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KONE och Parasport Sveriges stipendium gör ridning tillgängligt för fler
 
 MyNewsdesk     2017-06-28 kl. 07:00     559 words
 
För andra året i rad delar KONE och Parasport Sverige ut sitt tillgänglighetsstipendium.

KONE och Parasport Sveriges stipendium gör ridning tillgängligt för fler.... För andra året i rad delar KONE och Parasport Sverige ut sitt tillgänglighetsstipendium.I år står ridning i fokus och det viktiga arbete Lunds Civila Ryttarförening (LCR) gör som...

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Lundaridskola får stipendium
 
 Sydsvenskan     2017-06-27 kl. 16:02     417 words
 
I tisdags fick Lunds Civila Ryttarförening (LCR) ett tillgänglighetsstipendium...

I tisdags fick Lunds Civila Ryttarförening (LCR) ett tillgänglighetsstipendium...
 
   
Norrköpingspolitiker utesluts ur Sverigedemokraterna
 
 Sveriges Radio Östergötland     2017-06-27 kl. 15:24     62 words
 
Sverigedemokraten Michael Kauppi från Norrköping - som hånade Paralympics-deltagare på Facebook i höstas - har uteslutits ur partiet.

Sverigedemokraten Michael Kauppi från Norrköping - som hånade Paralympics-deltagare på Facebook i höstas - har uteslutits ur partiet.-
 
   
Parainnebandyklass i Sweden Floorball Youth Camp
 
 Svenska Innebandyförbundet     2017-06-27 kl. 12:34     77 words
 
Du som är parainnebandyspelare och född 1992 till 2003 kan vara med på lägret i Varberg.

Du som är parainnebandyspelare och född 1992 till 2003 kan vara med på lägret i Varberg.Under den gångna säsongen tecknades en avsiktsförklaring mellan Svensk Innebandy och Parasport Sverige om att innebandyn på sikt ska inkluderas i Svenska
 
   
Läs gärna mer om hur vi bedriver vårt arbete.
 
 Sveriges Radio Malmö     2017-06-27 kl. 12:11     210 words
 
Lunds Civila Ryttarförening tar idag emot ett stipendium för det arbete de gjort för att anpassa sin verksamhet för att passa alla, oavsett funktionsvariation.

Med det här stipendiet kan de ta nya steg och nå ut till ännu fler, säger Johan Strid, generalsekreterare Parasport Sverige.
 
   
Visit Worldline at Money20/20Europe and get prepared for PSD2
 
 MyNewsdesk     2017-06-27 kl. 11:18     610 words
 
Worldline, [Euronext: WLN] European leader in the payments and transactional services industry, is ready to present its newest products,

Gruppen är den världsomfattande Informations Teknologi Partnern för de Olympiska & Paralympiska Spelen och är börsnoterad på Euronext Paris börsen.
 
   
Kauppi uteslöts efter hånet mot Paralympics
 
 Norrköpings Tidningar     2017-06-27 kl. 10:45     449 words
 
Sverigedemokraten Michael Kauppi hånade Paralympics-deltagare och skrev bland annat att "det såg fantastiskt roligt ut med dvärgar som kastar spjut". Nu har han uteslutits ur partiet, men sitter fortfarande i kommunfullmäktige.

Kauppi uteslöts efter hånet mot Paralympics.... Sverigedemokraten Michael Kauppi hånade Paralympics-deltagare och skrev bland annat att "det såg fantastiskt roligt ut med dvärgar som kastar spjut".... Nu har han uteslutits ur partiet, men sitter fortfarande i kommunfullmäktige.Det var mitt under Paralympics...
 
   
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2020 Tokyo Olympic license plate designs narrowed down to 5
 
 Mainichi Daily News     2017-06-28 kl. 08:43     179 words
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The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism said on June 27 that it has chosen a shortlist of five designs, as part of its search for a themed car license plate for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism said on June 27 that it has chosen a shortlist of five designs, as part of its search for a themed car license plate for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.The five proposals were
 
   
Tokyo vote becomes testing ground for national debates
 
 Nikkei Asian Review     2017-06-28 kl. 08:07     539 words
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TOKYO -- From anti-smoking measures to waiving high school tuition, candidates in the closely watched race for the Tokyo assembly are bidding for the public's support on some of Japan's biggest policy debates.

With the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic games coming up in 2020, the national government had hoped to pass legislation addressing the smoking issue in this past Diet session.
 
   
Pink Dot 2017: The voices behind this weekend's event
 
 Buro 24/7 Singapore     2017-06-28 kl. 07:25     1311 words
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Tracy Phillips catches up with Pink Dot organisers and Ambassadors ahead of the LGBTQ rally on 1 July I was tasked to present a neutral point of view of the annual rally in support of the LGBTQ community, inclusiveness and the freedom to love.

And I'm not just referring to LGBTQ rights, in whatever cause you choose to champion or speak up for, let it be for the betterment of the world and to allow all human beings equality," impassioned Theresa Goh, Singapore Paralympian and one of Pink
 
   
First Titles Awarded at USA Shooting National Championships for Rifle/Pistol
 
 USA Shooting.org     2017-06-28 kl. 06:53     640 words
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) The USA Shooting National Championships for Rifle/Pistol rolled into its second day of competition with titles awarded in Men’s Three-Position

Three American athletes earned medals and nominations to the National Paralympic Team with their performances today.... More than 350 athletes from across the country have descended on Fort Benning to compete for National Championship titles and appointments to the National, National Junior and National Paralympic...
 
   
Samuda beats Tolan to assume JOA presidency
 
 RJR News Online     2017-06-28 kl. 05:56     230 words
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Christopher Samuda will lead the Jamaica Olympic charge over the next four years after defeating Vishu Tolan 20 votes to 16 at Tuesday night's elections at the offices of the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA).

But an hour after voting began, word emerged that the Jamaica Paralympic Association head would lead the JOA.
 
   
Allianz become national partner of World Para Athletics Championships
 
 Insidethegames.biz     2017-06-28 kl. 04:17     363 words
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International financial services provider Allianz has signed on as the latest national partner of this year's World Para Athletics Championships in London.

Allianz is a long-standing supporter of the Paralympic Movement having become the first global partner of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) in 2006.... The company's logo will be on the bib of all athletes at the event © "Allianz has been a partner of the Paralympic...
 
   
Double Trouble: Katie Ledecky Swims 100 And 800 Freestyle, Winning 11th National Title
 
 US Olympic Team     2017-06-28 kl. 02:30     456 words
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, 7:30 p.m. (ET) Katie Ledecky speaks with media after the Team USA Awards presented by Dow, Best of the Games at McDonough Gymnasium on Sept. 28, 2016 in Washington, D.C.

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Jon Stewart to host Warrior Games in Chicago - Sports
 
 DailyMe.Com     2017-06-28 kl. 02:22     90 words
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It’s been almost two years since Jon Stewart abdicated the throne of “The Daily Show,” but he hasn’t just been living under Stephen Colbert’s desk the whole time.

Defense Warrior Games, a Paralympics-style sporting competition featuring teams from all branches of the military.
 
   
Day 6 - European Championships - Quarter Final - GBR v POL (Men)
 
 British Wheelchair Basketball     2017-06-28 kl. 02:06     620 words
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The European Championships are hotting up as GB defeat Poland in the Quarter Final

GB co-captain Terry Bywater leading the charge with ParalympicsGB team mate Gaz Choudhry his point scoring wing man.
 
   
Alan Hubbard: London 2017 on track-and-field to lift the gloom despite anti-doping grey clouds
 
 Insidethegames.biz     2017-06-28 kl. 01:51     1043 words
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“The Russians are coming” was a popular buzz phrase back in the days of the Cold War. Well, they never did, and they won’t be coming to the International Association of Athletics Federations World Championships in London this summer either.

You can bet there will be far fewer boos for Gatlin – if any - than there were for the then Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne during the 2012 Paralympics when he handed out the medals for the top three of the men's T38 400m.
 
   
Japanese Technology for Manila-Clark Railway
 
 BostonCommons.net     2017-06-28 kl. 01:30     7956 words
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C O N T E N T S: KEY TOPICS Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III had informed Japan Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Taro Aso that topping the list of Manila?

There is also the Foreign Construction Workers Acceptance Program which allows skilled workers in Japan to address temporary construction demands like the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.
 
   
“Soul Man” Sam Moore records anthem for 2017 Dept. of Defense Warrior Games competition
 
 101gold.com     2017-06-28 kl. 01:27     312 words
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Courtesy of Dept. of Defense Warrior Games Sam Moore of the legendary soul duo Sam & Dave has recorded an anthem called “Show for You” that serves

July 8 in Chicago. The Warrior Games are an annual Paralympic-style competition featuring wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans from all branches of the military taking part in various sporting events.

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Part time Parkite pens book about the plight of veterans’ wives
 
 Park Record     2017-06-28 kl. 01:25     854 words
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Part-time Park City resident and author Barbara McNally decided to write her new book, "Wounded Warrior, Wounded Wife" after she witnessed a suicide in Coronado, California.

Paralympics, Disabled Sports U.S.A., to name a few.
 
   
Gurbulak stars as Turkey reach IWBF European Championship semi-finals
 
 Insidethegames.biz     2017-06-28 kl. 01:14     215 words
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Turkey were pushed all the way in their International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) European Championships quarter-final in Tenerife by Italy before advancing with a 66-63 victory.

The 2012 Paralympian maintained his position at the top of the tournament’s goalscoring rankings as he contributed 23 of the points.
 
   
Sports Commission disappointed with Region Five countries
 
 Namibian     2017-06-28 kl. 00:01     268 words
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WINDHOEK - Namibia Sports Commission (NSC) Chief Administrator, Freddy Mwiya has expressed disappointment with Region Five countries that failed to honour their commitment with the regional marathon.

Paralympics gold and silver medallist, Ananias Shikongo finished third against able-bodied runners in the sprints. -
 
   
Mole Valley councillor calls for Surrey to get extra £1.1...
 
 Surrey Mirror     2017-06-27 kl. 23:38     327 words
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Comments (0) A Mole Valley district councillor has demanded that Surrey receives an extra £1.1 billion of funding to match the Northern Ireland 'sweetheart deal'.

READ MORE: Paralympic champion gives speech to Ashtead school pupils to 'inspire them to win a gold medal'.

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Midland Canoe Club is first in UK to get a new kayak launching...
 
 Derby Telegraph     2017-06-27 kl. 23:21     230 words
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Comments (0) The Midland Canoe Club is celebrating as the very first in the UK to have a new kayak launch facility in Darley Abbey.

Emma Wiggs MBE, who is a gold-medallist from the British Canoeing Paralympic team, was at the big day to meet canoeists and speak to members, along with special guest freestyle paddler Maya-Ray Cross.
 
   
Para-taekwondo star Medell eyes packed schedule and Tokyo 2020
 
 Tokyo Daily News     2017-06-27 kl. 23:08     331 words
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Para-taekwondo athlete Evan Medell will take on a packed schedule in a bid to improve his performance. The 20-year-old American is currently ranked number five in the world in the men’s over-75 kilogram K44 division.

He also trains 10 hours a week on the mat and six to 12 hours a week in the gym. “Athletes from Russia, Iran and Croatia have several more years of international experience,” said Medell to the International Paralympic Committee website. 
 
   
U of M Faculty member bidding to bring conference to Wpg
 
 University of Manitoba     2017-06-27 kl. 23:04     433 words
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 —  Just over two weeks from now, we’ll find out if Winnipeg will receive the honor of hosting the prestigious World Congress in Sport Psychology in 2021, and one of the U of M’s own faculty members is front and center in the group making the bid.

Smith, Canadian Sport Psychology Association Co-Chair Dr Shaunna Taylor, and Canadian Paralympic Committee President Gaétan Tardif.
 
   
Katie Ledecky Becomes Second Freshman To Win Honda Cup As Top Collegiate Female Athlete
 
 US Olympic Team     2017-06-27 kl. 22:58     271 words
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, 4:15 p.m. (ET) Katie Ledecky walks on the deck at the Arena Pro Swim Series Mesa at Skyline Aquatic Center on April 15, 2017 in Mesa, Arizona.

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BOC, JOC Sign MOU on Pre-Training Camp for Tokyo 2020...
 
 Around The Rings     2017-06-27 kl. 22:48     353 words
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The Japanese Olympic Committee is pleased to announce that it has signed a MOU on the use of facilities by Team Brazil before and during the Games

Yuichiro HANYU (Director, Secretariat of the Headquarters for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Cabinet Secretariat) Mr.... Aki MURASATO (Executive Director of International Relations, Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic...

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The Week In Team USA Results: June 20-26
 
 US Olympic Team     2017-06-27 kl. 21:13     884 words
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, 11:08 a.m. (ET) Laura Graves riding Verdades competes in the team dressage at the Olympic Games Rio 2016 at the Olympic Equestrian Centre on Aug. 11, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.

Olympic and Paralympic family, and track Team USA athletes as they compete around the globe with a preview of upcoming events.... Also This Week: 28 Olympians claimed national titles and Paralympian Blake Leeper set a world record in the T43 400-meter at...
 
   
Paige McPherson Wins Silver At World Taekwondo Championships For Team USA’s Highest Finish In 8 Years
 
 US Olympic Team     2017-06-27 kl. 21:13     338 words
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, 1:47 p.m. (ET) Paige McPherson celebrates during the women's -67 kg. final at the Taekwondo PANAM Qualification Tournament at Gimnadio IDEA on March 11, 2016 in Aguascalientes, Mexico.

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After Disease Took His Sight, This Man Became a Triathlete
 
 Runner's World US     2017-06-27 kl. 21:10     1367 words
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Now, the 28-year-old visually impaired athlete loves training with his Tuesday night crew. (Show your love of running with our new “Runner Runner Runner Runner” apparel .

He was recently appointed the Director of Tri Achilles, which is the largest triathlon training team for disabled athletes in the United States.... The group consists of about 35 disabled athletes and about 40 volunteers. “It’s been really cool to see...
 
   
Meet the Nottingham Post Sports Awards 2017 sponsors
 
 Nottingham Post     2017-06-27 kl. 20:50     172 words
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Nottingham Post Posted: June 27, 2017 Double Paralympic gold medalist Ollie Hynd at last year's ceremony

June 27, 2017 Double Paralympic gold medalist Ollie Hynd at last year's ceremony.... Double Paralympic gold medalist Ollie Hynd at last year's ceremony The Nottingham Post Sports Awards have become a staple of the sporting calendar across the county,...
 
   
FIVE-TIME PARALYMPIC CHAMPION HANNAH COCKROFT JOINS BRITISH GREATS IN SUPPORTING #FILLTHESTADIUM
 
 Sportsvibe.co.uk     2017-06-27 kl. 20:28     553 words
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Tuesday 27th June Five-time Paralympic champion Hannah Cockroft throws support behind #FillTheStadium ahead of World Para Athletics Championships

FIVE-TIME PARALYMPIC CHAMPION HANNAH COCKROFT JOINS BRITISH GREATS IN SUPPORTING #FILLTHESTADIUM.... Tuesday 27th June Five-time Paralympic champion Hannah Cockroft throws support behind #FillTheStadium ahead of World Para Athletics Championships....
 
   
Agenda Announced for 2017 MedTech Impact Expo & Conference in Las Vegas
 
 4 Traders     2017-06-27 kl. 20:20     840 words
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(GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- has released the 2017 agenda for its medical technology-focused conference, taking place December 14 – 15 at the Venetian/Palazzo Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Amy Dixon, Patient Advocate & Paralympic Triathlete; Jennifer Joe, MD, Founder/CEO, Medstro, Editor-in-Chief, MedTech Boston; Rain Henderson, Advisor and former Executive Director, Clinton Foundation; Peter Tippett, former Medical Director of

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June 26, 2017 - 8:28am
 
 Grand Forks Herald     2017-06-27 kl. 19:54     327 words
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From then, his parents were told their son wouldn't be able to do what most children can. "To walk distances, it would take some pretty extensive surgery and the likelihood of it working or lasting is pretty minimal," said Kristine Bosner, Grant's mom.

Sled Hockey is not an easy sport to begin with and only 60 people in the country are chosen to play for the USA Sled Select Camp, which is a step towards the paralympic team.... Scouts for the National Developmental Team will be there, and it's those players that can work their way to the Paralympic...
 
   
Do blades give runners have an unfair advantage?
 
 Deseret Morning News     2017-06-27 kl. 19:47     2127 words
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Editor's note: Second of a two-part series exploring the issue of whether carbon-fiber prosthetic blades give Hunter Woodhall and other amputees an unfair advantage over flesh-and-blood legs.

Second of a two-part series exploring the issue of whether carbon-fiber prosthetic blades give Hunter Woodhall and other amputees an unfair advantage over flesh-and-blood legs.Separate Paralympic competitions were created years ago for amputees to

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Playoffs begin at Wheelchair Basketball Euros
 
 International Paralympic Committee     2017-06-27 kl. 19:27     372 words
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Germany advance to knockouts in both men's and women's tournaments. The group stages of the 2017 European Wheelchair Basketball Championships in Tenerife have wrapped up.

The top of the table decider in Group B was between old rivals Turkey and three-time European champion Great Britain, who last met in an overtime-thriller at the Rio 2016 Paralympic bronze medal game.
 
   
Mexico City 2017: Garrido aims for Worlds' best performance
 
 International Paralympic Committee     2017-06-27 kl. 19:27     399 words
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Chile’s powerlifter seeks to improve on fifth at Dubai 2014.

Chile’s powerlifter seeks to improve on fifth at Dubai 2014.Juan Carlos Garrido took time off from competition after participating in the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games but is now back on track and following a tough training regime ahead of the Mexico
 
   
Deep Pool Of 2016 Olympic Swimming Medalists Headline The Phillips 66 National Championships
 
 US Olympic Team     2017-06-27 kl. 19:27     1255 words
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, 12:16 p.m. (ET) Katie Ledecky competes in the preliminary heats of the women's 400-meter freestyle at the Arena Pro Swim Series at the Georgia Tech McAuley Aquatic Center on May 5, 2017 in Atlanta. The vast majority of the 35 U.S.

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How people with cerebral palsy are reaching their full potential through...
 
 On Track Magazine     2017-06-27 kl. 19:02     1208 words
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Cerebral Palsy Sport is the country’s leading national disability sports charity supporting people with cerebral palsy to reach their potential through sport, putting people with cerebral palsy and their families at the heart of everything they do.

Some individuals have even gone on to compete at the Paralympic Games including swimmer Sascha Kindred CBE and athlete Steven Miller MBE.... In 2012 I watched the London Paralympics on TV.... When I heard that the Paralympics GB Sport Fest was coming to...
 
   
Paralympics 400-meter dash record holder’s prosthetics were built in OKC
 
 KSWO     2017-06-27 kl. 18:52     123 words
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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (KSWO)- The new record holder in the Paralympics 400-meter dash got his prosthetics built in Oklahoma City. Blake Leeper is a record holder in the 400-meter, beating the record held by Oscar Pistorius.

Paralympics 400-meter dash record holder’s prosthetics were built in OKC.... The new record holder in the Paralympics 400-meter dash got his prosthetics built in Oklahoma City.... "We sort of put ourselves in the market as a specialty sports medicine sort of place back in (2008) with the Beijing Paralympics...
 
   
Cannes 2017 – the Year Adland’s Diversity Debate Grew Up?
 
 Little Black Book     2017-06-27 kl. 18:43     1179 words
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LBB’s Laura Swinton on intersectionality, disability and taking a more thoughtful approach to diversity Over the past few years, diversity has been a recurring theme around the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity.

The Winners The issue of disability was also reflected in the We Are the Superhumans film for Channel 4’s Paralympic coverage.
 
   
Showing off IT power at PyeongChang
 
 Korea Joongang Daily     2017-06-27 kl. 18:29     340 words
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The PyeongChang Winter Olympics is seven months ahead, and Korea’s dream of hosting the international sporting event has come true 30 years after the Seoul Olympic Games.

During the Winter Olympics from February 9 to 25 and the Paralympic Games from March 9 to 18, festivities of Korean traditional culture and Gangwon Province’s regional culture will continue in Pyeongchang and Gangneung.
 
   
European Championships - NED v GBR (W) - Semi Final
 
 British Wheelchair Basketball     2017-06-27 kl. 18:16     415 words
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The ultimate rematch as GB women face the Netherlands at the 2017 European Championships Semi-Final

Last year the Netherlands team also faced GB in the bronze game at the Rio Paralympics, where they claimed the medal.
 
   
Sarcoma: Everything you need to know
 
 BT.com     2017-06-27 kl. 18:12     637 words
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Sarcoma is a rare cancer, but ahead of Sarcoma Awareness Week (July 3-9) it's worth knowing its symptoms in case you're one of its unlucky victims. Nearly half of people have never heard of sarcoma, and even fewer actually know what it is.

Gold medal support Paralympic gold medal runner Richard Whitehead lost a close friend to sarcoma and is now a patron of Sarcoma UK.
 
   
‘All-American’ status
 
 C & G Newspapers     2017-06-27 kl. 18:08     981 words
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Berkley High student achieves world rankings for athletic accomplishments By Posted June 27, 2017 » click to enlarge « Berkley High student-athlete Margaret Beaudoin recently won three silver medals at the U.S.

Berkley High student achieves world rankings for athletic accomplishments By Posted June 27, 2017 » click to enlarge « Berkley High student-athlete Margaret Beaudoin recently won three silver medals at the U.S.Paralympic Track & Field National
 
   
WADA partially lifts Russian anti-doping agency ban
 
 AFP     2017-06-27 kl. 18:03     339 words
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The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announced Tuesday a decision to give the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) the right for planning and collecting of doping samples.

The scandal also led to Russian track and field athletes being barred from the Rio Olympics last year following a ban from the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and the complete ban of the country's Paralympic team.

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Ed Jackson: Dragons rugby player on his battle to walk again
 
 BBC     2017-06-27 kl. 17:59     2218 words
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was the day that changed the life of rugby player Ed Jackson forever. The Dragons number eight was at a family barbecue near Bath where he had just finished lunch.

Reliving his story Jackson has been charting his recovery in a social media blog which has attracted the attention of medical professions, Paralympians and other people in his situation.... "I had some great feedback and I am now in touch with some Paralympian...

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Royal pay hike: Queen to get a raise in 2018
 
 CTV News     2017-06-27 kl. 17:52     362 words
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The Queen is about to get a raise, of sorts. The Sovereign Grant, which pays for the household salaries and official travel expenses of the Royal Family, will increase by eight per cent next year.

He noted that, last year, members of the Royal Family undertook more than 3,000 official engagements, including attending the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, and celebrating the success of Team GB (Great Britain) at the Olympic and Paralympic
 
   
Franklin & Marshall's Becca Meyers, a 2-time Olympian, nominated for 2nd ESPY
 
 Lancaster Online     2017-06-27 kl. 17:50     168 words
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Franklin & Marshall College's Becca Meyers was once again named a nominee for the 2017 ESPYs Best Female Athlete with a Disability Award. The Diplomats' All-American swimmer previously won the accolade in 2015.

She competed in  her second-career Paralympics Games in Rio de Janeiro last September winning four medals, three gold and one silver, and setting two world records.
 
   
Olympians Draymond Green, Russell Westbrook Receive NBA Awards
 
 US Olympic Team     2017-06-27 kl. 17:41     345 words
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, 10:14 a.m. (ET) Draymond Green (L) poses with the Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year award, and Russell Westbrook (R) poses with the Kia NBA Most Valuable Player award at the 2017 NBA Awards on June 26, 2017 in New York.

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Nominations open for Ladies Day Trophy
 
 Yachts and Yachting Online     2017-06-27 kl. 17:32     560 words
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at Lendy Cowes Week 2017 by Mary Scott-Jackson today at 4:11 pm 29 July - 5 August 2017 2016 Ladies Day trophy winner Hannah Stodel receiving the Ladies Day Trophy from the previous year's winner Libby Greenhalgh © Paul Wyeth / www.pwpictures.

In 2016 British Paralympic sailor Hannah Stodel was the eleventh deserving winner of the Ladies Day Trophy in recognition of her phenomenal achievements.

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Speedo USA Introduces 2017 Roster Ahead of National and World Championships
 
 HighBeam Research     2017-06-27 kl. 17:30     123 words
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Speedo USA reported its 2017 roster of elite swimmers in advance of the upcoming national and world championship swimming competitions.

Hailing from cities across the United States, Team Speedo USA said its 10 athletes features a combined 16 Olympics and Paralympics' worth of experience, where they have won 35 medals (23 gold, five silver, seven bronze).
 
   
What athletes eat: Chef Bobby Flay judges three pro athletes' smoothie recipes
 
 EspnW - ESPN.com     2017-06-27 kl. 17:29     209 words
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Special to espnW.com A smoothie is the go-to fuel for many world-class athletes.

Special to espnW.com A smoothie is the go-to fuel for many world-class athletes.In fact, track phenom Candace Hill, 17-time Paralympic medalist Tatyana McFadden and tennis superstar Victoria Azarenka all use smoothies to power their workouts -- and

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Škoda supports Tour De France for 14th time
 
 Automotive World     2017-06-27 kl. 17:19     964 words
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After the Grand Départ in Dusseldorf, the cycling pros face a total of 21 stages, covering more than 3,500 kilometres. On 23 July, the grand finale will take place on the Champs Elysées in Paris where the athletes will cross the finish line.

There are also videos portraying the current stars on the cycling scene, such as the six-time Paralympic Gold winner Ji?í Ježek, and Stephen Roche who has won the Tour de France, the Giro d’Italia and the UCI Road World Championships.
 
   
Tokyo 2020 poised to host latest IOC Coordination Commission visit
 
 Insidethegames.biz     2017-06-27 kl. 17:17     498 words
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Tokyo 2020 are poised to welcome the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission as they conduct their fourth visit to the Japanese capital.

Tokyo 2020 President Yoshir? Mori, Tamayo Marukawa, the Minister in charge of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, and Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike will all be present.

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Double lung transplant survivor going for gold
 
 Brighton & Hove Independent     2017-06-27 kl. 17:10     323 words
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A Brighton graduate who survived a double lung transplant is taking part in this week’s World Transplant Games.

Lynne Holt, team manager, said: “These athletes certainly deserve the same recognition as competitors in the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
 
   
Events and things to do in Buckinghamshire - July 2017
 
 Berkshire Life & Buckinghamshire Life     2017-06-27 kl. 17:05     1823 words
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Finishing a Gung-Ho! race in the foam (Photo: Chris Payne Images) Archant Summer’s arrived and the sun is shining on a host of events and days out across Buckinghamshire to a friend To send a link to this page you must be logged in.

photography. Clare has developed a unique approach to photography used in her stunning portraits of Paralympic athletes, recently seen in her Spirit of Legends at Bucks County Museum.
 
   
Big Issue: Is the Queen a waste of money?
 
 The Sentinel     2017-06-27 kl. 16:38     767 words
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woodhouse67 Posted: June 27, 2017 The Queen arrives in Stoke-on-Trent in 1973

"These included major national events, including the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, the unveiling of the Iraq and Afghanistan Memorial on Victoria Embankment and celebrating the success of Team GB at the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio.

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Yu wants Warsaw win
 
 International Paralympic Committee     2017-06-27 kl. 16:36     542 words
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Hong Kong’s Yu Chui Yee on the hunt for gold at wheelchair fencing World Cup in Poland. A seven-time Paralympic champion, Yu Chui Yee knows what it feels like to be in title-winning form.

A seven-time Paralympic...
 
   
Creative director Steve Boyd extends Kynren for upcoming season @ElevenArches
 
 leisure-kit.net     2017-06-27 kl. 16:20     242 words
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Kynren - An Epic Tale of England, a spectacular open air show will reopen for the 2017 season on 1 July 2017.

Under the creative control of recently appointed creative director Steve Boyd, whose previous credits include 13 consecutive Olympic and Paralympic opening ceremonies, the show has been expanded to include a cast of 1500 professionally trained

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Badminton World Federation rankings: Nguyen Tien Minh ranks 66th
 
 Dang Cong San     2017-06-27 kl. 16:19     127 words
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(CPV) - Top Vietnamese player Nguyen Tien Minh has moved down a notch to rank 66th in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings.

BWF is the world governing body for badminton recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and International Paralympic Committee (IPC).
 
   
Clare Balding hosting author talk for 500 children from local schools
 
 Boarding School     2017-06-27 kl. 16:14     659 words
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27th June 2017 Presenter, writer and broadcaster, Clare Balding, will inspire almost 500 local schoolchildren to enjoy reading as she hosts an author talk and book signing at Trent College next Thursday (29 June).

School libraries play a pivotal role in doing this.” Clare Balding won the BAFTA Special Award and RTS Presenter of the Year Award for the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.... She has worked on six Olympics, five Paralympics and four Winter Olympics,...
 
   
South Korean golfer Lee announced as Pyeongchang 2018 ambassador
 
 Insidethegames.biz     2017-06-27 kl. 15:55     345 words
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South Korean golfer Lee Bo-mee has been announced as the latest honorary ambassador of the 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.

South Korean golfer Lee Bo-mee has been announced as the latest honorary ambassador of the 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.The 28-year-old, the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour of Japan player of the year in 2015 and 2016,

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Jon Stewart, host of the Department of Defense Warrior Games, doesn't miss 'The Daily Show'
 
 Chicago Tribune     2017-06-27 kl. 15:51     1095 words
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It’s been almost two years since Jon Stewart abdicated the throne of “The Daily Show,” but he hasn’t just been living under Stephen Colbert ’s desk the whole time.

of Defense Warrior Games, a Paralympics-style sporting competition featuring teams from all branches of the military.  In the past, the Games have taken place at military institutions, such as West Point, but this year U.S.

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Sainsbury’s recalls sandwich fillers in food bug scare
 
 Amber Valley Info     2017-06-27 kl. 15:28     3464 words
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Search Amber Valley Info News Our 'News Search' facility is still in development, however we have a list of the last 100 articles published by Amber Valley Info so you can find the article you are looking for.

Read Article Man admits murdering his father in Mackworth Daniel Seggie appeared at Nottingham Crown Court today (Thursday, May 18) where Fri 19th May 2017 by Amber Valley Info | Read Article Paralympian Swimmer Set to Make a Splash at Alfreton
 
   
Gatlin holds off youngsters to win 100 at nat...
 
 Dotemirates.com     2017-06-27 kl. 15:17     334 words
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Justin Gatlin showed the youngsters that age is just a number.  A changing of the guard? Not on his watch.  The 35-year-old Gatlin surged past up-and-comer Christian Coleman to win the 100 metres on Friday night at the U.S. track and field championships.

 Paralympian Patrick "Blake" Leeper, running on carbon-fiber prosthetics, ran 45.25 seconds in the semifinals of the 400 meters to break the T43 world record held by Oscar Pistorius of South Africa.

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5 Facts About...Leila Adzhametova
 
 International Paralympic Committee     2017-06-27 kl. 15:01     155 words
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The lowdown on Ukraine's big sprint medal hope at London 2017. Ukrainian ‘One to Watch’ Leila Adzhametova lines up in the T13 sprints at next month’s World Para Athletics Championships in London, Great Britain.

2) She won a special Order of Merit from Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko for her achievements at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games .... 4) She also won Paralympic bronze in the 400m T13 with a personal best time.
 
   
#VinylSundays come to Stanley Beer Yard this Sunday.
 
 Showbiz in FULL HD     2017-06-27 kl. 14:51     10718 words
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? THE PROMISE Age Restriction: 13 LV Running time: 135min Cast: Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon, Christian Bale Director: Terry George Synopsis:   It is 1914, as the Great War looms, the mighty Ottoman Empire is crumbling.

exploring the events leading to the tragic Valentine’s Day killing of Reeva Steenkamp by Paralympian Oscar Pistorius.
 
   
Eight of the best ad campaigns that won awards at Cannes Lions in 2017
 
 CNBC     2017-06-27 kl. 14:43     750 words
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was originally all about rewarding creativity, starting as an awards ceremony for ad agencies back in 1954.

Channel 4 - We're the Superhumans U.K. broadcaster Channel 4 wanted to change people's attitudes to disability with its campaign promoting its coverage of the 2016 Paralympic Games.

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Canada 150: the Man in Motion
 
 News Talk 980 CJME     2017-06-27 kl. 14:43     120 words
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Leading up to Canada 150, we've decided to reach out to some living influential Canadians to see what they're up to, to chat about their defining moments and what it means to be Canadian.

Leading up to Canada 150, we've decided to reach out to some living influential Canadians to see what they're up to, to chat about their defining moments and what it means to be Canadian.Rick Hansen is a Canadian Paralympian, activist and
 
   
GREATER ANGLIA BECOME LATEST NATIONAL SUPPLIER
 
 DisabledGo     2017-06-27 kl. 14:41     4041 words
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Greater Anglia has become the latest supplier of the World Para Athletics Championships London 2017.

We still remember the thrill of the London Paralympics – let’s hope we can recreate that again.... We still remember the thrill of the London Paralympics – let’s hope we can recreate that again.... Another disabled person recognised with an MBE was wheelchair curler Angela Malone, who won a bronze medal at the 2014 Sochi Paralympic...
 
   
Wiltshire teen aiming for the 2020 Paralympics
 
 SpireFM     2017-06-27 kl. 14:38     371 words
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A partially sighted 18-year-old from Wiltshire has had his sight deteriorate drastically over the last four years but isn't letting that stop him.

Wiltshire teen aiming for the 2020 Paralympics.... Until then, Harry has been offered a place at the University of Gloucestershire where he can put in extra training to get to be a British Paralympian.
 
   
LA 2024 bid recruits 10,000-plus volunteers #LA2024 #OlympicGames
 
 World Leisure News & Jobs     2017-06-27 kl. 14:38     261 words
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LA 2024 bid recruits 10,000-plus volunteers More than 10,000 people have signed up to volunteer at the Los Angeles 2024 Olympic Games, should the city be successful in its bid to host.

to our support from the NBA and WNBA,” said LA 2024 chair Casey Wasserman. “The widespread support is demonstrative of LA 2024’s potential to engage new and dynamic partners to benefit the Olympic and Paralympic movements for decades to

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Kuwait set to join int'l fencing tourney in Warsaw
 
 Kuwait News Agency     2017-06-27 kl. 14:37     157 words
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KUWAIT, June 27 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti wheelchair athletes are poised to participate in IWAS Wheelchair Fencing World Championships age 23 & Under and IWAS Wheelchair Fencing World Championships age 17 &? Under due in Warsaw in Poland on June 29-July 7.

Al-Qureini, who leads the team to Europe, added that the club is keen on taking part in the tourney, considered the world's second strongest after the Paralympics, seeking to realize more achievements for the Kuwaiti sports for the disabled.
 
   
Press Conference by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe[Monday, June 19, 2017]
 
 Kantei.go.jp     2017-06-27 kl. 14:35     2001 words
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 [Provisional translation] Opening Statement by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe The ordinary session of the Diet ended yesterday.

For Japan, which is preparing for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games three years from now in such an era, the reinforcement of counterterrorism measures cannot be delayed.
 
   
2017 US Open Recruiting Event on July 11th and 12th
 
 PRWeb     2017-06-27 kl. 14:03     646 words
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US OPEN “We consistently partner with Brandemix because of the immense value they add to the US Open experience.

In addition, it owns approximately 90 Pro Circuit events throughout the U.S. and selects the teams for the Davis Cup, Fed Cup, Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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Athlete runs for SA after transplant
 
 IOL     2017-06-27 kl. 14:02     974 words
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When doctors diagnosed Martinique du Preez, 20, with an uncommon kidney disease at the age of 14, they didn’t hold much hope for him and predicted that he would only live up to the age of 18.

The games, which are similar to Olympics or Paralympics, is an international sporting event for transplant athletes.
 
   
Man pleads guilty to Oxshott burglary
 
 Dorking and Leatherhead Advertiser     2017-06-27 kl. 14:01     127 words
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A man has pleaded guilty to burglary after jewellery and bags were stolen from a property in Oxshott .

Paralympic champion gives speech to Ashtead school pupils to 'inspire them to win a gold medal' ed.
 
   
Best of British: Georgie Hermitage
 
 International Paralympic Committee     2017-06-27 kl. 13:44     685 words
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T37 sprinter on excitement of finally getting to compete in London. Five years ago during the London 2012 Paralympic Games , Georgie Hermitage sat at home, watching the action unfold on television.

Five years ago during the London 2012 Paralympic...
 
   
JONNIE PEACOCK JOINS EQ NUTRITION
 
 Sport Industry Group     2017-06-27 kl. 12:44     306 words
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EQ Nutrition has announced a long-term partnership with double Paralympic Champion, World & European gold medallist Jonnie Peacock.

EQ Nutrition has announced a long-term partnership with double Paralympic Champion, World & European gold medallist Jonnie Peacock.EQ will be supporting Jonnie up to the 2020 Tokyo Games where he has aspirations of winning his third Paralympic
 
   
Glasgow Powerchair Football Club scoops £10,000 grant
 
 Glasgow Live     2017-06-27 kl. 12:39     407 words
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Glasgow Gladiators Powerchair Football Club is just one of the 494 groups thanking National Lottery players today.

"We’re also able now to offer our members the chance to take up the Paralympic sport of Boccia.

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Unify and MicroAutomation Bring Innovative NG9-1-1 Solution to Tinker Air Force Base
 
 WIS-TV     2017-06-27 kl. 12:35     665 words
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SOURCE Unify MicroAutomation's CallCenter Millennium E9-1-1 Version 3.4 Successfully Tested as Interoperable with Unify's OpenScape Voice v9 SIP-Based Platform BOCA RATON, Fla.

The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, Unify and Worldline.

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Emily Young: 3 things you didn't know
 
 International Paralympic Committee     2017-06-27 kl. 12:18     264 words
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Canadian Para skier's favourite film might surprise you After taking up Para nordic sports just under two-and-a-half years ago Canada’s Emily Young is already one of the most exciting athletes in cross country skiing.

On the World Cup she claimed three podiums finishing second twice in the cross country sprint races in Vuokatti and Sapporo, and third in the biathlon sprint in PyeongChang, the course which will host the Paralympic competition next year.
 
   
Montréal's 375th anniversary - Montréal Avudo: a smashing success! Montréal's 375th announces 18 extra shows to be added
 
 Benzinga.com     2017-06-27 kl. 12:15     690 words
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/CNW Telbec/ - More than 35,000 people have already seen Montréal Avudo and over 100,000 tickets have been reserved to date. Given the event's extraordinary popularity, Montréal's 375th is proud to announce that 18 extra shows will be added .

ceremony of the Sochi Paralympic Games, different operas in London , Toronto , Saint Petersburg and Naples ( L'Amour de loin, Aïda, Requiem de Verdi, Pagliacci, Carmen ), collaborations with the Cirque du Soleil ( Corteo, Luzia ), with the Cirque

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Hannah Cockcroft: 'We want to fill the stadium!"
 
 CBBC     2017-06-27 kl. 12:06     72 words
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Hannah Cockcroft: 'We want to fill the stadium!" Paralympian Hannah Cockcroft is looking forward to being back on home turf for the World Para Athletic Championships. The competition kicks off in London on the 14th July.

Paralympian Hannah Cockcroft is looking forward to being back on home turf for the World Para Athletic Championships.... Hannah will be hoping for big success at the Champs, after winning three golds at the Rio Paralympics in 2.
 
   
Unify and MicroAutomation Bring Innovative NG9-1-1 Solution to Tinker Air Force Base
 
 Stockwatch     2017-06-27 kl. 12:03     838 words
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MicroAutomation's CallCenter Millennium E9-1-1 Version 3.4 Successfully Tested as Interoperable with Unify's OpenScape Voice v9 SIP-Based Platform BOCA RATON, Fla. and CENTREVILLE, Va.

The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, Unify and Worldline.

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Japan’s democracy in retreat or responding to new world order?
 
 Asia Times Online     2017-06-27 kl. 11:46     1471 words
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To some observers, protester Hiroji Yamashiro, 65, has become a symbol of modern Japan’s uneasy attitude towards dissent.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his government  argued the legislation would help prevent terrorism ahead of large-scale events like the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
 
   
Young stars prepare for Typhoo National Junior Athletics Championships
 
 On Track Magazine     2017-06-27 kl. 11:32     483 words
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Typhoo Nationals 2015, credit EFDS and Simon Coate On the 1 and 2 July, more than 200 junior disabled athletes from across the UK will compete in the Typhoo National Junior Athletics Championships.

Typhoo Nationals 2015, credit EFDS and Simon Coate On the 1 and 2 July, more than 200 junior disabled athletes from across the UK will compete in the Typhoo National Junior Athletics Championships.Typhoo is delighted to support the event, organised

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Wheelchair basketball: GB men's and women's teams into Euro knockouts
 
 BBC     2017-06-27 kl. 11:29     115 words
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27 Jun Great Britain's women's wheelchair basketball finished joint-fourth at the Rio 2016 Paralympics

27 Jun Great Britain's women's wheelchair basketball finished joint-fourth at the Rio 2016 Paralympics.

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Mutko hits out over Russian football doping claims
 
 Insidethegames.biz     2017-06-27 kl. 11:24     348 words
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Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko has hit out at suggestions the country’s national football team have been implicated in doping, describing the claims as "nonsense".

The McLaren Report claimed that more than 1,000 Russians from a number of Summer and Winter Olympic, non-Olympic and Paralympic sports had been involved in the manipulation of doping samples.
 
   
Barry McGuigan, Phill Jupitus and others getting honorary degrees from University of Kent
 
 Medway Messenger     2017-06-27 kl. 11:17     451 words
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Former boxing champion Barry McGuigan and comedian Phill Jupitus are among those due to receive honorary degrees from the University of Kent. They are being presented at ceremonies at Canterbury and Rochester cathedrals during July.

Sportswoman Millie Knight is a visually-impaired Paralympic athlete who competes for Paralympics GB in alpine skiing in the slalom and giant slalom events.... In 2014, aged 15, she became Great Britain’s Youngest Winter Paralympian when she competed in...

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Weekend guide: Pink Dot 2017, Britney Live, many more
 
 Yahoo! Singpore She     2017-06-27 kl. 10:34     1199 words
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The June holidays might be over, but there are plenty of events this weekend that will bring you back into the holiday mood, even if just for a while. From the annual Pink Dot event to concerts, fairs and races, you are spoiled for choice. 1.

Event-goers can also look forward to a performance by singer Nathan Hartono, who is one of the ambassadors this year, alongside television performer Ebi Shankara and Paralympic swimmer Theresa Goh.
 
   
Prince Philip spent £18,000 on a train to Plymouth
 
 Plymouth Herald     2017-06-27 kl. 10:29     525 words
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Comments (0) The Duke of Edinburgh ran up a bill of more than £18,000 by taking the royal train to Plymouth.

"These included major national events including the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, the unveiling of the Iraq and Afghanistan Memorial on Victoria Embankment, and celebrating the success of Team GB at the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio.

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Russian anti-doping agency elects Supervisory Board chairman
 
 Tass.ru     2017-06-27 kl. 09:59     317 words
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Apart from Isinbayeva, Ivlev and Chekhonin, the RUSADA Supervisory Board also comprises Andrei Strokin (representing the Russian Paralympic Committee), Director of the Sports Ministry’s Legal Department Vadim Bairamov, head of the Council of
 
   
Smokers less than 20% of Japanese population for 1st time: report
 
 Japan Today     2017-06-27 kl. 09:23     266 words
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The number of smokers in Japan has fallen below 20% of the population for the first time on record, a survey showed Tuesday, giving a boost to the health ministry's plan to ban smoking in enclosed public spaces.

The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has pumped up its efforts to pass a bill to strengthen Japan's legislation combating passive smoking this fall, as the country prepares to welcome more foreign visitors at the Olympics and Paralympics in