perfect sight and then losing it, like her friend, and Paralympic swimmer Mary Fisher, who had perfect sight that deteriorated to blindness
 
   
Pascoe NZ swimmer of the year
 
 Radio New Zealand     2017-04-08 kl. 20:10     329 words
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Star Para swimmer Sophie Pascoe has been awarded Swimming New Zealand's Swimmer of the year.

Pascoe enjoyed a remarkable 2016 where she became the most decorated New Zealand Paralympian in history.... She won three gold medals and two silvers at the Rio Paralympics that took her medal tally to 15 that include nine gold medals.

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NSW Liberals suffer large swings
 
 Northern Territory Government     2017-04-08 kl. 19:38     169 words
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NSW Labor has claimed a win at the Gosford by-election while the Liberal Party appears to have weathered large swings to hang on to Manly and North Shore.

AAP 9 Apr 2017 - 3:34 AM   UPDATED 3 MINS AGO Paralympian Liesl Tesch is celebrating her victory for Labor in the NSW seat of Gosford by-election, while the Liberal party believes it has retained seats in Manly and the North Shore.

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BBC board role is chance to push broadcaster on jobs, says Tanni
 
 DisabledGo     2017-04-08 kl. 19:12     1395 words
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A disabled peer is hoping to use her appointment to the BBC’s new board of directors to persuade the broadcaster to employ more disabled people.

She has been a crossbench peer in the House of Lords since 2010, and before her retirement as a wheelchair athlete won 16 medals across five Paralympic Games, including 11 golds.
 
   
Olympic projects implicated in latest Brazilian corruption investigation
 
 Insidethegames.biz     2017-04-08 kl. 19:02     303 words
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Construction projects linked to last year's Olympic and Paralympic Games have been implicated in another Brazilian corruption probe after five members of the Rio State Accounts Court (TCE-RJ) were arrested.

Construction projects linked to last year's Olympic and Paralympic Games have been implicated in another Brazilian corruption probe after five members of the Rio State Accounts Court (TCE-RJ) were arrested.The quintet are accused of receiving a one

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Nagpur's Kanchanmala wins 4 gold medals at Para Swimming Nationals
 
 Times of India     2017-04-08 kl. 17:59     360 words
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NAGPUR: Kanchanmala Pande, a visually impaired swimmer of Orange City, won four gold medals at the 16th National Para Swimming Championship held recently at Jaipur, Rajasthan.

the aegis of Paralympic Committee of India.
 
   
Liam Morgan: Bid race begins to turn sour at SportAccord Convention as
 
 Inside The Games     2017-04-08 kl. 17:54     1571 words
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Liam Morgan Saturday, 8 April 2017 It was standing room only on Tuesday (April 4) as the 2024 candidate cities gave their presentations to the membership of the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) during the organisation's General Assembly.

It came after Los Angeles 2024 had hailed their recent growth in social media in a press release announcing they had become the first-ever city bidding for the Olympic and Paralympic Games to attract more than a million fans on Facebook.

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Youngsters shine at SA swimming champs
 
 Caribbean News.Net     2017-04-08 kl. 17:00     1217 words
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Cape Town - Tatjana Schoenmaker, Douglas Erasmus and Brad Tandy added their names to the FINA World Championships team, during the fifth day of the SA National Aquatic Championships, taking place at the Kings Park Aquatics Centre in Durban.

Franco Smit in 31.54 and the freestyle to Paralympian Hendri Herbst in a World Para Swimming Championships qualification time of 1:01.37.

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Australia’s best to battle in Brisbane for World Championship selection
 
 Australian Swimming     2017-04-08 kl. 16:48     697 words
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The 2017 Hancock Prospecting Australian Swimming Championships will see your Rio Olympic and Paralympic heroes return to the pool along with a crop of rising stars that will swim for a shot at selection onto the World Championship teams.

The 2017 Hancock Prospecting Australian Swimming Championships will see your Rio Olympic and Paralympic heroes return to the pool along with a crop of rising stars that will swim for a shot at selection onto the World Championship teams.From Sunday

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Labor claims Gosford as reeling NSW Libs battle in blue-ribbon seats
 
 The New Daily     2017-04-08 kl. 15:43     374 words
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Labor has claimed victory in the New South Wales seat of Gosford, one of three electorates where voters went to the polls on Saturday and recorded heavy swings against Liberal candidates.

In Gosford, the state’s most marginal seat, voters made local teacher and former Paralympian Liesl Tesch their new MP, with swings to Labor of around 10 per cent recorded at most polling stations. “I will do all in my power to keep the
 
   
Seen and Heard: State leaves big mark during broadcaster's short stay
 
 Rochester Post Bulletin     2017-04-08 kl. 15:38     704 words
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Chris Barriere a sports anchor/reporter at KTTC since January 2015, had his final day on air last week and will soon be heading for "greener" pastures. Green Bay to be exact.

"The ability to talk to a cancer survivor who is now vying to become a paralympian, or a kid who was struck by lightning and lost a lot of mobility but the love of baseball helped him to get out of a wheelchair and play the game again.
 
   
Zanardi blown away by Oracle experience
 
 Royal Gazette     2017-04-08 kl. 15:24     314 words
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Alex Zanardi, the BMW Works and former Formula 1 and CART driver, sailed with Oracle Team USA on Wednesday and said he was blown away by the experience. “When we first took off, and the boat picked up speed so rapidly… Wow!

We always seem to learn from each other in this kind of meeting.” Apart from the technical insights, Zanardi, a multiple Paralympic gold-medal winner who lost his legs in a car accident 15 years ago, provided the team with motivation and
 
   
Liberals scrape home in Sydney byelections
 
 Albury Border Mail     2017-04-08 kl. 15:19     677 words
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The Liberal party narrowly retained two key pieces of its heartland in Sydney's north after voters delivered thumping swings away from the party in three byelections on Saturday.

The ALP candidate, Liesl Tesch, a Paralympian wheelchair basketball gold medallist, attracted a swing of about 10 per cent on first preferences.

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Liberal party faces a tough fight in Sydney byelections
 
 Port Macquarie News     2017-04-08 kl. 15:06     677 words
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The Liberal party narrowly retained two key pieces of its heartland in Sydney's north after voters delivered thumping swings away from the party in three byelections on Saturday.

The ALP candidate, Liesl Tesch, a Paralympian wheelchair basketball gold medallist, attracted a swing of about 10 per cent on first preferences.

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Union Minister Smriti Irani honours Sussanne Khan and Gauri Shinde as young women achievers
 
 Times of India     2017-04-08 kl. 14:40     1180 words
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Entrepreneur Sussanne Khan and film director Gauri Shinde were on Friday honoured as young women achievers by Union Minister Smriti Irani on behalf of

Another interesting segment of the night was when Paralympian Deepa Malik took the centre stage to thank her mother and her sister-in-law for standing by her side and motivating her.
 
   
Voters deliver thumping swings away from Liberals
 
 Sydney Morning Herald     2017-04-08 kl. 14:14     1128 words
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The Liberal party narrowly retained two key pieces of its heartland in Sydney's north after voters delivered thumping swings away from the party in three byelections on Saturday.

The ALP candidate, Liesl Tesch, a paralympian wheelchair basketball gold medallist, attracted a swing of about 10 per cent on first preferences.

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NSW By-Elections: Labor Claims Marginal Seat Of Gosford
 
 Huffingtonpost.com.au     2017-04-08 kl. 13:25     243 words
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Labor has claimed victory in the marginal seat of Gosford in the NSW by-elections on Saturday. Liesl Tesch -- a five-time paralympian -- will enter NSW state parliament after declaring swings in Labor's favour of 10 per cent.

Liesl Tesch -- a five-time paralympian -- will enter NSW state parliament after declaring swings in Labor's favour of 10 per cent.Congratulations @LieslTesch our newly elected member for Gosford! #nswpol pic.twitter.com/tLBKIq2BRt — NSW Labor
 
   
Labor wins Gosford byelection as NSW voters put Berejiklian to test
 
 The Guardian     2017-04-08 kl. 13:01     334 words
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Former Paralympian Liesl Tesch wins majority of first-preference votes in first of three New South Wales byelections Labor has claimed victory in the byelection for the seat of Gosford on the New South Wales central coast.

Former Paralympian...

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Liberal party faces a tough fight in Sydney byelections
 
 Mudgee Guardian     2017-04-08 kl. 12:52     583 words
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The Liberal party was facing a tough fight that could go down to preferences to retain two pieces of its heartland in Sydney's north on Saturday night as voters in three NSW seats voted in byelections.

The ALP candidate, Liesl Tesch, a paralympian wheelchair basketball gold medallist, attracted a swing of about 10 per cent on first preferences.

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Results begin to trickle in for NSW by-election
 
 ABC Online     2017-04-08 kl. 12:44     257 words
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Related Story: Mike Baird's old seat among three on the line in NSW by-elections Labor has claimed victory in the New South Wales seat of Gosford, one of three electorates where by-elections were held on Saturday.

Related Story: Mike Baird's old seat among three on the line in NSW by-elections Labor has claimed victory in the New South Wales seat of Gosford, one of three electorates where by-elections were held on Saturday.Former Paralympian Liesl...

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Labor claims win in Gosford by-election (AAP)
 
 Yahoo! News Australia     2017-04-08 kl. 11:59     96 words
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, 7:52 pm NSW Labor has claimed victory in the by-election for the seat of Gosford on the state's Central Coast.

Labor claims win in Gosford by-election (AAP). , 7:52 pm NSW Labor has claimed victory in the by-election for the seat of Gosford on the state's Central Coast.The party says its Paralympian and wheelchair-bound candidate Liesl Tesch has secured the

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Vivienne Westwood’s top ten political moments
 
 True Viral News     2017-04-08 kl. 11:54     1182 words
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Dame Vivienne Westwood, the doyenne of British fashion, has time and again used the runway (and the street) as a platform to voice her outspoken views

PROTESTING AT THE PARALYMPICS Westwood launched Climate Revolution (her campaign to address climate change issues) in spectacular fashion at the 2012 London Paralympics closing ceremony.
 
   
Labor claims win in Gosford by-election
 
 9News.com.au     2017-04-08 kl. 11:50     241 words
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NSW Labor has claimed victory in the by-election for the seat of Gosford on the state's Central Coast.

NSW Labor has claimed victory in the by-election for the seat of Gosford on the state's Central Coast.The party says its Paralympian and wheelchair-bound candidate Liesl Tesch has secured the majority of first-preference votes in the state's most

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Abraham and McClammer withdraw from London Marathon 2017 line-ups
 
 German Road Races     2017-04-08 kl. 11:30     451 words
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Abraham was aiming to become the first European since 2003 to claim a podium place in the men’s elite event after finishing seventh at the Rio Olympic Games and coming within four seconds of breaking the European marathon record last year.

McClammer also had her best season in 2016 when she ranked second in the world for her class and won three track medals at the Rio Paralympics.... Switzerland’s Paralympic champion Marcel Hug leads the field for the men’s wheelchair race where he will...
 
   
Future high-rise building could provide free views of Jingu Stadium games
 
 Japan Times     2017-04-08 kl. 11:05     842 words
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It appears some apartment dwellers in Tokyo will soon have a great view of Yakult Swallows games at Meiji Jingu Stadium. A high-rise building is under construction right across the street from the ballpark.

The new building may not be ready for occupancy until after this season, and Jingu Stadium is to be closed for most of the 2020 season during the preparation for the Tokyo Olympics, the Paralympics and their aftermath.
 
   
Change of scenery works wonders for Ashleigh Gentle
 
 Gympie Times     2017-04-08 kl. 10:43     462 words
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ASHLEIGH Gentle has consigned her Rio Olympic devastation to the past and started a new chapter in her career by racing on to her second Commonwealth Games team.

Five-time world champion and Rio Paralympian Chaffey finished second to Dutch rival Jetze Plat in his race, while Tapp, who missed the Rio Paralympics after burning her legs, dominated the women's race.

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Glasgow’s heroes recognised at the 2017 Lord Provost Awards
 
 Glasgow Live     2017-04-08 kl. 10:43     1475 words
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If you're proud to be from Glasgow then the following people might just make your heart swell.

The Lord Provost Awards - an annual civic dinner held by Glasgow City Council - paid tribute to the men and women who make Glasgow a better place, from the football legends and a Paralympian to a street sweeper beloved of his local community.
 
   
Tapp and Chaffey impress at World Paratriathlon Series to earn Gold Coast 2018 qualification
 
 Insidethegames.biz     2017-04-08 kl. 10:36     594 words
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Emily Tapp secured automatic qualification for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games after winning the women’s hand cycling event at the International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Paratriathlon Series here today.

Chaffey was forced to settle for second place today by clocking 1:03:47, but Rio 2016 Paralympic champion Jetze Plat marked his first appearance since last year’s Games by winning in 58:22.

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Teenager overcomes hip disease to become champion gymnast
 
 Stv.tv     2017-04-08 kl. 09:17     1110 words
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Dreams: Orianne wont let Perthes disease stop her. When Orianne Slater was six years old, she dreamed of becoming a gymnast.

BC Photographic While disability gymnastics is part of both Scottish National Artistic and British Championships, the sport is not yet included in international competitions such as the Paralympics, something Orianne hopes will change in the future.
 
   
In numbers: Gangneung 2017 Para ice hockey Worlds
 
 International Paralympic Committee     2017-04-08 kl. 09:04     363 words
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Facts and figures from the 2017 World Para Ice Hockey Championships A-Pool. The clock is ticking down to the opening of the 2017 World Para Ice Hockey Championships A-Pool in Gangneung, South Korea, from 11 April.

5 Teams will qualify for the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games with their final standing.... He helped Sweden to gold at the Lillehammer 1994 Winter Paralympics and the gold medal two years later at the first World Championships on home ice in...
 
   
Bruketa & Zinic extend sponsorship with NPC Croatia
 
 International Paralympic Committee     2017-04-08 kl. 09:04     321 words
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The marketing agency will continue supporting the NPC through to Tokyo 2020.

The marketing agency will continue supporting the NPC through to Tokyo 2020.Bruketa & Zinic OM, one of the leading marketing agencies in its region, has extended its sponsorship with the National Paralympic Committee (NPC) of Croatia for four
 
   
Baka targets world title and world record at London 2017
 
 International Paralympic Committee     2017-04-08 kl. 09:01     832 words
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After making global headlines running the 1,500m at Rio 2016 faster than the Olympic champion, the Algerian is targeting more success this summer. “My goal is to be world champion in London.

Family ties may be strong for Paralympic champion Abdellatif Baka , but the 22-year-old insists that while he and his twin brother Fouad intend to take July’s World Para Athletics Championships by storm, lowering his own world record is a key