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Ber om ursäkt till supportrarna - efter fjärdeplats på VM: "Förlåt till er som satt uppe hela natten"
 
 Nerikes Allehanda     2017-12-08 kl. 16:00     335 words
 
Mikael Fredriksson har åtta VM- och EM-medaljer på meritlistan. Men årets världsmästerskap, i Mexiko City, fick han lämna utan glitter runt halsen.

Fredriksson har tävlat i två paralympics, tagit åtta VM- och EM-medaljer varav ett VM-guld, och innehar två världs- och tre Europarekord.
 
   
Lindberg avslutade para-VM med silver
 
 SVT Nyheter     2017-12-08 kl. 14:34     150 words
 
Publicerad: för 2 timmar sedan Uppdaterad: för 1 timme sedan Pernilla Lindberg, avslutade para-VM med ett silver på 100m fjärilsim. Det blev ett succémästerskap med totalt åtta svenska medaljer.

Publicerad: 8 dec 2017 - 14.31 Uppdaterad: 8 dec 2017 - 14.36. Foto: parasport.sePernilla Lindberg tog totalt fem medaljer på para-VM.Kamil Bochenski.

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Vinnarna i Stockholm Sound Award 2017
 
 MyNewsdesk     2017-12-08 kl. 13:19     603 words
 
Pressmeddelande * Dec 08, 2017 13:19 CET Lexter Ljuddesign vann "Årets ljudinnovation"med "The Impossible Run",

Årets vinnare har skapat nya förutsättningar för många individer och kanske skapat en ny OS-gren i parasport?
 
   
Storsatsning ska ge fler pallplatser på Paralympics
 
 Idrottens Affärer     2017-12-08 kl. 11:01     608 words
 
Event | Får vi lov att presentera: En sjusiffrig satsning som ska ge fler pallplatser i Paralympics - och fler som vill tävla inom parasporten. Toyota går in tungt och ska lyfta svensk parasport till en ny nivå.

Storsatsning ska ge fler pallplatser på Paralympics.... En sjusiffrig satsning som ska ge fler pallplatser i Paralympics - och fler som vill tävla inom parasporten.... Toyota går in tungt och ska lyfta svensk parasport till en ny nivå.Svenska Parasportförbundet och Sveriges Paralympiska Kommitté kan låta åtta parasportare gör en full satsning till nästa Paralympics...
 
   
Jetlag och öroninflammation hindrade inte Maja från att bli lucia
 
 Länstidningen Östersund Premium     2017-12-08 kl. 10:03     742 words
 
Hon fick beskedet om att hon var anmäld till "Jämtlands lucia" när hon satt och åt frukost i Los Angeles. På uttagningen hade Maja Albertsson öroninflammation, men det gick bra ändå - hon är "Jämtlands lucia" 2017.

Jag är jätteglad för alla som har röstat på mig och som har röstat på organisationen som jag stöttar, Parasport Jämtland Härjedalen, säger Maja Albertsson.
 
   
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Support on Sleds: Paralympic hockey team helps Vancouver teen’s recovery
 
 Columbian.com     2017-12-09 kl. 08:38     1282 words
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Connor Foppe sat on a bench of a musty locker room in the Mountain View Ice Arena and threw on his hockey pads, helmet and left glove. A teammate helped him get his Vancouver Rangers jersey over his head, and each arm through the sleeves.

Support on Sleds: Paralympic hockey team helps Vancouver teen’s recovery.... Paralympian sled hockey gold medalist Josh Sweeney.... Sweeney, a former U.S. military scout sniper and Purple Heart recipient-turned Paralympic gold medalist, corralled his...
 
   
Top 50 Moments of 2017: No. 23 – Fernandez reaches World No.1
 
 International Paralympic Committee     2017-12-09 kl. 08:08     476 words
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Argentinian becomes first Latin American player to top wheelchair tennis rankings It was an historic year for Argentina’s Gustavo Fernandez as he

23 in the International Paralympic Committee's (IPC) Top 50 Moments of 2017 .
 
   
Paralympics bring home Toyota message
 
 LiveNetworkNews.com     2017-12-09 kl. 07:19     81 words
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Paralympics bring home Toyota message.
 
   
Commissioner warns youths against rape, violence
 
 Nigeria News Shafaqna     2017-12-09 kl. 06:42     1415 words
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The Enugu State Commissioner for Gender Affairs and Social Development, Princess Peace Nnaji, has urged youths to shun rape and violence. Nnaji gave the advice during a “Road Walk Sensitisation” Against Sexual and Gender Base Violence on Friday in Enugu.

Second Niger Bridge, Lagos-Ibadan Rd - sunnewsonline Folashade competed at 2012 Paralympics with pregnancy – Husband - nigeria70 Excerpts from Merchant of Flesh II - sunnewsonline Convention Your Chance To Strengthen Nigeria’s Democracy, IPAC -
 
   
Paralympics bring home Toyota message
 
 Automotive News     2017-12-09 kl. 06:11     347 words
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DALLAS -- Toyota's choice of the Olympic Games for a global marketing campaign to reposition itself as a mobility company is a no-brainer given the massive audiences and feel-good vibe of the athletic competition.

Paralympics bring home Toyota message.... DALLAS -- Toyota's choice of the Olympic Games for a global marketing campaign to reposition itself as a mobility company is a no-brainer given the massive audiences and feel-good vibe of the athletic competition.But its sponsorship of the Paralympic...
 
   
Visa’s new tech for Olympic
 
 The Freepress Journal     2017-12-09 kl. 06:09     149 words
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12:10 am FOLLOW US: New York : Technology will be a key factor during the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Pyeong Chang 2018 in South Korea, where

12:10 am FOLLOW US: New York : Technology will be a key factor during the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Pyeong Chang 2018 in South Korea, where. ...thousands of fans and athletes will be able to experience a quicker way of paying for purchases...
 
   
Blade Runner. Cool tech gives Cola new legs.
 
 Phuket Gazette     2017-12-09 kl. 05:51     564 words
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After a first set of prosthetics, Cola now has new ‘bouncy’ blades to run on. Cola the two-legged dog has scored an Asian first – he’s the first dog in the world to be fitted with blades of the kind used by Paralympic sprinters.

Cola the two-legged dog has scored an Asian first – he’s the first dog in the world to be fitted with blades of the kind used by Paralympic sprinters.And he took to his new legs like a champion, racing up and down the beach on his blades within
 
   
With Olympic Berth On The Line, U.S. Men’s Team Pursuit Speedskaters Rise To Occasion
 
 US Olympic Team     2017-12-09 kl. 05:32     943 words
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By | Dec. 08, 2017, 10:20 p.m. (ET) (L-R) Jonathan Kuck, Joey Mantia and Brian Hansen compete in the men's team pursuit final at the Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014 on Feb. 22, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

breaking news, Olympic and Paralympic team bios, videos and more.
 
   
Government Understands Us: Joshko Wakaniyasi
 
 Fiji Sun     2017-12-09 kl. 03:14     628 words
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Joshko Wakaniyasi (left), the president of the Fiji Disabled People’s Federation and founding member of the Spinal Injuries Association during the 19th Attorney-General’s Conference at the InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa in Natadola.

Mr Wakaniyasi also shared the story of two prominent Fijians – Paralympian and Assistant Minister for Youth and Sports Iliesa Delana and table tennis representative Merewalesi Rodan who had excelled in sports and talked about the difficulties they
 
   
Folashade competed at 2012 Paralympics with pregnancy – Husband
 
 News Headlines.com.ng     2017-12-09 kl. 03:03     163 words
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Powerlifter Tolulope Taiwo is the husband of Oluwafemiayo Folashade, who broke the women’s -86kg para-powerlifting world record at the World Para-Powerlifting Championships in Mexico last week.

Folashade competed at 2012 Paralympics with pregnancy – Husband.... She has been yearning to win gold for Nigeria since she won silver at the London 2012 Paralympics, where she also broke the world record in the… Read More…..

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Corrections and clarifications
 
 The Guardian     2017-12-09 kl. 02:54     131 words
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Friday 8 December 2017 Because of an editing error, a feature about the books that writers missed out on in their youth referred to Hugo von Hofmannsthal's The Lord Chandos Letter as his “Letter to Lord Chandos”. The letter is written by the fictional character Lord Philip Chandos to Francis Bacon (‘It would have saved me a lot of trouble', 2 December, page 2, Review).

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Folashade competed at 2012 Paralympics with pregnancy – Husband
 
 Nigeria Punch     2017-12-09 kl. 02:46     1511 words
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Powerlifter Tolulope Taiwo is the husband of Oluwafemiayo Folashade, who broke the women’s -86kg para-powerlifting world record at the World Para-Powerlifting Championships in Mexico last week.

Folashade competed at 2012 Paralympics with pregnancy – Husband.... She has been yearning to win gold for Nigeria since she won silver at the London 2012 Paralympics, where she also broke the world record in the 75kg.... You got married to Folashade in 2012 after the London Paralympic...

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Toireasa is ready to take part in the Queen’s Baton Relay
 
 Bathurst Western Advocate     2017-12-09 kl. 02:38     638 words
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HONOUR: Toireasa Gallagher will carry the Queen's Baton in January next year.

Former Paralympic cyclist Toireasa Gallagher is among one of the 18 confirmed baton bearers who will travel through Forbes, Parkes, Orange, Wellington and Dubbo on January 29 and 30.... Ms Gallagher competed at the 2004 Athens Paralympics, piloting for...
 
   
Arlington swimmer regaining her stroke following July arm amputation
 
 Fremont Tribune     2017-12-09 kl. 02:28     1291 words
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There was never a question in Addie Schiemann’s mind that she would find a way to get back in the swimming pool. It was not a matter of it, it was simply a matter of when.

It was a pretty cool moment.” Following the accident, Struble and Jen Schiemann completed extensive research regarding Paralympic swimming.... For Paralympic swimming, athletes are categorized S1 (most severe disability) to S13 (least severe).
 
   
Take the Fenit plunge in aid of Special Olympics
 
 Kerryman     2017-12-09 kl. 01:35     276 words
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With clear conditions forecast for this weekend, Special Olympics Ireland are issuing a final reminder about the Fenit Polar Plunge this Saturday, December 9, at 11am.

With clear conditions forecast for this weekend, Special Olympics Ireland are issuing a final reminder about the Fenit Polar Plunge this Saturday, December 9, at 11am.The Kerry fundraiser for local athletes takes place at Fenit Harbour for the first
 
   
Tokyo unveils Olympic mascot hopefuls
 
 Worldnews EasyBranches     2017-12-09 kl. 01:06     470 words
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Tokyo Olympic organizers unveiled a shortlist of three official 2020 Olympic Games mascots Thursday - from bug-eyed cartoon heroes to cuddly raccoons.

Tokyo Olympic organizers unveiled a shortlist of three official 2020 Olympic Games mascots Thursday - from bug-eyed cartoon heroes to cuddly raccoons.The Olympic and Paralympic designs, which celebrate the themes of harmony, diversity and

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Nominations for four from Otago
 
 Otago Daily Times     2017-12-09 kl. 00:55     182 words
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Four Otago athletes have been included in the initial Halberg Award nominations for 2017. More than 70 nominations were included in the six categories for the awards, across 27 different sports.

Athletes Holly Robinson and Jess Hamill were both nominated for the disabled athlete of the year award.
 
   
Kehinde breaks world record in Mexico
 
 Nigeria Punch     2017-12-09 kl. 00:53     508 words
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Idris Adesina Nigeria’s Paul Kehinde Oluwafemiayo on Friday night broke the men’s -65kg world record at theWorld Para Powerlifting Championships in Mexico. The competition ends on Saturday.

Kehinde, who had set the world record of 220kg in the event at the Rio 2016 Paralympics, broke his own record in the third attempt after cleanly lifting 220.5kg.... Also, Rio 2016 Paralympic Games champion Roland Ezuruike and Josephine Orji added to...

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Sion 2026 President resigns after being linked to Panama Papers
 
 Insidethegames.biz     2017-12-09 kl. 00:48     415 words
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Jean-Philippe Rochat has resigned as President of Sion's bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games after being linked to the Panama Papers.

Jean-Philippe Rochat has resigned as President of Sion's bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games after being linked to the Panama Papers.He has been replaced by Jürg Stahl, President of Switzerland’s National Olympic Committee,

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2018 USA Paralympics
 
 KOBTV New Mexico's NBC News     2017-12-09 kl. 00:44     8 words
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Casey is chatting Ted Ligety and Alana Nichols .

2018 USA Paralympics.
 
   
Northport Grad Named Paralympic Athlete Of Year
 
 Long-Islander     2017-12-09 kl. 00:43     457 words
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Michael “Mikey” Brannigan was recently named the Male Paralympic Athlete of the Year at the 2017 Team USA Awards. Photo by Cheryl Treworgy By Janee Law jlaw@longislandergroup.

Northport Grad Named Paralympic Athlete Of Year.... Michael “Mikey” Brannigan was recently named the Male Paralympic Athlete of the Year at the 2017 Team USA Awards.... Photo by Cheryl Treworgy By Janee Law jlaw@longislandergroup.com Michael “Mikey” Brannigan, a 2015 Northport High School grad, continues to soar in his athletic career as he has been voted the Male Paralympic...
 
   
Olympic “Wearables” will change the way you pay
 
 WISH-TV     2017-12-09 kl. 00:39     215 words
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With the opening ceremonies of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in South Korea just two months away, another amazing story of the competitive spirit has emerged.

Visa, the exclusive payment technology partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, is introducing three new wearable, payment-enabled devices.
 
   
Tyler McGregor preparing for 2018 Winter Paralympics
 
 Sarnia Observer     2017-12-09 kl. 00:30     499 words
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Tyler McGregor has started the countdown to the big day. No, not Christmas. The 23-year-old para hockey player from Forest is waiting for the opening day of the 2018 Winter Paralympics.

Tyler McGregor preparing for 2018 Winter Paralympics.... No, not Christmas. The 23-year-old para hockey player from Forest is waiting for the opening day of the 2018 Winter Paralympics.There are 90 more days until the Games get underway in Pyeongchang,...

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Conroy letter: Olympic funding
 
 Idaho Statesman     2017-12-09 kl. 00:11     201 words
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Senate Finance Committee legislation would threaten Idaho Olympic hopefuls.

This action seriously undermines the Olympic and Paralympic movements in the U.S. and, certainly, Idaho.... It is estimated that these actions could negatively impact the Olympic and Paralympics to the amount of $150 million over the next “quad” and the...
 
   
Spurs great Robinson helps accept honor on behalf of 'Dream Team'4:30 PM
 
 MySanAntonio     2017-12-08 kl. 23:49     5125 words
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Image 1 of / 51 Caption Close Image 1 of 51 The U.S. Olympic Endowment presented the 1992 U.S. Men's Olympic Basketball Team with the George M. Steinbrenner III Sport Leadership Award.

The Steinbrenner award is presented each year to honor outstanding members of the Olympic and Paralympic family "who have displayed qualities of leadership, ethical conduct and dedicated responsibility during a longstanding commitment to sport."

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Strictly singer Tommy Blaize accidentally reveals Len Goodman IS returning to the live tour next year… but Strictly deny it
 
 The Sun     2017-12-08 kl. 23:46     314 words
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Could the former head judge really be making a shock comeback?

Comedian Susan Calman will compete on the tour alongside her co-star from this year, Paralympic champion Jonnie Peacock.
 
   
World Para Nordic Skiing World Cup set to begin in Canada
 
 Inside The Games     2017-12-08 kl. 23:36     385 words
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Thomas Giles Friday, 8 December 2017 The first event of the World Para Nordic Skiing World Cup, which has two overall titles to be won, will begin in Canmore, Canada, tomorrow with two further events taking place in Germany and Finland before the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Paralympics start on March 8.

2018 Pyeongchang Winter Paralympics start on March 8.The event in Canmore will see several World Cup champions look to start their title defences with Germany's Martin Fleig and Ukraine's Iurii Utkin in men's biathlon and Carina Edlinger and

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Mexico City 2017: Paul Kehinde dethrones Lei Liu on final day
 
 International Paralympic Committee     2017-12-08 kl. 23:18     525 words
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Nigerian breaks world record on his way to gold in the men’s up to 65kg The Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships concluded in

In a clash of Paralympic champions between Kehinde and China’s Liu Lei, the Nigerian prevailed after breaking the world record of 220kg he set at Rio 2016 by lifting 0.5kg more at his maiden World Championships. “Liu is a great powerlifter and
 
   
Houston Hosts Event To Discover Potential Athletes For USA Paralympic Team
 
 Houston Public Media     2017-12-08 kl. 23:03     166 words
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George R Brown Convention Center Houston will host on Saturday an event to discover athletes who could become members of the U.S. Paralympic Team. The event, which is called ‘Gateway to Gold’ and will be held at the George R.

Houston Hosts Event To Discover Potential Athletes For USA Paralympic Team.... Paralympic Team. The event, which is called ‘Gateway to Gold’ and will be held at the George R.Brown (GRB) Convention Center , is organized by the Harris County-Houston Sports...
 
   
My Boy Charlie: are the boom times feeding cocaine use in sport?
 
 Irish Times     2017-12-08 kl. 23:01     1018 words
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In recent times jockeys and even greyhounds have tested positive for the use of the drug It’s 10 years since Kieren Fallon rode Myboycharlie to win

O’Reilly and Kerry footballer Brendan O’Sullivan both blamed their positive out-of-competition tests on a contaminated supplement, while Paralympics cyclist James Brown was banned for refusing a test.
 
   
With Copper Grand Prix Win, David Wise Is One Step Closer To Defending Halfpipe Skiing Olympic Gold
 
 US Olympic Team     2017-12-08 kl. 22:55     375 words
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By | Dec. 08, 2017, 3:16 p.m. (ET) David Wise competes in men's halfpipe skiing qualification at the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix on Dec. 6, 2017 in Copper Mountain, Colo. COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo.

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Visa Olympic partnership comes full circle in Pyeongchang
 
 NBC Olympics     2017-12-08 kl. 22:53     1440 words
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The Pyeongchang Winter Games mark the 30th anniversary of Visa’s Olympic partnership, a run that has and should continue to produce plenty of highlights. The slogan “Everywhere you want to be” has been joined with the Olympic Movement for three decades.

kind of coming home in our own way to South Korea after 30 years of having a relationship with the IOC.” Visa, the official payment technology partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games and the only payment card accepted at Olympic venues, will
 
   
What You Need To Know: Safe Sport, Unethical Selling And More Up For Discussion At USHJA...
 
 International Polo Club     2017-12-08 kl. 21:51     1501 words
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Eighty-three rule change proposals will dominate the conversation at the upcoming U.S. Hunter Jumper Association Annual Meeting , which takes place Dec. 10-14 in San Antonio, Texas.

Olympic and Paralympic Committee, addresses keeping athletes safe by defining and prohibiting bullying behavior, hazing and harassment (including sexual harassment).
 
   
USOC vows to compete at Winter Olympics
 
 Gulf Times     2017-12-08 kl. 21:50     376 words
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The United States Olympic Committee said Thursday it had no discussions with the US government over the possibility of staying away from the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea on security grounds.

of not taking teams to the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games,” USOC spokesman Mark Jones said in a statement. “We plan on supporting two full delegations in Pyeongchang.” White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders also played down
 
   
The Top 10 U.S. Women To Watch At The Winter Olympics To Get You Pumped Up
 
 Elite Daily     2017-12-08 kl. 21:39     1109 words
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As of Friday, Dec. 8, the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea are officially just two months away. Competition at the games officially begins on Feb. 8, with the Opening Ceremony on Feb. 9.

She took a quick lil competition break in 2016 because she was pregnant with her daughter, but she's back and ready for action in the Paralympic Games.
 
   
Milk and Olympians – a winning pair
 
 Hoard's Dairyman     2017-12-08 kl. 21:38     362 words
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The Winter Olympics will be here in about two months. It seems the whole world takes a break from their regular activities to admire the talents of the best athletes in the world every two years (alternating between winter and summer events).

Nine out of 10 U.S. Olympians and Paralympians grew up drinking milk.
 
   
Survivor falls in love with life
 
 The West Australian     2017-12-08 kl. 21:33     605 words
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Snuggling up to the beautiful baby girl who may never have been, Jade Richards is cherishing life as a new mum getting closer to her Paralympic dream.

Snuggling up to the beautiful baby girl who may never have been, Jade Richards is cherishing life as a new mum getting closer to her Paralympic dream.Three years ago, Ms Richards was lying on rail tracks at Perth’s McIver station, both legs
 
   
U.S. Ambassador to U.N Nikki Haley: It’s an ‘Open Question’ if U.S. Athletes Will Compete in 2018 Olympics
 
 Breitbart.com     2017-12-08 kl. 21:31     345 words
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The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, has noted that it has not been decided if U.S. athletes will participate at the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, as U.S. relations with North Korea continue to sour.

Olympic officials did not substantiate Haley’s position. “We have not had any discussions, either internally or with our government partners, about the possibility of not taking teams to the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

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Paralympic swimmer Brad Snyder leaves Crystal Lake YMCA crowd speechless
 
 Northwest Herald     2017-12-08 kl. 21:30     637 words
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Local performance groups bring holiday cheer to inspirational breakfast CRYSTAL LAKE — More than 200 YMCA members, community leaders and nonprofit

Paralympic swimmer Brad Snyder leaves Crystal Lake YMCA crowd speechless....Crystal Lake to watch local groups perform and listen to a Paralympic swimmer with a powerful story.... He won his first gold medal at the London Paralympics on Sept.
 
   
Fijians to be recruited for Narita International airport employment
 
 Fiji Broadcasting Corporation     2017-12-08 kl. 21:17     237 words
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08:02 Today Taken from/By: Google Report by: Akosita Talei A delegation from Japan is in the country to discuss employment opportunities for Fijians at Narita International Airport Corporation – NIAC .

These numbers is expected to increase even more with the Rugby World Cup in 2019 and the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020.
 
   
'Jade Runner' on path to Paralympic dream
 
 The West Australian     2017-12-08 kl. 21:03     107 words
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Jade Richards has a new goal to become an Australian Paralympian.

'Jade Runner' on path to Paralympic dream.... Jade Richards has a new goal to become an Australian Paralympian.Topics Share 7News Update Geoffrey Rush suing for defamation Geoffrey Rush suing for defamation Several teens in hospital after Canning Vale...
 
   
Can These U.S. Women Sweep Big Air Snowboarding’s Olympic Debut In PyeongCh...
 
 US Olympic Team     2017-12-08 kl. 20:57     1729 words
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By Peggy Shinn | Dec. 07, 2017, 1:08 p.m. (ET) (L-R) Jamie Anderson, Hailey Langland and Julia Marino pose for portraits at the Team USA Media Summit on Sept. 27, 2017 in Park City, Utah. Jamie Anderson already has one Olympic gold medal.

impressed with her riding and her courage to step up and do that.” Download the Team USA app today for breaking news, Olympic and Paralympic team bios, videos and more.
 
   
As Figure Skaters Prepare For PyeongChang, Added Challenge Of Olympic Team ...
 
 US Olympic Team     2017-12-08 kl. 20:57     1229 words
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By Chrös McDougall | Dec. 06, 2017, 12:37 p.m.

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Ideson to skip Canadian team at Paralympics
 
 My Kawartha     2017-12-08 kl. 20:48     15 words
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Top Stories Top Stories More News More

Ideson to skip Canadian team at Paralympics.

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Maine Memorial elementary students learn value of teamwork in school Olympics
 
 WBNG     2017-12-08 kl. 20:47     152 words
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TOWN OF MAINE (WBNG) -- Students at Maine Memorial Elementary held their own kind of Olympics this morning. The Olympics are meant to teach the students about team work, kindness, respect and hard work.

They also met with Julie Erb, a guest speaker who is a former Paralympian and now teaches at Maine-Endwell Middle school.
 
   
Ideson to skip Canadian team at Paralympics
 
 New Hamburg Independent     2017-12-08 kl. 20:43     12 words
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Ideson to serve as skip of Canadian wheelchair curling team at

Ideson to skip Canadian team at Paralympics.... Ideson to serve as skip of Canadian wheelchair curling team at. ...Paralympics.

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My Focus: How Wrestler Robby Smith Is Complementing His Technique By Building Strength
 
 US Olympic Team     2017-12-08 kl. 20:43     753 words
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By | Dec. 08, 2017, 12:43 p.m. (ET) Getting to the top, and then staying there, takes more than hard work.

(ET) Getting to the top, and then staying there, takes more than hard work.My Focus, presented by Milk Life, tells the stories of one area that 24 athletes are honing in on in their quest to stand atop the podium at the next Olympic or Paralympic
 
   
Province helps bring the 2018 national skating championships to Vancouver
 
 BC Gov News     2017-12-08 kl. 20:42     509 words
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Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Lisa Beare has announced that $110,000 in funding from the Government of British Columbia will help bring some

Olympic and Paralympic Games,” said Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson. “We look forward to cheering them on as they begin their journey to the 2018 Games.

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eNCA announces premiere of new show, Outside Eye
 
 ENCA     2017-12-08 kl. 20:35     631 words
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Posted on: Mon 08 Apr 2013 As a dynamic country characterised by a series of controversial political, economic and social events, South Africa has always captured the world’s attention.

Big brands rushed to be associated with paralympic poster boy, Oscar Pistorius.... With every achievement the 8 time Paralympics medal winner, flew the South African flag high.
 
   
Ideson to serve as skip of Canadian wheelchair curling team at Paralympics
 
 Metro     2017-12-08 kl. 20:33     158 words
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OTTAWA Mark Ideson will serve as skip of the Canadian wheelchair curling team at the Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea this March. He played lead on the team that won gold four years ago in Sochi.

Ideson to serve as skip of Canadian wheelchair curling team at Paralympics.... OTTAWA Mark Ideson will serve as skip of the Canadian wheelchair curling team at the Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea this March.... Canada will try to win Paralympic...

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Manitobans to curl for Canada at 2018 Paralympics
 
 Global News Canada     2017-12-08 kl. 20:17     137 words
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Two Manitoba curlers will try to help Canada defend its gold medal at the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games. Sanford’s Dennis Thiessen and Oak Bluff’s James Anseeuw make up part of the team that will compete in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Manitobans to curl for Canada at 2018 Paralympics.... Two Manitoba curlers will try to help Canada defend its gold medal at the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games.... Thiessen will once again throw second stones for Canada, four years after winning gold at the Sochi Paralympics...
 
   
We just got our first glimpse at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 mascots ' and they kind of look like Pokmon
 
 Latest Nigerian News.com     2017-12-08 kl. 20:08     82 words
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Three pairs of mascots were just revealed for the 2020 summer Olympics in Tokyo.Each pair has a mascot representing the Olympics and a mascot representing the Paralympics.

Three pairs of mascots were just revealed for the 2020 summer Olympics in Tokyo.Each pair has a mascot representing the Olympics and a mascot representing the Paralympics.Children attending primary schools throughout Japan will choose the winning
 
   
Supporting Athletes on the Road to PyeongChang 2018
 
 Hawaii News Now     2017-12-08 kl. 20:07     713 words
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SOURCE Canadian Heritage The Government of Canada GATINEAU Today, the Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities,

performances. Hosting world-class sports This fall, Canadian communities are having fun hosting an assortment of international single sport events, where future Olympians and Paralympians started their winter seasons.... By partnering with the Canadian Olympic Committee and the Canadian Paralympic...

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2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics Fast Facts
 
 CNN     2017-12-08 kl. 19:53     698 words
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(CNN)Here's a look at the 2018 Winter Olympics to be held in PyeongChang, South Korea. The games are scheduled to take place February 9-25, 2018. The Paralympics are scheduled to take place March 9-18, 2018.

The Paralympics are scheduled to take place March 9-18, 2018.Facts:... October 24, 2017 - Despite concerns over safety by other European countries, Germany reaffirms its participation in the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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Forrest earns Paralympics nomination
 
 Vernon Morning Star     2017-12-08 kl. 19:42     354 words
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Spallumcheen wheelchair curler Ina Forrest is a step closer to again playing for Paralympics gold.

Forrest earns Paralympics nomination.... Spallumcheen wheelchair curler Ina Forrest is a step closer to again playing for Paralympics gold.Forrest was part of a veteran-laden lineup nominated to the Canadian Paralympic Committee to represent this country...

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Supporting Athletes on the Road to PyeongChang 2018
 
 Morningstar.com     2017-12-08 kl. 19:39     1231 words
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The Government of Canada supports athletes and their competitive events on the road to PyeongChang 2018 GATINEAU , QC, Dec.

performances. Hosting world-class sports This fall, Canadian communities are having fun hosting an assortment of international single sport events, where future Olympians and Paralympians started their winter seasons.... Each year, about $64 million is provided through Sport Canada as enhanced excellence funding for targeted summer and winter Olympic and Paralympic...

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Special Olympians' experience worth its weight in gold
 
 Timaru Herald     2017-12-08 kl. 19:33     1152 words
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South Canterbury athlete August Landrebe celebrates after receiving his gold medal in the 50m freestyle at the Special Olympics New Zealand National Summer Games in Wellington last month.

He began swimming at the age of 9. For a while his coach was Josh South, a triple medallist at the Paralympic world swimming championships.
 
   
Para-triathlon: Lizzie Tench excited about Commonwealth Games challenge
 
 Derby Telegraph     2017-12-08 kl. 19:29     711 words
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Uttoxeter athlete selected for her first major games Lizzie Tench is settling into her winter training programme with a place at next year’s Commonwealth Games secured.

Games,” she said. “We didn’t have the opportunity to compete at the Rio Paralympics and that’s a shame.... Since, she has climbed El Capitan in Yosemite, skiied across Greenland and hand-cycled the length of Japan, as well as winning hand-cycle time trial gold in the Rio Paralympics and silver at the London Paralympics...

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100 para athletes for 2017 Sukan Sarawak
 
 Borneo Post Online     2017-12-08 kl. 19:12     605 words
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File photo shows a para athlete with his guide in action during last year’s 18th Paralimpiad Games. KUCHING: One hundred paralympic athletes from all over the state will be competing in Sukan Sarawak (SukSar) in Kuching from Dec 14 to 17.

KUCHING: One hundred paralympic...
 
   
Germany and Switzerland dominate Pitztal Europa Cup
 
 International Paralympic Committee     2017-12-08 kl. 19:06     949 words
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Schaffelhuber and Rothfuss among winners ahead of next week’s opening World Cup With the World Para Alpine Skiing World Cup opener just around

Multi-Paralympic and world champion Anna Schaffelhuber starred on her season debut, as she begins her quest to defend all five titles at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games .... The International Paralympic Committee suspended the Russian Paralympic...
 
   
Wilson Foundation gives Buffalo Scholastic Rowing Association a $1 million grant
 
 Buffalo News     2017-12-08 kl. 19:05     750 words
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A $1 million grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation has launched the Buffalo Scholastic Rowing Association’s fundraising efforts for its new rowing center one giant length closer to the finish line.

includes more opportunities for disabled athletes to participate in adaptive rowing programs.
 
   
Five fun questions to get to know the Nigeria women’s bobsled team
 
 Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia     2017-12-08 kl. 18:53     676 words
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NBC caught up with Nigerian bobsled push athletes Akuoma Omeoga, who sprinted for the University of Minnesota, and Ngozi Onwumere, a former University

of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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AZF officially launches the Freestyle Aquatics at Aspire for disability challengers
 
 Qatar is Booming     2017-12-08 kl. 18:45     638 words
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Aspire Zone Foundation (AZF) has officially launched the “Freestyle Aquatics at Aspire”, a pioneering Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme

year, and we are collaborating with organisations such as the Qatar Paralympic Committee and Freestyle Aquatics to make that happen.

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Nathan Chen Is First U.S. Man To Win Grand Prix Of Figure Skating Final In 8 Years
 
 US Olympic Team     2017-12-08 kl. 18:30     469 words
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By | Dec. 08, 2017, 10:18 a.m. (ET) Nathan Chen reacts after competing in his free skate at the 2017 Bridgestone Skate America at Herb Brooks Arena on Nov. 25, 2017 in Lake Placid, N.Y.

Download the Team USA app today for breaking news, Olympic and Paralympic team bios, videos and more.
 
   
Judo Championship held
 
 UNB.com.bd     2017-12-08 kl. 17:53     170 words
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Dhaka, Dec 8 (UNB) - The ‘Sport for Tomorrow Judo Championship 2017’ was held in Sasvar on the outskirts of the capital on Friday.

Paralympic Games, said the Japanese Embassy in Dhaka.   .
 
   
WORLD CLASS PROGRAMME FOR 2017-18 – UPDATE
 
 British Athletics     2017-12-08 kl. 17:43     753 words
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8th December 2017 British Athletics has today announced that following a successful appeal process hammer thrower Chris Bennett (coach: Michael Jones) has been offered membership to the World Class Programme (WCP) for 2017-2018.

Specifically, during the Tokyo cycle, the aim is to win medals at the Olympic and Paralympic Games....Paralympic Podium: (31) Kare Adenegan (Job King) Hollie Arnold Paul Blake (Rob Ellchuk) Olivia Breen (Aston Moore) Jonathan Broom-Edwards (Paul...
 
   
Mascot designs for Tokyo Olympics shortlisted
 
 Business Mirror     2017-12-08 kl. 17:34     185 words
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In Photo: Children pose for photographers in front of the shortlisted three mascot-design sets, which each contain one mascot for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and one for the Paralympic Games at an elementary school in Tokyo recently.

In Photo: Children pose for photographers in front of the shortlisted three mascot-design sets, which each contain one mascot for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and one for the Paralympic Games at an elementary school in Tokyo recently.TOKYO—Japanese
 
   
Arnold determined to end whirlwind year on a high with PyeongChang on the horizon
 
 British Paralympic Association     2017-12-08 kl. 17:19     567 words
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4 hours ago With Paralympic qualification up for grabs in only his second ever race, Steve Arnold has had far from a steady introduction to para Nordic skiing.

4 hours ago With Paralympic qualification up for grabs in only his second ever race, Steve Arnold has had far from a steady introduction to para Nordic skiing.Having only taken up the sport in January, 2017 has proven to be a whirlwind year for
 
   
Exciting wearable payment innovations
 
 My Fox Illinois     2017-12-08 kl. 17:12     91 words
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by (WRSP) SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WRSP) —  Three women are hoping to become the first team of any kind from Africa to qualify for the sport of bobsled in the Winter Olympics.

(WRSP) —  Three women are hoping to become the first team of any kind from Africa to qualify for the sport of bobsled in the Winter Olympics.The women are part of "Team Visa," the official partner of the Olympic and Paralympics games, and they'll
 
   
2017 WORLD ROWING AWARD WINNERS REVEALED
 
 Around The Rings     2017-12-08 kl. 16:56     731 words
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For immediate release London, 8 December 2017 A year of break-out performances and the rise of new names has helped shape the winners of the 2017 World Rowing Awards, presented by the World Rowing Federation, FISA.

The unstoppable Skarstein will not be able to receive her award in person today as she is training for the 2018 Winter Paralympics in skiing.

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Iran’s Nemati picked among IPC’s Top 50 Moments of 2017
 
 Iran Daily     2017-12-08 kl. 16:36     327 words
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The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has picked the Iranian archer’s triumph at the 2017 World Archery Para Championships in Beijing, China, as one of the IPC's Top 50 Moments of 2017.

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has picked the Iranian archer’s triumph at the 2017 World Archery Para Championships in Beijing, China, as one of the IPC's Top 50 Moments of 2017.The following is what the official website of the
 
   
Moon calls on military to improve defenses
 
 Korea Joongang Daily     2017-12-08 kl. 16:36     683 words
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President Moon Jae-in called on his top military officers Friday to build up the country’s defense capabilities to overwhelm and prevent North Korea from making any reckless provocations.

The president also called for the military’s support to make the upcoming PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games a successful event. “The government is doing its utmost to turn the PyeongChang Winter Olympics and Paralympic Games into a chance to
 
   
Max, Tim and Ollie support Table Cricket Finals
 
 Somerset County Cricket Club     2017-12-08 kl. 16:28     368 words
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Somerset Cricket Board held the county finals of the Lord’s Taverners Table Cricket competition at the Cooper Associates County Ground this week.

Sports Trust. It stemmed from a desire to create a sporting opportunity for young people who could not take part in the traditional Paralympic sports, particularly those with more severe physical impairments.
 
   
The shortlisted mascot design sets for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games
 
 Belfast Telegraph     2017-12-08 kl. 16:20     41 words
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No, they're not Pokemon … here's how people reacted to the shortlisted Tokyo 2020 mascots

The shortlisted mascot design sets for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.
 
   
December 8, 2017: Pantone Announces Ultra Violet as 2018 Color of the Year, U.S. to Compete at Winter Olympics Despite White House Confusion, Music Industry Veteran Launches Cannabis Conference in Colorado
 
 BizBash     2017-12-08 kl. 16:19     1204 words
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1. PANTONE ANNOUNCES ULTRA VIOLET AS 2018 COLOR OF THE YEAR: Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year is ultra violet. Associated Press: “The color wasn’t chosen because it’s regal, though it resembles a majestic shade.

discussions, either internally or with our government partners, about the possibility of not taking teams to the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games,” he said. ‘We plan on supporting two full delegations in PyeongChang.’ The USOC is not a
 
   
New intl counterterrorism center eyed to boost info-sharing
 
 The Japan News     2017-12-08 kl. 15:52     589 words
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The Yomiuri Shimbun The government plans to create a new counterterrorism center next summer for sharing international terrorism information among 11 government ministries and agencies, including the Foreign Ministry and the National Police Agency.

measures and other issues.” Its establishment is a major part of an outline on counterterrorism measures compiled by the government ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, details of which have been learned by The Yomiuri Shimbun.

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Russians Are Out Of Winter Olympics -- Will U.S. Be Next?
 
 Media Post     2017-12-08 kl. 15:18     556 words
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No Winter Olympics For U.S. Team. Think about that as a headline, following the ban on the Russian team. Then think about those the raised eyebrows NBC sports executives may have right now.

State Department, which continues to advise us that it is safe for Americans to travel to South Korea.” “The USOC  has said they plan on supporting their full Olympic and Paralympic delegations in PyeongChang, and we have no plans to change our
 
   
Rouhani hails para-athletes for Championship in Mexico
 
 Mehr News     2017-12-08 kl. 15:08     171 words
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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani forwarded a message of felicitation on Friday, extending greetings to the members of Iranian National Team of

Iran’s 29-year-old Paralympian Siamand Rahman who set the world record of 310kg at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, displayed his strength by comfortably winning the men’s over 107kg and confirming his status as the world’s strongest Paralympian
 
   
Kenya marathoners eyeing CWG to sit out in other events
 
 Yahoo! India     2017-12-08 kl. 15:03     311 words
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Nairobi, Dec 8 (IANS) Marathon athletes wishing to represent Kenya in Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia in April will not be allowed to sign contracts to run in other competition in the build up to the event, officials said.

There was also one bronze from boxing and the others in Paralympics.

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FIFA World Cup 2018: a unique way to discover Russia
 
 The Holland Times     2017-12-08 kl. 14:47     998 words
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by H.E. Mr. A. Shulgin, Ambassador of Russian Federation The World Cup is the most expected sport event that for the first time will be held in Russia.

Paralympics. The Luzhniki was selected as the stadium for the final game, which will be held on July 15, 2018.
 
   
Ukraine’s golden skiers anxious to repeat World Cup success
 
 International Paralympic Committee     2017-12-08 kl. 14:28     551 words
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Past experience will be key for multi-medallists in Paralympic season Oksana Shyshkova and Maksym Yarovyi definitely made an impression at the 2017 World Para Nordic Skiing Championships.

Past experience will be key for multi-medallists in Paralympic season Oksana Shyshkova and Maksym Yarovyi definitely made an impression at the 2017 World Para Nordic Skiing Championships.The Ukrainian skiers left the competition with an astounding
 
   
Tokyo 2020 targets Olympic district
 
 Sportindustry.co.za     2017-12-08 kl. 14:25     470 words
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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has approved plans from Tokyo 2020 to create “one of the greatest festival districts” in Olympic and

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has approved plans from Tokyo 2020 to create “one of the greatest festival districts” in Olympic and. ...Paralympic history through the venues outlined for skateboarding and sport climbing, as well as
 
   
Where to go on your first snowboarding trip
 
 SAASawubona.com     2017-12-08 kl. 14:15     871 words
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When snowboarding started in the USA in the 1960s – quite by accident, apparently – it was perceived as the ugly cousin of skiing.

In 1998, it made its first appearance at the Winter Olympics, held that year in Nagano, Japan, and first featured as a Paralympic sport at Sochi in Russia in 2014.
 
   
Africa:Magazine Announces List of 100 Most Influential Africans of 2017
 
 Worldnews EasyBranches     2017-12-08 kl. 14:05     1270 words
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Credit: allafrica.com Dec 08 2017 13:00 About: 5 minutes ago 0 views Cape Town — New African Magazine has announced its list of Africa's most influential people for 2017.

– Founder Ndalo Media (South Africa) Adedoyin Adepitan – Intrepid Paralympian and TV presenter (Nigeria/UK) Julie Gichuru – TV Host, public speaker and CEO of Arimus Media Limited (Kenya) Trevor Noah – Satirist and Host The Daily Show (South

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Physiotherapy student volunteers grease Winter Wonderwheels
 
 University of Hertfordshire     2017-12-08 kl. 13:55     290 words
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Thirty physiotherapy student volunteers from the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield, were key cogs in the first ever Winter Wonderwheels event,

Created by Paralympian Sophia Warner, Winter Wonderwheels is part of the SuperheroSeries which has been created specifically to allow anyone with disabilities and an interest in sport the chance to cycle, walk, run, push, or anything in between on
 
   
Wiltshire's brainiest business people to pit wits against each other
 
 Business Biscuit     2017-12-08 kl. 13:41     183 words
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The hunt to find the Brain of Wessex will return in 2018, with double Paralympian gold medallist Stephanie Millward acting as quizmaster.

The hunt to find the Brain of Wessex will return in 2018, with double Paralympian gold medallist Stephanie Millward acting as quizmaster.Last year teams from Monahans, Wansbroughs, Forrester Sylvester Mackett, Pearson May and Cumberwell Park Golf
 
   
Competitions needed for Russians not going to Games, says ROC chief
 
 Reuters India     2017-12-08 kl. 13:39     333 words
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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Olympic Committee President Alexander Zhukov said competitions should be organised for Russian athletes who decide not to compete at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games, R-Sport news agency reported on Friday.

Russia’s athletics federation, Paralympic Committee and anti-doping agency RUSADA remain suspended over doping scandals.

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Inspirational figures honoured alongside thousands of students during Hallam’s graduation fortnight
 
 Sheffield Chamber of Commerce     2017-12-08 kl. 13:29     563 words
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Sheffield Hallam University’s graduation fortnight has drawn to an end, in what has been a celebration of thousands of its graduates alongside several inspirational figures who were awarded with honorary doctorates.

The final honorary doctorate of graduation fortnight was awarded to Grace Clough MBE, a Paralympic Games gold medallist and double world champion rower.... I had a dream as a little girl that I wanted to go to the Paralympics, but I never actually...
 
   
Decoding the Japanese wave
 
 The Hindu     2017-12-08 kl. 13:17     1895 words
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With the buzz around the Bullet train, FDI in retail opening up, and a growing love of a more minimalist life, there’s a renewed interest in all

Also, since the next Olympics and Paralympics Games will be held in Tokyo (in 2020), I’d like to make sports exchanges between Japan and India more active.Sunalini Mathew.
 
   
Brazil and Canada win goalball regional titles
 
 International Paralympic Committee     2017-12-08 kl. 13:12     197 words
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Canadian women upset host Brazil The Canadian women's goalball team won the 2017 IBSA Goalball American Championships © • Leandro Martins/CPB/MPIX

Brazil did get to celebrate a victory when the men’s side defeated reigning Paralympic silver medallists the USA 8-3 in the final.
 
   
Beijing 2022 accessibility plans impress IPC
 
 International Paralympic Committee     2017-12-08 kl. 13:12     410 words
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The IPC holds second project review with Beijing 2022 Organising Committee The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) this week held a Project

The IPC holds second project review with Beijing 2022 Organising Committee The International Paralympic...
 
   
Dimi Presents Award At Local Heroes Ceremony
 
 Middlesbrough FC     2017-12-08 kl. 13:08     174 words
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Dimi Konstantopoulos was among the guests at the Northern Echo’s Local Heroes Awards on Wednesday evening. Local Heroes celebrates, recognises and rewards achievements in grassroots sports, giving local heroes a night to remember.

Other winners included 80-year-old swimming coach John Moore, while tributes were paid to inspirational Matt Hadden, 28, as well as the sprinter and Paralympic hopeful, Kieran Maxwell, from Heighington, near Darlington, who died on June 23, aged 18.
 
   
Overseas Sports Personality of the Year 2017: Voting now closed for BBC award
 
 BBC     2017-12-08 kl. 13:02     877 words
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Voting has opened for the BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year 2017.

But the seven-time Paralympic gold medallist took the T54 titles in the 200m, 400m, 800m and 1500m.

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Russian speaker says lawmakers should shun Olympics if no national flag: Ifax
 
 Reuters Canada     2017-12-08 kl. 12:46     163 words
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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian lawmakers should not attend the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics to support athletes unless they are competing under the Russian flag, the Interfax news agency quoted Russian parliament speaker Vyacheslav Volodin as saying on Friday.

PyeongChang Winter Olympics mascot Soohorang, Paralympics mascot Bandabi and the Olympic Rings are displayed at the Gyeongpodae beach in Gangneung, South Korea, October 31, 2017.

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Actor Jang Keun-suk to Represent PyeongChang 2018 Olympics
 
 Koreabizwire     2017-12-08 kl. 12:18     270 words
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Jang will represent the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, as well as tourism in Gangwon Province, after receiving a plaque in celebration of his appointment at an event held in the region on Friday. (Image: Yonhap) CHUNCHEON, Dec.

Jang will represent the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, as well as tourism in Gangwon Province, after receiving a plaque in celebration of his appointment at an event held in the region on Friday.... Jang will represent the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic...
 
   
No, they’re not Pokemon … here’s how people reacted to the shortlisted Tokyo 2020 mascots
 
 Irish Independent     2017-12-08 kl. 12:05     239 words
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The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games has yet to select its official Olympic and Paralympic mascots, but what they have done is whittled it down to three pairs.

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games has yet to select its official Olympic and Paralympic mascots, but what they have done is whittled it down to three pairs.The winning pair of mascots will be decided by schoolchildren all over Japan, as well as

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Long secures ninth gold as World Para Swimming Championships conclude in Mexico City
 
 Inside The Games     2017-12-08 kl. 11:55     453 words
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Michael Pavitt Thursday, 7 December 2017 Jessica Long finished the World Para Swimming Championships with nine gold medals as the American swimmer earned three titles on the final day of competition in Mexico City.

Michael Pavitt Thursday, 7 December 2017 Jessica Long finished the World Para Swimming Championships with nine gold medals as the American swimmer earned three titles on the final day of competition in Mexico City.The thirteen-time Paralympic

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Norfolk veteran Steve has his sights set on a place at Winter Games
 
 French Property News     2017-12-08 kl. 11:44     25 words
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A wounded war veteran from Norfolk is on a journey to compete on the greatest sporting stage – next year’s Winter Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang.

A wounded war veteran from Norfolk is on a journey to compete on the greatest sporting stage – next year’s Winter Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang.
 
   
Steve sets sights on Paralympic spot
 
 Lynn News     2017-12-08 kl. 11:01     487 words
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Friday 08 December 2017 A wounded veteran from Lynn has his sights on competing on the greatest sporting stage at next year's Winter Paralympic Games in PyeongChang.

Steve sets sights on Paralympic spot.... Friday 08 December 2017 A wounded veteran from Lynn has his sights on competing on the greatest sporting stage at next year's Winter Paralympic Games in PyeongChang.Steve Arnold, a former Staff Sergeant, is being...

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SA Paralympian proud to finally earn his degree
 
 NewsReality.com     2017-12-08 kl. 10:33     20 words
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Kerwin Noemdo, the Paralympian, who represented South Africa in several international games was awarded a BSc degree in conservation ecology.

SA Paralympian proud to finally earn his degree.... Kerwin Noemdo, the Paralympian, who represented South Africa in several international games was awarded a BSc degree in conservation ecology.