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Vara Hästsportklubb har flyttat in
 
 Skaraborgsbygden     2017-12-15 kl. 08:12     604 words
 
Nytt namn och ny anläggning. Efter nästan sju år utan stall och ridbanor har Vara Hästsportklubb flyttat in till en helt ny anläggning. Och nu blickar föreningen framåt.

Ett av våra mål är att bli bäst i Sverige på parasport, säger Ann Lindell, ordförande i Vara Hästsportklubb.... Ett av våra mål är att bli bäst i Sverige på parasport och vi har haft många lyckade läger för dem som har någon form av funktionshinder.
 
   
Reppe om uppladdningen inför sitt femte Paralympics: "Det blir några ton sten"
 
 Östersunds-Posten Premium     2017-12-14 kl. 17:29     468 words
 
Det är inte många som kan skryta med att ha deltagit i olympiska mästerskap och ännu färre kan säga att de varit med i både sommar- och vinterolympiader.

Reppe om uppladdningen inför sitt femte Paralympics:... Det var för fem år sedan som jag började genom ett projekt som vi hade på jobbet tillsammans med norska handikappidrottsförbundet.... Vad har ni för mål inför Paralympics? -

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Coop stödjer VM i Värmland
 
 Fri Köpenskap     2017-12-14 kl. 15:43     188 words
 
Samarbetspartner för världsmästerskapet i fotboll för killar med intellektuell funktionsvariation.

samarbetspartners. Internationella federationen för paraidrottare med intellektuell funktionsvariation (Inas) tillsammans med Parasport Sverige anordnar tävlingen som vanligtvis arrangeras i de länder som FIFA arrangerar fotbolls-VM i.
 
   
Putin går hårt åt USA: "Drogar de visselblåsaren?"
 
 SVT Nyheter     2017-12-14 kl. 12:38     320 words
 
Publicerad: för 2 timmar sedan Uppdaterad: för 1 timme sedan WADA och IOK arbetar under tvång och visselblåsaren Grigorij Rodtjenkov står under den amerikanska underrättelsetjänstens kontroll.

Rapporterna om omfattande statskontrollerad dopning inför 2014 års vinter-OS i Sotji har lett till att Ryssland som nation utesluts från OS i Pyeongchang, samt att Rysslands antidopningsbyrå RUSADA, landets friidrottsförbund samt paralympiska
 
   
Motala del av storsatsning
 
 Motala & Vadstena Tidning     2017-12-14 kl. 09:30     269 words
 
Tidigare i veckan lanserade Sveriges paralympiska kommitté "Podium"-programmet. Åtta aktiva varav tre bordtennisspelare ingår i programmet.

Tidigare i veckan lanserade Sveriges paralympiska kommitté "Podium"-programmet.... I Podium ingår enbart de senaste paralympiska medaljörerna som nu satsar för att ta medalj igen.... Paralympiska framgångar är lika mycket värda i alla idrotter. -
 
   
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Japan's proposed departure tax draws mixed views, poses challenges
 
 Japan Today     2017-12-15 kl. 08:29     676 words
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Japan's planned introduction of a departure tax on anyone traveling abroad travelers has received a mixed response, with many questions yet to be answered about how the revenues will be spent.

beyond the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, when the government aims to attract 40 million visitors to the country that year.... The government is seen as hurrying to seize the opportunity to step up preparations for hosting the Olympics and Paralympics...
 
   
NEPAL WHEELCHAIR CRICKET
 
 Nate.com     2017-12-15 kl. 07:36     68 words
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First International Wheelchair Cricket Championship in Kathmandu epa06390636 India's batsman Lucky (R) bats during the match between India and Bangladesh at the International Wheelchair Cricket tournament in Kathmandu, Nepal, 15 December 2017.

three-day wheelchair cricket tournament, organized by the Nepal Wheelchair Cricket Association and Nepal Paralympic committee, is seeing the participation of teams Nepal, Bangladesh and India.
 
   
Crystal Maze Christmas special lacked festive feel but stars got into the spirit
 
 Daily Mirror     2017-12-15 kl. 05:05     280 words
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00:38, 15 DEC 2017 You certainly couldn't accuse Richard Ayoade of overdoing the festive spirit on The Crystal Maze Christmas Special tonight.

The others were Made In Chelsea 's Ollie Locke , Olympic boxing champion Nicola Adams, Paralympic swimming champion Ellie Simmonds and Murder In Successville's comedy giant Tom Davis.
 
   
South Korea bans its banks from dealing in Bitcoin
 
 WBNews.info     2017-12-15 kl. 04:46     1374 words
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The hyper-wired country has emerged as a hotbed for cryptocurrency trading, accounting for some 20 per cent of global Bitcoin transactions – about 10 times its share of the world economy.

"South Korea has fulfilled up to 99% of the workload for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Peyongchang city from February 9-25, 2018," said Jihye Lee, PR manager of the Pyeongchang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games. 
 
   
Jonnie Peacock loved Strictly but sprinting remains his first love... 'I'm still an athlete, not a celebrity'
 
 Daily Mail     2017-12-15 kl. 04:18     1133 words
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Riath Al-Samarrai for the Daily Mail 22:31 GMT, 14 December 2017

It's the people who watched him win back-to-back Paralympic 100 metres titles in London and Rio de Janeiro in the T44, as well as a second world gold in London last summer.... It's the millions more who watched him become the first Paralympian to appear...
 
   
(Yonhap Interview) U.S. Navy chief says military options on N. Korea are real
 
 Yonhap News Agency     2017-12-15 kl. 04:12     1050 words
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By Lee Chi-dong SEOUL, Dec. 15 (Yonhap) -- The highest-ranking U.S.

Key Resolve and Foal Eagle -- until the end of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic and Paralympic games, Richardson said no final decision has been made yet.

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Mark Arendz and Brittany Hudak add to Canadian medal haul at the Para-Nordic World Cup in Canmore
 
 Banff Crag & Canyon     2017-12-15 kl. 04:06     685 words
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Canada’s Mark Arendz and Brittany Hudak each stormed onto the podium for the first time this year after adding a silver and bronze medal to Canada’s haul at the season-opening Para-Nordic World Cup in Canmore.

died a little more than I hoped towards the end, but overall it was consistent. “I wanted to start steady and that was the key to success today.” The two-time Paralympic biathlon medallist from Hartsville, P.E.I. was solid throughout each of the

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Vitalis Lanshima wins District 21 council seat
 
 Louisville Channel     2017-12-15 kl. 04:01     380 words
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Vitalis Lanshima won election to Louisville's Metro Council Thursday night, edging out fellow Democrats Nicole George, who secured eight votes, and Yani Vozos, who had two. Lanshima received 14 of 25 votes.

Years later, he caught the attention of Bellarmine's track coach while competing at the Paralympics.
 
   
Robots to volunteer at South Korea’s Winter Olympics
 
 Asian Correspondent     2017-12-15 kl. 03:53     540 words
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The PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG) Honorary Ambassador Kim Yuna looks at the Olympic mascot

The PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic...
 
   
The 12 Surgeries Of Skeleton Racer Katie Uhlaender: How She’s Bounced Back From Injuries, Illness, Heartbreak
 
 US Olympic Team     2017-12-15 kl. 02:39     2000 words
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By | Dec. 14, 2017, 5:47 p.m. (ET) Just in time for the 12 Days of Christmas, we offer “The 12 Surgeries of Katie Uhlaender.

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Attendances soar to five-year high, analysis shows
 
 Rye and Battle Today     2017-12-15 kl. 02:01     25 words
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Nearly 75 million tickets were sold for UK sports events in 2017 – the highest total since London hosted the Olympic and Paralympic Games in

Nearly 75 million tickets were sold for UK sports events in 2017 – the highest total since London hosted the Olympic and Paralympic Games in. ...2.

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Attendances soar to five-year high, analysis shows Highvern Group launch new fund services business
 
 Bailiwick Express     2017-12-15 kl. 01:37     248 words
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Ticket sales for live sport at best levels since London 2012 Nearly 75 million tickets were sold for UK sports events in 2017 – the highest total since London hosted the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012. The sale of 74.

Ticket sales for live sport at best levels since London 2012 Nearly 75 million tickets were sold for UK sports events in 2017 – the highest total since London hosted the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012.

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BBC bosses may drop Chris Froome from Sports Personality of the Year over drugs probe
 
 Daily Mirror     2017-12-15 kl. 01:35     481 words
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00:12, 15 DEC 2017 The BBC is holding crisis talks over cyclist Chris Froome's failed drug test and his scheduled appearance on Sports Personality of the Year.

Others up for the award include runner Sir Mo Farah, footballer Harry Kane, motorbike racer Jonathan Rea, paralympics sprinter Jonnie Peacock , swimmer Adam Peaty, tennis star Jo Konta, cricketer Anya Shrubsole, speed skater Elise Christie and
 
   
Attendances soar to five-year high, analysis shows
 
 Oldham Times     2017-12-15 kl. 01:13     264 words
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Great Britain’s Matthew Hudson Smith is accosted by a member of the crowd during day 10 of the World Championships in the summer (Martin Rickett/PA)

Nearly 75 million tickets were sold for UK sports events in 2017 – the highest total since London hosted the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012.

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Attendances soar to five-year high, analysis shows
 
 Basildon Standard     2017-12-15 kl. 01:07     237 words
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Nearly 75 million tickets were sold for UK sports events in 2017 – the highest total since London hosted the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012. The sale of 74.5 million tickets showed a seven per cent increase on last year’s figure of 69.

Nearly 75 million tickets were sold for UK sports events in 2017 – the highest total since London hosted the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012.

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Reuters Sports News Summary
 
 Economic Times     2017-12-15 kl. 01:01     618 words
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Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.

The scandal over the 2014 Sochi Olympics, triggered by revelations made by Rodchenkov, is part of a broader doping affair that has led to the suspension of Russia's anti-doping agency RUSADA, the country's athletics federation and Paralympic
 
   
Athletes need top notch facility exposure: Minister
 
 Zimbabwe Chronicle     2017-12-15 kl. 00:39     568 words
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Kazembe Kazembe Ellina Mhlanga, Harare Bureau SPORT, Arts and Recreation Minister, Kazembe Kazembe, believes that exposing local athletes to

There also the African Games in 2019 and the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics. “I am also aware that in 2018, 2019 and 2020 there will be Youth Olympic Games, the African Games and the Summer Olympic Games and the Paralympic Games respectively.
 
   
Oscar Pistorius sustains injury in prison brawl with inmate
 
 Yahoo! India     2017-12-15 kl. 00:33     226 words
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London [UK], December 13 (ANI): Oscar Pistorius has been injured in a prison brawl after allegedly starting a fight with another inmate while waiting to use a pay phone.

Oscar Pistorius has been injured in a prison brawl after allegedly starting a fight with another inmate while waiting to use a pay phone.According to the Mirror, The six-time paralympic champion, who had his murder sentence more than doubled last
 
   
Driving force helping Sam Rizzo on road to Tokyo 2020
 
 Ballarat Courier     2017-12-15 kl. 00:22     370 words
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BUS drivers on the Buninyong route want to help Sam Rizzo reach Tokyo.

2020 Paralympic Games.... Rizzo trains six days a week, between school and work, and is coached by Geelong-based Paralympic 800m champion Richard Colman....around the Paralympics...We have a regular barbecue and drivers think up who could benefit in...
 
   
These celebs just broke a Crystal Maze record!
 
 Yahoo! UK and Ireland     2017-12-14 kl. 23:52     96 words
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From Digital SpyAfter our first-look at today's (December 14) Crystal Maze Christmas special, we thought things were going a little awry for Mollie King and the rest of the team – but how wrong we were.

were.Because the team of celebrities taking on the Crystal Maze in aid of Stand Up to Cancer (and Christmas, obvs) absolutely bloody smashed it.Mind you, with an Olympian and Paralympian on board, we shouldn't be surprised by that.
 
   
These celebs just broke a Crystal Maze record!
 
 Digital Spy     2017-12-14 kl. 23:28     437 words
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Excellent maze skills, everyone. After our first-look at today's (December 14) Christmas special, we thought things were going a little awry for Mollie King and the rest of the team – but how wrong we were.

Mind you, with an Olympian and Paralympian on board, we shouldn't be surprised by that. — The (@TheCrystalMaze) Taking on the maze's iconic zones – complete with all sorts of festive festoonery – were Ellie Simmonds, Nicola Adams, Mollie King,
 
   
WADA Shares the Wealth...
 
 Around The Rings     2017-12-14 kl. 23:15     362 words
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(ATR) Representatives from 60 International Federations, the IOC, the International Paralympic Committee, and national anti-doping agencies received data from the Moscow anti-doping lab.

WADA Shares the Wealth...(ATR) Representatives from 60 International Federations, the IOC, the International Paralympic Committee, and national anti-doping agencies received data from the Moscow anti-doping lab.() The World Anti-Doping Agency

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Five fun questions to get to know Paralympic Alpine skier Thomas Walsh
 
 Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia     2017-12-14 kl. 23:09     257 words
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Find out what Walsh, a Paralympic Alpine skier, puts on his mirror to help him achieve his goals Do you have pets? My mom and I currently dog sit a golden retriever for half of the year. Her name is Habibi (pronounced bee-bee).

Five fun questions to get to know Paralympic Alpine skier Thomas Walsh.... Find out what Walsh, a Paralympic Alpine skier, puts on his mirror to help him achieve his goals Do you have pets?... What would people be surprised to learn about training for the Paralympics...

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Five fun questions to get to know Paralympic Alpine skier Andrew Kurka
 
 Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia     2017-12-14 kl. 23:09     229 words
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Kurka, a Paralympic Alpine skier, has a closet full of hats from around the world  How do you work to achieve your daily goals? I focus every day on a single goal and a step to get there. I remind myself where I'm slacking and where my strength is.

Five fun questions to get to know Paralympic Alpine skier Andrew Kurka.... Kurka, a Paralympic Alpine skier, has a closet full of hats from around the world  How do you work to achieve your daily goals?... From Fairbanks, Alaska to Palmer, Alaska. https://www.instagram.com/p/5pPsFYLQVp/?taken-by=andrewkurka What would people be surprised to learn about training for the Olympics/Paralympics...

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Five fun questions to get to know Paralympic Alpine skier Danelle Umstead
 
 Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia     2017-12-14 kl. 23:09     360 words
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Do you have pets? Bettylynn, a black Labrador retriever, was my first-ever Seeing Eye dog (guide dog). She and I were paired up in 2008. She traveled all over the world with us.

Five fun questions to get to know Paralympic Alpine skier Danelle Umstead.... She attended the 2010 Paralympic Games in Vancouver.... She even got a head shot in the Olympic and Paralympic book.... Aziza was the second guide dog to represent USA in the 2014 Paralympic...

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Who is Paralympic Alpine skier Danelle Umstead?
 
 Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia     2017-12-14 kl. 23:09     345 words
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Ski Beginnings  Born Feb. 15, 1972 in Des Plaines, Ill. At 13, Umstead was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a genetic eye condition that resulted in total blindness.

Who is Paralympic Alpine skier Danelle Umstead?Ski Beginnings  Born Feb.... She describes her husband as “my best friend, the father of my child, my eyes on and off the slopes.” Major Competitions/Medals  Umstead made her Paralympic debut at the 2010...

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Who is Paralympic Alpine skier Andrew Kurka?
 
 Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia     2017-12-14 kl. 23:09     288 words
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Ski Beginnings  Born Jan. 27, 1992 in Homer, Alaska. He originally wanted to go to the Olympics as a wrestler, and won multiple state championships in the sport. But at 13, he broke his back by rolling his four-wheeler on his way to go fishing.

Who is Paralympic Alpine skier Andrew Kurka?Ski Beginnings  Born Jan.... He went to Vancouver to watch the 2010 Paralympics and made it his goal to eventually compete at the Games.  Major Competitions/Medals  Kurka earned a spot on the 2014 U.S.

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Who is Paralympic Alpine skier Thomas Walsh?
 
 Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia     2017-12-14 kl. 23:09     336 words
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Ski Beginnings  Born Jan. 30, 1995 in Vail, Colo. Inspired by his mother, a ski instructor, Walsh started skiing at 2 and racing at 5. Walsh’s first ski coach was Eileen Shiffrin, the mother of 2014 Olympic slalom champion Mikaela Shiffrin.

Who is Paralympic Alpine skier Thomas Walsh?Ski Beginnings  Born Jan.... But instead of saying Olympics, I say Paralympics now.” Paralympic Experience None Off the mountain  Walsh lists three-time Olympian Steven Nyman as an idol.

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Maimed Thai dog's missing paws replaced with blades
 
 Kingdom FM     2017-12-14 kl. 23:05     275 words
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A dog who had his two front paws chopped off in Thailand is able to run again after a vet replaced his missing feet with blades. Cola was taken to a vet after he was hacked by a man with a sword because he gnawed on a pair of boots.

Now, he has a pair of blades a Paralympian would be proud of after being taken to Soi Dog foundation on Phuket island.... Cola is believed to be the first dog who has had the more expensive suspended-style prosthetics, made recognisable by British Paralympian...

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Olympic silver medallist joins Goalball UK Board
 
 Inside The Games     2017-12-14 kl. 22:47     421 words
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Duncan Mackay Thursday, 14 December 2017 Olympic silver medallist Peter Elliott has joined the Board of Goalball UK, it has been announced.

Since the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, participation in goalball has grown by 425 per cent in the United Kingdom, according to the national governing body, with the number of clubs doubling.

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Japan finish top of medal standings at Asian Youth Para Games
 
 Inside The Games     2017-12-14 kl. 22:47     256 words
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Daniel Etchells Thursday, 14 December 2017 Japan finished top of the medal standings at the 2017 Asian Youth Para Games after adding a further 15 golds to their tally on the final day of action in Dubai.

Outside of sport competition, the young Para-athletes have been given the chance to take part in Proud Paralympian workshops.... These have been delivered via a grant by the Agitos Foundation, the development arm of the International Paralympic Committee.
 
   
Masters accustomed to battle en route to Paralympic war
 
 Rocky Mountain Outlook     2017-12-14 kl. 22:20     52 words
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She was given up for adoption and lived in three different orphanages before her adopted mother, a single parent, moved her to New York.

Masters accustomed to battle en route to Paralympic war.
 
   
Young rocks Para-Nordic races with three medals
 
 Rocky Mountain Outlook     2017-12-14 kl. 22:20     53 words
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Now, she’s chasing her first Paralympic start, hand in hand with teammates Brittany Hudak and Natalie Wilkie. Young was a minute back in the 7.5 km skate race on Sunday (Dec. 10), and battled Wilkie for bronze on Saturday (Dec.

Now, she’s chasing her first Paralympic start, hand in hand with teammates Brittany Hudak and Natalie Wilkie.
 
   
20 Years Later, Tara Lipinski Recalls Her Golden Performance And Makes Predictions For PyeongChang
 
 US Olympic Team     2017-12-14 kl. 22:14     951 words
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By | Dec. 14, 2017, 12:41 p.m. (ET) Tara Lipinski attends the exclusive Olympic Panel Discussion at the NBC Sports Lawn at SXSW on March 11, 2016 in Austin, Texas .

I can still see myself as this little girl stepping into this big world, a little bit terrified, and having the time of her life.” Download the Team USA app today for breaking news, Olympic and Paralympic team bios, videos and more.
 
   
Paralympian Amy Purdy Is Writing – And Dancing To – Her Own Story In Another Paralympic Quest
 
 US Olympic Team     2017-12-14 kl. 22:14     1010 words
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By | Dec. 14, 2017, 1:02 p.m. (ET) Amy Purdy poses for a portrait at the Team USA Media Summit ahead of the Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Sept. 27, 2017 in Park City, Utah.

Paralympian Amy Purdy Is Writing – And Dancing To – Her Own Story In Another Paralympic Quest.... By | Dec. 14, 2017, 1:02 p.m. (ET) Amy Purdy poses for a portrait at the Team USA Media Summit ahead of the Paralympic...
 
   
Olympic And World Cup Champions Highlight 2017-20 USA Basketball Women’s National Team Player Pool
 
 US Olympic Team     2017-12-14 kl. 22:14     370 words
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By | Dec. 14, 2017, 1:54 p.m. (ET) Members of Team USA stand on the podium during the medal ceremony after winning the gold medal in women's basketball at the Olympic Games Rio 2016 in Aug. 20, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. All-Stars. MVPs. WNBA champions.

Download the Team USA app today for breaking news, Olympic and Paralympic team bios, videos and more.
 
   
SA para sports club collect medals in International Wheelchair & Amputee World Games
 
 ENCA     2017-12-14 kl. 21:27     217 words
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JOHANNESBURG – South Africa’s Is Ability Sports Club ended its International Wheelchair & Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS) World Games in Portugal on top of the medals table.

It has also produced some world-class athletes such as 15-year-old Rio Paralympics silver medallist, Ntando Mahlangu.
 
   
Chris Froome case shows the inconsistencies of doping controls in sport
 
 The Guardian     2017-12-14 kl. 21:26     128 words
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Thursday 14 December 2017 Were Chris Froome (After Froome's failed drugs test, is this the end for Team Sky?, 14 December) to be listed as a disabled athlete, he could inhale his salbutamol – as he has since childhood – and win the Tour de France against able-bodied competitors. He would then be a double hero.

Thursday 14 December 2017 Were Chris Froome (After Froome's failed drugs test, is this the end for Team Sky?, 14 December) to be listed as a disabled athlete, he could inhale his salbutamol – as he has since childhood – and win the Tour de
 
   
Qatar sporting heroes unite to relay flag across nation
 
 Gulf Times     2017-12-14 kl. 21:15     898 words
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Al Adaam national flag was carried around the country’s most iconic landmarks, incorporating multiple sporting activities to spread a message of

From there it travelled up to the Museum of Islamic Art by motorbike where it was handed to some of Qatar’s most successful athletes, including World and Paralympic ParaAthletics medallists, Abdelrahman Abdelqader and Sara Masoud and World Junior
 
   
Vermont Teddy Bear Co., U.S. Olympic Committee show team ‘Spirit’
 
 VTDigger.org     2017-12-14 kl. 21:02     349 words
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News Release — Vermont Teddy Bear Co. December 14, 2017 Contact: Eric Thompson New Business Development Vermont Teddy Bear Company 802.985.1379 [email protected] Shelburne, Vt.

athletes a big competitive edge for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in PyeongChang 2018: warmth and comfort from head to toe....takes a lot of energy,” said Vermont Teddy Bear Company CEO Bill Shouldice, a hockey lifer and big Olympic and Paralympic...
 
   
Designing for Access
 
 New York Times     2017-12-14 kl. 20:57     1095 words
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Many recent technological advancements seem more ominous than optimistic: Alexa eavesdropping on water cooler conversations at work, automation taking our jobs, autonomous vehicles crashing into taco trucks.

or uneven terrain. Paralympic athletes joined forces with BMW Designworks to create a lighter, more aerodynamic racing wheelchair.

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Time for Snowmanship
 
 Open     2017-12-14 kl. 20:35     1805 words
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WE STEP OUT of the bus into the cold winter sun, somewhere between Seoul and Pyeongchang County. The temperature this morning has been hovering around -13º Celsius. “What is diss ?” asks my Kazakh co-passenger.

The two sit behind two soft toys, Soohrang and Bandabi, a white tiger and an Asiatic black bear, the mascots of the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
 
   
Strictly Come Dancing 2017 cast reunite ahead of this weekend's final
 
 Telly Mix     2017-12-14 kl. 20:04     348 words
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The cast of Strictly Come Dancing 2017 have reunited ahead of this weekend's final. A backstage snap of the group shared online sees this year's celebs and their pro partners back together again.

Rounding off the starting line up are X Factor winner turned West End star Alexandra Burke, Paralympian Jonnie Peacock, and Debbie McGee, TV personality, presenter and the widow of magician Paul Daniels.
 
   
Future Is Bright For Jake Heyward And James Tomlinson
 
 Dai Sport     2017-12-14 kl. 20:04     348 words
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European Junior 1500 metre champion Jake Heyward and Commonwealth Youth discus silver medallist James Tomlinson are among 21 athletes included on the British Athletics Futures Academy programme for 2018.

Paralympic Games. As part of the bespoke package offered by British Athletics, the athletes will have access to the National Performance Institute at Loughborough and the ability to access performance support services, a series of workshops and...
 
   
JUST DANC LIVE to Bring Immersive Experience to Navy Pier
 
 Broadway World     2017-12-14 kl. 19:49     1028 words
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Ubisoft announced today its first foray in to live entertainment experience with a pilot tour of JUST DANCE LIVE, an immersive and interactive experience, based on the #1 music video game franchise of all time.

Kim was widely praised for his work as the Artistic Director of the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, one of Britain's most prolific events on the global stage.
 
   
Local Agent ‘Enters the Ring’ for Potential Buyers
 
 Palisadian-Post     2017-12-14 kl. 18:40     425 words
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Kicking out the competition Photos courtesy of Baxter Humby By GABRIELLA BOCK |  Reporter Baxter Humby, Pacific Palisades’ newest Coldwell Banker affiliate agent, is ready to fight for his clients’ contentment.

After only a few short years of training, the young gun proved to be a success, and by his early 20s, Humby was competing in the Paralympics as a runner for the 1992 Canadian National Track Team in Barcelona and again at the 1994 Berlin games.
 
   
Sammi thrilled with selection for Commonwealth Games
 
 The Southern Reporter     2017-12-14 kl. 18:39     610 words
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Thursday 14 December 2017 Twenty-five stars of track and field received the perfect start to their festive season, with news of their selection for Team Scotland and the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

in Gold Coast. At just 21 years old, she is the senior member of a strong Scottish trio in the para-sport events, joined by 17-year-old Rio 2016 Paralympic medallist Maria Lyle and 18-year-old Amy Carr, who won two gold and a bronze at this summer's...
 
   
Southern Zone confident of lifting SukSar 2017 crown
 
 Borneo Post Online     2017-12-14 kl. 18:15     352 words
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Shukarmin (left) speaks at a press conference at Stadium Perpaduan prior to the official launching of the SukSar games yesterday.

The contingent is also expecting nine gold medals in paralympic sports, six from the track events and three from swimming....Bintulu). This year’s SukSar will feature weighlifting, badminton, cycling, hand ball, lawn bowl, judo, karate, archery, muay thai, track and field, petanque, seven a-side rugby, swimming, sepak takraw (women category) and the two paralympic...
 
   
Tony Gallagher heads to B.C. Sports Hall of Fame: ‘I had some riotous battles with some of the Canuck employees’
 
 Faceoff.com     2017-12-14 kl. 18:14     1134 words
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Tony Gallagher cut short in time in the sun for his, well, time in the sun. The former Vancouver Province columnist of 45 years returned home early from a Hawaiian vacation to take part in the ceremony introducing the 2018 B.C.

legendary B.C. Lions linebacker Glen Jackson, gold-medal winning Paralympian skier Josh Dueck, MLB pitcher Ryan Dempster, Olympic skicross champ Marielle Thompson, sports medicine pioneer and rehab whiz Alex McKechnie, NHL referee Rob Schick, national...
 
   
Gold Coast 2018: Para athletics teams announced
 
 International Paralympic Committee     2017-12-14 kl. 18:07     726 words
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Big names will compete for England, Wales, Scotland and New Zealand at Commonwealth Games A number of Paralympic and world champion athletes have

Big names will compete for England, Wales, Scotland and New Zealand at Commonwealth Games A number of Paralympic and world champion athletes have. ...been named by their respective countries to compete in the Para athletics programme at the Gold
 
   
Angola To Host 2019 Amputee African Cup
 
 Modern Ghana     2017-12-14 kl. 18:02     267 words
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Angola has won the bid to host the 5 th Cup of African Nations for Amputee Football (CANAF) in 2019.

Football Association and a member of the Angola Paralympic Committee (APC) disclosed that, Angola had put all things in place to host the tournament in 2019. “Angola wanted to host it in 2015 but that couldn’t happen.
 
   
18:42 14.12.2017 WADA gives International Federations information on Russian athletes’ doping tests
 
 112.UA International     2017-12-14 kl. 17:57     175 words
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Open source World Anti-Doping Agency ( WADA ) passed to International Federations information on all doping tests  of Russian athletes. International Federations representatives received data for 2012-2015. This was reported on WADA website .

(IFs), the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic...

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Two Marshall University students heading to South Korea for 2018 Winter Olympics
 
 WVMetroNews     2017-12-14 kl. 17:48     448 words
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — A Marshall University student whose grandfather first taught him to ski on West Virginia’s hills when he was five is one of two

9 – 25 in PyeongChang, South Korea with about 90 nations scheduled to participate followed by the Winter Paralympics from March 8 – 18.
 
   
JCDECAUX : MCDecaux wins a 20-year exclusive tender in Yokohama City for smart digital City Information Panels (CIP)
 
 4 Traders     2017-12-14 kl. 17:41     745 words
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MCDecaux wins a 20-year exclusive tender in Yokohama City for smart digital City Information Panels (CIP) Paris, 14 December 2017 - JCDecaux SA

The city of Yokohama, which will host several games during the 2019 Rugby World Cup and the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020, will draw on MCDecaux's experience and innovative ability through a public-private partnership.

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Reppe om uppladdningen inför sitt femte Paralympics: "Det blir några ton sten"
 
 Östersunds-Posten Premium     2017-12-14 kl. 17:29     468 words
 
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Street dance group Flawless helps King’s Ely pupils get in the groove
 
 Ely Standard     2017-12-14 kl. 17:21     175 words
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Street dance group Flawless showcased their skills during a masterclass at King's Ely. Archant Street dance sensation Flawless put students through their paces during a masterclass at King’s Ely.

opening ceremony of the Paralympics.
 
   
Torrey Hills students get real-life insight as they design 'tiny house'
 
 Del Mar Times     2017-12-14 kl. 17:16     992 words
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Mia Roseberry, the executive director of Wounded Warrior Homes visited Torrey Hills Elementary School sixth graders on Dec. 7 to speak about how her San Marcos nonprofit is making a difference through providing transitional housing for veterans.

Roseberry loves the success stories, such as the veteran who has gone on to become a Paralympic athlete, works as an assistant football coach and is now married with a child — when she met him he couldn’t even drive a car on his own due to his

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Young amputee learns to snowboard from Paralympian
 
 AOL.com     2017-12-14 kl. 17:15     78 words
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Mike Reynolds of the housing and community services department for the city of Santa Rosa places a red-tag sign on a burned down Arby's restaurant in Santa Rosa, California on October 10, 2017.

Young amputee learns to snowboard from Paralympian.
 
   
IBERDROLA : S.A - HRM King Felipe gave audience to Iberdrola's scholarship recipients
 
 4 Traders     2017-12-14 kl. 16:56     802 words
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HRM King Felipe received some of the students and young researchers who received one of Iberdrola's almost 150 scholarships for the year 2017-20178 at Zarzuela Palace. Over 70 scholarship recipients of different nationalities attended the audience.

In addition, we have the scholarships awarded by Iberdrola in collaboration with the Fulbright Commission, Fundacion Carolina, the Spanish Paralympic Committee and Monterrey Institute, among other institutions.
 
   
IPC launch competition to unearth Pyeongchang 2018 bloggers
 
 Inside The Games     2017-12-14 kl. 16:48     259 words
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Bill Howell Thursday, 14 December 2017 The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has launched a competition to unearth three bloggers to cover the Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games.

Bill Howell Thursday, 14 December 2017 The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has launched a competition to unearth three bloggers to cover the Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games.The three reporters will join a team of 25 Paralympic

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Paralympian teaches 10-year-old double amputee to ski after she loses prosthetics in California wildfires
 
 AOL.com     2017-12-14 kl. 16:45     672 words
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Lilly, of California, was born with a severe joint disorder, and had both her legs amputated above the knee several years ago.

Paralympian teaches 10-year-old double amputee to ski after she loses prosthetics in California wildfires.
 
   
First look at Mollie King in Crystal Maze Xmas special
 
 Digital Spy     2017-12-14 kl. 16:16     321 words
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And it's not going well... In case you've been living in a, erm, maze, the classic '90s show The Crystal Maze is returning for a Christmas celebrity special tonight (December 14) to raise money for Stand Up to Cancer.

welcoming Paralympian and gold-medallist swimmer Ellie Simmonds as the team captain.

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Top Stalybridge athlete’s ambitions on track
 
 Tamside Reporter & Glossop Chronicle     2017-12-14 kl. 16:08     468 words
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Top Stalybridge athlete’s ambitions on track A specialist lightweight wheelchair will help future para-athlete Anya Waugh get around school where her sporting ambition can thrive.

science and is a wheelchair racer in her spare time – she is already the fastest u11 in the UK – so the bright lights of the Paralympics await.
 
   
Sports Shorts: Sushil to make international return at CWG C'ship
 
 rediff.com     2017-12-14 kl. 15:59     944 words
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A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Thursday Two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar is all set to prove his mettle at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championship, to be held in Johannesburg from December 15-17.

The scandal over the 2014 Sochi Olympics, triggered by revelations made by Rodchenkov, is part of a broader doping affair that has led to the suspension of Russia's anti-doping agency RUSADA, the country's athletics federation and Paralympic
 
   
AFAR Travelers Select Tokyo as Top Asian/Middle Eastern Destination for 2018
 
 NewKerala.com     2017-12-14 kl. 15:58     299 words
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TOKYO: Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) is pleased to share that AFAR Magazine has selected Tokyo as the #1 Asian/Middle Eastern city to visit for 2018, based on survey results of over 160,000 AFAR readers.

Paralympic Games, Tokyo has been striving to welcome more visitors to the city.
 
   
Memorable sporting events of 2017
 
 Informanté     2017-12-14 kl. 15:58     307 words
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Johannes defies the odds Namibia’s long distance runner, Helalia Johannes, has once again shown her competitors that age is nothing but a

Paralympians make Namibia proud Fresh on the heels of the 27th Independence celebrations, Namibia’s Paralympian sprinters Johannes Nambala and Ananias Shikongo added to the jubilation when they notched up wins at the 2017 World ParaAthletics Grand
 
   
QE Grade 6 class making a difference
 
 Weyburn Review     2017-12-14 kl. 15:37     580 words
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By Greg Nikkel The Grade 6 class at Queen Elizabeth School was issued a challenge to do something to help a community group or organization, and the students took the challenge seriously, organizing various activities and fundraisers to help out.

challenge was issued by their class mentor, paralympian Michelle Salt, as a part of the Classroom Champions program.
 
   
IFs to receive names of hundreds of Russian doping suspects
 
 Sportcal     2017-12-14 kl. 15:21     283 words
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International sports federations were today due to receive the names of hundreds of Russian athletes suspected of doping, deriving from a Russian database obtained by the World Anti-Doping Agency from a whistleblower.

summer, winter and Paralympic sports (including non-Olympic sports).
 
   
Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson among Christmas University Challenge contestants
 
 Rye & Battle Observer     2017-12-14 kl. 15:02     332 words
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Thursday 14 December 2017 Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson, broadcaster Adrian Chiles, Olympic cyclist Nicole Cooke and Springwatch presenter Martin Hughes-Games are among the famous faces taking part in Christmas University Challenge.

Other notable figures taking part include comedian Viv Groskop and playwright Robin French, from Selwyn, Cambridge, West End composer Simon Webb, from York, broadcaster John Wilson, from Southampton, author Adele Parks and Paralympic champion

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ebm-papst Marathon in Niedernhall on September 9 and 10, 2017
 
 PR Distribution     2017-12-14 kl. 14:57     835 words
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The starting gun of the 22nd ebm-papst Marathon will fire on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 3:00 p.m., when the Nordic walkers open the event. The day will end with a pasta party directly after the last walkers cross the finish line. On Sunday at 8:30 a.m.

A number of paralympic athletes have registered for the event in the past, including Torsten Purschke, last year’s winner and course record holder (40 kilometers in 58:16 minutes, set in 2015). “The course is extremely fast,” said Purschke.
 
   
International Federations told names of 300 Russian athletes on Rodchenkov list
 
 Insidethegames.biz     2017-12-14 kl. 14:51     551 words
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Names of around 300 Russian athletes have been given to International Federations (IFs) by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in Lausanne today after they were implicated in a database obtained from the Moscow Laboratory.

Both summer and winter sports were among 60 IF representatives present alongside officials from the International Olympic Committee (IOC), International Paralympic Committee and other unspecified anti-doping organisations.

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GoodWorks: Nonprofit roundup for 11.14.17
 
 BusinessDen     2017-12-14 kl. 14:46     984 words
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Denver Metro Area History Colorado Center: On Nov. 18, History Colorado opened Zoom In, an exhibit of 100 objects depicting life in the Centennial State. The 3,700-square-foot exhibit was previously meeting and office space.

The organization offers therapeutic sports and recreation programming for disabled athletes and veterans.
 
   
PyeongChang, Beijing Sign Cooperative Agreement on Successful Winter Olympics
 
 Koreabizwire     2017-12-14 kl. 14:36     378 words
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in, on his first state visit to China, and Chinese President Xi Jinping also attended the ceremony. (Image: organizing committee for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics and Winter Paralympics) SEOUL, Dec.

(Image: organizing committee for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics and Winter Paralympics) SEOUL, Dec.14 (Korea Bizwire) – The South Korean and the Chinese host cities of the next two Winter Olympics reached a cooperative

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Not Impossible Names 2018 Award Winners To Be Honored During CES® 2018 In Las Vegas
 
 KCBD     2017-12-14 kl. 14:34     438 words
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SOURCE Not Impossible -- Projects Represent "Technology for the Sake of Humanity" Across Public Safety, Accessibility, IoT, Energy, and Healthcare

Paralympic Gold Medalist For mo This year's awards are made possible by About Not Impossible Labs Not Impossible Lab's initiatives each identify an absurdity in our modern world and then dedicate to making a difference for those impacted with a

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Indian contingent finishes fourth at Asian Youth Para Games held in Dubai, wins total of 44 medals
 
 Sportskeeda.com     2017-12-14 kl. 14:20     379 words
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India finished ahead of China in the overall tally. The victorious Indian team (Image courtesy: @Paralympic India) What's the story?

The victorious Indian team (Image courtesy: @Paralympic India) What's the story?Indian para-athletes' excellent performance in the Asian Youth Para Games 2017 saw India clinching fourth place in the overall rankings to cap off a memorable
 
   
Not Impossible Names 2018 Award Winners To Be Honored During CES® 2018 In Las Vegas
 
 TMC Net     2017-12-14 kl. 14:04     1320 words
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LOS ANGELES, Dec. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Not Impossible has named the winners of the second annual Not Impossible Awards, powered by Avnet, which

Paralympic Gold Medalist For more information, please visit www.notimpossible.com/awards and connect with Not Impossible on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

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Photo Flash: First Look at THE GRINNING MAN
 
 Broadway World     2017-12-14 kl. 13:40     1465 words
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The critically acclaimed production of The Grinning Man, directed by Tony award-winning Tom Morris (War Horse) and based on the classic Victor Hugo

The creative team is completed by award-winning designer Jon Bausor (London 2012 Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony, Bat Out of Hell -
 
   
EuroMillions £110m jackpot could create UK's fourth biggest ever winner
 
 MSN UK     2017-12-14 kl. 13:39     501 words
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Imagine scooping £110m just one week before Christmas. Seems like an impossible dream, right? But if Friday's EuroMillions jackpot is won by a single ticket holder, it could well become a reality for one very lucky person.

This supports projects big and small across the country, including funding everything from local community projects to the nation’s amazing Olympic and Paralympic athletes.” © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Credits:

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Caragh's Patrick Monahan tells Kildare Joint Policing Committee (JPC) about life-changing crash
 
 Leinster Leader     2017-12-14 kl. 13:33     419 words
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There was stunned silenced throughout a talk given by Caragh paralympic star Patrick Monahan when he opened up about his life changing car crash.

There was stunned silenced throughout a talk given by Caragh paralympic star Patrick Monahan when he opened up about his life changing car crash.Mr Monahan was speaking at the Annual General meeting of Kildare’s Joint Policing Committee on Monday,
 
   
PyeongChang 2018: Swiss wheelchair curling team named
 
 International Paralympic Committee     2017-12-14 kl. 13:04     178 words
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Four athletes will make Paralympic Winter Games debuts The National Paralympic Committee (NPC) of Switzerland has announced the five athletes who will compete in wheelchair curling at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games .

Four athletes will make Paralympic Winter Games debuts The National Paralympic Committee (NPC) of Switzerland has announced the five athletes who will compete in wheelchair curling at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games .Switzerland is
 
   
Fireman's service held for Central Jersey firefighter, teacher
 
 Warren Reporter     2017-12-14 kl. 13:01     190 words
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A number of Hunterdon County fire departments held a fireman's service for Robert Motz, vice president of the Whitehouse Fire Company, on Wednesday evening at Kearns Funeral Home in the Whitehouse section of Readington Township.

Paralympics at www.usparalympics.org .Craig Turpin.

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Tactics the US might employ in destabilizing Russia to influence its elections
 
 Sott.net     2017-12-14 kl. 12:42     2513 words
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Russian March 2018 Presidential Elections are approaching. Putin has recently announced that he will run as a candidate. The global players who don't want Putin to stay in power will likely do everything possible to get rid of him.

Then the entire Russian Paralympic team got under a "blanket ban" followed by a WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) report written by a Canadian lawyer Richard McLaren, who accused the Russian government of running a state-funded doping program.
 
   
Parks and Rec Department holds coaches clinic for Wheelchair Basketball
 
 Webcenter 11     2017-12-14 kl. 12:21     289 words
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Last night the Fairbanks North Star Borough Parks and Recreation Department held a coaches clinic for Wheelchair Basketball. Several coaches and Volunteers gathered at the boys and girls club of Fairbanks to learn about the sport.

Wheelchair Basketball is one of the most popular Paralympic Sports and allows anyone to play.
 
   
More restaurants going smoke-free by 2020
 
 The Japan News     2017-12-14 kl. 12:09     355 words
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Jiji Press TOKYO (Jiji Press) — An increasing number of major restaurant chain operators are making their outlets completely smoke-free ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Jiji Press TOKYO (Jiji Press) — An increasing number of major restaurant chain operators are making their outlets completely smoke-free ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.The central government and Tokyo metropolitan government

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Line-up confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing live tour
 
 Irish Independent     2017-12-14 kl. 12:06     463 words
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Susan Calman, Davood Ghadami and Jonnie Peacock will be hitting the dancefloor again for the Strictly Come Dancing Live UK Tour 2018.

Comedian Calman and her dance partner Kevin Clifton, who were the ninth couple to be voted off the show, will reunite for the tour, along with Ghadmi and Nadia Bychkova and Paralympian Peacock and dancer Oti Mabuse, who also failed to reach the

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Putin: U.S. secret services control doping whistleblower Rodchenkov
 
 Reuters Canada     2017-12-14 kl. 11:53     155 words
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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s former anti-doping chief-turned-whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov is working under the control of U.S. special services, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday.

federation and Paralympic Committee.

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Putin: U.S. secret services control doping whistleblower Rodchenkov
 
 Yahoo! Sports UK and Ireland     2017-12-14 kl. 11:52     135 words
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MOSCOW, Dec 14 (Reuters) - Russia's former anti-doping chief-turned-whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov is working under the control of U.S. special services, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday.

made by Rodchenkov, is part of a broader doping affair that has led to the suspension of Russia's anti-doping agency RUSADA, the country's athletics federation and Paralympic Committee.

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Sweden names teenage alpine skier on PyeongChang 2018 team
 
 International Paralympic Committee     2017-12-14 kl. 11:48     197 words
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Aaron Lindstrom got the thumbs up to compete in the Paralympic Winter Games The National Paralympic Committee (NPC) of Sweden has confirmed more athletes who will compete at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games .

Aaron Lindstrom got the thumbs up to compete in the Paralympic Winter Games The National Paralympic Committee (NPC) of Sweden has confirmed more athletes who will compete at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games .Teenage alpine skier Aaron

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World Rowing honour Birgit Skarstein
 
 International Paralympic Committee     2017-12-14 kl. 11:48     132 words
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Norwegian dual sport athlete recognised for 2017 achievements Norway’s reigning world champion Birgit Skarstein has received the 2017 World Rowing Para Crew of the Year, World Rowing revealed during an awards ceremony in London, Great Britain.

Skarstein was not able to receive her award in person due to training for the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Nordic skiing.
 
   
Top 50 Moments of 2017: No. 18 – Mohammad Abas Karimi wins Worlds medal
 
 International Paralympic Committee     2017-12-14 kl. 11:48     356 words
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Afghan-born swimmer becomes first refugee to reach the podium at World Championships History was written on the second day (3 December) of

18 in the International Paralympic Committee's (IPC) Top 50 Moments of 2017 .... I will do everything it takes to become a Paralympic champion.” The full rundown of the Top 50 Moments will continue until 31 December.
 
   
Awards hat-trick for Life Leisure
 
 South Manchester News     2017-12-14 kl. 11:45     569 words
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Life Leisure's Danny Drayson with his award Stockport’s Life Leisure is celebrating after winning three national awards in just two days, recognising the organisation’s approach to business, and the quality of its staff and facilities.

Many Paralympians and regional level lifters use the facility as a base.

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The Shrewsbury Club successfully hosts Tennis Foundation’s National Wheelchair Championships
 
 Shropshirelive.com     2017-12-14 kl. 11:44     674 words
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Marc McCarroll and Lauren Jones led the way with impressive victories as The Shrewsbury Club successfully staged the Tennis Foundation’s British Wheelchair National Championships for the first time.

Wheelchair Tennis Series, as voted for by the players.” McCarroll, from Middlesex, edged out the challenge of fellow Paralympian Dave Phillipson, last year’s champion, to be crowned the winner of the National Championships men’s singles title.
 
   
High Performance Programme for Dressage and Para-Dressage announced for 2018 and FEI Badges of Honour awarded at The London International Horse Show, Olympia 2017
 
 Horse Sport Ireland     2017-12-14 kl. 11:38     574 words
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Horse Sport Ireland CEO Ronan Murphy travelled to The London International Horse Show in Olympia yesterday, Tuesday 12th December 2017, for the announcement of the High Performance programme for Dressage and Para Dressage.

2020 Olympics and Paralympics.” Dressage FEI Badges of Honour The Badges of Honour recognises the athlete’s performances for Ireland on the international stage.
 
   
SPORTS AWARDS: Time to honour your sporting heroes
 
 Peterborough Today     2017-12-14 kl. 11:33     5174 words
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Thursday 14 December 2017 Listed below are some of the many people who made an impression in 2017, but feel free to vote for anyone you feel deserves it.

JAMES FOX - world rowing champion, Paralympic champion, ranked number one para-rower in the world.
 
   
Measures needed to prevent Olympic tickets from being resold at high prices
 
 Honolulu Star-Advertiser     2017-12-14 kl. 11:25     464 words
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News By Yomiuri Shimbun December 14, 2017 Updated December 14, 2017 12:05am JAPAN NEWS-YOMIURI Construction is continuing on the new National Stadium in Tokyo’s Shinjuku Ward.

Olympics and Paralympics.... How can the Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games ensure that the ticket-exchange system will function effectively?
 
   
Hockey activities around Ottawa this weekend
 
 CBC     2017-12-14 kl. 11:18     547 words
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There will be more for hockey fans to take in this weekend than the outdoor game Apart from the outdoor classic game itself, there are several other activities for hockey fans to enjoy this weekend.

Skate with local Paralympians Want to try sledge hockey?... Local sledge hockey Paralympians Tyrone Henry and Ben Delaney will be at the Jim Durrell Recreation Centre on Walkley Road between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Sunday.
 
   
Simmonds returned for an action packed weekend at the Para-Swimming Nationals 2017
 
 On Track Magazine     2017-12-14 kl. 11:11     882 words
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Paralympic champion Ellie Simmonds returned to the pool last weekend after taking a year out from the sport following the Rio Games.

Paralympic champion Ellie Simmonds returned to the pool last weekend after taking a year out from the sport following the Rio Games.She joined a host of other British medallists and record holders at the National Para-Swimming Championships in
 
   
Award-winning commercials challenge viewers
 
 Winnipeg Free Press     2017-12-14 kl. 11:07     667 words
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Beware. The annual roundup of award-winning commercials from the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity features some 55 short films, each one designed to make maximum impact in a short period of time.

WAG We’re the Superhumans, a musical production about Paralympic athletes, is one of the commercials featured in Cannes Lions 2017:... You’ll love the Grand Prix-winning closing spot, We’re the Superhumans , depicting Paralympic athletes doing their...
 
   
Emily Young Goes the Distance to Win Silver Medal at Para-Nordic World Cup in Canmore
 
 PressReleasePoint     2017-12-14 kl. 11:00     519 words
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  Canada’s Emily Young rattled off her third-straight podium performance at the season-opening Para-Nordic World Cup in Canmore, Alta. winning the silver medal on Tuesday.

That is a huge thing for her, and a great confidence boost for our program.” While Young is stealing the medal attention, it is a Canadian teenager that is at the centre of discussions around the first World Cup of the Paralympic season.
 
   
‘Blade runner’ legs give maimed dog new lease on life – VIDEO
 
 Estcourt and Midland News     2017-12-14 kl. 10:46     387 words
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The former street pup nearly lost his life last year after a Bangkok man hacked off his front legs with a sword in revenge for chewing up his boots. A quick trip to the vet saved Cola but left him with two amputated, kangaroo-like stumps for front paws.

famous by Paralympian runner Oscar Pistorius.

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